But I've realized I'm kind of a bitch when it comes to book covers, and I've become one even more so as the year has gone on and I've seen more and more of them. I was going to write this whole spiel about what I do and don't like in book covers, but I've decided to save it for a discussion post instead, so keep an eye out for that :-)
I did manage to find some good covers though! I'm actually surprised by the covers that made my top ten. And apparently I like red and blue, though, knowing myself, I'm kind of shocked they didn't all have red in them :-P
But enough chit-chat, time to look at the pretty pictures!
Cover Characteristics is a weekly meme normally hosted at Sugar & Snark. But this week I’m doing my own thing, so, even though it’s not exactly a characteristic, my topic is:
Book Covers from Books I Read in 2015
The Selection Series by Kiera Cass
Some people love these covers, some don’t think they’re anything special, but I’ve always liked them.
The Eden Trilogy by Keary Taylor
I have always thought these covers were so badass and a great representation of the character.
Branded by Keary Taylor
It’s just so pretty and has some nice editing with the reflection in the water, the wings, all of it.
The Girl in Between Series by Laekan Zea Kemp
I actually didn’t realize until I saw all three covers next to each other that the moon is rising higher in each one. That first one totally pulled me in though with it’s mysterious, otherworldly fantasy vibe.
Core by Teshelle Combs
I used this one another week this year, and it’s so simple, but I love it. The black cover with the contrast and simplicity just calls to me.
Dark Carousel Series by Anya Allyn
The colors are so gorgeous and the pictures and font so eerie. I especially love the one for Marionette. Update: The covers for this series have been changed (the originals were black and teal), so this post now shows the new covers since those just so happen to be even better!
Drown by Esther Dalseno
This is another I’ve used, but it’s so beautiful and perfect for the fairy tale vibe of the story.
The Sea Witch by S.J. Valfroy
I know I also used this recently, but that’s because I love it! The bold colors are so pretty, and I especially love the tentacles in her hair.
INK Series by Bella Roccaforte
I’m cheating a little since I read the first book in this series the last few days of December 2014, but I have no explanation for why I read it in the first place other than the cover. So if not for this cover with its pretty red and black, I’d not have found one of my absolute favorite series. (P.S. It’s permafree on Amazon, so check it out!)
Trailer Park Fae by Lilith Saintcrow
I may be a little (ok, a lot) obsessed with this cover. But look at that cover, people!
LOOK AT IT! Not only is this the urban fantasy style of cover art I like best, and not only is the concept executed beautifully, this cover is true artistry. That’s a painting, people. A gorgeous painting. Like, someone held a paintbrush in his hand and created that on a blank piece of paper. Amazing. You can check out more of Dan dos Santos’s work here.