I’m long overdue to do this tag. I was tagged for it by Chitra of Books and Strips back in April last year (yeah, long time ago) but I kept putting it off because I wanted to take pretty pictures for it to put on IG. (Sigh) I’ve yet to get around to doing that so I’ll just post this without them.
- Thank the person who tagged you.
- Mention the creator of this tag: (Tiana @ The Book Raven)
- Use the original tag image in your post.
- At least tag one fellow blogger to do this tag!
- List the rules.
“No Ideas But in Things” — A book cover that perfectly expresses the novel inside it
The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan
This is the fourth book in Jordan’s epic fantasy series, Wheel of Time, about a farm boy who must save the world.
My answer for this is all the U.S. covers for the Wheel of Time series that are illustrated by Darrell K. Sweet. Sweet does a great job of capturing a scene from the story on the cover. Some readers don’t like this sort of cover saying it gives away too much of the story, but these are the sort of covers I love best, especially for fantasy novels. They give us a visual representation of the story. I like to look back at such covers as I read to see if it really matches the story. Sweet’s covers definitely do so.
Here’s is the full cover (out in the Aiel Waste). The parts not seen above appear on the back cover.
“Dark and Lovely” — A book cover that is so creepalicious you just want to eat it up
Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics
Yeah…this book cover creeped me out when I got in a Book Riot YA Monthly Box couple years ago. It doesn’t look so creepy now on my computer screen, but in real life, I had to place it face down.
I actually don’t know anything about this book, other than it’s a YA horror novel.
“Sugary Sweet” — A cute cover that is so fluffy you want to give it a hug
The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St. Clair
I really like this cover 😀 . It’s a nonfiction book all about color. I haven’t yet read it. I just keep looking at the cover.
“The Simple Aesthetic” — A book cover that stuns with the most minimalistic of design
salt. by Nayyirah Waheed and How to Be Black by Baratunde Thurston
The cover of salt. is perfect for this! Lol, 😀 ! salt. is a wonderful book of poems that I encourage everyone to read. It’s about Black experience and female experience. It’s a favorite.
The cover of How to Be Black probably fits this category better. I haven’t yet read this book, but I’ve heard it’s great. It’s also about Black experience and race.
“Cover Envy” — A book cover you wish you had on your shelves, but don’t…yet
Mother of the Sea by Zetta Elliott
I. Love. This. Cover!!!! I’m gonna get it. I don’t know when, but I will and I will read it. It looks like those who have read it really like it. I discovered it on the booktube channel Onyx Pages, by the way.
Mother of the Sea is a speculative fiction novel that seems to be set in Africa during the time of the Atlantic slave trade.
“Traveling Abroad” — A beautiful book cover featuring a country outside of your own
Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
I really like the cover. 🙂 This is one of the books I’m currently reading and I’m enjoying it so much that I keep mentioning it to everyone. I’m only 50 pages in (as I’m writing this), so I hope I’ll like it to its end.
It’s a historical fiction novel about the cursed bloodline of the Kintu Kidda clan in Uganda. I suspect that it might have fantastical or magical realism elements later on in the story (past the 50 pages I’m on) because of the mention of the curse and the fact that Kintu is a character from a Ugandan creation myth .
“The Color Wheel” — A cover that showcases one of your favorite colors
Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki by Kevin Crossley-Holland, illus. by Jeffrey Alan Love
This is an illustrated children’s book about Norse mythology that I discovered on Jen Campbell’s channel.
I’d love to get a copy. The U.S. cover is great, but I love the U.K. cover (above) because it has one of my favorite colors — yellow — and I love it when yellow is paired with black, which is why I love the Hufflepuff house colors.
Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng
This is a fantasy novel about missionaries trying to convert the fey, which sounds so interesting that I can’t wait to read!
I love the cover not only because it’s in one of my favorite colors — purple — but also because of how detailed it is, which might be a bit much for some folks. Some peeps might think the design is overwrought because so much is packed in, but I love it.
The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak
I friggin love this cover, but it’s not the novel’s actual cover. It’s the cover of the ARC and it looks way better than the actual cover. It also totally fits story, which is YA historical fiction set in the 1980s about a boy and his friends trying to buy a copy of a Playboy magazine. To do so, the protagonist tries to get close to a girl whose father owns a store selling the magazine in town. The boy and the girl share an interest in creating videogames.
So you see, it totally fits the story. The actual cover just doesn’t measure up. I guess they wanted the actual cover to have an ’80s vibe to it — it’s all bright and orange and weird.
Oh, yea! My next fav color is blue, hence the cover above.
“Switching Gears” — A cover change you absolutely adore
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
As I said in a recent tag post, the updated Harry Potter covers illustrated by Kazu Kibuishi are my favorite. I like Kibuishi’s illustration style and his color choices. I think he did a great job on these covers and I love that together the spines create an illustration of Hogwarts.
“Oldie but Goodie” — A favorite cover of your favorite classic
Cinderella: or the Little Glass Slipper by Charles Perrault, illus. by Camille Rose Garcia
I love this illustrated edition of Cinderella that’s published by HarperCollins. I’d love to get myself a copy because Cinderella is my favorite fairytale.
To see more illustrations from this book, check out this post on Milliebot Reads. (Totally tagging you for this, Millie!)
“And the Winner is…” — Which book cover mentioned above is your favorite?
Umm…it’s hard to choose and I really don’t want to, so…
The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
Here’s another book cover I love. As far as fantasy book covers go, it’s minimalist. I haven’t yet read it.
Yeah…I cheated on the last question, but whatever.
Here are the peeps I tag:
Milliebot Reads (of course!)
I’m hosting a GIVEAWAY! It’s my first one so if you’re reading this post, you should totally enter to win.
I’m giving away a Book Depository purchase of up to $30USD. The GIVEAWAY ends on Friday, February 16, so go enter now!!! 😀
If you need prize idea, just take another look at all those beautiful books mentioned above. 🙂