January 24: FREEBIE — that super specific list you want to make?? All yours to tackle this week!
I have decided to go with my Top Ten Book Covers of 2016! I thought it would be an interesting way for me to so because I did not read a lot of books as I wanted to in 2016. However, I have been drooling after books just because of the covers and I choose to list books that were released in 2016 or this post will be super long. I will talk only about the covers, not the content inside.
There are so many books covers that I am truly in love with and you will see it in the honorable mentions as well.
Iron Cast // Destiny Soria
I love how this book turns out. I love the drawings on both sides. I love the typography. I love the color schemes. It feels like it came from 1920s. I think out of all that design, the necklace of the skull is my favorite.
Of Fire and Stars // Audrey Coulthurst
The colors (you will see that I am somehow attracted to blue colors soon). I was so happy that I got this book in my OwlCrate box last month, because of the cover alone! I love how the blues varies. It doesn’t stay dull. I love the typography. It helps break the blues. I love to see two ladies on there, holding hands. (picture me with my hands on my heart).
Furthermore // Tahereh Mafi
The artwork. Do I truly need to say more? I love it whenever I look around and be able to find details that you missed the first time. The colors itself isn’t stale. The background helps with that as well. I love how the scrolls fit into the design as well.
The Sun is Also A Star // Nicola Yoon
I saw the video of how they made it. Let me know if you want me to provide the link. I am in love on how they merge the colors together very well and it’s colorful. You don’t really get to see that often in YA, not to my knowledge.
Crooked Kingdom // Leigh Bardugo
Man, I love everything with this design. The Crow. The spots of red. The background of the buildings. It helps you to image the atmosphere better. The building in the middle. It looks like a crown. That is pretty cool.
My Lady Jane // Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows
I normally don’t like seeing a person on the cover. I don’t know why. I just don’t. With this one, however, seems to work out pretty well. The woman on the cover is wearing what women during that time wore as well as the typography. It helps break up the woman on the cover. I like the few sentences on there; “Sometimes history gets it all wrong.” “It’s not easy being queen” and “Off with her head!”
This Savage Song // Victoria Schwab
Even though I find myself liking the books with blue on them more, but this one… I love the red. I follow the person who did the typography on Instagram. The work that they do, so beautiful. I am glad to see the design team involved them in creating this cover and the sequel, The Dark Duet.
Passenger // Alexandra Bracken
I love how the ship is not in the bottle but the city of New York is. It shows it is an actual time traveling book. The typography works well with the overall design as well the colors.
Blood for Blood // Ryan Graudin
I love this due to its dark nature. The wolf in there is pretty awesome. I am a sucker for maps so for me to see it within the typography is a bonus. I am not sure, though of the red lights. Maybe I will understand it more once I read the book.
The Female of the Species // Mindy McGinnis
The color! We don’t typically get to see a book that has such a bright color as this one does! I am planning on getting the hardcover of this book very soon. Other than the color, I love the drawing of the animals. It is definitely going to help attract people to pick up this book.