Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s theme is:
Top Ten Book Covers I’d Frame As Pieces of Art
I’m the first to admit I am always drawn to a nice-looking cover but some are just so pretty you could feasibly frame them as pieces of art! It’s not always a particular style I go for either – sometimes it’s just the overall aesthetic. I used to be pretty arty at school (though I haven’t exactly kept up with it in later life) so I do get drawn in by a pretty cover (which is sometimes good and sometimes not!) Here are some of my more recent favourites:
1. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
The colours, the design, the silhouettes as a framing device – gah, I just love it all. This cover is seriously giving me a good ‘ole case of cover-loving!
2. Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt
There is just something so deceptively simple and inviting about this cover. I love the overall tone and the vintage camera is a cute little touch. It just looks nice a nice, breezy read!
3. Splintered by A.G. Howard
How gloriously stunning is this cover? I just love everything about it – the colours, the nature elements – it really does indicate that you are about to be in for a wild ride (and as this is an Alice in Wonderland retelling – the cover speaks volumes!)
4. Unhinged by A.G. Howard
As much as I love the cover for Splintered, I think I love Unhinged’s cover even more! It’s just as evocative as the first book but the cooler tone is almost deceptively soothing – yet you know all hell is about to break loose. Love it!
5. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
I am not always a fan of the girl in dress theme that a lot of covers have, but this is definitely an exception. I love the unusual angle of the photo, the dress is absolutely stunning, and the font use is just sublime – I love the placement a whole lot.
6. The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff
I own The Space Between but sadly not this truly stunning edition. Honestly, Brenna Yovanoff’s covers give me life. They are so detailed and original.
7. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
This cover is so twisted – and I love it! Definitely something I would frame if it came in a print. I love dark art – I only wish I owned this edition… *sniffs*
8. Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff
I do actually like the UK cover of Paper Valentine but the US cover is so much more my style! This cover is beyond gorgeous – I love how intricate the detailing is. I wish I could frame this cover and put it up on my wall so I could stare at it all day.
9. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
This cover is so gothic – I am totally loving the art style and the minimal use of colour (red, naturally). Such a pretty cover – it totally speaks to the weirdo in me!
10. The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth Laban
This cover is very spooky and almost ethereal. It is so mysterious and you can just tell that this book is going to through lots of twists and turns at you.