This was SO hard! I realized how rarely I actually buy a book on cover alone. I usually base my selections off my friends reviews, authors I already like, or just my gut feeling. With the five books below, my gut feeling wasn’t so sure, but there was no way I could pass up those covers!
Top 5 Tuesday was started by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm!
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
I never had any intention to read The Grisha Trilogy, and as its spin-off I also had no intention to read Six of Crows. Then I walked through the B&N doors and saw that cover, and those black pages, and it was o-v-e-r.
I had to have this book. Luckily it turned out to be as epic as the cover art!
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
Okay, so the idea of a zombie love story caught my eye, but really it was that cover. I love the billowing red behind R who’s shambling down the desolate road… I don’t know, it just speaks to me. So, while I was intrigued by the concept, I really bought it for the cover. ‘Zombie romance’ was too scary to woo me alone.
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
I saw the cover of Caraval online and thought it looked cool, but not enough to make me buy it. It was getting mostly good reviews, but I thought it would be slow, and I saw a few negative reviews that only reenforced my lack of interest. Then, like Six of Crows, I saw it in the bookstore and it practically glowed. There’s a shimmer on this book that’s stunning. I ended up buying it that day.
Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
Just like Warm Bodies, I didn’t read this in spite of the synopsis. I actually thought it sounded really intriguing. However, I decided to buy it in print only because of how gorgeous this cover is. There’s two teenagers standing on a book, a book! And then the sunrise behind them, the color scheme. It’s really beautiful.
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
I don’t know why. It makes absolutely no sense, but I was afraid of reading a book by Jay Kristoff. I read and enjoyed Illuminae and Gemina, but my weird inner voice kept telling me it didn’t count because it was also Amie Kaufman. I probably still wouldn’t have read anything by Jay Kristoff. Then, again at the darn bookstore, I was taken in by the cover of this book. The font, and Mia’s mask, the coloring. It’s irresistible.