Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Skylines

 
 
I love skylines.

Maybe it has something to do with growing up (and still living in) a big city. Ok, ok, I live in the suburbs of said city, but, when I write my address, it's still the city I write, so close enough.

Maybe it has to do with my love of the night---the way lights glow and twinkle on skylines in contrast to the darkness of the night is almost surreal.

But regardless of why, I think skylines are beautiful.

And I found SO MANY amazing covers for this topic. Narrowing this down to ten was torture for me, but *UGH* I managed somehow. I couldn't possibly be expected to pick a favorite though, so... I just chose lots :-P
 

 

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

Books Covers featuring Skylines

 
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken | books, reading, book covers
Incarnation by Emma Cornwall | books, reading, book covers
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray | books, reading, book covers
Ritual Magic by Eileen Wilks | books, reading, book covers
Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant | books, reading, book covers
Beyond the Veil by Pippa DaCosta | books, reading, book covers
Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan | books, reading, book covers
Dark Horizons by Krystle Jones | books, reading, book covers
Vampire Nation by H.T. Night | books, reading, book covers
Banded by Logan Byrne | books, reading, book covers
 

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Banded Series by Logan Byrne

 
Banded by Logan Byrne | books, reading, book covers, cover love, skylines
Eluded by Logan Byrne | books, reading, book covers, cover love, skylines
Liberated by Logan Byrne | books, reading, book covers, cover love, skylines
 

I just think they’re pretty, don’t really have a reason why.

 

Vampire Nation by H.T. Night

 
Vampire Nation by H.T. Night | books, reading, book covers, cover love, skylines
 

I just love the glowing lights of this skyline.

 

Dark Horizons by Krystle Jones

 
Dark Horizons by Krystle Jones | books, reading, book covers, cover love, skylines
 

I know this is just a girl pasted in front of a background, but I’ve always loved this cover because the coloring is beautiful, her dress is beautiful (I WANT IT), and that skyline is beautiful.

 

Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan

 
Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan | books, reading, book covers, cover love, skylines
 

This is another gorgeous skyline with the reflection in the water and everything.

 

Beyond the Veil by Pippa DaCosta

 
Beyond the Veil by Pippa DaCosta | books, reading, book covers, cover love, skylines
 

I just like this whole thing, art style, skyline background, all of it.

 

My Favorite #1:
Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant

 
Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant | books, reading, book covers, cover love, skylines
 

The art of this is just gorgeous.

 

My Favorite #2:
Ritual Magic by Eileen Wilks

 
Ritual Magic by Eileen Wilks | books, reading, book covers, cover love, skylines
 

This is another one in which I just like all of it, art style, character with glowy magic in the foreground, skyline background (it’s hard to see in the small sized image, but it’s there), etc.

 

My Favorite #3:
Firebird Series by Claudia Gray

 
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray | books, reading, book covers, cover love, skylines
Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray | books, reading, book covers, cover love, skylines
 

The colors, the style, the use of space, SO GORGEOUS.

 

My Favorite #4:
Incarnation by Emma Cornwall

 
Incarnation by Emma Cornwall | books, reading, book covers, cover love, skylines
 

Yet another one with just everything perfect, and I love the splash of red against the blue-gray background.

 

My Favorite #5:
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

 
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken | books, reading, book covers, cover love, skylines
 

It’s so unique and intriguing and pretty, a whole city skyline in a bottle.

 
 
 

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    1. Kristen Burns

      Oh you’re right, those are pretty! Once I looked them up I recognized them because I had seen them before, but I didn’t think of them when I was putting this together.

  1. Greg

    This is a great topic this week. I love a skyline at night…

    Vampire Nation is nice. I like Dark Horizons a LOT – the lights reflected in the water and I always like lighted bridges. Tell The Wind and Fire for the same reason. Ritual Magic is nice and I like Incarnation also- it’s got something. Says read me :P

    Ten Thousand Skies Above You might be my favorite actually, I like the Paris landmakrs in that one. As soon as I saw it I thought yeah. :)

    These collages are kinda fun. At some point we should all do a Best Of Cover Characteristics pulling together the best of the best. That might be tough tho. :)

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    1. Kristen Burns

      Skylines at night are the best. I feel like I could make the Dark Horizons cover myself, but it’s just so damn pretty that I can’t help but love it. And Incarnation is definitely calling out to me to read it lol. It really is on my TBR, probably like 90% because of the cover.

      Ten Thousand Skies and the other book in the series are so gorgeous! I feel they might my favorite too? But I don’t know. Too hard to decide.

      Please don’t make me do a best of the best. I think my head would explode from the indecision, haha.

    1. Kristen Burns

      Yes! Passenger is one of those books that I’m not even interested in the story but I’m so tempted to read it anyway just for the cover lol. Believe it or not, I didn’t even see the reflection! That makes it even better :-P Thanks!

  2. Lola

    Even though I have almway lived in a relatively big city, I am not really a city girl. I much prefer nature or small town settings in books or when i go on vacation. Then again there is something about skylines that I do love. And there’s something I like about cities too. And I can imagine narrowing it down to ten was difficult for this one as there are lots of books with skylines. The calendar girl series I am reading lately has skylines on each cover and a book I read recently The Halfling had one too and those are only books I read recently. Skylines seem to be quite popular on cover, not that I mind as they make for a great addition to a cover usually.

    The Firebird series by Cluadia Gray has such stunning covers ad I like how there are two skylines on them and how different they are. And I love the cover for Passenger, I am still convinced I will read it eventually just because of the pretty cover. It doesn’t really sounds like a book for me, but I still want to read it. Great posts again! I love watching at all the pretty covers you always collect for these posts!

    1. Kristen Burns

      Ahh, see, I have always been a city girl. I am generally not a nature person, and even when I went off to college, I chose a big college in another big city.

      I just looked up the Calendar Girl books, and I feel like the skylines ones are different than the covers I’ve seen? Are they new? I like them! But seriously, you never realize how many book covers have a certain thing on them until you start looking and trying to narrow it down lol.

      I’m so with you about Passenger and the Firebird Series. I’m not even interested in the stories, but I’m so tempted to read them just because I want those covers. Thanks!

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