Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Guest Post | Top Ten Covers of 2012

Top 10 of 2012 is a fun-filled week where we look back at some of the best of “all things books” of 2012 and what books we’re looking forward to in 2013, co-hosted by: Rachel from FiktshunLisa from A Life Bound By BooksJessica from Confessions of a BookaholicJaime from Two Chicks on Books, and Mindy from Magical Urban Fantasy Reads.

Personally, I am not a cover person. I like it when my covers look nice, but I don't drool over them, and it certainly doesn't affect whether I buy a book. Luckily, I have friends who do love covers, and the lovely Lolita from Lola's Reviews volunteered to do a guest post for me. Thank you, Lolita! Make sure you stop by her blog to say hi, too! Now without further ado, I'll turn things over to her. Merry Christmas, everybody!

I am Lolita from Lola's Reviews and I will be doing a guest post today about my top 10 covers of 2012. Thanks so much Kate for having me on your awesome blog!

So today I will share with you my top 10 of favourite covers of books that were published in 2012. In no particular order (because I just can't choose which cover I like better than others).

Lucid (Brightest Kind of Darkness)
by P.T. Michelle

I love this cover mainly because of the beautiful autumn colours. I also like covers with nature on it and this one has trees and leaves on it. I also think that the character perfectly fits my image of the main character (probably because she was also on the cover of the first book).

by Kaitlin Bevis

I love this cover because of how simple it is. There is nothing on it besides the hand and the pomgranates. I also like the connection with the story, because the pomgranates play an important part in the myth surrounding Persephone. Also the colours fit nicely together and I like how the red colour of the pomgranates is also used in the title. And the background isn't totally white or grey, there is still enough to see there.
by Amy Joy Lutchen

At first I didn't really know what to think of this cover, but I ended up really liking it. I am not sure if it really fits the book, but at least the ring plays an important part in story. Also the dark colours and the magical feel do correspond with the story. What I like most about the cover is the simle design, the combination of the blue background and the red title and the moon in the sky. The ring, the title and the book really are the three things that attract my attention on this cover.

The Reapers are the Angels
by Alden Bell

To be honest I have no idea if I ever will buy and read this book, because it just doens't sound like a book for me, but I love the cover. I love the despair and the emotions on it. I also like how the girl isn't so big on the cover, but still an important part of it. I also like the colours and how they add to the whole sad feeling of this cover. I actually would consider buying this book only for the awesome cover.

Leah Bobet

Again a book I haven't read yet. I like how this cover uses the same type of colours. It feels a bit nostalgic. I also like how we don't see the face of the girl, but her back instead and how she looks so normal, but still has wings. I also like the city on the background, like she is watching the city. And I love skylines on covers, for some reason.
Angela J. Townsend

This cover grabs my attention, because it is ovious where the story is about from seeing the cover and it totally fits the story. A wolf in the background, a girl on the front and the overal winter feeling of the cover. Also the title and the author name are done in a special lettertype which fits the cover, without being too distracting from the picture. I do think the mist looks a bit fake. The cover model also fits my idea of how the main character looks, or more likely I based my idea of how the main character looks on this cover.
Fire (Akasha #3)
by Terra Harmony

I really like the simple design of this cover, but what makes me love this cover is the fire. I love how magical it looks and also how controlled in the palm of that hand. I also think that fire is beautifull to look at and the fire on this cover looks so real and beautifull. I really could stare at this cover for a while.
Furthermore: an Anthology
by Rebekah Campbell, David Estes, Amber Garr, Karen Amanda Hooper, Stephanie Judice, Leigh Michael and Mayandree Michel

There are several reasons I love this cover. I like the calm feeling it emits. Also I love the sunset and I love how it contains all these nice colours. I also like how the stones at the front overlap part of what is behind it and make it seem like you're standing in that cover looking out.
Iced (Fever #6)
by Karen Marie Moning

What I like about this cover is the ice, it looks so real and it's like there is a coat of ice on it that prevents you from seeing the corners. I do like how the title is also made of ice, but I also don't like it because it does clashes a bit with the background. I like the way the city looks and the focus on the girl in the middle, without her being on the front. I really should read this book soon.
The Sea of Tranquility
by Katja Millay

At first I actually didn't like this cover that much, I only liked the fact that it is a simple cover and doens't have a person on the cover (because let's face it, there are so many cover that do have a person on the cover). After reading this book I like this cover more, because I finally realised that those things on the cover are coins and how this connects with the story. I love simple covers that have a connection to the story, although I do think that the cover doens't fit the story very well besides the link with the coins.

So that was my top 10 covers of this year! What are your favourite covers of this year?


  1. Great choices! I love the cover of Iced.

    My Top 10 post

    Happy Hoildays!
    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

  2. P.T. Michelle's books have great covers! I like that cover of Sea of Tranquility! I need to read that book!
    My Top 10

    1. Indeed P.T. Michelle's books have awesome covers, I love the colours!

  3. Thanks for having me on your awesome blog Kate! I liked doing the cover top 10!

  4. Great choices! I love the cover for Perspehone - it ties in so well to the myths.

    My Top Ten is here if you'd like a look :)

  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE the cover of Lucid!! I said I'll read this book just because of the stunning cover!! <3 <3 Awesome picks Lolita!! And merry Christmas!! ;) :)

  6. i love the cover of above . still on my wishlist


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