Monday, 30 June 2014

Best Book Covers - 2014

Taking a break from the onslaught of reviews I’ve been posting lately, I’ve decided to do a bookish post about what I personally deem - the best book covers of 2014. 

I am a huge sucker for cover art and though it shouldn't - it does sway my decision of buying a book - because sometimes you just can’t resist a beautiful cover *bangs fist for emphasis*. 

So, I’ve rounded up some of my favourite covers from this year, which in my opinion, are absolutely stunning. True, I have nothing to offer you with this post, except probably some book-cover-porn. So just feast your eyes on them below and feel free to drop a comment on some of your favourites :)

(PS. You may be able to tell, I love complete series cover art, so some of the books may be older than 2014 - I just added them because they go so swell with the others!) 

Jennifer E Smith's books, which are all stand alone books, have probably THE best covers in my opinion. The simple mix of the muted photos in the background, coupled with the colourful and fun typography, really captures my heart. I think it's the perfect mix for a fun read. An added bonus is the fact the book titles are captivating in their own way. 

Next up is the hugely popular Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi. The cover art of the first book, Shatter Me, was originally the white one with the girl on the front - which has since changed as they redid the covers and went for this theme - which I think is stunning. The detailing on the eyes especially, with the perfect blend of colours, sets off the cover and makes it unique. I've been wanting to covet this set for a while in hardback and finally have made my order after hunting down the Shatter Me hardback in this design! Hurrah! 

Following on from it, is Lani Taylor's, Daughter Of Smoke and Bone series, which again has a different cover art, the UK version is beautiful in itself, but I simply adore the US version cover art - the colours, bold font and use of masquerade masks make the covers especially striking. 

Almost done! Michelle Hodkin's Maya Dyer's series is another striking set. The dark colour palette, joined with the gothic font, as well as the use of the 2 characters, whose faces remain hidden - makes the covers for these hauntingly beautiful. The incorporation of water adds a touch of mystery and I think everything works so well together. 

And last but not least, JOHN GREEN! I love this book, and as beautiful as the original cover (on the left is) I also love the special edition with additional content, that's on the right. Both are great covers and I know they've become especially iconic. (Okay? Okay). We all know what I'm talking about. 

And THAT concludes my favourite cover arts for 2014. I'm sure we're set to get a handful more scorching covers with the year still to go, and I'll do another post in the near future.
In the meantime, feel free to drop comments on some of your favourite covers or links to blog posts you've done on them :)

Over and out!

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