I know this one is late but, last year we were blessed with some really beautiful covers all of which were extremely detailed and colourful! This made it really difficult when I went shopping in Waterstones because I just wanted everything. Both my Amazon wish-list and bookshelves are full of stunning covers so I thought I’d share a few of my favourites.
Again but Better by Christine Riccio – There’s just something lighthearted and lovely about this cover and manages to capture the books theme of change and adventure well. Some contemporary covers can look quite cheesy and girly but this one thankfully doesn’t, instead it’s colour scheme is beautifully lighthearted and its been such a joy watching Christines writing videos and the whole process!
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson – I’m usually a bit hesitant when there’s a character’s profile on the cover but this cover successfully hits the mark. I instantly want to know more about this character because she looks like an epic and powerful heroine that I know I’ll love. This one is definitely on my TBR pile for 2020!
The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones – The detail of the skull on this cover is stunning and its giving me some serious Black Sails vibes. I’ve never been a huge horror fan but the premise of this one has me hooked. Seventeen-year-old Ryn only cares about two things: her family, and her family’s graveyard. And right now, both are in dire straits.Since the death of their parents, Ryn and her siblings have been scraping together a meagre existence as gravediggers. The problem with being a gravedigger in Colbren, though, is that the dead don’t always stay dead.
Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan – This cover is just adorable and never fails to make me smile with its cuteness. It’s fresh, it’s funny and the colour scheme of pink and purple is gorgeous.
Enchantee by Gita Trelease – Doesn’t this cover just ooze magic and eighteenth century royalty? The entire cover is stunning and reminds me of Caraval and The Night Circus, both of which are some of my favourite reads, so I’m very excited to start reading this one.
Circe by Madeline Miller – This cover mirrors the scenes, colours and beauty of a Grecian urn which fits perfectly with books theme of mythology. This is one of my unexpected favourites of the year, I finally gave into the hype surrounding this book and let me say that everything said about this book is true. It is a wonderfully original and captivating read that explores the shadows of villainized women Greek Mythology and one that is also filled with thought-provoking and powerful quotes.
Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff – The UK editions are some of my all time favourite covers, the detail in the silhouette of Mr Kindly includes all the elements of Mia’s journey and manages to capture the books mystery and adventure.