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Bookshelf Spotlight: Top 5 Most Gorgeous Book Covers


For today’s post I wanted to talk about something different than the usual gushing about stories. Instead, I’d like to talk about the artwork that covers every story we read.

Book covers are one of my favorite parts of being a reader. I enjoy looking at them, admiring the artistry that went into making them. Even the simplest of designs have a certain beauty to them. And if I had the talent, I’d definitely want to be a part of the department of a publishing company whose job is to design book covers.

So today, I’d like to highlight the top 5 most gorgeous book covers I’ve ever had the pleasure of coming across and reading (in no particular order)(all information is to the best of my knowledge):

Image via Goodreads

Image via Goodreads

With All My Soul by Rachel Vincent (2013)
Soul Screamers, book 7
Published by Harlequin Teen
Cover art 2013 by N/A

Image via Goodreads

Image via Goodreads

Lioness Rampant by Tamora Pierce (1988)
Song of the Lioness, book 4
Published by Simon Pulse
Mass Market Paperback
Reprint Cover Illustration © 2005 by David Wyatt
Reprint Cover Design by Debra Sfetsios

Image via Goodreads

Image via Goodreads

The Royal Ranger by John Flanagan (2013)
Ranger’s Apprentice, book 12
Published by Philomel Books
USA edition
Jacket Art © 2013 by Cliff Nielsen

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Image via Goodreads

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch (2014)
Snow Like Ashes, book 1
Published by Balzer + Bray
Cover Art © 2014 by Jeff Huang
Cover Design by Erin Fitzsimmons

Image via Goodreads | Book 1 of Shadow World series

Image via Goodreads | Book 1 of Shadow World series

Shadow World series books 1-5 by Dianne Sylvan (2010-2014)
Published by Ace Books
Cover Art by Gene Mollica
Cover Design by Annette Fiore DeFex

All of these books/series I highly recommend, each one a thrilling story after the next. Although it didn’t make it into the top 5, I’d also recommend checking out the international covers for John Flanagan’s and Maria V. Snyder’s books; they are simply lovely.

What are some of your favorite book covers? Let me know in the comments below.

As always, happy reading!


4 thoughts on “Bookshelf Spotlight: Top 5 Most Gorgeous Book Covers

  1. I especially love numbers one and four!


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  3. I love the Snow Like Ashes cover. That’s the reason why I bought and read the book. I need to continue with the trilogy.
    I actually prefer the old covers of the Song of the Lioness quartet. I think it’s the 1992 cover that has her swinging her sword and with her horse Moonlight on the cover.

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    • I think I like all the covers for Tamora Pierce’s books, but the 2005 one for Lioness Rampant will always be my absolute fave out of them all.


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