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S4S – Books with Leaves on the Cover

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Okay so this weeks prompt is “Books with Leaves on the Cover” and after searching through my bookshelves I only have one book that matches that description so although I will still be adhering to the prompt this will actually be more of a “Books I want to read/look interesting that have leaves on the cover – only one of which I actually own” but that was a bit of a mouthful for a blog title so here we are.

Circe by Madeline Miller
This is the one I actually own and I KNOW I need to read it and I promise I will but I have so many books from publishers to get through at the moment and I feel like this will defintley be a book that’s worth the wait, so it can wait a bit longer.

Wuthering Bites by Sarah Gray
So Wuthering heights except Heathcliffe is a vampire born of a vampire hunter mother and a vampire father. Basically, Wuthering Heights meets Blade? All I know is I need it.

Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner
I’ll let the Goodreads synopsis speak for this one.
“The war between humanity and Faerie devastated both sides. Or so 15-year-old Liza has been told.
Nothing has been seen or heard from Faerie since, and Liza’s world bears the scars of its encounter with magic. Trees move with sinister intention, and the town Liza calls home is surrounded by a forest that threatens to harm all those who wander into it. Then Liza discovers she has the Faerie ability to see into the past, into the future and she has no choice but to flee her town.
Liza’s quest will take her into Faerie and back again, and what she finds along the way may be the key to healing both worlds.”

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
I’m sure I have this somewhere on my shelves but I just couldn’t it!! I brought it years and years ago because the cover was pretty and werewolves *shrugs*

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
One of the only “classics” I actually want to read. I’ve heard good things but I’m still fairly sceptical. Also, I figure it’s not going anywhere, it can wait.

Pax by Sara Pennypecker
The art always draws me to this book whenever I’m in a bookstore. It reminds me of the Shelter video game where you play a mama Badger protecting her cubs. That similarity may have drawn me in but is also what has been driving me away as I can sense just as much heartbreak coming. I absolutely need to read it at some point in the future though.

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S4S – Books with Sunshine on the Cover

*melts*

It’s been an absolute scorcher here this week and although I like a bit of sun now and again I find it best enjoyed from the shade or with a glorious breeze. It feels very apt then that the prompt for this weeks Six for Sunday (courtesy of the lovely Steph from A little but a lot) is “Books with Sunshine on the Cover” not something it seems, that I own a lot of but these are the ones I could find on my shelves that I think fit the prompt the closest.

Nexus by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings
It’s literally an actual sun so this was the first one I thought of.

Wunderkids (Part 1: Wildwood Academy) by Jacqueline Silvester
I love the way the light filters in through the trees for this cover and I’ve only just noticed the sneaky logo made of light too!

Warrior Cats: Into the Wild by Erin Hunter
This first in the series, this book cover always makes me think of summer as I started reading these books then as well as those lovely rays of light beaming down on Firepaw.

Saving Charlie by Aury Wallington
I know this is technically an eclipse but there is sunlight too! I loved this book so much even though it’s been such a long time since I’ve read it.

The Next Together by Lauren James
I actually remember that before I’d ever read anything by Lauren James the sunset on this cover caught my eye, I love this cover so much.

Reys Survival Guide by Jason Fry
I’m getting desperate here but surely when you think of Jakku you think of desert and hot scorching sun right? So it feels like a perfect fit for this prompt and if you look close enough you can totally see an actual sun in the bottom right-hand corner.

Are there any particular things you do or do not like to see on book covers? I don’t often like peoples faces on them or “real people” as opposed to illustrations.

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S4S – Books Covers

Happy Sunday and welcome to the last Six for Sunday before returning to the scheduled prompts by Steph from A Little but a Lot! This week I decided to head back to the bookish prompts and picked an older prompt that I hadn’t done before, this one is Book Covers! Although I do agree with the age old saying “don’t judge a book by its cover” I’m insanely guilty of doing just this. A cover is often the first thing we see and even if not on purpose we tend to form an opinion at that moment even if it isn’t always a deciding factor. For me personally, a cover will usually draw me in, I’ll then check out the synopsis and if I’m still interested I tend to read the first page where possible or if online I check out spoiler-free reviews. Although no the be all and end all sign of a good book I do love a good cover and now you can check out six of my all time favourites.

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James
This cover is one of the most gorgeous things I’ve ever seen, Laurens books have such beautiful covers and for me, this is the book that started it all.

Vicious (Special collectors edition) by V.E Schwab
I held up from starting this series because I wanted this version so badly. It’s beautiful, features a built-in fabric bookmark, foiling under the dust jacket and is that perfect smaller hardback size that I adore. Not to mention that the art on the cover itself is a reference to Victor and his habit of defacing books, I love that if you look at it one way its just lines made with marker pens but at the right angle they are bones.

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
I don’t think I know anyone out there who doesn’t love this cover or the sought after blue sprayed edges. The gold foiling and detail on the moth are astounding but for me, it’s the gorgeous galaxy like blue with what looks like stars and constellations running through them, it looks truly magical.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Screenplay by J.K Rowling
I adore a lot of Mina Lima’s graphic design work for the Harry Potter films and the artwork for the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Screenplay is no exception. There are so many little hidden details and flourishes over this cover it really draws you in while also capturing the style of the era well at the same time.

Lady Midnight (Waterstones special edition) by Cassandra Clare
Another harder to find one and although Waterstones have done special edition covers like this one for the rest of the Dark Artifices series and now the Red scrolls of Magic series too this first one will always be my favourite. The colour is a lovely shade of blue and the gold foil angelic runes are perfection.

Caraval by Stephanie Meyer
I love so many different aspects of Caraval. The shiny gold foiling (this seems to be a running theme with my favourites I’ve noticed) of the starburst kind of effect around the book title is eye-catching all on its own but pair it with the spine spilt into half black and half white and then the different hidden cover editions we got in the UK where under the dust jacket you would find one of a few different gold illustrations was just the icing on the top of the cake.

Do you have any particular book covers you like? Do you have anything that endears a cover to you like my (apparent) obsession with gold foiling? Tell me all about it!