Wednesday, April 6, 2016

My Favorite Book Covers

Hi guys! In today's post, I'm going to show you some of my favorite book covers! Like so many book lovers, I have to confess that I am, in fact, sensitive to beautiful book cover designs and have more than once given in to a book purchase because of a beautiful cover. But hey, we all do cover buys every now and then and it's actually absolutely fine! I will say though that all the books mentioned here are books that I've either read and really enjoyed or ones that I'll be reading very soon.
If you want to know more about the actual plot, you can click on the book titles, which will take you to each book's Goodreads page. Let's begin ^^

After Alice by Gregory Maguire


This is probably the most beautiful book I own. This is an Alice in Wonderland retelling and it's written by one of my favorite authors who also wrote other favorites of mine like Wicked and Confessions of an ugly step-sister. To me, this cover is the best tribute to all the things that make up the unique universe of Alice. Each detail on the cover is a nod to an element from the original tale, like the Mad Hatter's hat, the playing cards, the cups, the time piece, etc. To the Alice in Wonderland fan that I am, this cover works like the ultimate fan art. 


Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie



This is the Puffin Chalk edition of this classic story and it's absolutely stunning. It has French flaps, deckle edges and the most stunning of cover designs. Of all the books in this edition, I think this one is my favorite.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling and illustrated by Jim Kay


This is the illustrated version of the first Harry Potter book and the illustration they picked for the cover is, in my opinion, the one that best represents the story and the magnitude of the series it eventually evolves in. Harry is about to board the Hogwarts Express and for him and us alike, this marks the beginning of an epic journey that stretches through 7 books, 8 movies and one of the biggest fandoms of all time. This image is for me the best representation of Harry Potter and I'm very glad they picked it for the cover of this edition. 

Prince Lestat by Anne Rice


This is the 11th and latest book in the classic Vampire Chronicles series featuring my favorite character of all time, the vampire Lestat. I love Lestat and I'm very glad Anne Rice is finally writing more of his roguish adventures. I also absolutely love this cover design. It's at the same time very mysterious and yet highly reminiscent of the Gothic atmosphere of the earlier books in the series.

So those were some of my favorite book covers. I'll probably be acquiring enough more books during the year to be able to write another favorite book cover post at some point. Meanwhile, if there's a book cover design you really like, feel free to share a link to the picture in the comments ^^

Source
Cover art by Of Stacks and Cups via Pagemodo

13 comments:

  1. I almost bought that Alice In Wonderland book a couple of weeks ago because of how gorgeous the cover was! And I've been eyeing that edition of Peter Pan for MONTHS! There's just so many amazing covers out there that it's so hard to choose from ;D

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    1. Haha I know what you mean! I could spend hours browsing books online just to find that one with the perfect cover XD.

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  2. That chalk edition of Peter Pan is beyond gorgeous ♥ There are no words! After Alice is stunning too and well, you know I'm a fan of that Harry Potter edition ;) Lovely post my friend^^ xx

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  3. These editions are gorgeous! Love your picks! And your photography is wonderful too. I need to check out the Puffin chalk editions since Peter Pan is so beautiful.

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    1. Thanks for the nice words Charlene!

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  4. WOW these are phenomenal! I am like, gawking at the Peter Pan one! And After Alice is pretty fabulous itself! I love these, thank you SO much for sharing them, I am such a sucker for a picture of a gorgeous cover!!

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    1. Aw thanks Shannon! I'm glad you enjoyed this post ^^

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  5. I love the Peter Pan cover. This is the first time I've heard of the Puffin Chalk editions. I will have to look up some more.

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    1. These editions are beautiful. There are not many books in that edition but the ones they have are usually children classics. I hope you find one that you like :)

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  6. These are all so beautiful! I also love the silhouettes of Peter and Wendy!

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    1. Thanks! I made the Peter and Wendy cameos myself. I'm glad you like them :)

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