Monday, May 20, 2013

[Top Ten Tuesday #12: Favorite Covers From Books That I've Read]

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly linkup hosted by The Broke And The Bookish!

I love this weeks TTT theme!  I'm a very visual person, so I have to admit that a good book cover will pull me in before the words might.  Now I'm not always a person to judge a book by it's cover, most of my favorite books don't necessarily have an awesome cover, but some do.  And guess what, today you all get to load your eyes full of book eye candy!  I can't wait to see what other people pick, but first here are my picks!

Covers That Give Me All The Feels!

"Splintered" by A.G. Howard

This book has one of my most favorite covers ever!  There are just so many little details that every time I look at it, I see something new!  Plus, it captured the novel perfectly!

"Coraline" by Neil Gaiman

I love the simplisticness of this cover.  It's dark and beautiful and haunting, just like this children's book.  I also love a middle grade book that says "one of the most frightening books ever written".  My kids are going to love me!

"Sanctum" by Sarah Fine

This cover is almost as badass as this book is!  The fire, the city and the girl all scream what this book is about!  It's great marketing, if you ask me!

"How My Summer Went Up In Flames" by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

I love that the girl on the cover is holding a gas can.  I mean it's perfect!  Almost as perfect as I thought this book was!

"The Ward" by Jordana Frankel

This cover captures what New York City is described as in this book.  Plus, my favorite part about this cover is that there is a girl in the "A"!

"Just One Day" by Gayle Forman

The reflection on the glass pulls me right in to this cover.  It gives you that feeling of Paris in one little picture, and who isn't going to love that?

"Going Bovine" by Libba Bray

Though this certainly isn't the prettiest cover of a Libba Bray book I love this one so much.  Possibly because it features Balder getting carried around by a cow.  I mean, those of you who have read this one know just what I'm saying!

"Vixen" by Jillan Larkin

The link will take you to the American version, but I got my hands on the UK paperback version over in Ireland and I love it!  I think that it's my love of The White Stripes that has always made me love the color scheme of red, white and black.

"Neverwhere" by Neil Gaiman

This is one of my favorite books ever!  And the cover isn't overboard but there are little things that hint at the craziness that happens within the pages of this book.  Plus, my love of London is captured so perfectly with that shot of Big Ben!

"Cinder" by Marissa Meyer

It reminds me of princesses and Cinderella without throwing it in my face.  I guess it's just like the book.  The red shoe is striking, but what I really love is the metal parts that you can see through the transparent skin!

Well there's my list!  What's on yours?  I wanna know.  Leave your link below or tell me in the comments!


Niki Hawkes said...

I love your choices, especially Sanctum and the Ward. My favorite though is Splintered! It almost made my list, but I haven't actually read it yet. Although the second book isn't out until Jan 2014, they've released the cover for it and it's AMAZING. I did a post on it a few days ago, but I'm sure you can find it on goodreads. Anyway, great taste! :)

Ashley Knapp said...

I love the cover for Splintered as well!
My Top 10!

Sabina said...

I love Splintered, and The Ward's covers. Unfortunately, I haven't read either of them. I love Cinders cover too, I wanted to put it on my list, but went with the sequel Scarlet and just mentioned Cinder.


Sabina @ Delirious About Books

Ashley said...

I love the cover for Splintered, I just got a copy through trading! Coraline's cover is prefect for the story! Great list :)


Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

Jessica R said...

I'm kind of embarrassed to say that I have read almost none of these books, BUT I love some of these covers! Splintered looks fantastic, How My Summer Went Up in Flames I like because it catches my eye in the bookstore (could be the gas can), and The Ward has such an awesome look to it. Love your picks!

Myra White said...

I love all those covers! And the majority of them are books on my TBR list!

Thanks for stopping by my Top Ten!

Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies said...

Great choices! Yes to Balder & the cow! Coraline is a great choice too, and I'm a wee bit fascinated by the covers for Splintered and The Ward. More to check out!


Jenni @ Alluring Reads said...

I love the cover for Cinder, such a great representation of the story. Also, I had no idea Coraline was by Neil Gaiman, huh. Love that simplistic cover as well. How My Summer Went Up In Flames YAY! I can't wait to read that!

OnceUponaTwilight said...

Great choices.


Natalie Natflixandbooks said...

The Ward and Going Bovine are great covers. And Splintered's the best. Great list! Thanks for stopping by!
-Natalie @Natflix&Books

Giselle said...

That Coraline cover is kind of cool. It looks plain at first but then... it's not! And Splintered is SO pretty I'm so sad I didn't like the book much, though! Cinder's cover is kind of awesome, too! :D

Racquel (A Book Barbie) said...

I LOVE the cover of Splintered! Even the inside is beautiful! I would have included it on my list I've I have read it.

@HarleyBearBooks said...

I really gotta read Just One Day soon. I love that cover because they could have taken the picture from her view looking out (like behind her), but they chose to take the picture through the glass and I love the reflection on the glass. Great picks this week and ya Splintered cover is amazing.

Miss Page-Turner said...

How My Summer Went Up In Flames has such a nice cover. I loved that book! Can't wait for its sequel:)