December 20, 2018 by TinyNavajo
Thursday Threes: Book Covers That Are Beautiful!
Today is the day we talk about book covers! Don’t you just love them? They are what bring you in, they are what catch your eye in the store or online, they are what call to you saying, “You know you want to look through me!” I’m going to be showing you three book covers that definitely caught my attention and made me want to buy said books.
Nightshade City by Hilary Wagner – The reason I bought this book was because the cover reminded me a little bit of the “Redwall” book series by Brian Jacques as well as “The Secret of Nihm” movie. Combined, it looked like something that I would actually read and after reading the blurb, I can agree that I will. I just need to actually get around to reading it now.
The Thief Queen’s Daughter by Elizabeth Haydon – I love dragons. I buy just about every book that has a dragon on the cover, you can look at my shelves if you don’t believe me. But I think that I liked most about this book, besides the dragon on the cover, is that the leader of the thieves is a woman. I loved that and I had to buy it once I found that out!
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman – I love Neil Gaiman, but I had first read this book several years ago with a very different cover. It was a good book, but the cover and some of the art inside didn’t mesh with the images I had of the characters myself, I gave my copy away. But I saw this particular copy in Half Price Books a couple months ago and I had to buy it because Chris Riddell is one of my favorite illustrators! I love his style and just how he brings images to life, and this time the cover and the art inside more closely matches how I picture the characters and it makes it more enjoyable for me.
The way the cover is designed says a lot about the book, and for me, a lot about how much I will enjoy the book. Now, a lot of people say, “don’t just a book by its cover,” but you have to just a book slightly by its cover, else how do you get interested? These are three covers that actually pulled me in and made me want to read these books.
What are some of your favorite covers? What about them caught your attention? Comment below and let me know!