21 May 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Covers of Books I've Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. I heart lists!

1) In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
I wasn't 100% sure about this cover when I first saw it, but it's so closely connected to the book that by the end I was more than a little bit in love with it.

2) Angelfall (Penryn and the End of Days #1) by Susan Ee
I'm not the biggest fan of faces (or even people for that matter on covers), and nearly every single angel book ever has a person/couple/big fluffy wings on it.  I love that Angelfall has wings and they stand out, but they also look kinda gritty and dark too.

3) The First Days (As the World Dies #1) by Rhiannon Frater
There's several different covers to this book, but I love this one the most - it feels dark without being too intense, and even though there's two women on the cover they aren't too prominent.

4) Zombie, Ohio by Scott Kenemore
I love the use of the highway sign with the blood smear - how zombie is this one?!

5) Swan Song by Robert McCammon
One of my favourite books and favourite covers - I love the colours, the ruined buildings in the background and yet it's quite understated.

6) Afterlight (Last Light #2) by Alex Scarrow
Apart from the dead trees and the polluted stream, I love the faded, distressed effect of this cover - it perfectly fits the story too.

7) Meat by Joseph D'Lacey
It may be 'just' a bloody meat hook, but it's a huge part of the story too.  This is how I like my horror covers!

8) Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna #1) by Kendare Blake
It was a toss up between the first and second book covers in this series, but in the end the muted colours with the red highlights won me over.

9) Dead of Night (Dead of Night #1) by Jonathan Maberry
More orange!  There's a definite theme here, but I love the creepy hands, the fonts and its one of those covers that FEELS awesome too.

10) The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
*gasp* not a ruined landscape, but instead a lifeboat adrift.  I love the colour and the simplicity.

So, it appears my taste in covers is pretty dark.  And in ten covers there are only three characters with people on them - and not a single facial close up or weird coloured eyes.  I rest my case.

What are your favourite covers?


  1. I so agree about In the Shadow of Blackbirds. I disliked it UNTIL I read the book. Now I love it and get it and it's one of my favorite covers.

    Also, I have never seen that cover of Zombie, Ohio before but it's awesome!

    1. I'm now slightly obsessed with finding more covers that tie into books - it makes them so much more meaningful!

      There's also Zombie, Illinois done in a similar style, but I haven't read that so I couldn't list it ;)

  2. That Meat cover rocks! And I love The First Days, too!

    1. I think you'd love Meat - it's eco-horror (figure that one out!)

  3. This version of Drowning Towers (Sea and Summer) by your fellow Aussie, George Turner:


    I even asked them if they made prints of it, but they don't.

  4. I loved the Anna Dressed in Blood cover because the blood is textured! My mom and I just stood around petting it when I got it in the mail! LoL

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  5. Angelfall is such a gorgeous cover! It's sitting on my shelf just staring at me. My TBR pile is so long!

  6. I like the Anna Dress in Blood cover. nice picks
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  7. I haven't read any of these books, but I do love their covers! Great list :)

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!



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