Favourite Book Covers of 2017!

After reading over 200 books each this year, we’ve seen our fair amount of pretty covers. *Round of applause to cover designers* We’ve recognised trends (a lot of pink, purple and blue, some silhouettes, gold lettering) and picked our favourites, so in no particular order:

 The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargave

Orange is my favourite colour and it’s not one you see often on books, so I was really happy that such a well loved book is forcing everyone to have more of it on their shelves! The silhouette could be pretty standard on other covers, but the fact that this one is so detailed, giving you a real fairy-tale-island vibe makes it a perfect fit for this book. The one thing that throws me off is the ampersand in the title, rather than ‘and’, but it just adds to this cover’s unusual charm!

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

To us, there’s no competition between the UK and US edition of this book. The UK, with it’s gorgeously rich blue and gold detailing wins hands down. There’s something really elegant about the single moth image and the fact that’s it’s facing down fits to the slightly weird and wonderful atmosphere of the book.

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

We absolutely love the curled font chosen and the tiny star and teardrop details! Black covers are difficult to make stand out and the firework burst in the background makes this hard to ignore. The colour palette is delicious and the way the subtitle is curved is such a nice detail.

Wing Jones by Katherine Webber

This book came out at the very beginning of the year and I’m still not over the way Wing’s name is written in shoe laces. Shoe laces. This is a cover that perfectly speaks to the book and the colours all complement each other so well. I need more books to embrace the ombre fade! (Also, bonus points for the unbelievable pink-and-purple sprayed edges of the physical copy!) The only thing that would make this colour even better is if it were completely white in the background.

The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord

G o r g e o u s.   S t u n n i n g.   B e a u t i f u l.   G l i t t e r.  That’s all.

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Let us know if you agree with our picks and what some of your favourite covers of the year were. They don’t all have to be books published in 2017, either, just ones you had the joy of discovering this year!

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Top Ten: Favourite Book Covers With Models!

When it comes to book covers, I’m not that picky. It’s the story that matters, right? But, I always find myself reaching for books that have pretty typography or gold lettering (*cough* A Quiet Kind of Thunder *cough*) rather than books with actual people on them. But, when I looked at my shelves and books on my TBR, some of the covers I really gravitate towards have models. Who would have thought? Let’s appreciate them and all the good casting that goes with that.

Run by Kody Keplinger and Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
Put together because I love them for the same reasons: the girls look identical to the characters and do a great job of giving you a sense of their personalities by the poses and their proximity to one another, the backdrop…just looking at the cover tells you so much about the book and I adore it.  Continue reading “Top Ten: Favourite Book Covers With Models!”