Buying books on the cover alone? Guilty… Top 5 Cover Buys
This week’s Top 5, created by Shanah @ Bionic Bookworm, is top Cover Buys. Books that had such an impressive, eye drawing, or intriguing cover that you decided to buy it before hearing anything about it, or even reading the synopsis.
Sea of Rust
by C. Robert Cargill
The colours on this are what drew me in. It’s just metal pre- and post-rust, but it looks so amazing.
by John Scalzi
I like the representation of the red figures. I didn’t know what they represented when I first saw this cover, but I didn’t really care. I just wanted to read it.
by Marie Lu
To be fair, this probably had more to do with Batman than it did with cover design, but come on. It’s still a wicked looking cover.
by Nicholas Sansbury Smith
This one looks like an action movie.
by Jay Kristoff
This one. Great googly moogly! The font! The background pattern! The distressing of it all. It’s all awesome. There isn’t a single thing on this cover that seems like it went the wrong way.