Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Faces

I know a lot of people don't like book covers with faces, but sometimes they're done really well and are really beautiful or striking. I especially love illustrated ones because it gives me the chance to see the character exactly as they're meant to look and to connect with them before I even start the story, plus I'm a sucker for pretty artwork. Even photos can be great if it's not a photo I've...
 

Cover Characteristics: Black, White, & Green Book Covers

I've been doing these color themed cover posts every so often, and, you might not have noticed, but I've actually been doing them in order of the rainbow. I've already done red, orange, and yellow, so today we've reached green! Green was significantly harder than I thought it'd be. I mean, it's green! You'd think that wouldn't be hard to find. I also ran into the issue of such varying shades...
 

Cover Characteristics: Best Book Covers from Books I Read in 2018

I feel like this is my most anticipated post every year. I mean, I don't know what you all anticipate, but *I* anticipate it. Book covers are my jam. Little mini works of art! So I love looking back through what I've read and finding the most gorgeous ones. I don't know if book covers have been getting prettier, or if I've just been more drawn to pretty ones since I started blogging, but wow,...
 

Cover Characteristics: Best Book Covers from Books I Read in 2018 – Runners Up

As I was gathering covers for my annual best covers post, I came to the conclusion that I had too many. Competition was fierce this year, and I had to draw the line somewhere when it came to how many covers to include. But there were just so many great ones! So I decided to do a separate post for the runners up, the covers that didn't quite make it into the top 20 but were close and still deserve...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring POC Characters

In all the talk about diversity and inclusivity in books, it's been pointed out that there are not a lot of covers out there that feature POC characters---even when the book itself does. But representation is important, both in books and on the covers, and I love collecting pretty covers to share with you all, so I thought it would be a great idea to highlight some of the amazing covers out there...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Hearts

This week's topic is hearts! And if you thought I was really crazy enough to base my post on actual, realistic-looking hearts rather than the cutesy heart shape... you would be correct ;-) Ten points to your Hogwarts House. And also ten points to Ravenclaw because this is my blog and I say so. Anyway, I did use some with cutesy heart shapes, but I also used some with realistic-type hearts...
 

Cover Characteristics: Black, White, and Yellow Book Covers

Ahhhhh this post was so hard. It's been sitting in my drafts forever because I just could not find ten covers I loved that had only black, white, and yellow. I guess yellow on its own is a hard color to work with since there aren't a whole lot of usable shades, and it can be hard to see yellow against a white background. It's also very bright and could end up hurting people's eyes if not used...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Mermaids/Mermen

When I was a kid, there were only two things I constantly pretended to be, and one of them was a mermaid. I used to spread my parents' blue comforter out on their floor and drag myself around on it, pretend it was the ocean. In our little pool, and even in my grandparents' hot tub, I'd pretend I was, well, essentially a mermaid veterinarian, helping all the injured sea creatures. I don't really...