The Best Of: Beautiful Book Covers #21

I’ve been posting this series once a month for quite a while now, but I might need to slow down soon. I’m getting through books quicker than I’m buying new ones so currently, this series is finite. However, they may change over the next few months, we shall see.

Chain of Thorns (The Last Hours #3) by Cassandra Clare

This series is by far the best for covers. I don’t hate the covers for The Mortal Instruments (re-releases, let’s not even mention the originals) but The Last Hours’ are simply stunning. I think this is my favourite so far.

The combination of green and red isn’t something I usually like, but it’s gorgeous here. It;s a very busy cover, but I don’t mind that for once. 

Synopsis: Cordelia Carstairs has lost everything that matters to her. In only a few short weeks, she has seen her father murdered, her plans to become parabatai with her best friend, Lucie, destroyed, and her marriage to James Herondale crumble before her eyes. Even worse, she is now bound to an ancient demon, Lilith, stripping her of her power as a Shadowhunter.

After fleeing to Paris with Matthew Fairchild, Cordelia hopes to forget her sorrows in the city’s glittering nightlife. But reality intrudes when shocking news comes from home: Tatiana Blackthorn has escaped the Adamant Citadel, and London is under new threat by the Prince of Hell, Belial.

Cordelia returns to a London riven by chaos and dissent. The long-kept secret that Belial is James and Lucie’s grandfather has been revealed by an unexpected enemy, and the Herondales find themselves under suspicion of dealings with demons. Cordelia longs to protect James but is torn between a love for James she has long believed hopeless, and the possibility of a new life with Matthew. Nor can her friends help—ripped apart by their own secrets, they seem destined to face what is coming alone.

For time is short, and Belial’s plan is about to crash into the Shadowhunters of London like a deadly wave, one that will separate Cordelia, Lucie, and the Merry Thieves from help of any kind. Left alone in a shadowy London, they must face Belial’s deadly army. If Cordelia and her friends are going to save their city—and their families—they will have to muster their courage, swallow their pride, and trust one another again. For if they fail, they may lose everything—even their souls.

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder (A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder #1) by Holly Jackson

I adore the simplicity of this cover. Despite it being quite minimalistic, it’s very eye catching. Everytime I go book shopping it catches my eye instantly. 

It’s definitely my favourite out of the entire series and I love the pops of red and blue. I can’t really explain why I like this cover so much, I don’t think a lot of people like it, but I do.

Synopsis: The case is closed. Five years ago, schoolgirl Andie Bell was murdered by Sal Singh. The police know he did it. Everyone in town knows he did it.

But having grown up in the same small town that was consumed by the murder, Pippa Fitz-Amobi isn’t so sure. When she chooses the case as the topic for her final year project, she starts to uncover secrets that someone in town desperately wants to stay hidden. And if the real killer is still out there, how far will they go to keep Pip from the truth?

Bloodmarked (Legendborn #2) by Tracy Deonn

This is one of those covers that speaks for itself. Bree looks stunning and oh boy do I love Selwyn. It’s so great to actually see what he looks like and I do really like the character designs. 

There’s something about blue and red covers that are so gorgeous and aesthetically pleasing. Both covers in this series are stunning. 

Synopsis: The shadows have risen, and the line is law.

All Bree wanted was to uncover the truth behind her mother’s death. So she infiltrated the Legendborn Order, a secret society descended from King Arthur’s knights—only to discover her own ancestral power. Now, Bree has become someone

A Medium. A Bloodcrafter. A Scion.

But the ancient war between demons and the Order is rising to a deadly peak. And Nick, the Legendborn boy Bree fell in love with, has been kidnapped.

Bree wants to fight, but the Regents who rule the Order won’t let her. To them, she is an unknown girl with unheard-of power, and as the living anchor for the spell that preserves the Legendborn cycle, she must be protected.

When the Regents reveal they will do whatever it takes to hide the war, Bree and her friends must go on the run to rescue Nick themselves. But enemies are everywhere, Bree’s powers are unpredictable and dangerous, and she can’t escape her growing attraction to Selwyn, the mage sworn to protect Nick until death.

If Bree has any hope of saving herself and the people she loves, she must learn to control her powers from the ancestors who wielded them first—without losing herself in the process.

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