Hey all! I’m super late on this one and I’m also cheating. So, this week’s Top Ten Tuesday brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish is going to be a massive fauxpaux! I haven’t read nearly enough newer books to really state whom I would love to see sophomore novels from. So, instead, I am going to snag a theme from the archives that I haven’t done yet and this one is going to be: Best Book Covers I’ve Read! Here we go!
1) Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
There is something just extremely striking about this cover whether it’s the vibrant colors or perhaps the stark contrast between the girl’s beauty and the natural foliage around her. This is just an explosive, eye-catching cover and it goes along great with the book!
2) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
I love this cover because of the fact that the entire thing is in shades of blue. I can’t honestly be sure why I like it so much for that reason, but it’s just such a soothing cover to look at that I can’t resist putting it up here for people to see. Even if it wasn’t my favorite HP book, it still has a lovely cover that drew me in.
3) The Heartless City by Andrea Berthot
This book has a gorgeous cover with the mix of shadow and light and the haze surrounding the girl in the picture. She has quite a dark look about her. It adds a sense of mystery to her beauty, a sense of darkness to the halo of light around her head. And the font used for the text truly pulls it all together
4) The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie
This is one of the most eye-catching covers I have seen in quite some time and it’s a fantastic representation of what the book is about. It brings in the scifi element with the strong character voice. There’s also a sense of chaos in the water crashing around behind the girl and that really enhances the control the girl embodies on the cover. All in all it’s gorgeous and very true to the story
5) Gambit by C. L. Denault
This is a simplistic, dark cover. I’m generally drawn to dark covers and then throw in the harsh imagery of a knife and a dash of fragility with the butterfly wings and you twist a story that is extremely compelling. Plus, the rugged font used for the title really embodies the style of the book. It’s not soft or sweet. It’s not truly fantasy, but has a darker, realistic, and believable tone. All of the items in the cover hide clues for the book, making it a perfect, beautiful choice for the book
6) Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Another gorgeous simplistic cover is embodied in this cover. While it doesn’t exactly relate back to the plot, nor did I enjoy this book personally, but the cover is gorgeous. It takes the best elements of regal beauty and simplicity and twists them together to make a unique cover that peaks the interest of any passerby to wonder what the book is about.
7) Maze Runner by James Dashner
This book clashes in a good way showing the gentle, green, lively foliage in the background against the harsh, metallic spikes of the maze door. It adds a sense of foreboding. It sparks the reader to think of danger in a seemingly harmless place. It adds a very dystopian feel to the book and that’s more than enough to draw me in
8) Secrets of the Wolves by Dorothy Hearst
This book catches my eye again partly because of the blues, but because of the mix of fantasy and natural elements. The main focus is the majestic wolf, but in the background there is the human. Not daunting, not dangerous, but there, respectful. It shows a unique bond between the human and the wolf and both are brought together under the night sky with gorgeous lights as their guide.
9) Midnight by Erin Hunter
This book cover just has a certain sense of majestic mystery behind it what with the combination of the starry night, unpolluted by light, the shadows of the cats underneath as if in a midnight gathering. Lastly, there’s the single face in the middle. A daunting, almost dangerous look in their eyes adding a sense of warning.
10) Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Another simplistic book cover, but no one said that something has to be big, flashy, or ostentatious to be beautiful and this is a perfect example. The cover utilizes a font that is both dark in the way it wraps across the page and yet elegant in the smooth lines. Also the darkness of the background and the ominous nature of the door add a dark sense to the book, which truly enhances the fantasy element and allows the gold of the font to stand out brighter
Okay. I know I cheated this week and I realize I’m like… ten hours late today, but I posted and I whipped this post together in less than an hour because I care enough about getting posts up for all y’all that I needed to get this out today. Now, I send it back to you guys. What do you think? Do you think these covers are pretty? Do you think I need to read more books that have prettier covers? Let me know!