Happy Top Ten Tuesday everyone! Time is going by so fast at the moment. It feels like it was only yesterday since I wrote my Top Ten Tuesday post for last week…
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and you can find all past and future prompts on her blog! This week the prompt is: books with nature on the cover! (flower, trees, landscapes, animals etc.)nature nature nature
I really like this prompt, because I love books with florals and/or animals on the cover. If a book has pretty flowers on it, I am a lot more likely to want to buy it. So without further ado, here are some of my favorite books that fit today’s prompt!
Girl, Serpent, Thorn
By Melissa Bashardoust
This cover has both an animal and florals on it! It’s also one of my favorites from last year. It somehow manages to be clean and detailed at the same time. I really enjoyed the story, too. Too bad it was a standalone, because I would’ve liked more story.
Wicked Like a Wildfire
By Lana Popovic
This book and I have a funny relationship, because I absolutely love the cover, but didn’t like the content that much. For me the magic didn’t make much sense and I did not entirely understand the plot. But it’s too pretty to throw out, so I’m keeping it.
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
By V.E. Schwab
This one is a little more subtly floral, but it’s floral nonetheless. It has little forget-me-nots on it. He, ironic. Anyway, I really like forget-me-nots, I think they’re super cute! I used to live near a place where they’d grow in abundance, but for some reason I haven’t seen them in a while.
How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories
By Holly Black
Here’s another one of my favorite covers from last year. I love the bare branches because they make me think of Winter. Coincidentally, I did read it in Winter. Though I don’t remember whether it actually played out in that season or not? Either way, this book is so prettyyyy.
An Enchantment of Ravens
By Margaret Rogerson
Look, birds! Ravens to be exact (duh). I really love this cover, too. I normally don’t like covers with people on them, but this one is really nice. It reminds me of Fall (probably the point, since that’s kinda what this book is about). I got this book as part of a Shelflove box I once impulsively bought, and even if this story was not particularly amazing, it did introduce me to Margaret Rogerson, who went on to write Sorcery of Thorns, which is amazing.
Sorcery of Thorns
By Margaret Rogerson
And here is Sorcery of Thorns! Thorns may not be pretty flowers, but they are part of nature. Also the amount of times of accidentally run through a thorn brush… Anyway, this cover is beautiful, but I also really loved the story. It’s too bad that there aren’t more books, because I loved the world, too, and could really do with a spin off about a certain character.
These Violent Delights
By Chloe Gong
And we’re back to flowers. I know this is kind of cliche, but I love roses. They smell sooo good! But my favorite color roses are the pink ones. They look so soft. Anyway, this book is everything but soft, but that just makes it more amazing. I’m super excited for the sequel, These Violent Ends, to come out at the end of this year!
A Curse so Dark and Lonely
By Brigid Kemmerer
I couldn’t resist, here’s more thorns. I loved the first two books in this series, but have yet to read A Vow so Bold and Deadly. So I actually liked the second book most so far, because of all the new characters that were introduced. Plus, the ending?! I really want to know how it continues, but I don’t have a copy of the book yet… Maybe I should bump it up on my priority-buy list.
Kingdom of the Wicked
By Kerri Maniscalco
Another flower-animal combo. Again with a snake. Snakes are popular, ya know. Anyway, I can’t really tell what kind of flowers are on the cover, but they’re pretty. Small confession: I don’t dislike the cover of the sequel, but I think the crown looks weird. Almost tacky. I feel like the cover would’ve looked better without it, lol.
Chain of Gold
By Cassandra Clare
Gonna end today’s post with Chain of Gold. I’m repeating myself, but this is another of my favorite covers from last year. I love the leaves and the whole color scheme. I’m not sure if Fall is my favorite season, but these colors definitely are my favorite! Still don’t have a copy of Chain of Iron, but hopefully I can get it soon.
And that’s it for today! Which of these covers is your favorite? Find my past Top Ten Tuesday posts here!