Top Ten Tuesday #166


Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good week since I last did one of these, I spent the weekend visiting my friends, who I haven’t seen in months since I’ve been up at Uni in Scotland, so that was amazing, we just chatted the whole time and ate lots of food, it was like we’d never been apart. I’m also starting my new job tomorrow, which is exciting, although I’m going to get super busy for the next six weeks, so don’t be surprised if I’m not posting as regularly!

Anyway, it’s Tuesday and that means another Top Ten Tuesday from Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. Today we’re sharing Red, White and Blue Covers for US Independence Day tomorrow, now since I’m not American, I of course won’t be celebrating, but the UK flag is also red, white and blue, so I’ll be sharing those colour covers anyway! Here we go, my favourite red, white and blue covers (can I just note before we start that not all these covers will necessarily have all three colours on them, but they will have at least one of each!):

  1. 36515061 Legendary by Stephanie Garber:

AH HOW ARE THESE COVERS SO GORGEOUS? Seriously Stephanie Garber’s cover designer is a genius, this cover is such a beautiful shade of blue and the white design really pops against that background.

2. 37546906 Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody:

Amanda Foody is another author who has great cover designers, this cover really encapsulates what the books is about, with the card designs and then the silhouette of the city in the background.

3. 35883046Everless by Sara Holland:

Usually red and white books tend to be white on a red background, so it’s quite interesting to see that reversed. I love the type of the title, I think it’s really pretty and the hourglass design is really cool, as well as being really fitting with the book.

4. 34138282Chainbreaker by Tara Sim:

Ah this cover is so amazing, it makes me so sad that these books aren’t available in the UK. The design really fits the setting, as the book is set in India and I love the broken clock in the centre.

5. 20590667The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon:

I actually did get one in that is all three colours! You’ve got a little red and white on a blue background, so don’t say I didn’t have at least one book that fitted the full prompt! I loved the original Bone Season covers, I’m really sad that they were redesigned because by the time I got to The Song Rising, the limited editions with the original designs were already sold out, and this design is so much prettier than the more minimalist new ones.

6. 26236443A Gathering of Shadows by VE Schwab:

It’s really a shame that the prompt wasn’t red, white and black covers because then I could have just pretty much shared the entirety of VE Schwab’s catalogue-she definitely has a colour theme and I love it!

7. 25394092 The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater:

I swear, The Raven Cycle has my absolute favourite covers of ever, they are SO SO STUNNING. This last one is my particular favourite, the stag is just so beautiful, the colours go so well together, everything just really works!

8. The Girl from Everywhere (The Girl From Everywhere, #1)The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig:

Another one that actually fits the full prompt! I just think this cover is so beautiful and it really encapsulates the magic and wonder of the time travelling aspect of the story, plus I love that the ship is front and centre on the book cover.

9. 11210739The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater:

Maggie Stiefvater just has the most beautiful covers of ever okay? I mean everything about this is beautiful, from the red background, to the horse, to the heart design, to the script, it’s all stunning!

10. 23272028A Study In Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro:

Another one that hits all three boxes! I’ll admit, this cover isn’t actually one of my favourites, but I do love the colour combinations, I think they’re great.

Over to you! What are your favourite covers that have either red, white or blue in them? Or a combination of all three! Let me know in the comments!

Next week’s topic is Best Books of 2018 so far, so you guys will get to see some of the amazing books I’ve had the chance to read this year! In the meantime, I will have another book tag for you guys on Thursday.



93 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #166

    • iloveheartlandx 03/07/2018 / 8:00 pm

      Thank you! They have such beautiful covers and the content is great too. That’s cool 🙂

  1. lifewithallthebooks 03/07/2018 / 2:10 pm

    These are all gorgeous! I love the cover of The Girl From Everywhere! Great list 😊

  2. RacheLeanne 03/07/2018 / 2:12 pm

    I really love that you include Scorpio Races I haven’t seen it on any other TTT today and that book is awesome! I also love the Everless cover with the red on white.

    • iloveheartlandx 03/07/2018 / 7:59 pm

      I’ve seen it on a couple, but not many! I’m surprised, it’s such a gorgeous cover. Yes me too, it really is striking 🙂

    • iloveheartlandx 03/07/2018 / 7:58 pm

      Thanks! I imagine it made quite a few lists this week, having both red and white on the cover 🙂

  3. Meredith Ritter 03/07/2018 / 2:27 pm

    This is a wonderful list!! I have a few on this. Really looking forward to Legendary!

    • iloveheartlandx 03/07/2018 / 7:57 pm

      Thank you! Hope you enjoy it. I left a comment over at your blog 🙂

      • Emily 03/07/2018 / 9:07 pm

        Thank you!

    • iloveheartlandx 03/07/2018 / 7:56 pm

      It’s so awesome! Yeah, it’s hard to have a red, white and blue list without at least some of her books, since red and white are major parts of her book covers’ colour schemes!

  4. Leslie 03/07/2018 / 3:50 pm

    I always love seeing different editions of book covers. Great list here. Also, Good luck at your new job!!

    • iloveheartlandx 03/07/2018 / 7:55 pm

      Me too, it’s interesting to see what gets changed in different editions of books. Thank you!

  5. Kelly W 03/07/2018 / 4:04 pm

    It’s always interesting to see the UK covers of books, the cover of The Scorpio Races is so different! The colour scheme is a lot more vibrant than the North American one.

    • iloveheartlandx 03/07/2018 / 7:54 pm

      Yeah I love seeing the editions of books from other countries, it’s interesting to see what changes are made. It’s definitely a lot brighter isn’t it?

  6. Angela Lawrence 03/07/2018 / 4:24 pm

    Wow, that cover on The Girl from Everywhere is amazing!!

  7. Greg Hill 03/07/2018 / 4:34 pm

    Nice mix of covers. I like Legendary and The Girl From Everywhere a lot.

  8. Louise 03/07/2018 / 4:40 pm

    Great choices! I really liked Everless and Ace of Shades.

  9. readerbuzz 03/07/2018 / 4:58 pm

    These are beautiful. Red and blue make great book covers.

  10. Kayleigh @ My Endless Shelf 03/07/2018 / 5:43 pm

    This list is amazing! So many gorgeous books!

  11. Maddy @ A Paper Tiger's Tale 03/07/2018 / 5:55 pm

    YAAAAAAAAAS the Scorpio Races has one of the best covers like, ever. So evocative and beautiful. I actually haven’t read The Bone Season because I got The Mime Order without realising it was a sequel since the old versions of the books don’t say anywhere on the dust jacket that it’s a series!!! Sgwgdhehhwjdhw!!!! So annoyed. Also, I’ve never seen that cover of the Girl From Everywhere before but it’s certainly beautiful.

    • iloveheartlandx 03/07/2018 / 7:49 pm

      It really does! Oh no, that sucks. Yeah, I’ve heard of a lot of people doing that with book series before, they really do need to make it clearer on the jackets. It’s the UK cover 🙂

  12. Elen @ The Dragon Reader 03/07/2018 / 6:20 pm

    The Girl From Everywhere is so pretty! That’s definitely making me want to read it. And I’m so desperate to read Ace of Shades, and the cover is just drawing me in even more. Great list!

    • iloveheartlandx 03/07/2018 / 7:47 pm

      It is! Oh you definitely should, when I was in a reading slump that year, that book got me out of it and back to being excited about reading again. It’s really great, I hope you enjoy it. Thank you 🙂

  13. Viki 03/07/2018 / 6:39 pm

    The raven king has such a stunning cover but unfortunately, I didn’t like the series.

  14. Tanya Atkinson 03/07/2018 / 8:20 pm

    Love that cover of Everless! It’s different from the U.S. I usually see. And The Girl from Everywhere has a beautiful cover. Love seeing your red, white and blue picks for this week’s theme! 🙂

    • iloveheartlandx 04/07/2018 / 7:52 pm

      Yes, it’s great! I like the US one too, there’s just something about the minimalism of the UK one that I love. It does! Thank you 🙂

  15. classybooksxo 03/07/2018 / 9:55 pm

    Great list! I love the covers for Legendary and Caraval they’re so fabulous!

    • iloveheartlandx 04/07/2018 / 7:49 pm

      Thank you! Yes, I think so too, such a great design 🙂

  16. Jess Gofton 03/07/2018 / 10:39 pm

    Great list! I love The Girl From Everywhere – I really need to get to The Ship Beyond Time soon! – and I’m so sad I couldn’t get into the Raven Cycle series, they just weren’t for me and I feel like Maggie Stiefvater’s another one of those authors for me, like Victoria Schwab, who I should love but just can’t get into. I am tempted to give The Scorpio Races a try, though, purely because it’s a standalone.

    • iloveheartlandx 04/07/2018 / 7:44 pm

      Thank you! I need to get that one too, I really enjoyed the first book but still haven’t got around to the second. That’s fair enough, personally I love those authors, but reading is so subjective and it would be boring if we all liked the same authors. I mean might be worth it? Just because one of her books isn’t for you, doesn’t mean the others aren’t 🙂

  17. Taylor Fenner 03/07/2018 / 11:04 pm

    Great list! Most of these have been on my TBR list for a while. I like the UK cover of Legendary but I have the US Edition.

    • iloveheartlandx 04/07/2018 / 7:43 pm

      Thanks! I hope you enjoy them when you read them. Fair enough, I know people who have multiple editions, but personally I don’t have the space for that!

  18. Esther 04/07/2018 / 6:59 am

    The cover for The Raven King is stunning! I’ve not got round to reading the series yet but I might have to buy them soon so they look pretty on my shelves

    • iloveheartlandx 04/07/2018 / 7:30 pm

      It really is! Oh you definitely should, they’re really great 🙂

    • iloveheartlandx 04/07/2018 / 7:29 pm

      Yes, it definitely does draw the eyes! Have you read it? It’s so good 🙂

  19. Keri 04/07/2018 / 2:03 pm

    Ooh, I just read Ace of Shades and really enjoyed it! Love these covers you picked out!

  20. alicerosesimmons 04/07/2018 / 2:55 pm

    Great list – all of these covers are gorgeous! I totally agree that Maggie Stiefvater’s book covers are always beautiful 🙂

    • iloveheartlandx 04/07/2018 / 7:25 pm

      Thank you! Yes, I don’t think I’ve ever seen her have a bad one.

  21. Jane the Raincity Librarian 04/07/2018 / 3:57 pm

    It’s funny how red, white and blue can work for so many different countries! Russia, the UK, France, just to name a few! Very convenient. 😉

    • iloveheartlandx 04/07/2018 / 7:25 pm

      Ha ha yes it is very convenient-flagmakers are clearly not very creative!

  22. Aj @ Read All The Things! 04/07/2018 / 10:32 pm

    I love your book choices. I’m glad you had a good time with your friends. Congrats on the new job!

  23. Michelle (@PinkPlkaDotBlog) 05/07/2018 / 6:04 am

    THE BONE SEASON and A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE are perfect for this weeks theme. I also LOVE the cover of the Raven Boys books. I still need to read the final book and I honestly can’t believe I haven’t yet!!!

    • iloveheartlandx 05/07/2018 / 7:23 pm

      They were totally made for it! Yes, that series has the best covers 🙂 Ooh you should, it’s so good!

  24. Lin 05/07/2018 / 10:10 am

    V.E.Schwab definitely has a theme going on. And I’m loving it!! *gasp* Chainbreaker is so beautiful! I don’t know what it is about clocks on covers, but I always really like them :3 This is such a great list!

    • iloveheartlandx 05/07/2018 / 6:55 pm

      She really does-her book covers basically reflect her personal aesthetic (or her personal aesthetic reflects her book covers, idk!)-but they’re always really stunning! Yes it is-I haven’t actually seen many clocks on covers before this one. Thank you 🙂

  25. lindseyhabets 05/07/2018 / 5:57 pm

    These are some lovely covers! I especially love the Schwab covers, but also the Raven Boys and the Chainbreaker one (I need to get to that series ASAP)

    • iloveheartlandx 05/07/2018 / 6:52 pm

      Thanks! Yes Schwab’s cover designers always hit it out of the park and the Raven Cycle is honestly one of my favourite sets of covers for any series. Oh you should, Timekeeper and Chainbreaker are so GOOD.

  26. Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku 05/07/2018 / 6:23 pm

    This is a super fun collection of covers! I recently started reading The Raven Boys, so that’s exciting to see! What books from this list have you read? All of them?!

  27. Eve L (Evilous) 06/07/2018 / 10:42 am

    OMG I love it!!! I have never seen some of these covers before! I love the different covers for different books they all look so beautiful!!!

    • iloveheartlandx 07/07/2018 / 11:17 am

      Thanks-a lot of these are the UK editions so might not be the editions you are used to. Yes it’s great to see how covers vary between countries 🙂

  28. bookgirlsecrets 06/07/2018 / 3:08 pm

    You’ve chosen some beautiful covers to showcase this week. I’m intrigued by The Girl from Everywhere, which I’ve actually never heard of before, but have now added to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing!

    My TTT: Bookgirl Secrets

    • iloveheartlandx 07/07/2018 / 10:51 am

      Thank you! Oh yay, that’s great, it’s such a fun read 🙂

  29. Nicole 06/07/2018 / 3:53 pm

    These are some lovely covers! I particularly like the starburst on Legendary, and now I much go read the blurb for The Girl From Everywhere because it sounds like a fun read!

    • iloveheartlandx 07/07/2018 / 10:50 am

      Thank you! Yes the starburst on Legendary is gorgeous and you definitely should try TGFE, it is very fun 🙂

  30. readingwithjessica 06/07/2018 / 5:47 pm

    I have yet to read Everless but really want to. The covers are so gorgeous!!!

  31. Annemieke 07/07/2018 / 3:42 pm

    I pretty much love all of these covers but Legendary and Chainbreaker are my top two for sure.

  32. Rissi 08/07/2018 / 8:49 pm

    I haven’t read “Everless,” but it sure looks pretty. Back when its cover was revealed (a different one), I think I did read about it, but right now my mind is drawing a blank as its what it’s all about. 😀

    Best of luck with your new job!!

    • iloveheartlandx 11/07/2018 / 12:09 am

      Oh it is. It’s basically this world where time is your currency and the main character Jules has to take a job at this fancy estate called Everless in order to earn more money (time) for her ailing father. Thank you 🙂

  33. Jessie 14/07/2018 / 3:40 pm

    This is a perfect roundup of red, white, and blue covers!!

  34. Sandy Farmer 01/08/2018 / 7:26 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT! Great covers! I’ve only read the two Maggie Stiefvater books though! Have a great week!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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