Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.
This week is all about the cover love. Now I’ve done this topic before and it was just a general gushing of pretty book covers. So this week I thought I’d put a simple thematic twist on the topic and look at my favourite covers that feature people on them.
As you know I am not a fan of broody book models on the cover of my books. However, sometimes having a person on the cover (or the silhouette of one) can be very striking.
1. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski: I love this trilogy’s book cover. Yes, it’s just a girl in a very, very pretty dress but it always catches me eye and draws me in. It’s also super atmospheric and I love that the dagger is featured on the cover.
2. Keepsake (True North #3) by Sarina Bowen: This book cover looks so serene. I always feel a sense of peace when I see it. It also conveys the tenderness in the relationship between Zach and Lark.
3. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff: Haunting. This book is striking in every possible way and I love it. Again the cover does a very good job at reflecting the feel of the book. It’s haunting, mysterious and absolutely bloody.
4. These Broken Stars (Starbound #1) by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner: One of my favourites. I love this book and I love how the people blend into the cover. My attention is always drawn to the full cover and not just the individuals. Bonus – the dress is also featured in the book.
5. The Hard Count by Ginger Scott: This is a very simple but effective cover. As I’ve mentioned in my review, American football is at the heart of the novel and the cover conveys just that.
6. The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick: This cover is just too sweet. I get some serious summer vibes from it and is just pleasant to look at.
7. Walk the Edge (Thunder Road #2) by Katie McGarry: Okay so the person on the cover is but a speck but the entire cover is very significant for the character he represents. The meaning of the track and the jacket is not lost on the reader.
8. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson: My feel good summer book cover. I could have chosen any Morgan Matson book cover but I just loved this book so much that I had to feature it. Plus who doesn’t love a bunch of dogs on a cover.
9. Siren’s Fury (Storm Siren #2) by Mary Weber: I must admit, I do wish that the actual face was hidden for this cover but the colours and the vibrant atmosphere you get from the cover draws me in. The black and red hint at the mood of the book with this foreboding sense of danger and Nym’s fury over the events of the previous book.
10. Air Awakens by Elise Kova: You might say I’m cheating with this one since it’s an illustration but who doesn’t love this series’ book cover. It’s so captivating and is one of those books you buy based solely on the cover.
Those are my favourite book covers that feature people on them.
How do you feel about having people featured on book covers?