The Best Of: Beautiful Book Covers #17

It honestly feels like forever since I’ve written one of these posts, it hasn’t been too long as the last one was posted on April 21st, but I was well ahead of myself at one point so it’s been a hot minute. I’ve received some truly beautiful ARCs recently so they’ve been added to my long list of covers to talk about – I’ve mentioned a couple in this post!

Bone Crier’s Moon by Katherine Purdie

It’s simple: I see a Charlie Bowater cover, and I buy the book. She is my absolute favourite artist because well look at that cover – it’s stunning. She manages to make absolutely every book she does ethereal looking and I can’t get enough.  

Synopsis: Bone ​Criers have a sacred duty. They alone can keep the dead from preying on the living. But their power to ferry the spirits of the dead into goddess Elara’s Night Heavens or Tyrus’s Underworld comes from sacrifice. The gods demand a promise of dedication. And that promise comes at the cost of the Bone Criers’ one true love.

Ailesse has been prepared since birth to become the matriarch of the Bone Criers, a mysterious famille of women who use strengths drawn from animal bones to ferry dead souls. But first she must complete her rite of passage and kill the boy she’s also destined to love.

Bastien’s father was slain by a Bone Crier and he’s been seeking revenge ever since. Yet when he finally captures one, his vengeance will have to wait. Ailesse’s ritual has begun and now their fates are entwined—in life and in death.

Sabine has never had the stomach for the Bone Criers’ work. But when her best friend Ailesse is taken captive, Sabine will do whatever it takes to save her, even if it means defying their traditions—and their matriarch—to break the bond between Ailesse and Bastien. Before they all die.

Rhythm & Muse by India Hill Brown

*I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher*

I haven’t posted my review of this yet, but it is coming soon (26th May) so no spoilers. The cover is stunning though, I really love the illustration style and the colours are so fun. I also really like the typography, I’m a big fan of fonts that look like handwriting. 

Synopsis: Cinderella  meets  Cyrano  in this pitch-perfect YA rom-com that is a celebration of Black joy, first crushes, and putting your heart on the line for love. Darren Johnson lives in his head. There, he can pine for his crush—total dream girl, Delia Dawson—in peace, away from the unsolicited opinions of his talkative family and showboat friends. When Delia announces a theme song contest for her popular podcast, Dillie D in the Place to Be, Darren’s friends—convinced he’ll never make a move—submit one of his secret side projects for consideration. After the anonymous romantic verse catches Dillie’s ear, she sets out to uncover the mystery singer behind the track. Now Darren must Is he ready to step out of the shadows and take the lead in his own life? 

Cupid’s Revenge by Wibke Brueggemann

*I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher*

Again, I haven’t posted my review of this yet, so no spoilers. I plan to post it on June 7th, so keep an eye out. As of writing this post, I am yet to finish the book, but it’s been a very quick read so far so I should be done by the time this is posted. Anyway, this is about the cover. 

If you’ve seen any of my other book cover posts you will know by now just how much I love this style. I’m all for the illustrated contemporary covers as I think they are super fun. I mean, look how cute the characters look. 

Synopsis: For the record, it was never my intention to fall in love. But you know Cupid: he’ll get you when you least expect it . . .

Tilly isn’t looking for a girlfriend, but her best friend Teddy is.

Enter Katherine Cooper-Bunting: beautiful, charming, and perfect for Teddy. So why does Tilly find herself using any excuse to join the theatre production they’re starring in?

And why can’t she stop thinking about Katherine?

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