Feathers are interesting little things, aren’t they? And pretty.
But did you know peacock feathers are considered to be bad luck, especially for performers? I learned that in a book (Girl on a Wire, to be precise), which seems very fitting considering this is a book blog.
There’s also a belief that “feathers appear when angels are near” and that feathers are a message from loved ones who have passed.
There are actually a lot of different beliefs when it comes to all different types of feathers, but those were the only two I knew off the top of my head, so I just thought it’d be fun to share them.
Anyway, feathers turned out to make a fairly good topic for book covers, though a more difficult topic than I thought it would be since I tried to stay away from birds and wings and focus on covers that had individual feathers on them. So here’s what I found!
Cover Characteristics is a weekly meme hosted at Sugar & Snark. This week’s topic is:
Books Covers featuring Feathers
Angels’ Flight by Nalini Singh
This one is just overall pretty and very magical/fantasy-esque with how she’s floating.
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
I’ve always liked these covers. I like things that are black and white with just a splash of color, and the font is nice.
Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley
This is just pretty, the colors and the way the feather turns into birds.
The Descended Series by John Patrick Kennedy
Plague of Angels just caught my attention when I first saw it even though I don’t tend to like angel books. They’re nice covers.
Torn by Kate Sparkes
It’s just pretty, the colors and the whole image. Plus there’s a pegasus in the background, so…
A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston
I’m not a big fan of the colors on the second version, but that first one is gorgeous.
Steal the Day by Lexi Blake
Ok, I admit there’s nothing particularly special about this cover, and I’ve read this book twice and don’t recall there being anything about feathers, but I’m a little biased considering it’s pretty much my absolute favorite series. (Check out my review for the first book!)
Of Demons and Angels Series by Lisa Gail Green
Another angels and demons book that caught my attention because of the pretty cover. I was so close to choosing these as my favorite because they’re just so pretty, especially the first, and I love how the font looks too.
Sin by Sharron Riddle
This one is simple yet still pretty and eye-catching.
A Bride of Salt and Stars by Terry Maggert
I LOVE all the covers in this series, but this was the only one with feathers. I mean, this is just gorgeous! And all the covers have some some fierce looking women on them!