The Best Of: Beautiful Book Covers #22

I said last month that I probably need to stop posting these as often because I’m going to run out of covers…that’s not even remotely true. I’ve bought so many books lately that I definitely have more than enough to keep me going. I’m just a little dramatic sometimes.

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

I’m not a fan of the original cover, but the 2023 cover is stunning. I am, however, a big fan of snakes on covers and these ones really pop. The cover artist has done the golden sheen on them so well, it’s difficult to get gold right.

This cover is way more eye catching than the original. The colours are vibrant, the typography is great and I really like it.

Synopsis: There will be plenty of time for me to beat him soundly once I’ve gotten what I came for.

Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map―the key to a legendary treasure trove―seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship.

More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.

In Daughter of the Pirate King, author Tricia Levenseller blends action, adventure, romance, and a little bit of magic into a thrilling pirate tale.

All the Dead Lie Down by Kyrie McCauley

This is a bit of a rogue choice for me. It doesn’t have bright colours, it’s not very eye catching. However, it does have a delicate beauty to it that I really appreciate. It makes sense to have this type of cover for a thriller book and I really like the painted effect. Very pretty.

Synopsis: The Sleeping House was very much awake . . .

Days after a tragedy leaves Marin Blythe alone in the world, she receives a surprising invitation from Alice Lovelace—an acclaimed horror writer and childhood friend of Marin’s mother. Alice offers her a nanny position at Lovelace House, the family’s coastal Maine estate.

Marin accepts and soon finds herself minding Alice’s peculiar girls. Thea buries her dolls one by one, hosting a series of funerals, while Wren does everything in her power to drive Marin away. Then Alice’s eldest daughter returns home unexpectedly. Evie Hallowell is every bit as strange as her younger sisters, and yet Marin is quickly drawn in by Evie’s compelling behaviour and ethereal grace.

But as Marin settles in, she can’t escape the anxiety that follows her like a shadow. Dead birds appear in Marin’s room. The children’s pranks escalate. Something dangerous lurks in the woods, leaving mutilated animals in its wake. All is not well at Lovelace House, and Marin must unravel its secrets before they consume her.

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

A classic cartoony romance cover. I know a lot of people hate these types of covers, but I love them. There’s something very comforting about them and I love the colour palette of this one. You all know by now that I adore this book, so any excuse to mention it. 

Synopsis: First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the closest thing to a prince this side of the Atlantic. With his intrepid sister and the Veep’s genius granddaughter, they’re the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. International socialite duties do have downsides—namely, when photos of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis Prince Henry at a royal wedding leak to the tabloids and threaten American/British relations. The plan for damage control: staging a fake friendship between the First Son and the Prince.

As President Claremont kicks off her reelection bid, Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret relationship with Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations. What is worth the sacrifice? How do you do all the good you can do? And, most importantly, how will history remember you?

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