Beautiful Covers: White

Hey, remember this weekly thing that I was doing and I only had the color white left to do? Yeah, I don’t know what happened! But, here it is! The last color for Beautiful Covers that I’m going to talk about. I love covers and seeing what publishing companies and their teams can come up with, and I definitely haven’t been disappointed.

Today’s color: white.

White is a beautiful color and it can really make other colors stand out against it. It can mean the difference between a sleek looking, well put together cover, and a hot mess.

1 . The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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I got the special anniversary edition specifically because of this cover. I’ve never read the story, but I really want to because so many people love it, and as soon as I saw this cover I just knew that I NEEDED it. It’s really beautiful in real life and it has a really cool texture.

2. The One by Kiera Cass

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These covers are all beautiful, but this one is definitely my favorite. I love how it looks like a wedding dress and how the dress bunches and has curls and stuff. It’s so lovely.

3. Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson

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Awesome female power! This is a book about being able to see colors with the magic of breath (not what you breathe), and so I love how the cover alludes to that detail from the book. (Yes, I got the UK cover specifically because it’s way lovelier than the US version.)

4. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

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I’ve loved this cover since I saw it: how there’s nothing up top but everything down below. There’s so much color and vibrancy and it hints to a lot of allergies people have and what the main character has. It’s really lovely.

5. When We Collided by Emery Lord

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Okay, this is more of an off-white kind of color, but I just love this cover, okay? The splashes of color make it stand out more and the “handwritten” title looks playful and fun against the background. So pretty.

Let’s Chat! ≧◡≦

I can’t believe Beautiful Covers is coming to a close! For now, anyway. I’ll probably do more in the future for different categories, but I thought that this was a fun little thing to do and share some of my opinions on some beautiful covers out there.

What are some of your favorite white covers? Do they have any splashes of color on them or are they all white?

Beautiful Covers: Black

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! This is the second to last week I’ll be doing for colors, so I hope you check back next week for the last color.

Today’s color is: black!

Black is a tricky color because it can mean totally different things to many different people. It can mean darkness and despair, nighttime, mystery and secrets. I think black covers are quite gorgeous in their own ways, especially when combined with accent colors.

1 . Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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Can we just appreciate this cover for a moment? LOOK AT IT. That wing! Those hidden buildings! The font! Everything about this cover screams gorgeous and I think that it’s an eye catcher. Plus, the pages are edged in black, too, so bonus points for that.

2. Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

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Okay, I know this is mostly orange/brown/yellow, BUT it has an undertone of black, so I’m including it here. I love how the colors and shapes and font pop against the dark background and how it really holds true to the theme of a Western without being too over the top.

3. This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

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I think this one is a very powerful cover because when you know what the content is about you can make the connection of the shattered pieces of chalk alludes to the characters in the book. I think picking the plain black background with the colorful pieces was an awesome design choice.

4. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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I love this cover so much, ahhhhhh. Again, I love how things stand out against the black background and this is no different. The silhouettes of the two main characters looking back at one another, and then the circus in between… lovely!

5. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

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I love this cover, I’ll admit it. I think that it’s simple and stands out against the crowd. When it first came out I thought that it was stunning and that it really piqued my interest. I still think it’s lovely and a good design for the first book as it kind of alludes to what’s “forbidden.”

And there you have it for this week! I actually had an easier time picking out black covers than I did any other color. Weird.

Let me know some of your favorite black covers and what you think of my choices. Do you like it when images pop from a black background, or are you more into the subtle side of things? Let me know!

Beautiful Covers: Orange

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: orange!

Orange is a fun color that I think really brightens and livens up many things, and so here are some of the covers I think are lovely with orange:

1 . Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

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I love, love, LOVE these covers so much. Each showcases a different part of the world and I think that it does so in a classy, simple way. The orange hues really reflect what sunsets probably look like on the golden coast, so this is just lovely. Plus the typography is sleek and clean.

2. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

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This cover is not only pretty, but it’s really cool because when you remove the dust jacket there is a lot of writing on the cover and it looks wicked cool. I’m a sucker for nebulas and clouds and such, so this just speaks to me. Plus, space.

3. Fire Falling by Elise Kova

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CAN WE JUST APPRECIATE THE BEAUTIFUL ART ON THIS ONE? Because wow, I love this cover so much. I love that it showcases Vhalla and Aldrick and that it shows their personalities in this book really well. The oranges in this cover are much more toned down and subtle, but still there as it shows Aldrick’s fire power around them. And the typography and everything about it is beautiful.

4. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

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Celaena is bae. I love this cover and this book because ALL THE FEELS. OH MAN. But also because the covers for these books are so perfect: they always show Celaena as a warrior on the front, and her more formal side on the back. The fire colors on this cover really kind of reflect what happens in the book because there’s a lot of chaos that ensues, for sure. I think the stance she has is strong and that it speaks to who she is.

5. Firelight by Sophie Jordan

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Now, I know a lot of people don’t like faces on covers, but I love this cover so much! This whole trilogy, really, is very lovely and I think that the way it shows Jacinda (the main character) on this cover is awesome because it’s a story about dragons and she is a dragon, so having the scales on her face is a great way to show what she is. I love iiiiiit.

So there you have it for this week’s Beautiful Covers! I almost completely forgot about it as I’m trying to post every Thursday on a new color, so… yeah. But I didn’t miss it!

Let me know some of your favorite orange colored covers and what you think of my choices!

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

 

Beautiful Covers: Purple

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: purple!

Purple has often been a symbol of royalty and high class, and I just love it for the richness of the color. It’s a very beautiful, calming color and I think that these book covers truly exemplify that beauty.

1 . Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

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This was probably my favorite book in the trilogy, and it probably has the most beautiful cover in the trilogy, in my opinion. I love the purple of Sofia’s dress and how she has a pink glow around her. She stands out against the dark purple sky, and then Gideon beside her? I just love this cover all around!

2. Cress by Marissa Meyer

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I’ll admit that the Lunar Chronicles covers are some of the most gorgeous around, but if I had to pick a favorite I think it would be Cress. I love seeing Rapunzel’s hair (I know her name is Cress in the book, but she’s based off of the fairy tale, so yeah) and I love how the purple is always in the background of these books. I think that this is a beautiful cover because it looks like a painting from the Renaissance era.

3. Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

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Okay, if you had this book in your hands and had it reflect toward the light, you would see that that giant expanse of sky around the feather reflects purple, SO, I’m not cheating. This cover is simply stunning on many levels. Not only does the bottom look like a photograph, but the feather on the front with how it breaks into birds is breathtaking.

4. The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

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Again, these covers are some of my favorites because of the thorny swirly outline around the perimeter of the book. I think that the model is also very lovely and that the colors really compliment her. The colors on this one are a lavender kind of color and I think that it’s simply beautiful in person.

5. Fracture Me by Tahereh Mafi

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This is arguably my favorite of all the covers for the Shatter Me trilogy and novellas. I LOVE the feather texture and look of the eyelashes, the colors of purple, gray, and blue as they all blend together and away from one another, the puffs of stars, the sheet loveliness of the typography. This whole cover is gorgeous from top to bottom!

Guys, I can’t even with this color this week. These covers are all SO GORGEOUS. Ugh. I can’t stand it. I need more purple covers because, surprisingly, I don’t own, nor have I read, many with lovely purple covers.

What do you think of my selections this week? What book covers that are primarily purple do you consider beautiful? Let me know!