Happy Monday! Hope you all had a lovely weekend and are raring and ready to go. I thought I’d look at some of my favourite book covers to brighten the day.
To anyone who follows me on any social media, the first covers will not be a surprise… I adore Robin Hobb’s Realm of the Elderlings series on the inside and the outside. Let’s just take a moment to look at how beautiful they are. Ahh. Jackie Morris is a genius.
Now, the next covers are a bit of a touchy subject for me as the publishers have since republished this series with new (boring!) covers and I regularly worry that the new books, if they’re ever released, will not match my collection. First world problems, I know. But these are so pretty! Enter: A Song of Ice and Fire by George R R Martin. Yes, I’m a fantasy lover cliche.
For my Juliet Marillier pick, I’ve gone for the trilogy with the mismatched covers… but they’re all beautiful so I’ll suck it up. These are the first three books of Marillier’s Sevenwaters (widely considered as a series made up of two trilogies).
Next up, The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia A McKillip. This book is incredible and I will be recommending it to everyone forever. At 200 pages, it’s not a big commitment but you won’t regret it!. Go read it, now!
How beautiful is the colour scheme for Twelve Kings by Bradley P Beaulieu? Every time I look at it makes me think of a summer sunset. And you should definitely judge this book by its cover, it is amazing. I can’t believe it took me so long to pick up, I devoured it and instantly picked up the sequels to binge read.
And finally for today, the stunning, the intricate, the gorgeous: Angela Carter’s Book of Fairy Tales.