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!


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


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.

About Birdie

Don’t look for her in any bar, club, crazy raging party, or anywhere there may be a large gathering of strangers. She’s more likely to be found tucked into the corner of the couch watching one of her favorite shows, or preferably under a comforter with her current novel.

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!


  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


  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


  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. 🙂


  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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