Good morning bookworms!! Happy Tuesday!!
Welcome to a new month of Top 5 Tuesday!! This month we have a kind of Halloween theme going on, and today’s topic is top 5 black and orange books. I feel like black and orange are Halloween colours. (But also, what do I know? I live in Australia and we don’t celebrate Halloween…)
Top 5 Tuesday is back!! If you missed the October topics post, please click here, to check what topics we have for the remainder of this month!! Top 5 Tuesday was created by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm, but is now being hosted here, @ Meeghan reads (this is still weird… maybe one day it will feel normal?!)
top 5 black and orange books
Ink – Alice Broadway
Ok, so I absolutely LOVE the cover of Ink (and the other books in the series). I have a copy of this book (total cover buy), and the orange is a bronze foil, which is just stunning. Although, I do love the non-foil version too.
In terms of story… well, I kind of DNF’ed this one. But maybe it wasn’t the book, maybe it was me. I haven’t unhauled it yet, so there’s a possibility that I might come back to it one day. I mean, anything is possible!!
For a Muse of Fire – Heidi Heilig
This is another book that I, uh, haven’t read yet. BUT, the cover is stunning. Although, I do love covers that have dragons on them. I don’t know why, dragons aren’t even pretty. But they are amazing magical creatures, and I love how they hoard things and seem to be an endless source of knowledge.
Just quietly, books two and three in this series are also lovely. And while I do love the blue of book two in particular, For a Muse of Fire is definitely my favourite so far.
Circe – Madeline Miller
Ok, so I know I said that I loved the cover of Ink, and these are in no particular order, but the cover of Circe is my absolute FAVE black and orange book. Again, I haven’t read it (are you starting to see a pattern here?) but occasionally I take it off my shelf just to look at it. And then I replace it very gently and think about buying a digital version to read.
To be honest, of all the books on this list, I’m actually surprised I haven’t read this one, and it will likely be the first one that I read. Primarily because it based on Greek mythology, and I’ve always been a Greek myths stan. (Which reminds me, I need to finish Percy Jackson… 🤔)
Illuminae – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Ahhhh!! Finally one that I have read!! I know, I’m excited too. Although, this one is probably less of a “cover love” scenario, and more of a “book love” scenario. Also, I love that the cover really looks like how the inside of the book also looks. It’s got that mixed media type of look to it, and I feel like if you don’t know what Illuminae is about, between the explosion and the file note feel, you’d probably get an idea.
If you’ve not read YA science fiction, and you want something that is visually appealing as well as an amazing story, this is the one. Plus if you want to listen to it instead, I’ve heard that the full cast do a fantastic job.
Sinner – Maggie Stiefvater
MWAH-HAHAHAHAHAHA. If you thought I couldn’t fit a Stiefvater book into this prompt you are sorely mistaken. Although, to be honest, I feel like I could have had my pick of covers. (Also on my initial list were Ballad, Call Down the Hawk, and I even had The Scorpio Races, but it’s probably more brown than orange.) Of those listed, Sinner is *probably* my fave cover. (Yes, I wavered on this like 3 times.)
This is the companion novel to the Wolves of Mercy Falls series, and is possibly my favourite because it’s all about Cole St Clair and Isabel Culpeper. Werewolves in LA. Who would have thought. But, look at that sunset!!
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What are your top 5 black and orange books?