Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the FAB girls at The Broke and the Bookish and sometimes I decide to participate.
This week, we're talking about covers that made us buy the book. I'm...no, I'm not really ashamed to admit I do this kind of often. But usually I read the summary before ACTUALLY buying...usually.
1. The Dark Divine by Bree Despain
I know some people say, "Ewwww, feet!" Well, that doesn't bother me. Instead I say, "Ewwww, werewolves!" But then I bought this book anyway and really, really enjoyed it. The sequel is equally pretty, and sitting on my TBR pile.
2. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
Long story short: I went through a paranormal phase and knew this book had paranormal aspects, but the historical fiction part put me off (I KNOW) until finally I caved into the pretty of the covers. The picture here does not do this cover justice. The whole series is just gorgeous. I only have the third book in hardcover now, but I plan on getting all of them.
3. Ruby Red by Kiersten Gier
I was kind of indifferent to this book. I knew what it was about and I knew it was technically historical fiction with time travel, but I just had little interest. Then I saw the cover in person and knew I had to have it.
4. The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell
I know, I know, why wouldn't I have wanted this one on summary alone? I'm not sure. The summary just didn't interest me that much. Maybe because I prefer my historical fiction in Europe or NYC? But who can say no to this cover?
5. Other Words for Love by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal
Now, I have nothing against contemporary fiction. It just doesn't have as much of an appeal to me, unless it's a retelling of Pride and Prejudice. Though, the contemporary I DO read ends up being among my favorites. This one's no exception. I was put off by the idea of the romance not working out, but the cover was just too gorgeous!
6. Fall for Anything by Courtney Summers
I'd never read a Courtney Summers book before, but something about this cover. I don't even know what it is. The colors? The photos in the background? I just...I dunno. But I love it and so I wanted it.
7. Wildthorn by Jane Eagland
Again, not my kind of historical fiction. Just not a fan of the crazies and this sounded more psychological than romance or anything. But the cover, and the promise of A romance, finally won me over.
8. Shadows Hills by Anastasia Hopcus
When it came out, I remember a bit of a buzz over this one, but not a whole lot. I do remember quite a few people did not like this cover. I completely disagree. I LOVE the bright orange on the background. I mean, isn't that awesome? And the font has a bit of a creepy feel to it. Just overall, awesome.
9. Plain Kate by Erin Bow
The summary, again, just didn't appeal to me all that much. But this cover? I love the blue on the gold and I love the cat in the background and I just love how it all fits with the story.
10. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
I know! I just really wasn't into faeries much when I first restarted reading YA. But this gorgeousness mixed with the rave reviews made me know I NEEDED this book. Something I really, really glad about.
So, what books did you fall in mad cover lust for?