Yes, child from The Princess Bride movie whose name I don't actually know, these are totally kissing books. Maybe. Actually I have no clue, but they do have kissing on the covers!
The thing about book covers with kissing is, I don't have anything against them, I just don't tend to like the style of covers that feature this particular topic. Or rather, books with people kissing don't tend to be done in the style of cover that I like best. And I like to try and stick to fantasy and sci-fi books if possible since that's what I read and therefore those are usually the covers that appeal to me. So there are lots of covers out there, just not ones that I wanted to use :-P
However, as usual, I managed to find some good ones, almost entirely from my kindle and TBR which always makes me happy for some reason (maybe because it means I have lots of books with pretty covers in my future)!
Cover Characteristics is a weekly meme hosted at Sugar & Snark. This week’s topic is:
Books Covers featuring Kissing
Beast Charming by Jenniffer Wardell
Honestly it’s not the most amazing cover I’ve ever seen, but it’s cute and eye-catching and perfect for a fairy tale retelling.
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
Also not the most amazing cover, and I know the series has other covers that are actually really gorgeous, but this was the only one with kissing, and it’s still pretty.
Inconceivable by Tegan Wren
Before you get excited, this book has nothing to do with The Princess Bride. But the cover is so pretty!
Catch Me When I Fall by Vicki Leigh
I like the creepy looking black hands around them.
The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore
As weird as this may sound, I actually don’t like that they chose this color of beige-ish for the background, but I do love the red and black and the overall design.
Touched by an Alien by Gini Koch
I have a Dan dos Santos cover on my list and I didn’t choose it as my favorite?! Is the world coming to an end?! I love this cover, I really do. It’s got so much detail, even in the background, and is just a gorgeous piece of artwork. I almost chose it as my favorite, but I just happened to like another cover a little tiny bit better.
Shadows of Asphodel by Karen Kincy
The gold and black just really works, and I love the font.
Transformation by X. Aratare
All the covers in his series are pretty (though this is the only one that fits the topic). And they’re floating underwater, so their hair is swooshing all over the place which is always fun :-P
Before Beauty by Brittany Fichter
Ok so they’re not actually kissing, but they look like they probably will in a moment, right? Whatever. This cover is beautiful (I mean, look at all the blue and the flowers and the details!), so I’m sticking to my theory.
Master of Crows by Grave Draven
It’s so preeeeety, and there’s so much red and black, and everything is flowing in the wind, and you can’t even tell where one ends and the other begins, and their hands are entwined in each others’ hair, and that long, black hair alone is just glorious… *sigh* I love all the covers for this series even though I haven’t read it.
Plus One Bonus…
This is a DVD cover so I couldn’t include it above, but the book cover isn’t as good, and it doesn’t have them almost kissing. And this gorgeous! Plus I quoted it. So I had to share it in the post :-)