Top 5… covers of 2019
Good morning bookworms!
Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘covers for 2019’. Top 5 Tuesday 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 that are coming up!
How’s that saying go… “You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover”? I don’t know about you guys, but I do that. All. The. Time! So, let’s talk about some cover love for books that have been released this year!
Darkdawn – Jay Kristoff
Oh yeah, we aren’t getting out mentioning this series here, gentlefriends! I might be finished reading it, but seriously, I can’t go past these covers, and neither should you!
The UK covers for this series were designed by one Kerby Rosanes and I am in love with the details of the design, as they show you elements of the story within the larger image. Plus you get the three suns of Aa across the three novels!
The Merciful Crow – Margaret Owen
True to form, I have absolutely zero idea what this book is about… but do I want to read it based on the cover? You can absolutely bet on it!
If my memory serves (and let’s be honest, it’s pretty bad at the best of times), this was in the FairyLoot box just last month and I am intrigued! It’s got a darkness about it without relying too heavily on black (in fact it’s only used as shadow) and I love the flock of birds over head (although I’m sure it’s not Kal’s favourite feature).
Starfell: Willow Moss and the Last Days – Dominique Valente
This absolutely DELIGHTFUL mix of bright colours and dark contrast make this middle grade book one of my faves for the year. I mean, it doesn’t hurt that the gold on my copy is metallic and shiny as well!
Hailed to be a new Harry Potter (I cannot confirm, as *gasp* I haven’t read it yet), the synopsis looks pretty cute too.
The Sky Weaver – Kristen Ciccarelli
I mean, I’m trying not to let me anticipated reads for this year influence my decision… but it’s just so hard because I am loving the cover for this one in particular! A little bit dark, a little bit light, and a touch of metallic has me screaming “GIMMMEEE!!” at the top of my lungs.
I am also borderline delirious waiting for my copy to come in the post… but still! I am drowning in this girl’s eyes. Also her sword hilt. (It’s still #stabtempber, right?!)
Wayward Son – Rainbow Rowell
I’m not even sorry any more. You could put a roll of toilet paper in front of me, and if it had Baz’s face on it, I’d be wallpapering my room with it (probably much to my husband’s dismay…). Suffice to say, this one absolutely makes the list.
Just quietly, I have ordered the Waterstones edition where the sprayed pages match Baz’s suit… because even though I look horrid in floral, he sure as hell doesn’t.
What’s your favourite book cover of 2019?
Is there a certain style you like?
Beck @ SMELLFOY CAN READ
omg Baz looks like my great-grandmother’s curtains and I LOVE it
and WAIT THERE’S GOING TO BE FLOWERED PAGES WTH THAT IS AMAZING.
and yes, all of these books are gorgeoussss. Have an amazing week I’m just going to daydream about those fabulous flowered pages bye
The Waterstones edition ?https://www.waterstones.com/book/wayward-son/rainbow-rowell/9781785177071
The tilted picture shows you the sprayed edges. So pretty!!
Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky
Holy crap, Kerby Rosanes’s art is amazing??? They’re so hyperdetailed! My hand hurts just looking at them. ? And LOL Baz’s floral shirt is awesome. Though I’m still sad that we (North America) got the neon yellow background for the cover. ?
There are soooo many 2019 covers I love, but this is probably my favourite one for the second half of the year: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/819E5FPMHbL.jpg
OMG, I don’t know what this book is about, but I want it!!! ?
Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky
I’m hoping to read it soon!! It takes place inside of a spaceship that’s a living creature, apparently
That sounds interesting!!!
Eeeek all these covers are just so pretty!
I especially love the cover scheme of the merciful crow and really want to get my hands on that!
Another cover I loved is Aurora Rising- that purple is just so pretty ?
Yes, the Aurora cover is lovely. It probably would have made a longer list (but I’m trying so hard to have willpower and only stick to 5 these days!!)
Haha that definitely is hard!
Great post, the cover of Darkdawn is so beautiful ??
Yes, the UK copies are my favourites!! ?
I can’t wait to put sky weaver on my shelves ?
Saaaaaaaame!! I’ve pre-ordered my copy and am just waiting on publication!! ?
im so scared to read darkdawn and find out how the story ends but mannn are the uk covers just beautiful. mister kindly would approve ?? i feel the same way about the merciful crow, from the cover alone, im so intrigued and interested in the story (even if i’ve heard mixed reviews) but that WON’T STOP ME lol
Thanks May!! Look, all I can say about Darkdawn is that I loved it, and I would recommend reading it before spoilers!!
Meaghan @ Words Gremlin
TMC and Darkdawn really do have stunning covers. ? ALSO THAT KAL-BIRD FEUD SHOUTOUT LMAO
I meant to tag Kal… but then I forgot!! (At least someone has seen it!!) ??
The UK covers of the Nevernight series are hands down the best <3 I also really love the covers of A Sorcery of Thorns and The Girl the Sea Gave Back
Yes!!! Both so beautiful!! (I really could have put 30 books, but I’m trying to stick to a top 5!!)
I also have The Merciful Crow waiting on my shelf. It looks so stunning!
Yes!!! I hope the book is as good as the cover!! ?
Beware Of The Reader
The Sky Weaver is so lovely!
Am so in love with it!!! ?
Dani @ Perspective of a Writer
I LOVED The Merciful Crow and I will admit that it started with the cover. I think I wanted it for that reason alone for a long time… but I’m so glad that the story totally matched it! I loved the teeth magic so much. And I so agree about Kristoff’s series too. Especially Dark Dawn’s cover which is so gorgeous!! ❤ Great picks!
Teeth magic?! I am intrigued!! I loved the teeth magic in Daughter of Smoke and Bone series so fingers crossed I love this too!!
Dani @ Perspective of a Writer
It’s totally different but I think just as fun. 😉
100% agree with Wayward Son and Darkdawn! I love those covers. Great post 🙂
Thank you!!! Aren’t they just beautiful?! ?
Love these covers!! And I’m ridiculously excited for wayward son 😀
Sooooo keen!! I’ve preordered 2 copies and requested an ARC… do you think that’s overboard?! ?
Im so so pumped to get my hands on Skyweaver I cannot even! it is supposed to arrive at work today!