Top Ten Tuesday (11): Top Ten Favorite Book Covers Of Books I’ve Read

May 21, 2013 Book Covers, Favorite Book Covers of Books I've Read, Top Ten Tuesday 50

**Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and Bookish.**

I’m a total sucker for a pretty cover. If I see it and love it, I immediately have to know more and add to my TBR. My list was much longer, but I had to narrow it down somewhat. These are just some favorites from books I’ve read. I know there are a ton more still waiting on my TBR for me to read and cover pet someday.



1. Under the Never Sky and Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky #2) by Veronica Rossi

I’m a sucker for blues and purples and it was definitely the cover that brought this one to my attention and now I adore the series!


2. Everneath and Everbound (Everneath #2) by Brodi Ashton

Love the smoke effect and how it actually sorta fits with the story in a way.


3. Graceling and Fire (Graceling Realm #2) by Kristin Cashore

The colors are absolutely gorgeous and perfect for a high fantasy series. The cover for the 3rd book, Bitterblue, is also a great addition to this trilogy but I have yet to read it.

Series (but I’ve only read the first book so far):

4. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Forever loving this embrace in the water. I wasn’t quite as in love with the cover for the 2nd book, The Evolution of Mara Dyer, but I do love the 3rd book cover!

5. Shadowlands by Kate Brian

Love the gray sky with the birds as well as the font treatment, though it did initially confuse me when Goodreads wouldn’t find it in their search (ugh, worst search engine EVER) because I thought it was two words, not one. lol The sequel, Hereafter, recently had its cover revealed and I love it as well.

6. Crash by Lisa McMann

It’s quite… eye-catching. lol Sorry, had to. I don’t know, this cover called to me. And if you’ve read the story, or even the premise I would say, it actually fits! Love the cover for Bang also!

7. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Such a pretty cover! It’s actually even better in person. There is a great sheen and sparkle to it. Not in love with the sequel’s cover though.

8. Venom by Fiona Paul

Guys, she’s flirting with me. You see that little smirk? Yeah, I love it! It’s simple, yet sexy. Unfortunately, this series has fallen victim to a redesign. The new covers are great too, but I fell in love with this one from the get-go.

9. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

A cover redesign I love more than the original! It’s breathtaking. I love the covers for the novella, Destroy Me, as well as the sequel, Unravel Me. I haven’t read them yet though. *hides*

10. Taken by Erin Bowman

I love everything about this cover. The blue and orange make a beautiful background. I love the tree branches. I love the boy looking back with the girl in the distance. Just, perfect. I didn’t love the book, but I’ll always adore the cover.

What covers do you love? Links if you got ’em!

Sara @ Forever 17 Books

50 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday (11): Top Ten Favorite Book Covers Of Books I’ve Read”

  1. Beth Kait

    I haven’t read Taken yet, but I fully *intend* on getting a copy of it at BEA!!! As always, great list 😉 I’ve been so iffy on Crash. I like Lisa McMann but after reading the Gone trilogy I’m kinda nervous I guess.
    Beth | The Reading Vixens
    Vixen’s Top Ten!

  2. Tanja - Tanychy

    I haven’t read most of these and that the main reason for not putting them on my list. I love the cover of Taken! I can’t wait to read it 🙂 Great picks Sara 🙂

  3. starryeyedjen

    I’ve only not read one of those! Great picks, Sara. I love all of those covers. And there’s only one where I didn’t love the story, as well. 🙂

  4. adkwriter15

    I picked up Venom just for the cover! I almost picked up Everneath for the same reason – they just keep getting prettier!

  5. Susan

    So many pretty covers! I love the Rossi covers and the EVERNEATH ones. The CRASH cover is a really good one for the story. And, since you mentioned the BANG one, I had to go look it up — it’s perfect! Can’t wait for the book to come out.

    Happy TTT!

  6. Jenna D.

    Tahereh Mafi is a lucky woman. Her covers are on practically everybody’s lists, including my own – and yours! 😉

    And I agree about The Raven Boys. that cover is *~gorgeous~*. Too bad the sequel isn’t so nice!

    And Kristin Cashore’s books! I had completely forgotten those, but YES! 100% agree!!

    Jenna Does Books

  7. Sasha @ The Bookshelf

    I have Everneath on my list too! I fell in love with the smoke and how it blends so perfectly with the dress. Shatter Me and Taken are great covers as well–so eye-catching! Great choices 🙂

  8. Wendy Darling

    I really like the Graceling and Raven Boys covers are my faves from this list–although I have to admit, the Mara Dyer one is my favorite, it’s so utterly gorgeous. (But I didn’t like the book at all, hah. Shhhh.)

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  9. Lauren @ Love is not a triangle

    I really really wanted to read Taken after seeing that cover, but alas, that book is not for me. Love seeing the first 3 series covers together, and I can’t wait to get The Dream Thieves to go with that gorgeous Raven Boys cover. Great list!

  10. Nereyda @Mostly YA Book Obsessed

    My favorite one of these is the Mara Dyer one. The fact that I can’t tell if he’s trying to pull her out of the water or keep her in there and drown her fascinates me!
    Great picks!
    I think the cover to Clockwork Princess is one of my faves. The dress, the background, the BOOK! Gorgeous!
    (I’m listening to the audiobooks for the TID books btw, I’m barely on book 2)

    • Sara @ Forever 17 Books

      Oooh, I’ve never thought of it like that before!

      I love the cover for Clockwork Princess. The colors are so pretty. I don’t think I could do those on audio. But I love the series!

  11. Jen Ryland/YA Romantics

    Ooh, you picked some of my favorites. Though I’m not a fan of the giant eye covers.
    And LOL I was just tweeting yesterday about how the Goodreads search engine is SO annoying. If you don’t get the title exactly right, it tells you the book doesn’t exist…

    You can find me here: Jen @ YA Romantics

  12. Lauren Elizabeth

    Ooh these are great choices! Taken, Shatter Me and Raven Boys are probably my favorites from this list, but they’re all so gorgeous! I wouldn’t kick these off my shelves. 🙂

  13. Jennifer Messerschmidt

    Everneath has a gorgeous cover! I haven’t read it yet but I bought it right when it came out because of the great cover! LOL Under the Never Sky and Venom are also pretty!

  14. Aman

    Graceling and Shatter Me both have such beautiful cover. And ofcource Mara Dyer tops that list, I love that series and it’s covers are so mysterious. They definitely have a story behind them. Great picks, Sara 🙂

  15. Sierra

    So many beautiful covers! Shatter Me, Daughter Of Smoke & Bone, and Graceling have always been favorites of mine 🙂

  16. kristy1504

    I adore the cover of Venom but haven’t read it yet!!! The Everneath covers are so beautiful… I totally forgot about them! Great list! 🙂

  17. Jessica Leigh

    Great covers Sara! So many are on my TBR list! I do love the UTNS covers though! And Kristin Cashore’s are awesome too. I am definitely reading Graceling this summer!

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

    Jessica@Lovin’ Los Libros

  18. Born Bookish

    Great choices. I love so many of these! I’m usually against cover redesigns but in the case of Shatter Me, the new covers are so much better than the original.

  19. Ashley G.

    Wow! I love all of those covers! Sadly (and shockingly), I have not read any of them!! Thanks for stopping by my post!

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