I have to admit I can be really picky when it comes to my covers. I like to have a matching set for a series, so if get redesigned when I’m in the middle of the series and I end up with a mismatched set, it does irritate me!
Every year I walk into a bookshop and ogle at all of the amazing covers. There are so many I love, but here are a few of my favourites from this year, in no particular order. I haven’t read any of these books yet, but the covers certainly caught my attention.
The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
I do love trees, and often take photographs of them, so this beautiful cover really caught my eye. The version with the apple is also equally creative and beautiful.
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
Although this cover features yet another YA novel with a girl in a floaty dress, in this case the composition and colours in the image make it very striking.
The Power by Naomi Alderman
The hand print on a cover is nothing new, but the white pattern over the top is different and interesting, and made me intrigued to find out what the book is about.
Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters
This cover, although very simplistic, I found highly effective.
A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab
The cover for the first book in this series was one of my favourites from last year, and this one from the second book is also a stunner.
The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
The more I looked at this cover, the more details I picked out. At first I didn’t notice the face in the wave!
This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
From a photography point of view, it’s a brilliant photograph, freezing the moment of shattering. I also liked how the font ties in with the image of the chalk.
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
I thought this cover was beautiful. I love the colours and shapes.
You can’t judge a book by its cover, but I can’t help but take notice of ones that catch my eye.