Top 5 Tuesday | Rewarding Cover Buys!

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!

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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo 

Six of Crows

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.
had to have this book.  Luckily it turned out to be as epic as the cover art!


Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Warm Bodies

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

caraval

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

Autoboyography

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

Nevernight

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.


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31 Responses

  1. You picked the perfect word for the cover of Nevernight – irresistible! I LOVE that cover! But the cover could be absolute crap and I would still buy anything Jay Kristoff lol! And Six of Crows was a purchase for the same reason for me – the cover and the black pages….. SOLD!
    Thanks so much for participating – added you to the list!

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  2. KatieLouCreate

    These are some lovely covers! I like The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo so I might give Six of Crows a go 😛 It certainly has a nice cover.
    And autobiography has such lovely colours :O I am in love

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  3. Beware Of The Reader

    Aaaah Caraval. Of course! Great choices Wendy but wait! No Wolfsong? No TJ Klune? No Melina Marchetta???? What happened today LOL

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  4. Six of Crows is seriously a stunner of a book. The black-edged pages, the cover, the maps, it really has it all. And it’s a fabulous book to boot! 😀
    I love when you luck out and buy a book based off the cover and it doesn’t disappoint. 🙂

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  5. Michelle

    Great List 🌸

    That Caraval cover is really beautiful, sadly I wasn’t a big fan of the story. I also think Six of Crows is really pretty, in a bit of a darker way, it is also very high on my TBT for this year!

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