ARGH!! Monday was a public holiday in Australia (happy birthday Queenie!), so I thought that tomorrow was Tuesday so I nearly missed this week’s post! Luckily I saw Shanah’s post which reminded me I hadn’t finished mine yet!!
Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘green, blue and purple covers’, and is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm. You can visit her here, and join in for Top 5 Tuesday by checking out all the amazing topics we have coming up!
I’m super excited about this because greens and blues are my fave colours (seriously, my hair is currently blue, green and purple right now… mostly because I’m trying to live my best mermaid life). Let’s get started!
My absolute favourite cover that encapsulates all three of these colours, is without a doubt, The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden (and then it’s sequel The Romeo Catchers below). Now, I must admit that I still haven’t read them, but they are about a girl in the city of New Orleans (post storms), who finds magic and then things get out of hand. It does look super interesting, but it was totally a cover buy.
Next in order of delightfulness, is These Broken Stars, which is the first book in The Starbound Trilogy by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. I also haven’t read this books, but it’s Amie and Meagan’s first trilogy together (the second is Unearthed and to my knowledge only has one book released to date).
Of course I had to put a Maggie Stiefvater book in, so I’ve chosen Blue Lily, Lily Blue. I know that the primary cover for this is blue and green, but I have the Scholastic paperback version which is blue, purple and pink (and to be honest, I like this one better). The Raven Cycle is one of my all time favourite series, and The Raven King nearly made this list as well.
Tithe by Holly Black is on my list of fave green covers. I love the delicate look of the butterfly wings, and the scrawled mess of the title lettering (like a vine out of control). I also genuinely love the story (and nearly added The Wicked King to this list as well).
Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff is the second book in the Lotus War trilogy (steampunk Japanese fantasy). The UK covers for all three of these books are ah-mazing, and I love them for their detail and surprising depths in the pictures. In saying that, if you ever get a hold of the UK covers for Nevernight and Godsgrave you will see more in the pictures the longer you look at them, and every piece relates to the stories.
Special commendations go to the titles below. I just couldn’t stick to five on this one because they’re my fave colours! I also have to totally give a high commendation to the last photo in the pictures below. I absolutely adore the Barnes and Noble leather-bound classic cover of The Little Mermaid and other fairy tales by Hans Christian Anderson. It’s simple, yet whimsical, and different shades of green, aqua, orange, and silver foil (that’s the part that looks grey/lilac in the picture). It’s also just one of my all-time favourite fairy tales, and I’m pretty sure it’s where I got my love of not-so-happy-endings. If you’ve only seen the Disney version, I implore you to read the original!