Beautiful Covers: Red

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: red!

Red is a color of passion, of power, and one that I love. I think that it’s a beautiful color on its own, so to have it on a cover just makes it that much more beautiful.

1 . The Wrath & the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh


I think that this cover stands out because it’s like it’s giving us a glimpse of what’s inside, that there’s a mystery behind what’s going on on the surface. I think that it’s definitely representative of the book itself, and the design is different and lovely among YA books.

2. Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas


I love this series and this cover because each cover shows some form of Aelin in it, whether it be with an outfit, her hair, the weapon she uses, etc. In this one it shows Aelin with shorter hair than previous books, and the specific sword that’s mentioned in the book. Plus that red background is just to die for!

3. Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo


Though I have yet to read this trilogy, I have always adored the covers for it. It’s beautiful, curving typography stands out against the bright background, and the structure and phoenix I’m sure indicated something significant in the book itself.

4. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

A Darker Shade final for Irene

I’ve always loved this cover and I think that it deserves a spot because of the simplicity of the design, but how detailed it actually is. The artist paid attention to detail with roads and the two Londons, and then the typography compliments it. So lovely.

5. Winter by Marissa Meyer


Each of these covers is stunning, and Winter is no exception. I love how the covers always focus on one aspect of the main fairytale retelling of the story and that it always stands out as a red against the purple. I think that this one is definitely one of the prettiest because of the glow around the apple, of the little designs around it, of the hand, the typography. So much went into this simple but brilliant design.

So there you have it for this week’s picks! I don’t know why, but I feel like I keep struggling to find books that I’ve read or will be reading that have beautiful covers lately. Hopefully that’ll change because there’s only several colors left!

What are some of your favorite red covers? Do any of my choices stand out to you? Let me know!


4 thoughts on “Beautiful Covers: Red

  1. I have been trying for a long time to write something about book covers. I haven’t because I just don’t know where to start. I think your approach is really fun and I rather wished, that I came up with it 🙂 . From those you have listed, I like Winter most. I like the use of color to make an accent. Furthermore it is simple and not to busy. I find there is to much text on others to my liking, while with winter the picture tells a story on it’s own!


    • You can definitely do the same thing if you want! I was just looking for something fun to talk about. c: I agree, I like how the cover really speaks for the story on its own: you know it’s going to focus on Snow White, but with the atoms floating around the apple, it must be scifi!

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