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Top Ten of 2014: Best Book Covers of 2014

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Top Ten of 2014: A Week of Looking Back is a year-end meme hosted by Jamie @ Two Chicks On Books, Rachel @ Fiktshun, Mindy @ Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, and Nancy @ Tales of a Ravenous Reader

It’s Week #2 and we’re featuring the Best Book Covers of 2014. I guess I’m the type of reader who looks at the book cover and then immediately switches to the back cover to look at the blurb and then goes back to appreciate the book cover again. I seldom depend on the book covers to decide which books I read but I do appreciate a lovely cover.

 

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A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU by Claudia Gray. Easily one of the best this year. I love the duality of the image, the colors, and how it just echoes the theme of the story. (My review)

 

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BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE by Maggie Stiefvater. Granted, I’m only at Book 2, The Dream Thieves, but I love this cover already. It’s whimsical, colorful, and a bit magical. Don’t you think so too?

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Thirsty Thursday (3): Book Covers that make my pulse jump

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Thirsty Thursday is a weekly feature, hosted by Nikki & Keira @ Lazy Book Lovers, where we discuss all things swoon-worthy: from quotes, book covers, book boyfriends, and even that worth-the-wait book kiss.

 

satisfactionBookSatisfaction by Sarah Mayberry

Swoon Quality: This cover perfectly embodies my idea and imagination of what Rafel (or at least Rafel’s body *hehe*), the hero in the book, looks like. He’s part-owner of a famous and well-respected tattoo shop where the heroine plans to get her ‘O’-fix but suffers a slightly (or majorly) embarrassing mistaken identity gaffe. But Rafel is totally swoon-worthy so I can’t help but love this cover of his book as well. If you guys are interested, you can check out my review of Satisfaction HERE.

I’m going to be a little bit greedy and do two more of these. LOL 🙂

 

king of attoliaBook: The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner (The Queen’s Thief series book #3)

Swoon Quality: This is one book cover that I will never get tired of looking at. There is so much to swoon about it, not only because of the beautiful art, but especially because of the symbolism present in it. Everyone who’s read MWT’s The Queen’s Thief series knows who that man is, why he’s wearing royal clothes and holding that sword, and who that hand on his shoulders belong to. I am just internally squealing and fan-girling about how this cover just interpreted visually one of the stunning plot developments in this series. I can’t rave about this series enough. If you’re interested, check out the amazing reviews of Angie @ Angieville (starting with The Thief).

 

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Book: Hostage to Pleasure by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling series Book #5)

Swoon Quality: Here’s another example of the cover capturing my idea of the hero of the book or was it the other way around… hmm, the other way around it is. I’m bad with picturing characters so when I saw this version of the cover, my mind just completely latched on to this and I’ve imagined Dorian Christensen, the hero of the book, as this guy. 🙂 Because those eyes and that expression! He looks so intense, exactly how intense I imagine Dorian would be!

 

That’s it for me for this week’s edition. What are some of the book covers that make your pulse jump?

Don’t forget to check out Nikki’s and Keira’s picks this week here. My good friend Lorn @ Pakwanstripes is also doing this feature.

 

Top Ten Tuesday (23): Book Covers I’d Frame as Pieces of Art

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the gals at The Broke and the Bookish. For this week, here’s my… 

Top Ten Book Covers I’d Frame as Pieces of Art…

 

king of attolia
THE KING OF ATTOLIA by Megan Whalen Turner. This is book cover perfection for me. I just adore it from the bottom of my heart.

 

ignite me
IGNITE ME by Tahereh Mafi. The memory of Warner that it evokes. ‘Nuff said. 🙂

 

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WHAT I DID FOR A DUKE by Julie Anne Long. I love historical romances and this is just one of the most romantic book covers I’ve seen in the genre. I’d totally frame this one and I don’t care what everybody would say. LOL 🙂

 

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CRUEL BEAUTY by Rosamund Hodge. I just really, really love this cover, with the rose intertwined with the winding stairs, the contrast of the colors black and red.

 

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UNHINGED by A.G. Howard. Unhinged! I don’t know what else to say. 🙂

 

 

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Super Six Sunday: Favorite Covers of 2013

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Super Six Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by the gals at Bewitched Bookworms. This week’s theme: Favorite Covers of 2013.

 

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#6: Splintered by A.G. Howard

I haven’t read this yet but I’ve read good things about it and now it’s on my TBR list. I just love the whimsical feel and the lively colors of this cover.

 

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#5: Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

I’ve always had a hard time picturing how a character would look in real life. And as I have been excited about Isaiah’s book since I read Dare You To, I got my first glimpse of him on this cover. And I loved it. I love the red-themed car and how they’re together on the seat, as well as their facial expressions.

 

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#4: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

We finally get a glimpse of Tessa herself. This cover was just beautifully done. I love her dress, by the way.

 

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#3: A Man Above Reproach by Evelyn Pryce

This cover for a historical romance novel is a breath of fresh air. It’s an uncommon cover in this genre and I love the watercolor effect. It gives the gentleman on the cover a certain dimensionality that whispers of the time period in London then.

 

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#2: Eleanor & Park and Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Oh, these two. I just adore how these covers really echo the characters in the books. It’s an additional way for readers to connect with the story.

 

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#1: Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh

I love this cover edition because it gives me the face to go with the name. This book is one of Nalini’s best works. Absolutely divine.

 

There you go, my super six covers for 2013. I would love to hear from you guys so if you have time, leave your links in the comments section and I’ll definitely check them out.