Top 5… green, blue and purple covers!

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!

The Casquette Girls
The Casquette Girls

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.

These Broken Stars
These Broken Stars

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).

Blue Lily Lily Blue
Blue Lily, Lily Blue

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!

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  1. The Wicked King cover looks amazing 😀

    My shiver cover is different to that. Same pictures but I think mine it back and white with a touch of red 😛 I like the light colours of those book covers you have though 🙂

    The casquette girls cover though 😍

    Have you read the surface breaks by Louise O’Neill? It’s a retelling of the Jans Christian Andersens version of The Little Mermaid 🙂 it’s a great read with 😀

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    1. Hey! I got Shiver, Linger and Forever in a box set, and I’m so glad I did because they are beautiful editions. The colour of the text on the pages is the same colour as the books – so Shiver is all written in blue, Linger is in green and Forever is in red. They’re amazing.

      The Casquette Girls is just as amazing in person. I love it so much!

      I haven’t read The Surface Breaks, but I’ll look into it! I love mermaid stories, and The Little Mermaid retellings most of all! xx

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      1. I have the UK editions. 😛 I love them so much. I love both the cover designs tbh 🙂 they’re both so pretty.

        Yeah it’s really good. I had my doubts but I really enjoyed reading it 🙂 and the cover is amazing too 😀

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