The Dreamy Book Covers Book Tag!
Thank you to @bksRthenewblack for tagging me in The Dreamy Book Covers Tag! It is lovely to have a tag focused on book covers and I had fun completing it. Check out Leslie’s answers on her blog here and give her a follow if you haven’t already!
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No idea but in things: A book cover that perfectly expresses the novel inside of it
I think they nailed The Beast and the Bethany book cover. It is a brilliantly fun and darkly humorous middle grade novel about a naughty orphan who may be fed to a beast. I highly recommend this book and you can check out my full review here.
Sugary sweet: A cover that is so sweet you want to give it a hug
My choice has to be Mammoth by Jill Baguchinsky. How cute is this cover?! I love it and it perfectly reflects the book. Mammoth is about a plus-sized blogger who loves both fashion and palaeontology. It is so good to have books with girls who have an interest in STEM!!! I think the story does well to show that being plus-sized or geeky does not make you less feminine. Mammoth was the first book I ever received for review from a publisher and I will always have a soft spot for it! You can check out my full review here. TW: fatphobia, bullying.
The simple aesthetic: A book that stuns with the most minimalistic of designs
The Other Side of Lost fits this category perfectly. The cover is very minimalistic but works really well! It hints at maps, travel and adventure. It is a book about self-discovery. Sometimes we become lost in our own little lives and it often takes a big change that we never expected to help us find ourselves again. I think that is something that a lot of people can identify with at the moment! If you would like to know more then you can read my full review here.
Cover envy: A book cover you wish you had on your shelf but you don’t
This is an ARC of A Closed and Common Orbit Becky Chambers and I am absolutely in love with it. Everyone has their unicorns and mine are arcs of the Wayfarers series. The series means an awful lot to me and I can’t tell you how much it would mean to me to own arc copies of these books. I also desperately want the first book in hardback which had a small print run *looks to the sky and pleads to the book gods*. If you haven’t picked up the series it a fantastic space opera with a wonderfully diverse cast and is LGBTQIAP+ friendly. Each book is set in the same universe but they don’t follow the same story so it is great to fit around your TBR.
Travelling Abroad; A book cover that features a country outside of your own
This is a tough question! It is me though so The Dresden Files had to feature somewhere in The Dreamy Book Covers Tag. I have to see that even though you can see the city on this cover, the original ‘case files’ style art was so much nicer. The Dresden Files is an urban fantasy series set in Chicago. The protagonist is Harry Dresden, a wizard-detective who finds himself on some of the more unusual cases thrown at the Chicago police department. If you like urban fantasy then check out my introduction to the series here. The series has fantastic fae courts, vampires, werewolves, a wizard’s council, demons, dragons and even bigfoot.
Colour wheel: A book that showcases one of your favourite colours
100% Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman. Turquoise has always been my favourite colour and I love blue too. This cover just makes me so happy even if the book is a little sad as it deals with loss and difficult family relationships. It is a beautiful book both inside and out. Akemi is an extremely talented author! If you like YA contemporary stories then check out my full review here.
Switching gears: A cover change you absolutely adore
I very rarely enjoy a cover change as I seem to become attached to the original covers *shakes fist at ACOTAR new covers*. I do believe that in the case of Throne of Glass that they did the series a favour. The original cover is very rare and valuable now and I do like it. However, I don’t think that the style of artwork would work for a whole series. The new cover is much more iconic and I think will age much better than the original.
‘Oldie but Goodie’: A favorite cover of your favorite classic
Little Women is one of my favourite classics. After looking at different covers I think that this is one of my favourites but I am yet to be wowed. LitJoy are creating a new edition as part of their classic collections and I am looking forward to seeing what they come up with!
And the winner is: Which cover above is your favourite?
My overall winner for The Dreamy Book Covers Tag has to be Summer Bird Blue. The colours just make me so happy and I love having a copy on my shelves!
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