Good evening you guys! How has your day been? Can you believe we’re already up to day 9 of Blogmas??? Because I am honestly quite shocked how quickly December just flew by! But!!! There is one thing which has me excited about time flying by this fast: I participated in a Christmas gift exchange and my package has been here for 12 days already and I am just dying to open it already. I am too impatient for this kind of thing, okay? I need to know what’s in there already. But I’ll be strong. I can do it. Christmas Eve is on Sunday, after all!
And speaking of things I’m excited about, how about we talk about some of those ridiculously pretty covers we got this past publishing year? Because good lord, some authors were SO lucky.
Should we just start this list off with one of my favorite covers of 2017 because I feel that’s the appropriate thing to do here. First off, this cover is pretty as just a simple image right? Just looking at it, you can tell it’s beautiful. But then you get the actual physical copy and it’s even more beautiful? And super shiny? Yeah, this cover was a freaking jackpot as far as cover design goes! I actually went as far as keeping the dustjacket on my shelves while reading the book to make sure I don’t damage it, while I usually just take it off and keep it next to me while I read. I went the extra mile here.
Oh man. The Caraval cover! When I first got this book in the mail, I kept staring at it and touching it because it was just so pretty? And I loved the texture and the colors go together so nicely and we shouldn’t even mention the prettiness that is the UK hardcover edition with the gorgeous images on the naked book itself. And the split black & white spine with the gold lettering. It’s a beauty. And I was quite tempted to buy another copy but decided to be reasonable instead.
I feel like this cover shouldn’t even come as a surprise??? Furthermore was ridiculously beautiful and colorful so the next cover had to be great too? And it is. Oh so beautiful. And the illustrations are so, so beautiful! I would like to know who Tahereh Mafi sold her soul to, to be blessed with covers as beautiful as most of hers are!
Here is something you might not know about me: I love rainbows. A lot. I am like a small child on Christmas morning when I spot a rainbow. The other day, my mom had to drive a bit slower so I could capture this insanely beautiful double rainbow for my Instagram stories. That’s how much I love them. And so when I saw this cover? Yeah, I was freaking sold. I love the rainbow colors and simplicity of the cover.
Another cover that is a freaking work of art. I love the ombre effect going on here with the transition from pink to purple and the image in the center is so beautiful and I would also like to give a shoutout to the cover designers behind the German edition because that one is stunning too – even the naked book has a beautiful design all over it. This book wins on multiple levels.
This is yet another cover that got my attention rather quickly because of the color but also the image of a beautiful white flower that has a snake wrapped around it. I keep forgetting what this book is about but I find the imagery so interesting that I keep going back to being intrigued by this book. I need to read this already.
I don’t always fall in love with book covers that are mainly just typography but this one just really hit the nail on the head for me – to the point that I waited two more months to buy this particular cover because I preferred it over the US version. And this was a book I had been looking forward to for quite a while, so that should tell you something.
This is a book I haven’t read or looked much into, but this cover is just absolutely stunning and whenever people have shown it off in hauls on YouTube I’ve just been sitting here with some serious heart-eyes going on. I don’t think I usually am drawn to flowers (especially as many as on this one) but they are raised on the dustjacket and that makes them about ten times more beautiful!
And lastly, let’s talk about Wonder Woman: Warbringer! I feel like it’s no secret that I love Leigh and her books (and their covers) and I have to say, this one fits right in! I love that Diana is in her Wonder Woman pose and the logo draws your eye right in too. So far, out of the three covers we’ve seen for the DC Icons series, I have to say this one is my favorite by quite a bit! Though I might be a bit biased because I really love Leigh & Diana!
And now it’s once again time to link to you guys’ posts for yesterday’s prompt of the day: Anticipated 2018 Releases! If you guys want to be featured for any of the upcoming prompts (including today’s) just make sure to write your own post and pingback to the corresponding post of mine so I don’t miss your posts! I can’t wait to see what some of you guys’ responses to the upcoming prompts are going to be!
- Siobhan over at I Am A Book Dunkard shares her most anticipated 2018 releases
What were some of you guys’ favorite 2017 covers? Do you often find yourself drawn towards a certain kind of cover? If so, what is it?
And sorry about the fact that today’s post is quite quick and that nothing much is being said apart from how pretty all these covers are, but I needed something light in between yesterday’s post and Friday’s post, so you’re getting two quicker/easier posts today and Wednesday – I hope you don’t mind!