This week's Top 10 Tuesday topic from The Broke and the Bookish is Top 10 Favorite Covers of books you've read. Here are mine:
Wow, I guess I have a thing for dark blue covers with a splash of red! One important thing about a cover is that it promises what kind of story lies within, and I think all of these do that very well.
As far as The Selection goes, there are dozens of "girl in a pretty dress" covers, but I really do love this one. Sidekicks, written by the same guy responsible for the Word Girl tv show really grabs your attention with that roundhouse kick. Bunheads and Lost Voices - no secret as to what those books are about: ballerinas and mermaids, respectively. The thing that I like about Divergent's cover is that it very subtly reminds readers of Catching Fire - you know it's going to be an exciting dystopian right away.
I like the swirling red effect on Vesper. The Raven Boys is one of those covers that the internet simply cannot do justice to. You must see it in person! The white background has a light pearlized effect, and the darkness of the raven's wings hides all kinds of details. Daughter of Smoke and Bone was one cover that I didn't know what to make of, at first. I wondered if it took place in New Orleans, since the mask reminded me of Mardi Gras. What you can tell from this cover is that the book is going to have secrets (it totally does) and that it's going to be awesome (it definitely is.)
I like that The Time-Traveling Fashionista features an illustration, not a photo, and that she looks so carefree. It's right on the edge of being a mature middle-grade read, or a young YA and I think that comes across. Finally, Pink is another cover that grabbed my attention because of the stark contrast between the pink and black - a lot like what the main character goes through in the book!