Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme started by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic is Top Ten Favorite Book Covers:
I love historical fiction and this book is obviously historical. This cover already gives me so much to speculate over. The maid is obviously interested in the rich boy sitting down, the girl on the right is obviously snooty, and the girl in the middle is ....well, in the middle of it all. That’s at least what I get from this cover.
I can’t help but be drawn to covers with girls in gorgeous dresses! Not to mention, I love that it looks like the model is disintegrating into ash and dust as she walks (which kind of makes sense once you’ve read the book!) I really loved the colors used and the pretty font the title is written in.
City of Ashes
This was the first book that caught my eye in The Mortal Instruments series. I hadn’t read them but I saw this cover in the school library and I remember thinking “It’s a green skinned girl with hair made of fire! That’s AWESOME!” How wrong I was about the story, but I still think the cover is my favorite of the whole series.
When I first saw the cover of Born Wicked I was all over it! I mean, what’s not to love? The font! The pretty model! The flowers in her hair! It seemed very vintage and very alluring. I’d love to have a Born Wicked poster hanging in my house.
I have read neither book in the Legacy series but I swoon over this cover every time I come across it. It has a very romantic feel to it! I love the idea of men who ride horses and whisk the girl away from her misery to live a happy, free life! Do I know if that’s what this book is about? No, but that’s the message I get from this cover. Oh, and the scrolls on this are very nice too!
I don’t read Ellen Hopkins and I have my own reasons for that, but this cover almost made me give in and give this one a shot. I love the colors and the beautiful font that is used. The way it runs reminds me so much of how mascara looks when it is cried off.
If you haven’t noticed the trend yet, I REALLY like covers with girls in big gowns! This one is no exception. I really like the mirrored effect going on here, the crown above the title font and the posing of the model. It looks so good!
I purchased this book based solely on the cover and it’s attractiveness. It was a good thing I loved the book and ended up being glad I spent the money. The cover I have has a sort of reflective, prismatic sheen on it that makes it stand out a lot more than this picture. I also loved the way it looks like the girl is trapped behind ice, like she can’t escape.
I used this cover for a feature called “Cover Crazy” a few weeks ago and I still feel the same. I am CRAZY over this cover. I love everything about it: the way the cogs are worked into the text, the girl’s wings, the cool colors that give it an icy feel. It’s gorgeous and gives you so much to look at. I can’t wait to get this book.
My favorite cover of all time has to be Wicked Lovely! It is wonderful and mysterious and great! I love how there is this girl holding a flower, but she is out of focus and you just see this flower and all this dust covering her hands. Is it snow? Who knows! Is it fairy dust? Perhaps! It’s just a fantastic cover that I never get tired of seeing. So pretty!
What are your favorite book covers?