February 21, 2011

Book Covers That Make Me Go, "WOW."

I'm pretty much one of those people who is embarrassingly attracted to Bright Shiny Objects. Like pretty shoes. Or shiny old cars. Or even that lovely fruit tart just begging to be eaten. Damn those window displays!

My fascination with pretty things certainly extends to book covers as well. Lately, I've noticed quite a few books coming out soon that I'm absolutely drooling over. 

Exhibit A: Tris & Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison
This is a modern retelling of Tristan and Isolde (how cool is that?!) and this cover is making me melt. ZOMG! So beautiful!

Exhibit B: Huntress by Malindo Lo 
This book looks all sorts of kick ass. I love how the sword obscures the girl's face and how her hair is blowing in the wind.

Exhibit C: The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell
I. Want. This. Dress. (Seriously, where can I get it?!) I can't wait to get my hands on this book since 1.) it sounds awesome and 2.) Saundra is also repped by Jim. Go DGLM clients! 

Exhibit D: Blood & Flowers by Penny Blubaugh
I normally don't gravitate to covers with a big face on the front (I think it's a bit overdone) but I simply can't staring at this one. First, the title is really cool and makes me wonder what the book is about. Second, the colors! Vibrant and lovely.

Exhibit E: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin.
This image is so incredibly haunting: the dark water, the flowy white dress, the boy pulling the girl down. Definitely whets my appetite to read the first pages of the book!

Did any of these covers catch your eye as well? Which one is your favorite? And what books have tickled your fancy as of late?


  1. I want ALL OF THEM! I vaguely remember Michelle Hodkin's blog post when she unveiled her cover because I FAINTED when I saw it.

    As of late? I died for Ally Condie's MATCHED cover. And ACROSS THE UNIVERSE. And POSSESSION. *sigh* Too many to name...

  2. I love all of those. Tris & Izzie looks beautiful and sad. I can't wait to read that one.

    I love the colors on Blood & Flowers' cover but that face creeps me out. She kind of reminds me of the White Witch in the Chronicles of Narnia movies.

    And the Unbecoming of Mara Dyer: Gorgeous. I'm dying to know whether he's saving her or drowning her.

  3. Love them, especially the one in the water. So haunting to me.

  4. My favorites are "Blood & Flowers" and "The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer"

  5. I just love Huntress...

  6. I want them all! So gorgeous.

  7. LOVE this post! My fave covers on here are the first and the last (tris and izzie and the unbecoming). I LOVE how beautiful some book covers can be ~ they seem to be getting more and more outstanding.

    xo Nomes

  8. I'm weird and seem to like overly simple covers... covers without people. That being said, I still think UNBECOMING is stunning! The faceless imagery, the typography. Sigh. I want!

  9. HUNTRESS is my favorite. :-D And now I'm going to add it on Goodreads. Stop making my TBR larger. :-P```