I don’t know about you guys but I am SUCH a sucker for a pretty cover. In fact I would say that around 30% of the books on my shelves were picked up for the cover alone. Does a pretty cover ensure a good book, not always but there have only been a few instances where the cover let me down. More and more effort is being put into book covers and boy am I glad because some of the ones I have focused on below are stunning! Have you ever picked a book up based solely on the cover? If so which one?
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Is the cover for this book gorgeous? yes. But its the naked hardback that really takes the mark. The foiling on it is sublime and its one of the few books I keep on my shelf without the dust jacket.
The Girl in the Tower
I know everyone loves the Bear and the Nightingale cover but this one just steals it for me. I love the kind of eeriness you get from the cover, the simplicity and yet detail of the drawings and the little hints we get to the story inside.
The Master and Margarita
Ok so i technically didn’t buy this for the cover alone but I did buy this version because of how stunning it was. Just look at it, and its soo much better in the flesh. A textured cover with beautiful end-papers… I swoon every time I look at it.
We Hunt the Flame
I loved the original version of this cover but the above one is sooo much better. That Font has to be font goals right? And the detail and swirliness and the rep of the gorgeous caped hunter!
The Deathless Girls
This is another book where the naked hardback is just as beautiful as the dust jacket. I snagged the Waterstones version with sprayed edges and be still my beating heart that book is beautiful.