Cover Characteristic #7 – August 7th

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I saw this meme popping up the other day and I thought it would be a fun way to take a closer look at all those beautiful covers out there. Cover Characteristic is hosted at Sugar & Snark and has a weekly theme.

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This week is all about covers with SMILEY FACES. I haven’t actually read any of these titles below besides More Happy Than Not, but they do all have a smiley face or two on the cover!😉

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# More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera. (Read in June 2016: 3 stars REVIEW)

# The Haters by Jesse Andrews

# Graffiti Grandma by Jo Barney

# Read Between The Lines by Jo Knowles

Now on to my favorite cover of this week:

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>>> Sisters by Raina Telgemeier <<<

What is your personal favorite out of these 5 covers? And have you read any of these books yourself? Feel free to comment!:)

Cover Characteristic #6 – July 17th

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I saw this meme popping up the other day and I thought it would be a fun way to take a closer look at all those beautiful covers out there. Cover Characteristic is hosted at Sugar & Snark and has a weekly theme.

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This week is all about covers with EGGS. I haven’t actually read any of these titles below, but they do all have one or more eggs on the cover! 😉

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5. Bumped by Megan McCafferty.

4. Eggs by Jerry Spinelli.

3. The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell.

2. Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire.

Now on to my favorite cover of this week:

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1. The Family Tree by Carole Cadwalladr.

What is your personal favorite out of these 5 covers? And have you read any of these books yourself? Feel free to comment!:)

Cover Characteristic #5 – July 3rd

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I saw this meme popping up the other day and I thought it would be a fun way to take a closer look at all those beautiful covers out there. Cover Characteristic is hosted at Sugar & Snark and has a weekly theme.

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This week is all about covers with FEATHERS. I actually found a lot of them, but these below are my favorites in no particular order (except for the last two).

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The Circle by Sara B. Elfgren and Mats Strandberg: I’m not sure when I will actually read this book, but I do love the cover. The use of black&white with a contrast color is definitely right up my alley and I like the illustration in the middle. 

Antigoddess by Kendare BlakeAgain, I’m not sure about the book itself, but I do love the cover. Especially the contrast of the white feather with the dark blackground and the hint of blood in the water… Definitely makes you wonder what the book is about.

End Of Days by Susan Ee (read in September 2015; 4/5 stars): I like the color combination of this one, although I would probably loved this cover even better if the font would have been different. The words look a little too ‘thin’ and don’t really stand out (especially the title). 

Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley (read in July 2015; 2,5/5 stars): I wish I would have loved the story as much as the cover, because it’s simply gorgeous. I love the colors, the feather slowly transforming, the background… The only thing I might change would be the font.

Now on to my favorite cover of this week:

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1. The Strange And Beautiful Sorrows Of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton (read in May 2016; 3/5 stars): Again, I wish I would have enjoyed this story as much as the cover, because it’s just stunning. I love the illustration, the font, the color combination… Without doubt one of my all time favorite covers.

What is your personal favorite out of these 5 covers? And have you read any of these books yourself? Feel free to comment!:)

Cover Characteristic #4 – June 19th

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I saw this meme popping up the other day and I thought it would be a fun way to take a closer look at all those beautiful covers out there. Cover Characteristic is hosted at Sugar & Snark and has a weekly theme.

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This week is all about covers with CLASSROOMS. Since I couldn’t find any, these covers below will be of books where at least one of the scenes is set in a classroom. There are many many stories with scenes set in a classroom, but these are 5 of my favorite covers. (The runner ups are in no particular order this time)

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Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid (read in January 2016; 2,5/5 stars): I like how this cover is simple, but managed to catch your attention. Add a liberal use of my favorite color (blue) and a nice contrast with the white of the paper and the orange, and you have a great cover. A shame the story itself didn’t live up to it though.

Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang (read in May 2015; 3/5 stars): Yet another simple cover, but it works. The background is subtle and I like that it has math formulas in the background (since they play a role in the story). I like the detail of the road and car with the title in between as well… The only thing I would have left out myself is the red sentence at the top.

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (read in June 2015; 3,5/5 stars): I really like the pastel colors used in this cover, as well as the distribution of the title and added illustrations. I think I would have used white instead of yellow papers though.

The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu (read in July 2015; 2/5 stars): I LOVE the color combination, fonts and placement of the title of this cover. The background also relates to the story itself, which is a nice touch. I wish the book would have been just as good as the cover….

Now on to my favorite cover of this week:

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1. A Study In Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro (read in June 2016; 4/5 stars): This is probably one of my all time favorite covers. It basically has everything I could love in a cover: use of white and dark color, good contrast between title and background, pretty color combination, use of blue… The book itself was a great read as well.

What is your personal favorite out of these 5 covers? And have you read any of these books yourself? Feel free to comment!:)

Cover Characteristic #3 – June 12th

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I saw this meme popping up the other day and I thought it would be a fun way to take a closer look at all those beautiful covers out there. Cover Characteristic is hosted at Sugar & Snark and has a weekly theme.

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This week is all about covers with ARROWS. I normally always try to pick covers of books I’ve already read, but that brought up only two miserable covers  (seriously, there must be hundreds of covers with swords out there, but arrows? not so much). So the covers below are a mix of books I’ve read and those on my TBR pile.

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5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (read in November 2012; 5/5 stars): I normally like simple covers, but this one isn’t doing much for me. I like the black & white but the golden touch isn’t really my thing. I’m not really convinced by the background design either.

4. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFeversI have to say the cover isn’t really inspiring. The model is mostly looking confused and seems to ‘pose’ with the crossbow rather than actually know what to do with it. I haven’t read this book yet, so that might be the point… Although I don’t think so. I like the color combination though.

3. Heir Of Fire by Sarah J. Maas (read in March 2015; 4,5/5 stars): I love the color combination of this cover and how fierce the model looks with her bow ready (which is a perfect description of the main character). It’s actually a really close call between the first three covers, but since I prefer covers without models on them I placed this one third. I still love it though.

2. Fire by Kristin CashoreI really love the colors used in this cover as well and the fact that the bow and arrow are on the foreground. One little detail though: I think the title would have stood out better if it would have been in white or at least a bit brighter. Change that and leave out the face, and this cover would be a perfect 10.

Now on to my favorite cover of this week:

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1. The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons: I literally added this title to my wishlist solely based on this gorgeous cover. This is basically everything what I look for in a cover: gorgeous color combination, easy to read words in pretty font, lovely design and illustrations… I could stare at this one all day.

 

What is your personal favorite out of these 5 covers? And have you read any of these books yourself? Feel free to comment!:)

Cover Characteristic #2 – June 5th

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I saw this meme popping up the other day and I thought it would be a fun way to take a closer look at all those beautiful covers out there. Cover Characteristic is hosted at Sugar & Snark and has a weekly theme.

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This week officially is all about lipstick, but since I couldn’t find any fitting covers I’m cheating a little and looked for covers with: FEMALE LIPS.

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5. A Midsummer’s Nightmare by Kody Keplinger (read in June 2015; 3/5 stars): This cover works for the genre, but I’m not a big fan of chick lit in the first place and don’t really like covers with people just ‘acting pretty’. The colors work well for the summer theme though, although I don’t like the greenish color of the word ‘Nightmare’.

4. All The Truth That’s In Me by Julie Berry (read in January 2016; 4,5/5 stars): I like the combination of black & white with a slash of red, but I don’t think the cover is a good match for this story. I actually thought it would be a contemporary romance story based on the cover, but it turned out to be a historical fiction read! 

3. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (read in March 2016; 3,5/5 stars): Yet again I like the color combination, but I don’t think I would have picked this book up solely based on the cover. It looks too much like a simple sexy romance read…

2. Hero by Belinda Crawford (read in May 2016; 4,5/5 stars): I really like this cover! The colors, the moon in the back… It definitely was a hard choice between this one and cover number one.

Now on to my favorite cover of this week:

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1. Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple (read in November 2015; 3/5 stars): Although I didn’t really like the story itself, I do think the cover fits it perfectly. It’s quirky and definitely catches your attention as a potential buyer.

 

What is your personal favorite out of these 5 covers? And have you read any of these books yourself? Feel free to comment!:)

Cover Characteristic #1 – May 29th

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I saw this meme popping up the other day and I thought it would be a fun way to take a closer look at all those beautiful covers out there. Cover Characteristic is hosted at Sugar & Snark and has a weekly theme.

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This week officially is all about benches, but since I couldn’t find any I’m cheating a little and went with last week’s theme: ONLY THE BACK OF PEOPLE.

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5. I Was Here by Gayle Forman (3,5/5 stars, read in September 2015): I’m not sure I actually like the color combination of this cover and I wish the font of the title would have been different, since it doesn’t seem to match with the background or the rest of the text.

4. The Night She Disappeared by April Henry (4/5 stars, read in October 2015): The background is a perfect match for the story, but I don’t like the color and font of the title that much. A title in white would have worked better…

3. All Fall Down by Ally Carter (4,5/5 stars, read in August 2015): I actually really like this cover already, but I guess the red title does clash a little with the bottom half of the background.

2. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult (4,5/5 stars, read in April 2015): I really like the colors used in this cover; my only ‘complaint’ would be that it doesn’t really show what this story is about.

Now on to my favorite cover of this week:

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1. Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake (4,5/5 stars, read in October 2015): Not only does this cover set the atmosphere perfectly, I also love the use of black & white with a touch of red. An easy favorite!

 

What is your personal favorite out of these 5 covers? And have you read any of these books yourself? Feel free to comment! 🙂