Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Top Ten Book Covers I'd Frame As Pieces of Art

Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly feature created and hosted at The Broke and The Bookish

I'm late this time, so this is pretty extemporaneous... and I'm not sure if this would be my final answer if I had more time to think on it- I feel like I'm missing something. That said, these are certainly lovely covers. I also have the tendency to consider the cover as part of the artwork that is a novel, so the symbolism of a cover as it relates to the story if represents often plays a role- this was an attempt to divide the two. I think that I shall do a top twenty covers where I can include why I like the cover for that book. But if I don't start doing these again now, I'll probably stop because I am unmotivated like that.

A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent
A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan
Anatomical dragons. 
Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
I confess that I may just be very excited that the book now has a cover... But it's still nice.
Ink (Paper Gods, #1)
Ink by Amanda Sun
The cover design- front and back and inside flap- of this book are lovely.
The Enchantress (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #6)
The Enchantress by Michael Scott
Actually the entire series is gorgeous, though it would lose something if the texture wasn't there. I just really like looking at these covers. They speak so much of the book.
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Another cover that just speaks so much to the book, and it does it so elegantly, tying in so many features of the book.

Glitches (The Lunar Chronicles, #0.5)
Glitches by Marissa Meyer (prequel novella to The Lunar Chronicles)
The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black
The Resurrectionist by E. B. Hudspeth
I haven't read this- I would like to at some point. I apparently enjoy anatomical drawings.
The Time Quake (The Gideon Trilogy)
The Time Quake by Linda Buckley-Archer
I also love the cover of book one. They're very magical looking. I remember being enchanted by the cover of the first book when it was given to me. This one is such adventure to look at. 
Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy, #1)
Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
I do wish that it was more detailed, I still enjoy this cover. I kind of resent to cover change sometimes to be honest.
Perfect Ruin (Internment Chronicles, #1)
Perfect Ruin by Lauren Destefano
Just the font and the lines outlining the branches, gears, keys and other dangling thing. It's lovely.

1 comment :

  1. Beautiful covers, especially Perfect Ruin.