Happy Wednesday everyone! Today’s topic is a hard one with talking about your favorite covers. This is a previous topic, but as the description says, it’s time update our list with the flood of new and amazing covers. Of course we all know that there’s more than 5 covers that we absolutely love. These five that I choose are ones that keep catching my eye every time I look at them, whether they’re already out or upcoming releases. These aren’t in any order 🙂
1. A Touch of Gold by Annie Sullivan
With an explosion of golden dust and a hand stretched out with a golden flower, this cover immediately captured my attention with its beautiful but kind of simplistic approach. Since the book centers around King Midas’s daughter Kora, the cover obviously and unashamedly shows what the book is about. But it draws my attention because to me, it shows someone not being afraid of something that affected them (the gold). I know it’s digging deep into personal interpretation but I love this one 🙂
2. The Raven’s Tale by Cat Winters
I cannot stop talking or thinking about this stunning cover that was unveiled recently via Cat Winters’s social media. This upcoming book about Edgar Allen Poe’s younger years, as he encounters a macabre Muse creature named Lenore, this cover is dark, striking and bloody and beautiful! This cover truly stands out from the covers of her other novels due the subject matter. This cover was everything I was hoping it would be and more and April can’t come soon enough 🙂
3. The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke
A female gender bent Beowulf retelling? Yep, sign me up! This gorgeous cover features yellow, red, blue and a touch of white for a hugely bold cover. I wasn’t a huge fan of the famous old story in junior high, but I haven’t revisited it as an adult. The fact that this is a retelling of a story many people know can bring a fresh vision to the story. But the use of bold color and that beautiful red wolf just catches the eye immediately. It doesn’t have busy patterns or a too elaborate font. It goes back to the old Norse roots of the story’s origin and it’s one of the best covers of the year.
4. You May Now Kill the Bride by R.L. Stine
FEAR STREET IS BACK PEOPLE! If you’re familiar with R.L. Stine, he wrote Goosebumps for kids/middle grade, but he also wrote a lot of Fear Street for teens. From about age 11-15, these books were ones I constantly ate up with the quick stories, fun scares and just because they were addicting. I was floored when I heard about Stine rebooting this series. This book follows two sisters divided by time with an unquenchable hatred and that’s all I need to know. I also love that this new cover resembles what many of the previous books looked like so the nostalgia is so real 😀
5. We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal
Set in an ancient Arabia, Zafira is a Hunter who is disguised as a man who braves the cursed forest to feed her people. But can we talk about this cover?! There was an article from Entertainment Weekly where the author talks about the cover. She wanted the calligraphy to resemble her culture and the result of this cover was appropriate according to the author. The typography and the paring of the gold and the blue is very culture appropriate. I didn’t know that calligraphy was very important to Middle Eastern culture and surely, this is a masterpiece of a book cover. I linked the article if you want to read more about it here:
What are some of your favorite covers? Are these ones your favorites as well?