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TTT: Favorite Covers of Books I've Read


This week's TTT topic is Top Ten Covers of Books I've Read:

 Doll Bones: I'm so happy that I get to include this one. I just read the book over the weekend. I loved the creepiness of the cover before I read the book, and love it even more now. It fits the story so perfectly

The King of Attolia: I like how this cover encompasses so much of the story contained within and yet can be so misleading if you study it in a certain light.

Graffiti Moon: Another cover that I feel captures the contents of the book perfectly. I love the blurriness of the city in the background and the shadowed focus on Lucy and Ed. So symbolic of the story.

Wildwood Dancing: I have always loved Kinuko Craft's illustrations and this cover is a work of art. There is so much detail. You really need to see it up close to appreciate the full effect. Warning: It may cause you to want to stroke it and not stop looking at it.

Seraphina: They could have so easily gone with a photo of girl looking mysterious and angsty on the cover for this one and I can't tell you how happy I am that they chose this instead. It fits the world of the story so well.

Peaceweaver: I love that Hilde is in action on this cover, confronting the monster, sword in hand, in motion. Perfect.

The Boneshaker: This conveys the perfect amount of creepiness and horror to fit the book.

Meant to Be: The colors! London! I just love it all.

Stolen Magic: I love all the covers for the Kat books, but this one is so utterly prefect. That expression on her face is so perfectly Kat.

American Born Chinese: The bewildered expression of the boy clutching his transformer like a lifeline makes me want to hug him. The Monkey King buried under the rocks in the background is such a strange contrast to this that it draws you in and makes you want to know the whole story.

Comments

Unknown said…
Great covers (and name! :) ). I love the cover to Seraphina... I was impressed they didn't just do the 'same old' angsty girl cover as well.
Brandy said…
It makes it stand out from all the other books out there, but I know a lot of people don't like it.
Ula said…
Doll Bones looks so good and Seraphina is pretty as well, looking forward to that one.

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Anonymous said…
The cover for Meant to Be is so cute, I love all the colors in it! :) My TTT list: http://aliceinreaderland.com/2013/05/20/bookcovers/

Alice @ Alice in Readerland
Brandy said…
I both cases the contents of the books surpass their marvelous covers.
Brandy said…
Yes! The colors really make it as pretty as it is.
Anonymous said…
Love your picks. The Doll Bones cover is awesome, but I haven't read it yet so I can't include it. And I totally agree that the Seraphina cover is brilliant.
Daniela said…
I love the colors in Wildwood Dancing and Meant To Be. It's cute :)
Brandy said…
Doll Bones is excellent, the best MG book I've read this year.
Brandy said…
I like colorful books. And the details in Wildwood Dancing are so wonderful.
Bookish said…
Great choices, so pleasd to see Wildwood Dancing on someone else's list and the cover for Seraphina is just gorgeous!

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Brandy said…
I think the older titles and covers sometimes get forgotten. Wildwood Dancing is so beautifully detailed.
Charlotte said…
I could write a ten page paper about the cover of King of Attolia--I love it tons!
Brandy said…
That would be a paper I would love to read. It is so simple and yet there is so much there.
Shelver 506 said…
Sigh. Even the little details of KoA are perfect. Those scars on his hand get me every time.
Brandy said…
The details are utter perfection and there are so many different ways to interpret their poses and body language. I just love it!
Anonymous said…
Yay for the King of Attolia and Seraphina! I was thinking of adding Graffiti Moon as well but I would have chosen the Aussie edition over the US hardcover. So I looked at the premise of Doll Bones because you liked it so much and I feel like it would be too creepy for me!
Christina said…
I love the Meant to Be cover so much.

Also, The King of Attolia cover is interesting. Not having read it, there are so many things that could be happening there. Curious to get a new perspective when I do read it.
Anonymous said…
I'm so happy to see Doll Bones on your list! I just brought it home from the library today, and I really love the cover (plus I can't wait to read it -- I've heard so many good things). Great choices!

Lisa
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Brandy said…
I like the Aussie cover of GM too, very minimalist. But I adore what they did with the US, which is odd for me because I don't usually like photo covers.

How do you feel about the creepy level of dolls? I do think Doll Bones is more MG creepy than everyone creepy. My review posts next week.
Brandy said…
Exactly why the KoA cover is so brilliant. As a person who hasn't read the books you could interpret it several different ways. If you have read the books the tiny detail put into it is amazing.
Brandy said…
Doll Bones is excellent. Enjoy!

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