Happy Tuesday, everyone! You know what this lovely Tuesday is? Today is the release of A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas. I know I’m not the only one on pins and needles waiting to open it up to the first page. So, while I not-so-patiently wait for my copy to be delivered, I bring you my first ever Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! These are some of my favorite book covers. I tried not to judge them by my like or dislike of the book itself but on the merits of the cover alone.
- The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford – This is one I haven’t personally read but the cover speaks to me. It’s lovely and I know I’ll get to the book eventually.
- Caraval by Stephanie Garber – I had high hopes for Garber’s Caraval but, in the end, it was a bit of a let down. Either way, the cover is very eye catching.
- Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst – Haven’t read this one either but the lovely gold scrolling lettering on the fairly simple background is powerful.
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – I love how bold this cover is while still keeping to a simple color scheme. Walking around in a book store this cover always catches my eye even though I own it and have read it a dozen times.
- Borne by Jeff VanderMeer – This cover are reminds me of some bold, lovely sculpture displayed in a museum or private collection. It is easy to sit and try to pick apart the pieces of it to try to figure out what they represent.
- The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan – I’m not entirely sure why this cover always draws my attention, but it does. Flowers and the pinkish color scheme typically aren’t up my alley but this one calls to me none the less.
- The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco – What can I say, I have a thing for purple and the lovely gold scroll work makes for a very striking image.
- Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popović – So, yeah, my love of purple continues. And that moth/butterfly in the corner is artfully placed to draw your eye. Beautiful.
- The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine – The detail on this cover looks like stitching and, to put it simply, it’s lovely. I’m sure it’s relevant to the story but, if anything, I think it would look better without that drop of blood.
- A Twist in Time by Julie McElwain– Elegant is the best word I can think of to describe the art on A Twist in Time. Again, a more simple color scheme but absolutely lovely
This was my first Top Ten Tuesday and it was really pretty fun to do! I found several books I want to read while browsing the cover art. As always, thanks for reading!