I’m still just as obsessed with pretty covers as I was when I wrote the first post in this series. It’s no surprise to me that this is my longest-running series and the number of posts in it is only going to keep growing. I have a few picks that I wanted to include in this post but I’m being lazy because I can’t be bothered to take pictures of them yet. So basically this is a bit of a quickly thrown together post. Sorry if it’s not my best.
These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling
I haven’t actually read this yet, but every time I see the cover I want to make it my next read. The mix of the real-life photo and the illustrated characters is very pleasing to me and it’s probably one of my favourite covers of all time.
Hopefully, when I finally get around to reading it, it doesn’t disappoint.
Goodreads synopsis: Hannah’s a witch, but not the kind you’re thinking of. She’s the real deal, an Elemental with the power to control fire, earth, water, and air. But even though she lives in Salem, Massachusetts, her magic is a secret she has to keep to herself. If she’s ever caught using it in front of a Reg (read: non-witch), she could lose it. For good. So, Hannah spends most of her time avoiding her ex-girlfriend (and fellow Elemental Witch) Veronica, hanging out with her best friend, and working at the Fly by Night Cauldron selling candles and crystals to tourists, goths, and local Wiccans.
But dealing with her ex is the least of Hannah’s concerns when a terrifying blood ritual interrupts the end-of-school-year bonfire. Evidence of dark magic begins to appear all over Salem, and Hannah’s sure it’s the work of a deadly Blood Witch. The issue is, her coven is less than convinced, forcing Hannah to team up with the last person she wants to see: Veronica.
While the pair attempt to smoke out the Blood Witch at a house party, Hannah meets Morgan, a cute new ballerina in town. But trying to date amid a supernatural crisis is easier said than done, and Hannah will have to test the limits of her power if she’s going to save her coven and get the girl, especially when the attacks on Salem’s witches become deadlier by the day.
Chef’s Kiss by Jarrett Melendez
So apparently this is a new adult graphic novel, but I’m including it anyway because well I want to. The art style of this graphic novel is really good and is actually one of my favourites.
The cover is what drew me to read this in the first place because let’s be honest it’s super cute (especially the pig).
Goodreads synopsis: Now that college is over, English graduate Ben Cook is on the job hunt looking for something…anything…related to his passion for reading and writing. But interview after interview, hiring committee after hiring committee, Ben soon learns getting the dream job won’t be as easy as he thought. Proofreading? Journalism? Copywriting? Not enough experience. It turns out he doesn’t even have enough experience to be a garbage collector! But when Ben stumbles upon a “Now Hiring—No Experience Necessary” sign outside a restaurant, he jumps at the chance to land his first job. Plus, he can keep looking for a writing job in the meantime. He’s actually not so bad in the kitchen, but he will have to pass a series of cooking tests to prove he’s got the culinary skills to stay on full-time. But it’s only temporary…right?
When Ben begins developing a crush on Liam, one of the other super dreamy chefs at the restaurant, and when he starts ditching his old college friends and his old writing job plans, his career path starts to become much less clear.
A Hunt of Shadows (A Trial of Sorcerers #2) by Elise Kova
Elise Kova is yet to let me down with one of her covers. Every single one is absolutely stunning and A Hunt of Shadows may be my favourite yet. Well, it’s probably just behind Air Awakens as that is ridiculously pretty, but it’s close.
Eira looks insanely beautiful and blue has always been my favourite colour for covers.
Goodreads synopsis: Eira is now a champion of the Solaris Empire. She’s off to a land she’s only dreamed about. But a nightmare awaits her.
Her sworn enemy has escaped. His allies are powerful and deadly. And Eira finds herself tangled in the dangerous web of the undercity of Risen where the mysterious Court of Shadows and lethal Pillars battle for the fate of the kingdom.
But vengeance has a price. When Eira is captured by her enemies, it’s not only her life, but the lives of her friends, and the man she loves most, at stake. The woman she was won’t be enough to turn the tides churning against her from long before she was born. She’ll have to become something more. She’ll have to love deeper and fight fiercer than ever before.
The only way to kill a legendary champion, will be to become one herself.
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