Top Ten Tuesday is currently hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and is basically a list of challenges that you can participate in each Tuesday and I think it’s a fun way to get to know your personal library.
The challenge for today was “Book Cover Freebie (choose what kind(s) of covers you want to talk about: prettiest, most unique, most misleading, weirdest, most memorable, creepiest, ugliest, etc.)”
Here are the covers and I’ll be sharing my thoughts below…
Fragment by Warren Fahy is probably one of my favorite covers, it’s just so ominous and really does the story justice. The characters within must deal with deadly creatures in order to survive and escape the terrifying island they’ve discovered, but something else escapes too… dun, dun, dun!
Ghost by Carole Cummings, book one in the Wolf’s Own quartet, was initially quite difficult for me to get into. I love the intensity on Fen’s face here, as if he’s going to take you right out of existence if you’re not careful. Cummings just kind of drops you into this world and, as much as the cover made me want to read this book, I had to really work to get into it. Once it got a hold of me, this series did not let me go!
The God Engines by John Scalzi instantly caught my eye when it came across my desk at the Germantown Community Library. I immediately added it to my “To Read” list and waited (im)patiently for it to come out of new book status. This book is amazing and certainly lives up the creepiness that it’s cover exudes.
Once Upon a Flock by Lauren Scheuer is just as cute as the cover indicates! I kind of just stumbled across this title while I was organizing the shelves at the library and absolutely had to add it to my stack of books to take home.
The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths & Magic by F. T. Lukens has a very simplistic style of cover art, but it is also very telling about the story’s contents. Quirky and 100% having re-readability, this title is great for an afternoon or lunch-break read. I just found out that the sequel was just recently released and I cannot wait to get my hands on it!
Seven Tears At High Tide by C. B. Lee has such a beautiful cover. It looks like a painting that I would love to have on my wall and, when I found out that one of the Main Characters is a selkie, well I just had to have it. There just aren’t enough books about selkie in the world today.
The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson was just too cool not to check out from my local library. I actually ended up listening to the audio book (same cover) and it is an amazing story… I only wish that we had more to read in this universe.
Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz again, has a simple cover, but some times simple is good and this is one of those times! I adore how the two fish hooks have been placed to form a heart (yes, this story is romantic) even while the title puts you on edge (and it really should, because the story is also horrifying).
Touch by Alexi Zentner is the only title on this list that I have not read, but the cover is what made me add it to my “To Read” list in the first place. This cover looks like it came right out of my childhood growing up in the woods of northern Wisconsin. I only wish I could read this book AND enjoy the same views from my own window… alas, Memphis, Tennessee rarely gets snow!
What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera might be the last book on my list, but it’s just as good as all of the others. The cover and the story are both contemporary and so very well done. I love the little details such as the torn jeans and the lack of socks to the postage on the box and the way the two boys are looking back at each other. Such a good book!
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