Fun fact about me: I hate boats. And ships. And canoes. Ok, to be fair, I’ve never actually been in a canoe, but I’m 99.9% sure I would hate them. I have been on some cruises, and I didn’t hate those, but cruises are a special exception because they’re basically floating towns with neverending food. Anyway, unless there’s ever a zombie apocalypse and the zombies can’t swim, I will choose land every time if given the option.
Buuuut that doesn’t mean I don’t still think ships can be beautiful! Especially the ones with billowing white sails, like many of the ones in this post. So, despite my personal feelings about the topic, let’s enjoy looking at all these pretty covers!
*Normally I link the book covers to Amazon, but I’m having some issues with that at the moment, so I’ve included text links to Amazon (which are affiliate links) under my thoughts for each book.*
The Girl from Everywhere Series by Heidi Heilig
These are both so unique, and I love how there’s just this, like, little fantastical twist of water on each one rather than a whole sea.
Lioness of Kell by Paul E. Horsman
I love the look of the characters as well as their ominous-looking ship in the background!
The Ferryman Institute by Colin Gigl
It’s simple but pretty.
Magic of Blood and Sea by Cassandra Rose Clarke
I love this artwork and how the color really pops!
Across the Darkling Sea by K. Ferrin
The ship looks so daunting and scary and magical all at once, and the cover overall is so eye-catching!
Traveler by L.E. DeLano
This one is also unique and just so pretty with the colors and the swirl!
Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman
Fairly simple, but still so eye-catching with the contrast!
Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell
I just love the whole look of this one and the gorgeous dark blues.
My Favorite #1:
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
I actually didn’t notice the ship in this one until someone pointed it out, so for anyone else who didn’t notice either, it’s in the reflection under the bottle! How cool is that? And the whole cover is just gorgeous.
My Favorite #2:
Burning Bright by Melissa McShane
This whole thing is beautiful with the woman, the burning ship, the map blending in the sky area, and the yellow and blue goes so well together!