Tentacles is kind of an odd topic for me to choose since I don’t read a whole lot of books that involve tentacles. What kind of books involve tentacles anyway? Books set out at sea? Maybe books about weddings if comedian Demetri Martin were writing them?
I’ve read a few books that had kraken in them, and one of them did in fact take place out at sea. I also read a couple of books in a series that occasionally had some sort of land tentacle creature show up and try to kill everyone.
But anyway! Regardless of my past reading experiences, I started noticing some really awesome covers with tentacles (seriously, I couldn’t even pick one favorite because so many are amazing), so I decided to make a post about it :-)
Cover Characteristics is a weekly meme hosted at Sugar & Snark. I went rogue this week, so my topic is:
Books Covers featuring Tentacles
The Sea Witch by S.J. Valfroy
I’ve always loved this cover. The deep purple is a gorgeous color, and I love the tentacles in her hair. It’s a good book too!
Dream Storm Sea by A. E. Marling
This one looks so fantastical and interesting!
Witch’s Curse by Crissy Moss
This one is just pretty.
First Watch by Peter Hansen
This one has a sci-fi look to it (idk if it actually is sci-fi or not) and has some nice artwork. Also, how is that guy so calm while being attacked by a tentacle monster?! Although, now that I look closer, one of the tentacles is in his pants, so… maybe that’s why he doesn’t mind lol.
The Sailweaver’s Son by Jeff Minerd
This one looks so action-y!
My Favorite #1:
Blackout by Tim Curran
I couldn’t pick one favorite, as I mentioned above, so I picked five lol. And I like this one because it’s kind of simple, a row of houses in a neighborhood, but the eerie look and the tentacles coming down is just so awesomely creepy!
My Favorite #2:
Squamous with a Chance of Rain by Alexis Hall
I just really like the artwork and the colors on this one.
My Favorite #3:
Carter & Lovecraft by Jonathan L. Howard
I LOVE the colors on this one. And the tentacles just look awesome.
My Favorite #4:
Krakens and Lies by Tui T. Sutherland & Kari H. Sutherland
This one just has so much going on and is so cool looking. Love the artwork and the colors and everything.
My Favorite #5:
Dead Shift by John Llewellyn Probert
Well, it’s red and black, so of course I love it ;-) But it really is an awesome cover overall. That creature busting out of the building, and the silhouetted people with their hospital-equipment-turned-weapons, the blood splatter on the text—it’s just amazing!