Today I am linking up with The Broke and the Bookish for their Top Ten Tuesday: All about the Visuals! I’m cheating with my cover buys since I DON’T HAVE ANY GRAPHIC NOVELS. I am much too adult for that.* In any case, if you have been book blogging for a while, or Bookstagramming for 2 days, you have probably considered buying a book solely for its cover. BUT WHAT ABOUT WHAT’S INSIDE, you ask? WHO CARES. It looks pretty SO I MUST HAVE. And with that I want to show you 10 books I bought because of their GORGEOUS COVERS!
The Night Circus
BEHOLD THIS COVER IN ALL ITS GLORY (insert heart eye emoji here). Once I saw this book popping up all over bookstagram I KNEW I HAD TO HAVE IT. SO I BOUGHT IT, obviously. Now, I haven’t read it YET, but I’ve started it! The good news is, most of the people I’ve talked to have enjoyed it soo…yay!
If any of you have been reading this blog for any amount of time (and if so BLESS YOUR SOUL), you know that I ABSOLUTELY LOVED the Splintered series by A.G. Howard (and also ROSEBLOOD BECAUSE OMG THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA). However, I have a SMOL aversion to novellas for some strange, untold reason. Now, STRICTLY SEEN, I did not buy this book myself, BUT I DID HAVE IT ON MY WISHLIST and I got it as a gift from my bookish secret santa for Christmas :). And yes, it was only on my list for the aesthetic of completing my set and also THE COLORS ARE GORGEOUS HELLO.
IKNOWIKNOW. I haven’t read this one yet either but in my defense I’m waiting for Lord of Shadows to come out because I GET ANXIETY OVER CLIFFHANGERS. I must be able to read on IMMEDIATELY. But the cover is so gorgeous and green and OH JUST LOOK AT IT.
I was a LITTLE hesitant about this one because I have heard REALLY GOOD things, and I’ve heard VERY MEH things! But it really is so pretty to look at…so I couldn’t resist getting me a hardback copy after being gifted a paperback one (spoiler: I’M HORRIBLE)
The Raven Boys
Okay, this is only HALF true??? First of all, Cait @ Paper Fury is CONSTANTLY AND UNDYINGLY flailing about Maggie Stiefvater and her Precious Raven Boys. BUT (bepreparedtoshameme) I wasn’t TRULY convinced until I saw the cover of The Raven King….I absolutely fell in love and had to buy ALL OF THEM and then I fell in love with the story too (SO THAT ONE HAS A GOOD ENDING HAHA). SERIOUSLY THOUGH. GO READ THEM.
I have to confess something here. I actually like the US cover better than the UK cover for this one and I was a LITTLE disappointed. BUT in all fairness the UK cover is GORGEOUS naked!! I especially love that it doesn’t even have a title on the spine, just the bird!
This is a classic case of AMAZING COVER meh book. Well, FOR ME. I know a lot of people who liked it a lot! It just wasn’t the book for me. But the cover was so steampunky and delicious looking that I don’t even really care that I didn’t enjoy the story as much as others!
Alice In Wonderland
I’ve never actually read the classic (that I can remember)! I know I probably SHOULD…but…I feel like my mind has been so filled with COUNTLESS RETELLINGS and other aesthetics that I wouldn’t be able to enjoy it the way I would if my brain was a clean slate. EXCUSES EXCUSES. Shame on me! But when I saw this cute cover I just had to have it. It’s so cute and whimsical 😀
Six of Crows
Not sure if this one really counts??? I had already read it BUT THE COVER WAS SO BEAUTIFUL and I had a mismatched set of SoC and CK soooo….LOGICALLY OF COURSE I HAD TO REBUY THE HARDBACK SET. OBVIOUSLY. #noshame
A Darker Shade of Magic
TECHNICALLY I bought it because I wanted to read it. BUT I bought the paperback version. AND THEN I SAW WHAT I WAS MISSING OUT ON WITH THE HARDCOVER VERSION so I promptly sent back the paperback to buy the hardback. AND LOOK HOW PRETTY A GATHERING OF SHADOWS IS OMGEEEEEEE
TELL ME: What are some books you have bought because of cover love? Have they been just as beautiful on the inside as on the outside or were they rotten eggs???