We’re back for another Top 5 Tuesday, the weekly meme created by Shanah (@bionicbookwormblog)! This time, the covers for sharing are the other half of the rainbow, and much more my speed: green, blue, and purple!
I’d guess that over half of my TBR is made of books with cool colored covers, honestly. I have so many more of them lined up than books with warm covers. Anyway, here are some of my favorites!
Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray
Before the Devil Breaks You has such a simple but eerie cover, especially with that slightly fuzzy photo quality, and it’s PERFECT for my favorite spooky 1920s NYC teenage shenanigans. I actually have this sitting on my physical TBR pile in my room, and I’m planning to do a complete series reread before I start it for real. I’m so excited!
The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember
The papery style of this cover is just so cute to me! It’s not something you see everyday, especially in fantasy when all the covers feel very dark and dramatic, and I love a simple cover from time to time. Also, I’m pretty sure this is an f/f mermaid story and I am PREPARED for this one omg.
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
I know I see people getting excited over floral covers a lot, but this one is probably my favorite precisely because it’s almost floral but not. You have your flowers, but they’re made of metal, and I get the impression this is some kind of garden gate. It’s gotta be locked, it’s gotta be secret, and if the book’s summary is anything to go by…someone’s going to have to break in.
Cue me, in the distance chanting: HEIST HEIST HEIST HEIST HEIST!
Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody
The way the title seems to smoke and burn is GORGEOUS, and I love how sprawling the setting near the bottom seems. That, and the sky looks cloudy or smoky with the moon half blocked, and I get this overall impression that something mysterious and terrible is coming, and something magical as well. Given the fact that this is a story about illusions being murdered as if they were flesh and blood, I think the cover sells it just right.
Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser
This is another book sitting on my physical TBR that I’m excited for! It has some sparkle and shimmer in person that has completely won my heart, and blue and silver is a personal favorite color combo of mine. Plus, I love the moon (like, not just this moon, but the moon in general), and the cover gives me this late night sense of peace that makes me incredibly happy. I suspect the book won’t actually be so peaceful, but that’s okay. I can just look at the pretty cover when it starts to stress me out lol.
What are some of the covers with cool colors you’re most excited about? Can you say covers with cool colors three times fast? Can you type it three times fast?
I’ll admit I can’t. Had to proofread that one twice. Whoops.