Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Butterflies

 
 
So, butterflies.

While not the most difficult topic, you wouldn't think butterflies would be THAT common on book covers, right?

Right?!

WRONG. SO RIDICULOUSLY WRONG.

I started out well, I knew of a few off the top of my head and found some more on Amazon until I had some nice ones to choose from. But then I had this brilliant idea and was all, "I'll look through my kindle library and my TBR for more!" Then, while trying to get ahead on posts and looking for other book covers, I just kept coming across more and more books with butterflies.

Why? Why do all these books even have random butterflies on the cover?

Anyway, that is the story of how I ended up with, like, 40+ books to choose from. I almost shared 20 covers with you guys this week, but I decided to save my second set of favorites for a part 2 post (so there will more butterflies in the future)!
 

 

Cover Characteristics is a weekly meme hosted at Sugar & Snark. This week’s topic is:

Books Covers featuring Butterflies

 
The Patron Saint of Butterflies by Cecilia Galante | books, reading, book covers
Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire | books, reading, book covers
Unhinged by A.G. Howard | books, reading, book covers
Tithe by Holly Black | books, reading, book covers
Unseen by Stephanie Erickson | books, reading, book covers
Butterfly by Elle Harper | books, reading, book covers
The Reflective Cause by Tamara Rose Blodgett | books, reading, book covers
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black | books, reading, book covers
Semi-Charmed by Isabel Jordan | books, reading, book covers
The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison | books, reading, book covers
 

The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison

 
The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison | books, reading, book covers, cover love, butterflies
The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison | books, reading, book covers, cover love, butterflies
 

Because I can NEVER resist a black, white, and red cover. I included both version since I love both.

 

Semi-Charmed by Isabel Jordan

 
Semi-Charmed by Isabel Jordan | books, reading, book covers, cover love, butterflies
 

A hilarious book, though it was the cover that drew me in in the first place.

 

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

 
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black | books, reading, book covers, cover love, butterflies
 

Who doesn’t love this cover?

 

The Reflection Series by Tamara Rose Blodgett

 
The Reflective by Tamara Rose Blodgett | books, reading, book covers, cover love, butterflies
The Reflective Cause by Tamara Rose Blodgett | books, reading, book covers, cover love, butterflies
 

These are dark and mysterious and I love ’em.

 

Butterfly by Elle Harper

 
Butterfly by Elle Harper | books, reading, book covers, cover love, butterflies
 

This is just such a gorgeous picture.

 

The Unseen Trilogy by Stephanie Erickson

 
Unseen by Stephanie Erickson | books, reading, book covers, cover love, butterflies
Unforgiven by Stephanie Erickson | books, reading, book covers, cover love, butterflies
Undivided by Stephanie Erickson | books, reading, book covers, cover love, butterflies
 

They’re just gorgeous and unique and I don’t know why I haven’t read Unseen yet since I have the ebook and would really love to have all these covers!

 

Tithe by Holly Black

 
Tithe by Holly Black | books, reading, book covers, cover love, butterflies
 

I seem to be a sucker for dark brown, worn, woodsy type covers.

 

The Splintered Series by A.G. Howard

 
Splintered by A.G. Howard | books, reading, book covers, cover love, butterflies
Unhinged by A.G. Howard | books, reading, book covers, cover love, butterflies
Ensnared by A.G. Howard | books, reading, book covers, cover love, butteflies
 

These covers are just so fantastic, and fantastical, and beautiful! I swear that guy on Unhinged is looking into my soul. And I definitely want to read these books.

 

The Beautiful Series by Jamie McGuire

 
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire | books, reading, book covers, cover love, butterflies
Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire | books, reading, book covers, cover love, butterflies
 

I love the use of font more than anything, I think, but Walking Disaster is rather gorgeous all-around.

 

My Favorite:
The Patron Saint of Butterflies by Cecilia Galante

 
The Patron Saint of Butterflies by Cecilia Galante | books, reading, book covers, cover love, butterflies
The Patron Saint of Butterflies by Cecilia Galante | books, reading, book covers, cover love, butterflies
 

The foreign one is definitely more beautiful and magical, but I thought you all might appreciate the English version link, too, in case you actually want to read it :-)

 
 

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  1. Greg

    So many good ones. You did better than I did though, I didn’t find as many. I like both Holly Black ones a lot, as well as Unforgiven and the Galante one. And Splintered is very distinctive.

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    1. Kristen Burns

      Thanks! I didn’t even mean to find so many lol. The Splintered covers are super distinctive and easily recognizable, which I imagine is great branding for the series. But of course I like all the book covers :-)

  2. Lola

    Wow I never realized so many covers have butterflies, but not that you shows these all I do recognize some of them and can think of a few more, it’s more that I usually don’t think about cover sin terms of common elements. So it;s fun to see how different all those covers incorporate the butterfly. How it’s sometimes just a small addition or element on the cover or even hidden, while other times it’s the central focus. And it’s fun to see how differetn all those butterflies are. The Unseen trilogy covers are really pretty, with the small butterfly and almost simplistic design, with every cover a different colour. Great post!

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    1. Kristen Burns

      I totally agree with what you’re saying! It is interesting to see all the different ways one similar element can be used with different genres, to portray different moods, etc. I almost picked the Unseen ones as my favorite because I love them, too. Thanks!

    1. Kristen Burns

      Seriously, there are so many! But yes, they really do pretty up a cover, so I guess I can’t blame the authors and cover designers for using them so much :-P

  3. Cait @ Paper Fury

    Omg I did NOT realise butterflies were so popular!! But now that I think about it….yes. I love the Splintered covers. XD They just capture the book so intensely wonderfully. *happy sigh* I also have read Tithe and The Darkest Part of the Forest….so maybe Holly Black has a thing for butterflies?!?! :P
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

    1. Kristen Burns

      Right? It does seem as though Holly Black has a thing for butterflies. I haven’t read the Splintered series, but it is most certainly on my TBR. I guess it bodes well for me if the covers match the inside since I love them!

    1. Kristen Burns

      There’s just, like, a never-ending amount of books with butterflies on the cover! And I definitely will get around to reading it eventually! You know TBRs are lol. But I’ve recently gotten really into retellings and want to start reading more, so it’ll be perfect for that.

    1. Kristen Burns

      Seriously, who’d ever think there’d be butterflies on a book called Butterfly? But apparently it doesn’t matter whether a book is about butterflies or not since they seem to be on every cover ever :-P

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