Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Book Covers

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

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Top Ten Favourite Covers of Books I've Read


1. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin - I mean, seriously. Do I really even have to justify this one? I loved this book, and I really loved this cover. In fact, I have an art cover of it. Bam!

2. The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher - Are you sensing a theme with my favourite covers? I certainly am. There's a lot of water going on. It's oddly fitting with the blog name. I liked this book the first time around, but the second time around, it didn't work for me. The cover, however, always will.

3. Trapped by Michael Northrop - I loved this cover from the first moment I saw it. There's something perfectly melancholy and eerie about it, and it fits well with the premise of this survival tale. Unfortunately, the cover far surpassed the book for me.


4. Bewitching by Alex Flinn - Generally, I'm not really a sucker for girls in pretty dresses, but for this modern fairy tale retelling, it works. Kendra is one ghastly (and deceptively gorgeous) witch, and the cover is totally fitting. 

5. Between by Jessica Warman - I don't see this book around nearly enough, and that still saddens me because I loved this one. Seriously. LOVED. But I love how haunting the cover is, too. It took me weeks to realize that the sky and the ground are reversed on the cover. Totally cool.

6. Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday - The cover of this one is perfect with the cool little earbuds that make up the lettering. It's simplistic but poignant, and it's not too, too serious, which is good because this is one fun and entirely surprising book.


7. Wither by Lauren DeStefano - I desperately wanted to love this book, but it ended up falling a bit flat for me. However, the cover of this one will always be stunning in my mind. There is such intricate detail, and the colours are perfection.

8. When the Sea is Rising Red by Cat Hellisen - Seriously, there's a sparse sort of minimalism to this cover that just speaks to my soul. Plus, it's a bit dark, totally creepy and it's different than pretty much every cover on my shelf, so I loved it from the cover alone!

9. The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter - I loved this book. Normally, a book that strays from true mythology wouldn't work for me, but I loved the author's writing style, and it meshed perfectly with this super-stunning cover.

10. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer - This series. It's a source of much enjoyment and much frustration for me. I adored the first book, I was iffy on the second book and the third book royally disappointed me. The covers, however, never cease to amaze me.

41 comments:

  1. Bewitching has always caught my eyes when I see it inside a bookstore. The covers for the Goddess Test books are gorgeous as well. Great picks, Melissa!

    - Ellie at The Selkie Reads Stories

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  2. Thanks, Ellie! Bewitching is a gorgeous book, and I really quite liked it, too! (always a plus haha)

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  3. Oooo yes Melissa! You have some of my favorites up there. Water Wars I think is absolutely striking, I adore that cover. And of course all the Mara Dyer covers are gorgeous but the first one is definitely the winner in my opinion:) Love When the Sea is Rising Red too!

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  4. Great picks, all really pretty! I especially love Bewitching :)

    Thanks for stopping by on my TTT.

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  5. Soo many pretty covers! I haven't read either of those books yet though. :(

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  6. haha I noticed that, too...I guess I have a thing for blues and greens ;)

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  7. Water Wars has long been one of my favourites, and Mara 1...well, you know how I feel about Mara ;)

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  8. Bewitching is one of the few covers of girls in dresses that I just love!

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  9. Good thing there is PLENTY of time to read all of them :)

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  10. These are gorgeous covers, Melissa. The Goddess Test and Wither are so pretty. I loved Deadly Cool as well. One of my favorite covers is Haunting Violet. :)

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  11. Great choices. I agree with you on Water Wars, great cover, not so great story.

    OUaT's TTT

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  12. There are so many amazing covers out there. I know you shouldn't judge books by their covers (and as an author, I especially shouldn't), but I can't help it. I'm drawn to books with great covers.

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  13. The Mara Dyer cover is gorgeous. And Deadly Cool is good in a creepy sort of way.

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  14. The Goddess Test and The Water Wars almost made my list! I wasn't a huge fan of Wither, but I agree the cover is uniquely beautiful.

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  15. I love the cover for the Dead and Gone. Very cool. I have the Unbecoming on my list, too. I loved Deadly Cool and that series. Great list!
    Natflix&Books' TTT

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  16. I have Mara as well, the rest are still waiting to be read

    My TTT

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  17. I love the cover for Mara too! It almost made my list!

    Wither has such a beautiful cover!
    Great list :)

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  18. The Mara Dyer trilogy is just so beautiful. I'm not a fan of the series, but I could stare at those covers all day. Great picks, Melissa! :)

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  19. I love the Deadly Cool cover. So...cool. And it's so neat how the Mara Dyer books all interconnect.

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  20. Love the cover for When The Seas is Rising Red! Great pick :)

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  21. Great picks! I love the girls eyes on the cover of deadly cool, absolutely mesmerizing.

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  22. I am such a huge fan of the Mara Dyer covers! They're not your typical "girl in a pretty dress" covers and they give off such a mysterious vibe. Great picks!

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  23. I see a color theme in your covers. They look pretty together.

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  24. Oh, I do love the cover of Haunting Violet...it's stunning!

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  25. Yeah, it's always a bit sad when the story doesn't live up to its gorgeous packaging!

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  26. I judge books by their covers all the time! I'm the worst offender by far!

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  27. Haha there's something about Deadly Cool that I really enjoy. It's fun...and different.

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  28. Wither is beautiful, but I didn't really love it, either.

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  29. Thanks, Natalie! I hope you love The Unbecoming as much as I did!

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  30. I think we're all destined to have ridiculously long TBRs for life ;)

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  31. Thanks, Tara! I agree...anything but the typical "girl in a dress" cover, please!

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  32. Wither really does have a gorgeous cover...I wish I'd loved the book as much as I loved the cover!

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  33. Thanks, Keertana! I have an art print of the first one, which is by far my favourite!

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  34. Isn't it!? I kind of wish they were all real photos though, rather than manipulations on the second and third.

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  35. I think that's why I love it so much haha

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  36. Oh, I do love your picks even if they aren't specifically to my preferences in book covers. But yes, Mara Dyer is an obvious pick - just gorgeous. I do quite like the use of water in covers as it's so dynamic. Wither made a beautiful cover with that colour combination, but I kind of disliked Fever and Sever for their colour combinations. I also really love the covers for the Susan Beth Pfeiffer series, but couldn't include them because I haven't read them yet.

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  37. I was THIS CLOSE to putting the Goddess Test & The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer on my list... so close! I adore those covers, but alas... only 10. Thanks for sharing these pretties!

    Litza @ She Dreams in Fiction

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  38. Great cover picks! The cover for The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is soo pretty and scary and mysterious! Love the Evolution cover, too:) Noah <3

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