Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good week, mine has been rather stressful, with revision for my exam, but thankfully the exam is tomorrow and then I am well and truly free of Uni for another year (though honestly I can’t quite believe that I’m nearly done with my second year of Uni, it’s a little surreal right now. I’m halfway through my degree, that’s just insane!). Anyway, I’m back this week, courtesy of the lovely ladies at The Broke and The Bookish, with another Top Ten Tuesday for you all. This week, we have a cover freebie. Now, as all book lovers do, I have a lot of love for covers, so it was hard to narrow down what my topic should be. Eventually though, I decided on my Top Ten Favourite Fantasy Covers of 2017, since there are so many with pretty covers coming out this year!. So here we go, my favourite Fantasy Covers of 2017 (in no particular order):
- Flame In The Mist-Renee Ahdieh
I swear half the reason I requested this book from Netgalley was the beautiful cover. I love the vibrancy of the bright colours of the bird against the dark background, I just think it works so beautifully.
2. Caraval-Stephanie Garber-Whilst the absolute best thing about this book is the secret cover under the dust jacket (I have the rose!), I still love the dust jacket cover as well, it’s beautiful and simple and I think really captures the magic of the book.
3. A Conjuring of Light-VE Schwab-I don’t know what it is about this cover, I just think that the simplicity of it is incredibly striking.
4. Traitor To The Throne-Alwyn Hamilton
I love the colour especially of this cover, but again, I think the beauty of it is in it’s simplicity. I also love how it so wonderfully reflects the setting of the book.
5. Mask of Shadows-Linsey Miller
Not only does this book have an incredible sounding premise (genderfluid protagonist anyone?), but I also love this cover, the minimalism of the background and the text is offset really well by the sharpness of the swords and the wings.
6. Wintersong-S. Jae Jones
Again, it’s the simplicity of this cover that I love so much. I think when it comes to covers that sometimes less is more, and this cover with just the white rose inside a snow globe is simply stunning.
7. Blood Rose Rebellion-Rosalyn Eaves
Once again it’s the simplicity of this cover that I love so much, and I guess I kind of have a thing for roses? I don’t know, I think it’s a by product of loving Beauty and The Beast so much, but anything with roses just gets a big thumbs up from me. I prefer this cover to the white one, I think the white one makes the cover look too washed out, whereas the blue cover really makes the roses pop.
8. Our Dark Duet-Victoria Schwab
Unfortunately, this will not be the cover that I get since I’m in the UK, but I think the US cover of Our Dark Duet is prettier than the UK one so that’s the one I’m sharing. Again, I love this cover for it’s simplicity, I love the cursive writing and the darkness of the cover offset by the blue of the violin, it’s simply stunning!
9. Strange The Dreamer-Laini Taylor
I haven’t actually read any of Laini Taylor’s books before, but this cover is just stunning! I love the bright colour of the background particularly, but again, I think it’s the simplicity of this cover that makes me love it so much.
10. The Crown’s Fate-Evelyn Skye
I love the contrast between the white of the background and the colour of the palace on this one, I think it makes for a rather striking cover.
That’s all I have for you this week! Do you like any of these covers? What are your favourite covers of fantasy releases from this year? Or even in the last few years? Let me know in the comments!
Next week’s topic is Ten Things On My Reading Wishlist, which I’m not exactly sure how to interpret as a topic, but I guess I have a week to figure it out! In the meantime, I will have my April #RockMyTBR update for you guys up very soon!