Happy Early St Patrick’s Day! ☘️
Usually the streets and pubs would be filled with parades, dancing, drinking and a whole lot of green as we celebrate the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. But sadly this year we’re unable to go-out and celebrate, so I thought I’d celebrate in classic bookish style by sharing a couple of my favourite books with covers in all shades of green! This list started off as a handful of books, but slowly grew into an entire post dedicated to the colour green and the role it plays on some of my favourite book covers.
The ‘I Look Good in Green’ Cover
When I think of green dresses my mind instantly goes to Kiera Knightly’s iconic dress from Atonement, that dress is incredible and I once spent an entire hour discussing it with one of my university lecturers! These stunning green outfits are a popular and reoccurring theme with book covers and all present themes of beauty, power and of course mystery! My cover favourites include the dress from from The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, or Yeva’s cloak from Hunted and finally that masterpiece that dominates the cover of A Song of Wraiths and Ruin!
The Spring Green
This green is the embodiment of a beautiful spring morning, it’s fresh, hopeful and embraces the beauty of our environment. I can’t help but feel refreshed and excited for those warm, blue-skied days that these next couple of moths will bring when I look at these covers! I particularly love the new Graceling covers, they’re stunning and were in desperate need of update! This series is definitely on my 2021 re-read TBR because I can’t remember anything about these books, only that teenage Amy really enjoyed them!
The ‘In Your Face’ Green
These books are unapologetically green and standout beautifully on our bookshelves! When I gaze lovingly at my bookshelves these books always catch my eye! Green seems to be a trend-setting colour this year so hopefully we’ll see more green on our bookshelves soon. The neon green of The Perks of Being a Wallflower cover is iconic and holds so much meaning and symbolism that I never noticed until now. The small image of dress shoes in the top right had corner is easily missed in comparison to the striking green of the colour and plays on the books theme of anonymity.
The Hero Green
Fantasy books love a good-old green, don’t they? Green is a colour associated with ambition, growth, adventure and of course envy, which is true because I envy all these characters and the fictional worlds they live in! I think my favourite cover from this bunch has to be either Reaper at the Gates or Sorcery of Thorns, as not only are these covers beautiful but they both manage to capture the fantastical mystery and adventure that lies beyond their pages.
The Mysterious Green
This is the eerie, cold mysterious green that just screams trouble! The dark and dusty hues guarantees a storyline filled with deception, mystery and the unknown but these gloomy colours don’t take away from how glorious these covers are! I’ve yet to read The Kiss of Deception but just from the cover I know that this is going to be a typical YA fantasy filled with assassins, love triangles and an enchanting plot that I’m going to fall in love with.
The Elegant Green
Emerald green is probably one of my favourite shades of green! There’s just something so regal and elegant about it and then when you pair it with gold it instantly becomes a crowd pleaser! As soon as I saw the covers for The Gilded Wolves and The Gilded Ones, I knew I had to have them on my bookshelf because they are stunning!