Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Top Ten Tuesday - Cover Love

I've never joined in with Tuesday Top Ten, from The Broke and the Bookish, before. But this week it is all about covers, so I had too.

I always judge books by their covers! Sometimes I'm disappointed, sometimes very pleasantly surprised.

So my (current) favourite book covers

















And a special mention to the UK covers of Sarah Dessen's books. I love the level of detail they include.






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  1. Wow, that AND THEN THINGS FELL APART one is *great*

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    1. Yes, I love that one and the book is great too.

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  2. I've never seen those Dessen covers before, really cute! Love the variety on your list!

    My Top Ten

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    1. They do great covers for her books here in the UK, I haven't seen the one for the latest book though, I hope they do one, at the moment it is coming up as the US one.

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  3. Oooh, I hadn't seen the Harmonic Feedback cover before, and I really like it!

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    1. It's gorgeous isn't it and fits the books so well.

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  4. These are awesome covers - most of which I haven't seen before. I especially love that cover for The Scorpio Races - it really matches the book.

    Tanya Patrice
    Girlxoxo.com

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    1. It's lovely isn't it, although I do really like the US version too, so dramatic.

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  5. Oh, wow, these are GORGEOUS covers! Why are the UK covers so much better than the US ones? :) I just came across a UK printing of Shannon Hale's BOOK OF A THOUSAND DAYS, and it's so beautiful. The US one is nice, too, but it's not whimsical, which the UK one is. I love the cover of I CAPTURE THE CASTLE that you posted! Very lovely. And MATCHED! And RESTORING HARMONY's cover is absolutely perfect for the novel, isn't it?

    Some of my favorite covers are for THE ARCHIVED, SERAPHINA, THE PENDERWICKS, the US cover of THE SCORPIO RACES (I like the UK one, too, but the US is still my fave), Jessica Day George's "Princess" series (PRINCESS OF THE MIDNIGHT BALL and PRINCESS OF GLASS--the dresses!!!), the UK cover of DRAGON'S KEEP (called TALON in the UK), YELLOWCAKE (the hardcover, though the paperback cover is great, too), CITY OF A THOUSAND DOLLS, IF I STAY, THE GRAVEYARD BOOK, the covers in Veronica Roth's "Divergent" series (the symbols for each faction!), PECULIARS, THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY, the paperback cover of SKELLIG (with the white feather on it), and all of Shannon Hale's "Books of Bayern" series where the covers are illustrated by Alison Jay. Whew. I'll stop there. :)

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    1. They do do fab covers in the UK, I find they tend to use images more than stock photos of people which I really like. I don;t want to see the characters I want to imagine them!

      The US The Scorpio Races is gorgeous and maybe fits the book better. And yes I love Shannon Hale's covers too, so I guess i don't mind seeing the characters after all :D

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    2. I don't love that so many fiction novels today (especially YA) have photo or photoshopped covers. I like the illustrated style, better, I think, and for the very reason you named: I want to imagine the characters! That being said, LOTS of the books that I listed as favorites for their covers have photo-style covers! Ha!

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  6. Do you buy books based on their cover alone? Or do you let the book description influence you too?

    I used to judge books by their covers, but I found it to be too hit or miss, so I like to learn a little more about it before hand.

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  7. I just got Harmonic Feedback in the mail today. I hope it's as good as I've heard!

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  8. Awesome book covers! I like all of these, it was so cute and colorful!

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