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Top Ten Tuesday-Book Cover Trends Likes and Dislikes 6/24/14


This week The Broke and the Bookish are talking book cover trends. I am not sure if all of these count as trends, but there are all likes and dislikes of mine.


1. I love an illustrated cover and I apparently also like black covers.

shadow and bone dorothy not a drop to drink

2. I also like when the majority of the cover is text or has a cool font.

tease i'll give you the sun roomies

3. As much as I love an elaborate cover, sometimes a simple cover with a bold color or pattern is just as appealing.

grasshopper jungle half brother more than this

4. Covers that depict something relevant to the book.

lost lake aj fikry breakfast

5. Gender-neutral covers.

legend hunger games diviners


6. People on the cover. I am just not a fan. I feel like they date books and the majority of faces on book covers are white and/or don’t match the characters.

gone gone originals

See how much better that new cover for Gone is?

7. People in general bother me, but girls in gowns? Ugh.

selection shatter me

“Let me just sniff my pit real quick…”

8. Covers that make books too girly so guys won’t pick them up.

how to say goodbye in robot city of bones across

9. Covers that have nothing to do with the book or are misleading

museum pointe mara dyer

I actually love the cover for Pointe, but I think it’s misleading. I originally avoided it because I thought it was about ballet.

I don’t have a #10 this week, so how about some other cover that I love?

raven boys better off friends fangirl sisters going vintage ruby red bzrk 3 out of the easy

Happy Reading!



House of Hades Cover Revealed

How did I miss this? Rick Riordan revealed the cover of The House of Hades on his blog last week. I love this series and The Mark of Athena ended on such a cliffhanger! Hurry up, October. I want this. Bad.


Happy Reading!


Top Ten Tuesday: Judging a Book By Its Cover


This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish is all about what’s on the outside. This is so easy! And I am going to let the pictures speak for themselves.

1. Raven Boys  by Maggie Stiefvater. This is a PERFECT example of why you should not judge a book by its cover. Ok, well go ahead and do that with this one because both book and cover are awesome. But…not so much with the lovely Wolves covers. The covers are the best part of the books. IMO, of course.

raven boys

2. The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett. It’s lovely, spooky, not too “girlie”, and it matches the story. I heard the author speak recently and she said she was fortunate to have a little input about the cover and she did ask for and receive some changes. I am looking forward to the next book!

nightmare affair

3. Sisters Red and Sweetly by Jackson Pearce. How awesome are these covers? So awesome. I still need to read Sweetly.

sisters red sweetly

4. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer and Necromancing the Stone by Lish McBride. The covers changed between the first and second book, and I have to say it’s an improvement. There was nothing wrong with the original cover; it was fine. The new ones, however, are shiny and pop. Also, they may have the most clever titles ever. I love these books.

hold me closer 2 necromancing

5. Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue, and Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier. These covers are gorgeous and the series is so much fun. I cannot wait for Emerald Green!

ruby red sapphire blue emerald green

6. Cinder by Marissa Meyer. The cover for Scarlet is pretty, but I am particularly fond of Cinder’s weird and bada¤¤ cover.


7. The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. I am not a fan of The Mortal Instruments covers (I especially dislike Clary’s wild red hair on the covers). I do however, love the clockwork covers.

clockwork angel clockwork prince clockwork princess

8. Ask the Passengers by A.S. King. I love the sun on this cover. I think models on covers can be cheesy and/or quickly date a book, but this one works.


9. Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt. Now this one is intentionally dated and it so cute!

going vintage10. The Diviners by Libba Bray. I don’t know what it is about this one. It’s not super cool or pretty, but I really like it. It must be the creepy eye…


Honorable Mentions:

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Happy Reading!