Top Ten Favorite Covers

Posted April 16, 2013 by Kara in Uncategorized / 26 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week’s topic: REWIND — pick a past topic you missed or one you want to revisit! (Top Ten Favorite Covers)

I’ll shamelessly admit it – I love book covers.  I’ll buy a book if I just adore the cover.  I am not ashamed of my utter adoration for a sexy book jacket.

I love you, sexy sexy book covers!!
This week, I will share my top ten favorite book covers! I will not be responsible for replacing your keyboard if you drool all over it.  Seriously, I should put a NSFW tag on these little beauties.
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Burn Bright by Marianne de Pierres- I love the cover for this book – and the rest of the series looks just as great.  I’ll be shameless and admit that the covers bought my attention for this book from the start.  I love the watercolor effect, and the overall color scheme of the entire cover.

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Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore – the cover snagged me from the moment I saw it on the shelf.  I love the color red, and it will be the color to grab my attention the quickest.  I love the pop of color for Amy’s eye as well on the front.

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Everneath by Brodi Ashton – I wish I loved the book as much as I love the cover.  The dress is fantastic, and the smoke effect begs “BUY ME!”

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The Day I Met Suzie by Chris Higgins – Not only do I want this book in the worst way, but I am a huge fan of the bright, cartoon-like illustration on the front of the book.  Bright and bold will always win me.  Period.

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Dance of Shadows by Yelena Black – I have heard less than impressive opinions about the book, but I’m flat out crazy for the cover for this novel.  I’ll just enjoy the art from afar.

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Speechless by Hannah Harrington – The minimal look works for this book.  And the cover looks so much better in real life, with the slight shimmer.  I love this new fad with covers that seems to be currently storming the shelves.

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Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake – I am going to let the cover speak for itself on this one.

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Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier – I bought this book just because of the rich, busy cover.  I ended up loving this book, but the cover has my heart forever.

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Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor – I just can’t get enough of this one! I mean, just LOOK AT IT.  Are you staring like a creepy perv? ARE YOU?

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So Silver Bright by Lisa Mantchev – The covers for this series keeps me from selling the set.  I’m having a hard time reading the books, but those covers are just so pretty, it hurts.

What Top Ten did you revisit this week? Please leave me a link – I love to see what my followers are posting!

26 responses to “Top Ten Favorite Covers

  1. Oh so much pretty here ♥ DoB&S is definitely one of my all time favorite covers but then again that series (so far) is just pretty all around!! Everneath & Dance of Shadows are definitely beautiful ones too! So Silver Bright is a new one for me but it’s gorgeous 😀 Thanks for sharing!

  2. I *adore* the Burn Bright covers, as well as the ones for the Eyes Like Stars series. I have the first one on my shelf and I remember when I first got it I kept staring at the cover. I wish more covers were done in that sort of design, because it’s beautiful.

  3. Ahhh— good choices!! I love the Anna series covers— before I read them I was drawn to them every time I saw them! Also love the Daughter of Smoke and Bone covers— they just look really cool. I’d be proud carrying those babies around! Haven’t read it, but the Dance of Shadows cover is beautiful!!

  4. Yes yes to Everneath!! Those covers are amazing. Dance of Shadows is STUNNING as well, though I’ve heard bad things about the book itself… 🙁 Nice list!! Definitely like this topic as well.

  5. I just actually honest to goodness laughed out loud at that GIF. Oh my god.

    ALSO I loveeee that cover for Wildwood Dancing, that’s the one I have and sigh, that cover is so perfect and pretty.

    I also really love the one for The Day I Met Suzie. Bright and bold usually wins me over as well.

  6. I hate to be so superficial, but EVERYONE is glad that the Aussie covers for Burn Bright books are staying the same. That shit? Is amazing. And with all the covers with the same font, bad font, bad photoshop featuring the same darkhaired couple on the cover (YOU ALL KNOW WHAT BOOKS I MEAN HERE, WE DON’T HAVE TO GET LITERAL cough http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/15049.That_Girl_Hot_Guy_from_the_Obsidian_Cover#12578077 cough) that is to be treasured.

    Texas Gothic is so gorgeous. I wish there were more ginger covers on YA books. I’m a natural blonde and I am so tired of seeing them and doe-eyed brunettes on all the covers. Ahem.

    I own the Theatre Illiuminatre series, but I’m so scared of disliking them I can’t bring myself to crack them and start reading. That cover artist also made The Widdershins Adventures books, which I also own and fear reading for discovering coverfraud.

    I narrowly avoided the disaster known as Dance of Shadows. Coverfraud is a terrible thing. Still, if I say found it for $2 or less, I’d buy it for the cover alone and just never read it. Superficial that way, what up.

    Speechless is perfect.

    As for Laini Taylor’s books, yes I am a massive creepy perve. I love all the covers for her books so much I contemplate buying the UK editions to have and stare at. But, the US one for DoBaS is the very best.

    Amazing picks, Lyn! I think this a perfect list.

  7. The Obsidian guy sure does get around!

    Seeing a redhead will up the odds that I will get the book.

    I now! I am so afraid that I will dislike the Theatre series. I just adore the covers, and it worries me about the content of the books. 🙁

    Taylor never seems to fail with her artwork. I would list all of her books, if I could.

    Thank you!!

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