I know you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, but sometimes I can’t help it. In the past few years, cover design has improved so much and there are always gorgeous new books being released. Here are a few of my favourites!
When you take off the dust jacket of The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman, revealed is this gorgeous illustration by Chris Riddell. I’m a huge fan of the illustrations in the book, and the dust jacket of this hardback is even translucent so you can see the illustration through it.
I adore the post-it notes on All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. Whilst I haven’t read it yet, I’m really looking forward to because it has been a major 2015 release. The cover stands out so nicely on my bookcase and is so bright! I love this shade of blue on covers.
All of Maggie Stiefvater’s Raven Cycle books have amazing covers and I particularly love Blue Lily, Lily Blue. It’s as if you can see each layer and I think you could put it in a frame and hang it on your wall – it’s that appealing!
Trouble by Non Pratt has perhaps the best cover on a YA novel EVER. Yes, that really is an egg being fertilised on the front. Being about teenage pregnancy, I love how you instantly know what the book will be about, and it’s admirable because it breaks down unnecessary barriers that should have been broken down a long time ago.
Gill Edwards17 April, 2015 at 7:49 am
such gorgeous covers, you have inspired me to do a post of my own on current covers i love.
My favourite of yours is Maggie Stiefvater’s. It would make a fab wall hanging.
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Holly17 April, 2015 at 8:25 am
I love the cover of the sleeper and the spindle! It’s so beautiful and I love how the dust jacket is translucent
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Cliona17 April, 2015 at 7:55 pm
All The Bright Olaces has such a pretty cover! I need to get round to reading it soon :O hehe, the Trouble cover is great! Kind of daring!
Are you on Goodreads? I love your blog and would love to add you, or even just follow your reviews on it 🙂
Shannon19 April, 2015 at 8:44 pm
I’m reading Hugo & Rose right now, and it is beautiful. The cover is great, and the chapter headings have the most elegant script font and illustrations.
I also love the cover for Tales of Beedle the Bard 🙂
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Emily25 April, 2015 at 12:52 pm
These book covers are great. Although we shouldn’t judge books by their covers, I definitely do. It’s the first thing that will attract me to a book, which is why I find them so important. I think this posts has inspired me to write a post about my favourite book covers.
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