Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good week since I last did one of these, mine was pretty quiet really. I’m quite worried about the potential for more national restrictions here in the UK, I really struggled with the first lockdown, especially not being able to see my friends for so long, so I’m really hoping we don’t go back there!
Anyway, as it’s Tuesday, I have another Top Ten Tuesday for you all, courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week we’re talking Book Covers With Autumn Colours/Vibes. Usually Autumn is my favourite season, but it’s been pretty wet here so far! Still I do love the colours of Autumn and I especially love being able to break out my cosy coats. Anyway, here we go, some lovely Autumnal covers for you:
Burn by Julianna Baggott
The final book in this lesser known dystopian trilogy certainly has a real autumnal feel, with the brown and orange cover, it resembles autumn leaves! I really recommend this series, it’s basically the world after a nuclear apocalypse where some survivors are left with these awful “fusings” where they end up fused to some object that they were holding at the time. But some of the people, those known as “Pure” were sheltered inside the Dome and saved from the worst of the apocalypse. It’s a very different take on a dystopian world than a lot of other YA dystopia so if you’re looking for something that’s not an exact replica of The Hunger Games/Divergent etc, look no further.
The King of Crows (The Diviners #4) by Libba Bray
I mean this entire series basically screams Autumn, and it’s set mostly in Autumn/Winter-time (I think the first book does start in the summer), with the ghosts and the creepy vibes, it’s a book series that pretty much demands to be read as the days get colder and shorter. But this final book in the series definitely has the most autumnal looking cover, with the orange background!
I mean there could be an argument for this book looking kind of Christmassy with the illustrations, but I think it fits the autumn vibes just as well with the red and gold colouring.
With the autumn leaves and the forest as well as the browns and golds on the cover, this cover definitely screams Autumn! I could have gone for either of the book’s covers for this one, but I thought that this one looked slightly more autumnal.
Hero At The Fall-Alwyn Hamilton
With it’s burnt orange/red cover, I definitely think the final book in Alwyn Hamilton’s trilogy leans into the autumnal colours, even if it is set in a desert!
An Enchantment of Ravens-Margaret Rogerson
I mean everything about this book’s cover screams Autumn, which fits really well with the book as Rook is the Autumn prince. The browns, the slightly orangey/pinky/golds in the cover, all fit really well with that Autumn vibe. I wasn’t a massive fan of the book, but I have to admit, the cover is glorious.
City of Ghosts-Victoria Schwab
Honestly, I think Victoria’s colour palette is basically just very autumnal, I don’t think I’ve ever seen any of her books and thought, yup, this looks super summery! Quite ironic really, as this book series is actually set during summer. Still, I think the deep red and the black, as well as just the general eerie vibe of the cover all gives off a very autumnal feel.
Call Down The Hawk-Maggie Stiefvater
Maggie Stiefvater is another one of those authors who I generally feel just writes very Autumnal books! Anyway, the colours on this one also feel very autumnal, with the browns and the orange of the fire in the back as well as the way the hawk’s wings merge into the trees. I know the actual background is kind of pinky, which isn’t usually an autumnal colour but the way it combines with the rest of the cover definitely screams Autumn to me.
The Devouring Gray-Christine Lynn Herman
I have to admit, I do prefer the US cover for this one, but I definitely think the UK one does get the Autumnal vibes, with the dark, misty tree lined background giving off the air of a cold autumn night!
10. The Language of Thorns-Leigh Bardugo
Leigh Bardugo is another of those authors who definitely leans hard into the autumnal vibes (apparently a lot of my favourite authors are!), and this cover I think really exemplifies that, the gold lettering along with the thorn illustrations definitely give off a real autumnal feel for me.
So there we go, those are some Book Covers With Autumn Colours/Vibes for you. Did we share any covers this week? What books did you choose for you lists? Let me know in the comments!
I’ll be back next week with another Top Ten Tuesday, this time talking Super Long Book Titles which should hopefully be a fun one.