The Best Of: YA Book Covers #11

Here I am once again talking about some of my favourite book covers. I really enjoy writing these posts because I get to look back through all of the pictures I’ve taken.

Last Chance Books by Kelsey Rodkey 

I will always be the first to admit when I’ve brought a book because of the cover. That is exactly what happened here. Hopefully, it won’t come back to bite me, it doesn’t have great reviews on Goodreads though. 

Synopsis: Don’t you just love the smell of old books in the morning?

Madeline Moore does. Books & Moore, the musty bookstore her family has owned for generations, is where she feels most herself. Nothing is going to stop her from coming back after college to take over the store from her beloved aunt.

Nothing, that is—until a chain bookstore called Prologue opens across the street and threatens to shut them down.

Madeline sets out to demolish the competition, but Jasper, the guy who works over at Prologue, seems intent on ruining her life. Not only is he taking her customers, he has the unbelievable audacity to be… extremely cute.

But that doesn’t matter. Jasper is the enemy and he will be destroyed. After all—all’s fair in love and (book) wars.

Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin

The covers for the Serpent & Dove series are the marmite of the book world. Some people absolutely love them and others hate them. Personally, I’m a huge fan, otherwise I wouldn’t be mentioning one here. I think they got the gold colouring perfect which is no easy feat. The gold against the red is very striking and I love the imagery. 

Synopsis: After narrowly escaping death at the hands of the Dames Blanches, Lou, Reid, Coco, and Ansel are on the run from coven, kingdom, and church—fugitives with nowhere to hide.

To elude the scores of witches and throngs of chasseurs at their heels, Lou and Reid need allies. Strong ones. But protection comes at a price, and the group is forced to embark on separate quests to build their forces. As Lou and Reid try to close the widening rift between them, the dastardly Morgane baits them in a lethal game of cat and mouse that threatens to destroy something worth more than any coven.

An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson 
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I am actually yet to read this book, it has been on my to be read since the day it was released because just look at that cover. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I see Charlie Bowater cover art I buy the book, I just can’t help myself. I really wish I had the physical copy however it was on offer on Kindle so I could not deny buying it on there. 

It is very impressive to create such a beautiful cover when the colours are very muted, however, there is something about the art style that is captivating. Also if it can still look stunning, even in black and white on a Kindle it says a lot about how strong the artwork is for An Enchantment of Ravens.

Synopsis: Every enchantment has a price.

With a flick of her paintbrush, Isobel creates stunning portraits for a dangerous set of clients: the fair folk. These immortal creatures cannot bake bread or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and they trade valuable enchantments for Isobel’s paintings. But when she receives her first royal patron—Rook, the autumn prince—Isobel makes a deadly mistake. She paints mortal sorrow in his eyes, a weakness that could cost him his throne, and even his life.

Furious, Rook spirits Isobel away to his kingdom to stand trial for her crime. But something is seriously amiss in his world, and they are attacked from every side. With Isobel and Rook depending upon each other for survival, their alliance blossoms into trust, perhaps even love . . . a forbidden emotion that would violate the fair folks’ ruthless laws, rendering both their lives forfeit. What force could Isobel’s paintings conjure that is powerful enough to defy the ancient malice of the fairy courts?

Isobel and Rook journey along a knife-edge in a lush world where beauty masks corruption and the cost of survival might be more frightening than death itself.


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