15 September 2020

TTT. The Prettiest Book Covers of 2021 (So Far)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl.

Why am I super excited about this week's Top Ten Tuesday Topic? It is a cover freebie week! 😄 When have I ever not rambled about book covers? If one gives me the opportunity to talk about beautiful covers, I will gush about beautiful book covers. Of course, freebie means picking a theme (and that's hard). So, my indecisive self decided to share with you the prettiest book covers of 2021 (so far) aka seventeen books I need to adorn my bookshelf.

We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faizal. I'm guilty of not having read We Hunt the Flame yet, but that does not mean I can't be in love with the cover of We Free the Stars. I would never have expected orange and burgundy to match so perfectly.
The Infinite Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman. I love everything about the cover of The Infinite Courts. The hues are so alluring and the illustrations are beautiful.
Wings of Ebony by J. Elle. I first saw the cover of Wings of Ebony on Twitter and it was love at first sight. I'm actually dying to meet Rue -- she looks so mighty!

Rising Like a Storm by Tanaz Bhathena. The Wrath of Ambar has some of the most beautiful covers I've ever laid my eyes on. I loved the cover of Hunted by the Sky and I'm in love with the cover of Rising Like a Storm.
A Trial of Sorcerers by Elise Kova. How is it possible that all books by Elise Kova have book covers so fascinating?! So far, I haven't come across a cover that I dislike.

The Dead and the Dark
by Courtney Gould. The purple smoke effect is so pretty!

A Queen of Gilded Horns by Amanda Joy. Another book series whose first book I still have to read. 🙈 I quite like how different the hues are and how well the beige, grey, and gold match.
Sing Me Forgotten by Jessica S. Olson. Covers with gold hues are always so charming. 💛 Moreover, the design of Sing Me Forgotten is so different from everything I have seen for 2021 that I could not help but love it.

Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart. Is it okay to say (well, to write) that the cover of Witches Steeped in Gold looks fierce? Iraya and Jazmyne just look so fearless.

The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna. I already told you about my love for the cover of The Gilded Ones. Something that I did not tell you was that I only figured out that its release was delayed to 2021 while researching for this post.

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When Night Breaks by Janella Angeles. I am much more fond of red than blue, but that does not mean that the cover of When Night Breaks did not catch my eye. I love how the covers in this series always let the reader take a peek at the plot.

Amelia Unabridged by Ashley Schumacher. The ocean. Cute whales. A bookshelf. The hues. Everything in this cover is so perfectly matched! And the story seems so much heartbreak.
Bone Crier's Dawn by Kathryn Purdie. Here's a book series whose book covers only get better and better. The cover of Bone Crier's Dawn has surpassed the cover of Bone Crier's Moon, something that I was not expecting to happen because I quite loved the cover of the first book in the series.
The Theft of Sunlight by Intisar Khanani. The drawing style of The Theft of Sunlight (and Thorn) is just beautiful. To tell the truth, I think Jenny Zemanek is one of my favourite book cover artists.
Red Tigress by Amélie Wen Zhao. *jaw drops* There are no words to describe how freaking gorgeous this cover is! 😍 Ana looks ready to crush everyone who tried to ruin her.

Namesake by Adrienne Young. Is it possible for me to describe a book cover as lyrical? If so, the cover of Namesake is lyrical -- it as lyrical as the writing of Fable, the first book in the series.

Cazadora by Romina Garber. Here is a book series whose covers have such a unique illustration. I adore the attention to the detail that the artist had and was able to create such a colourful cover for Cazadora.
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Ps. This topic may or may have not reignited my wish of creating a monthly post discussing book cover trends.  

Do you judge a book by its cover? Are you in love as much as I am with these book covers? What are your favourite 2021 book covers so far?

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  1. Witches Steeped in Gold sounds so good.

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  2. I'm not a huge fan of illustrated covers, but even I have to admit that some of these are really stunning!

    Happy TTT!

  3. Wow! All of these covers look so beautiful! Can't wait to read them next year!

    Here’s my TTT!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  4. Wow! These are just gorgeous! I hadn't seen the cover for Rising Like a Storm yet, and it just blew me away! (sorry about the pun)
    Here's my Top Ten Tuesday!
    Happy Reading! :)

  5. Yes!! This list is everything, they're all so pretty!

  6. These are all AMAZING! I love how you organized them by color, too, they all look so great together! The Gilded Ones is probably my favorite, but Rising Like a Storm and Wings of Ebony are also AMAZING... and We Free the Stars... okay look I can't pick, they're all too pretty! Thanks for sharing them!

  7. I had no idea Rising Like a Storm has a cover already! It's as stunning as Hunted By the Sky. Also love how fierce Ana looks on the Red Tigress cover. So excited for these sequels, as well as The Infinity Courts and The Thief of Sunlight!

  8. Oh my gosh, these are incredibly pretty! I couldn’t choose the prettiest one at all.

  9. All really beautiful but the Dead and the Dark jumped out at me. I love the style and the colors.

  10. Sing me forgotten and Namesake will have to be my favorites. Gosh, these are all so gorgeous! It's a beautiful display. Your blog is sooooo lovely!

    Enjoy the rest of your week!

    Elza Reads

  11. These are all so stunning. That first row literally made me gasp out loud, so beautiful.

  12. The Gilded Ones is my favorite 2021 cover so far. That girl looks fierce.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  13. All of these are so stunning! I especially love the covers with gold elements to them.

  14. I cannot wait for sooo many of these. Namesake!!! I loved Fable so much. Great topic!!