Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Top 10 Book Covers of 2011

1) "Exiled" by RaShelle Workman: I haven't read this book yet but I soooooo want to- look at that cover? Isn't it the most gorgeous thing EVER? I didn't think that anything could top Andrea Cremer's "Nightshade". I was wrong. So, so wrong. And hey! This book is about aliens so it is guaranteed to be awesome (since the other alien book that I read this year, "Obsidian" by Jennifer L. Armentrout, was amazing).

2) "Smokeless Fire" by Samantha Young: This is one of the few books on this list that I have actually had the chance to read. Let me tell you, not only is the cover amazing, but so is the story! Because of this cover I stalk the artist's (Claudia at Phatpuppy Art) gallery ALL THE TIME.  And I love the fact that the author, Samantha, was able to find the stock image used on her book cover on a t-shirt! How awesome is that?

3) "Entangled" by Cat Clarke: I actually have no idea what this book is about- but what I do know is that this cover is absolutely breathtaking. I can;t look at it too long because I know that if I do so I will convince myself that it would be a good idea to dye my hair fire-engine red (red has been my least favourite color for basically forever, this book makes me actually like the color).

4) "Bad Taste in Boys" by Carrie Harris: Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am not a girly-girl whatsoever, but for some reason whenever there are sparkles on a book cover I am sold. And this cover has a whole lot of 'em! I also really love the font on the cover- I can't recall ever seeing a font like it used on a YA book.

5) "Die For Me" by Amy Plum: Like sparkles, I am totally sold on a book if it has curlicues on it (for some reason whenever I stop paying attention to whatever is happening in class I start drawing curlicues in the margins of all of my pages?). Typically I am not a fan of when books are re-released with a new cover, but I totally prefer this cover over the original.

6) "Darkest Mercy" by Melissa Marr: See my little speel about sparkles. I love ALL of the covers in Melissa's book series, but this is BY FAR my most favourite of all of her covers.

7) "Delirium" by Lauren Oliver: For some crazy reason I held off on buying this book for a long time. When I finally decided to buy it I got the original cover (the robin egg blue one with "Delirium" written in the cover, with a female's face being in the font) and then a month later this beauty was released. I really, really, really, REALLY wish that I had held off even longer to have bought the book. I much prefer this cover over the original (even though it admittedly has little to do with the plot of the book). Anyone else think that the model on the cover looks like a younger version of Anne Hathaway?

8) "Shattered Souls" by Mary Lindsey: I recently won a copy of this book (thanks to Rachel over at Fiktshun) and while I have yet to read it (I am hoping to be able to do so sometime over this break from school) and don't know how the cover plays into the storyline of the book I know that I love it! It is the epitome of haunting beauty.

9) "Teeth" by Ellen Datlow: So I didn't pick this book for the sole fact that it contains short stories written by some of my most favourite authors- I picked it for the cover. Isn't she so innocent looking- even though you know that she is a killer (and as such probably SUPER kick-ass)?  If I became a vampire, I would want to look like her.

10) "Eden" by Keary Taylor: I don't even know what to say about this cover. I am speechless. I honest to goodness cannot say enough good things about this cover. It almost makes me want to live in this dystopian world. Errrrr...  Robot zombies? Maybe not...


  1. Oh, wow, Exiled is gorgeous! Nice list of covers. :) Here's mine.

  2. I'm with you on the Delirium cover Avery, I much prefer this version to the blue one with all the crazy type. I found it difficult to focus on that one, and even though this is just a girl's face, it's still really striking:) Love the Eden cover as well, gorgeous!

  3. Oooooo, you and I both have Exiled as our number one picks! Aaah! What a nice surprise! :) Have you seen the second cover? They just get better and better. Seriously. <333

    And we have Shatterd Souls in common; I also listed Samantha Young's Sneak Thievery as one of my choices. :) Fab list!

    You can check out my top ten book covers post here!


  4. I love the new Delirium cover much better than the old one!

    Come check out my Top 10 List for amazing book covers!.

    Best of 2011: Book Covers

    Hope you'll have time to check out my list.
    Mystifying Paranormal Reviews

  5. Oh man, Exiled! With the HAIR and the butterflies. It's so eye-catching.

    The new Delirium cover is pretty, but I like the original one too. I dunno... I like them both, yet neither are as good as the actual book, which is disappointing.


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