Feature and Follow is a blog hop hosted by Rachel of Parajunkee and Alison of Alison Can Read. The main goal of this blog hop is to allow bloggers meet, discover new blogs/bloggers and spark up some bookish friendship/conversation. Each Friday there is a post prompt and today the prompt is Top Ten Favorite Book Covers.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Published by Harvill Secker
This book has pretty much become my favorite book. I just LOVE this version (UK) of the cover. The book itself is also lovely, with black and white stripes for the inside panels. I love the silhouettes of the two main characters with the striped tent behind them and the touch of red scarf, the umbrella, the bowler hat and magician’s top hat- all important pieces in the story.
The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman
Illustrated by Chris Riddell
Published by Bloomsbury
is another Gorgeous book. The cover/slipcover are beautifully illustrated with climbing vines and black flowers over the sleeping princess. The dust jacket is a bit translucent making the actually hardcover look a bit “dreamy” and “foggy” with a hint of a glimmer. It’s stunning! The illustrations inside are also divine and swoon worthy.
Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke
This cover has quite a lot of things going on and since I am still reading it I am still connecting everything to the story but it is a delicious feast for the eyes. I love the font they used for the title, and there are just so much to look at.
Beauty and the Beast– By Ursula Jones and Illustrated by Sarah Gibb
Published by Orchard/ Albert Whitman and Company.
I fell completely in love with this edition of my favorite fairy tale. The illustrations are GORGEOUS, and the cover is just breath taking. Everything I could have ever wanted for how Beauty and the Beast should be illustrated. The other books in the series are just as dazzling and I want them all in my collection.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (Puffin In Bloom Edition)
Published by Puffin
I think this is such an adorable illustrated cover. You have the four sisters, surrounded by floral and a golden cursive font for the title. It’s very sweet and there are a few other titles done in the same style (I want them all).
The Gallery by Laura Marx-Fitzgerald
Published by Dial Books
The intricate lacework of this cover is beautiful and it incorporates lots of information about the story. It is set in the 1920’s in a mansion where there are “Gatsby-like” parties and a mysterious lady that refuses to leave her room. I love the gilded font too…so SWIRLY.
Miss Moon Wise Words from a Dog Governess-
Witten and illustrated by Janet Hill
Published by Tundra Books
This is not only a lovely cover, but a very bright and interesting one. There are a variety of dogs (more actually on the inside illustrations), flowers, foliage , a parrot, a monkey, and an alligator. It’s quirky and slightly strange and it just makes one curious about what is actually going on here. Miss Moon doesn’t seem to be too worried about the little white dog with the blue bow getting too close to that alligator- who looks ready to grab himself a nice little puppy puffball for a snack. I love the possibilities and potential in what the book holds just from everything depicted on this cover.
Love Fortunes and other Disasters– by Kim Karalius
This book cover is just the cutest. I love how sweet and romantic it is. There are heart shaped trees, a heart-shaped tunnel, and I really like the color scheme. I love the little cloud with the lightning bolt striking the “S” just hanging above the couple in the boat. It truly depicts that love isn’t always “calm sailing” and that sometimes it truly does feel like your are standing on a boat without a life jacket on rocky water about to get hit by lightning and a giant storm. Very appropriate and clever for the story inside.
Bunny roo, I Love You by Melissa Marr
Illustratre by Teagan White
Published by Nancy Paulsen Books
This book cover warms my heart. I love the color scheme, the font, and I especially love that there are bunnies on this cover. I plan on buying this book the moment my husband and I find out we are pregnant. It will be our baby’s first book.
Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye
Published by Headline Review
I found this cover very clever. If you look at it quickly, or at a distance you can’t really tell that some of the cutouts are little knives, Skulls, and what looks like human hearts to me. I love that the cut-outs look almost like a pattern for a lace doily or even a gothic glass window. I especially love the long knife just below the author’s last name with what looks like “blood” scrolls squirting away from the blade.
What are some of your favorite book covers? Do you ever read/buy a book based on how much you like the cover? Do you also participate in Feature & Follow Friday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll head over for a visit.