Top Ten Tuesday #302

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good week since I last did one of these, as with last week, I’ll be spending this week working on more job applications as usual.

Anyway, as it’s Tuesday, I’ve got another Top Ten Tuesday for you all courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. Obviously Valentine’s Day is this Sunday (as usual, I am doing nothing!) so we’ve got a Love Freebie for this week. I’ve decided to do a cover themed post this week as you guys always seem to really like those, so I’ll be sharing my favourite Red, White and Pink covers in honour of Valentines Day. As with the Red, White and Blue cover topic we did, these books won’t necessarily have all three colours on their cover but they will all have at least one:

  1. The Silvered Serpents (The Gilded Wolves #2)-Roshani Chokshi

This is my current read and I still can’t get over how gorgeous this cover is. White and red always look so great together and I love how much this cover embraces the wintery setting of the book (it’s set in Russia).

2. Ruin and Rising (Shadow and Bone #3)-Leigh Bardugo


Another red and white one, I have to admit, I actually prefer the redesigned covers to the originals ones but this one fitted the theme better. I do love the red colour, but I’m not massively in love with the illustration?

3. Girl, Serpent, Thorn-Melissa Bashardoust

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The YA book snake makes a return appearance! In all seriousness though, I really do love this cover, the white and the pink are really complimentary and I think they did something very visually intriguing with the flowers and the thorns wrapped within the snake.

4. Alex and Eliza-Melissa De La Cruz

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I really didn’t like this book, it’s very historically inaccurate and it’s just a slow and rather dull book. However, the cover does fit the prompt as it is pink.

5. A Thousand Perfect Notes-CG Drews


We have a little bit of all three on this cover, some red, some white and some pink. I love this cover, I think the butterfly wing is a really gorgeous and cool design and I love the simplicity of it as well.

6. Ace of Shades (The Shadow Game #1)-Amanda Foody

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I couldn’t not include this one in a red and white covers list! I really love what they did with these covers, the way they integrated the card suites into the background of the cover in particular I think is really cool.

7. Finale-Stephanie Garber

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The UK hardback covers for the Caraval trilogy are so gorgeous, it makes me so mad how dirty they did the paperback covers! I will admit, I did like the Fairyloot exclusive cover better (and did slightly kick myself for agreeing that my friend could have it when we split the cost of the special edition box as I’d already bought the original edition) but this cover has grown on me.

8. Under Rose Tainted Skies-Louise Gornall

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I couldn’t not have this cover on this list, given that it is bright pink! Very sadly, Louise Gornall died of cancer last year, and this was her only book, but it’s one of the most touching books about mental health that I’ve ever read, so I highly recommend it.

9. Everless-Sara Holland

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The US cover for this one is a little more dramatic, but I actually really like the minimalist approach that they took with the UK cover and I love the hourglass, it’s not a design that you usually see on book covers. Plus obviously the red and white works great for my purposes here!

10. Reign of The Fallen-Sarah Glenn Marsh


The combination of the light pink and the skull is definitely unexpected, usually skulls on covers tend to be on darker backgrounds but I think it works really well!

11. Heartless-Marissa Meyer

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I really loved this origin story of the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland and I think the UK cover is so much prettier than the US one. I particularly loved the way the queen’s face in this forms the shape of a heart!

12. The Mime Order (The Bone Season #2)-Samantha Shannon


I’m so glad they decided to revert back to the original covers for this series because they’re so pretty, I hated the redesign (though now I have one awkward redesigned cover, but that’s neither here nor there). I love the red of this cover, it’s so vibrant, and the little moth details (Paige’s syndicate name is The Black Moth) are really cool as well.

13. A Darker Shade of Magic-VE Schwab

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I couldn’t do this topic without featuring at least one VE Schwab book, since red, white and black are pretty much her default colour scheme at this point! The Shades of Magic books also work really well for this topic anyway, since Red and White London are two of the Londons in this book.

14. The Scorpio Races-Maggie Stiefvater


I have to admit that 99% of the reason that I picked up The Scorpio Races in the first place was the cover, it really is just so gorgeous (and this UK cover is still my favourite). In terms of the content, I definitely preferred The Raven Boys to this one, but it was still a fun read.

I know I went super over this week, but it turns out there are a lot of really lovely red, white and pink covers, so I wanted to share as many as I could with you! Do you like any of these covers? Have you read any of these books? What is your favourite red, white or pink cover? Let me know in the comments!

So next week is another cover topic, we’ll be sharing Purple, Green and Yellow Covers in honour of Mardi Gras, which I’m really looking forward to as I love doing cover posts!

36 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #302

  1. Jess @ Jessticulates 09/02/2021 / 2:50 pm

    Great list! The covers of The Silvered Serpents and Girl, Serpent, Thorn are so pretty.

    • iloveheartlandx 12/02/2021 / 3:48 pm

      Thank you! Yes, the cover designers for those did such a great job πŸ™‚

  2. Felicia Sue Lynn Reviews 09/02/2021 / 3:00 pm

    I really enjoyed the little mentions about what you liked or didn’t like under each book. πŸ™‚ That first cover of The Silvered Serpents is absolutely gorgeous!

    • iloveheartlandx 12/02/2021 / 3:48 pm

      Thanks, since cover posts are largely pictures I do like to add a little something about the actual book to give some more content. It is!

  3. amugofbooks 09/02/2021 / 3:38 pm

    Wow! So many gorgeous covers! I definitely want to check out some of them now.

  4. mirareads13 09/02/2021 / 5:11 pm

    I’m excited to read all of them!

  5. lindseyhabets 09/02/2021 / 6:19 pm

    All such pretty covers! I haven’t read it yet, but I love that cover for The Scorpio Races! And The Silvered Serpents is also so beautiful.

    • iloveheartlandx 12/02/2021 / 3:45 pm

      They are! Ooh I hope you enjoy it. Yes, The Silvered Serpents has such a lovely cover.

  6. Anne Bennett 09/02/2021 / 6:26 pm

    The covers are all so similar. Isn’t that funny about book cover creators how they copy each other?

    • iloveheartlandx 12/02/2021 / 3:44 pm

      There are definitely a lot of similar trends in cover designs, that’s for sure.

  7. Leah's Books 09/02/2021 / 6:35 pm

    I love your take on the topic and how beautiful the covers you chose were! You really picked some great books too – The Silvered Serpents is one of my favorite books on this list.

    • iloveheartlandx 12/02/2021 / 3:42 pm

      Thank you! It was so hard to narrow down to even these, apparently, pink, red and white and super common colour covers. I’m currently reading The Silvered Serpents, it’s been good so far.

  8. Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense 09/02/2021 / 6:55 pm

    I love a great cover as well. I can’t wait to see what all three books in the Gilded Wolves series look like together.

    • iloveheartlandx 12/02/2021 / 3:38 pm

      I’M SO EXCITED. The cover designer for that series did such an amazing job!

    • iloveheartlandx 12/02/2021 / 3:36 pm

      Thank you! I always struggle coming up with topics for Valentines since I’m not a big romance reader, but cover posts always do well so I figured it would be a fun one for everyone. Ooh The Gilded Wolves was one of my favourite books for last year, so good!

  9. FangirlFlax 09/02/2021 / 9:15 pm

    So many pretty covers! (And where would we be without the YA snake, haha?!) Happy TTT πŸ™‚

    • iloveheartlandx 12/02/2021 / 3:30 pm

      Ha ha I don’t think it’s being used in as many covers as it was last year, but it’s definitely still around! Thank you πŸ™‚

      • FangirlFlax 12/02/2021 / 5:41 pm

        It’s had its moment in the spotlight, haha!

  10. 1girl2manybooks 09/02/2021 / 10:09 pm

    Some really beautiful covers here and so many books I still have on my TBR!

  11. Rissi 10/02/2021 / 7:54 pm

    Melissa’s is perfect for this theme; it has a heart and everything! πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland, Jo; as always, I appreciate you stopping by.

    • iloveheartlandx 12/02/2021 / 3:19 pm

      Yes, it was one of the first I thought of for this theme! Ah no problem πŸ™‚

  12. Rhosymedre (@Rhosymedre) 11/02/2021 / 4:20 am

    Oh dear, that’s so sad to hear about Louise Gornall. Now I definitely need to read that book, even if I’m setting myself up for disappoint that she might fit right into my list’s topic this week, minus any hope of a 2nd release.

    Also, Girl, Serpent, Thorn has such a pretty cover that it tempts me to read it even though it’s not my usual genre at all.

    • iloveheartlandx 12/02/2021 / 3:18 pm

      I definitely recommend it, it’s one of the best mental health books I’ve ever read, plus it’s OwnVoices. Girl Serpent Thorn was pretty good, it’s a little slow in places, but I really loved the Persian mythology influences.

  13. Dedra @ A Book Wanderer 13/02/2021 / 3:28 am

    Girl, Serpent, Thorn was one of my favorite covers last year! Unfortunately, the inside didn’t quite live up to the outside for me. I have to agree on Heartless and Scorpio Races–the UK covers are better! ❀

    • iloveheartlandx 16/02/2021 / 1:17 pm

      Yeah I wasn’t the biggest fan of it either, but it does have a very pretty cover! SO MUCH BETTER. The US covers are just bland.

  14. Jae (@jaebooklover) 24/02/2021 / 2:57 am

    I feel like UK covers are always so gorgeous! Love these and so many have such lovely typography title fonts too. Thanks for sharing these picks and for stopping by my blog πŸ™‚

    • iloveheartlandx 02/03/2021 / 12:26 pm

      They are! I think that’s one of the reasons why I love UK covers so much, I’m definitely a fan of pretty typography and that seems to be a trend in the UK.

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