Hey peeps, welcome to another Beautiful Covers! I’m working my way through the rainbow, so check out the rest of the colors when they come out over the next several weeks!
Today’s color is: yellow!
Yellow is a very bright color, one that reminds me of sunshine (and blinding light) and happy thoughts. I don’t know about you, but I really like the color yellow.
Now, I just realized that I haven’t read a lot of books that had a lot of yellow on them, but that’s not going to stop me from picking ones that have snippets of yellow, at least!
So here are five of my favorite yellow covers:
1 . Uprooted by Naomi Novik
I love the art style on this cover and how it looks olden timey and very antique. The yellow and gold tones really bring out the darker colors of the characters and I think that it really shows whimsy for this story.
2. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
I love the simple outline and stark contrast between the blue and yellow on this book. I think that even though it’s simple it’s still an awesome concept and that it really encompasses what the book is about: two boys, very different from one another, but somehow connected.
This is my favorite cover of the trilogy because it is just sheer beauty and wonder. The typography is gorgeous and bold, and then the splashes of color? Perfect. It really shows the fierceness of Karou, the main character, and the horns are symbolic to what’s going on in the book. Love it.
Okay, this cover is just amazing.If you look in the bottom corner, there’s a person standing there looking up at the person standing in the H in Ashes. And then the buildings up top? It’s how it’s described in the book and I love that. Plus the pops of gold and yellow and brown really make it seem rustic and old and timeless.
5. Chobits vol. 4 by CLAMP
Anything made by CLAMP is beautiful, in my opinion, but I love this cover! It’s bright and showcases one of my favorite characters: Chi. Well, every cover has her on it, but still. The yellow flowers are really vivid and draw your eye, and then Chi stands out in her white, but also tailors to the yellow with the dark ribbons on her. Lovely.
So there you have it! This week’s color and some of my favorite covers associated with that color. Yellow was actually extremely hard and I really had to dig into books I’ve read or will read for books that had a lot of yellow on them.
What are some of your favorite yellow covered books? Do you agree with my choices? Let me know some of your favorites!