This week’s Top 5 Tuesday theme, created by Shanah @ bionicbookwormblog, is all about color! Specifically, covers with red, orange, and yellow.
Let it be known this was a deep dive into my TBR, and that I wish I had enough money to buy all of these books right now.
Iron Cast by Destiny Soria
I just love love love the detailing on this cover in those gorgeous borders, and the very vintage feel. It’s also surprisingly warm for a book named Iron Cast, which I would have pictured cool grays and such for. Also, that skull, right in the O? It’s just unsettling enough that I bet it’s plot-relevant, and I can’t wait to find out whether I’m right.
For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig
I am absurdly in love with this cover, first because there’s a dragon (I do love some good dragons), and second because it’s so fiery and dark at the same time. You can pick out just a few details on the buildings, but they’re mostly caught in shadow, and it seems like the world is just completely on fire beyond them. I can feel it in my bones: there’s going to be a lot happening in this book, and I’m ready for it.
Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa
I’m not sure what I love more here: the mask in all its silvery glory, or the way the background is a little bit hazy, like it’s being viewed through something. Plus, black, red, and silver always makes for such an awesome, menacing cover (see literally anything VE Schwab since her books really seem to have a brand lol).
The Darkest Legacy by Alexandra Bracken
ZU GETS HER OWN NOVEL AND MY HEART IS SO FULL.
That said, I love the cover and how well it ties in with Zu’s powers as a Yellow. I love the silhouettes at the bottom, I LOVE the lightning at the top, and for whatever reason, I guess I’m a sucker for that title font, too. Basically, there’s nothing here that I don’t love, and I’m so excited to get my hands on this book.
Vengeful by VE Schwab
I mentioned Schwab earlier for a reason, and it’s because you get covers like this for her work. The original and updated Vicious covers are also very red-heavy, and A Darker Shade of Magic has a similar color scheme, but this is possibly my favorite. It’s simple but so dark and angry and dangerous, and I know my heart isn’t gonna make it out of this book alive. That’s okay, though. I know what I signed up for.
What are some of your favorite warm-colored covers? Do we share any favorites? Also, isn’t “don’t judge a book by its cover” so hard when the covers are this pretty?