Well it's that time of the year again! Time to look bak at the year just gone, a look at the wonderful books that have been released, and in this post in particular, their beautiful covers! Let's crack on!
10) The Young Elites by Marie Lu.
A dark and brooding cover. I love the font used for the title but there isn't really a lot going on. I just love how it captures this dark undertone to the book itself!
9) Talon by Julie Kagawa.
I love how the book looks like it should be shiny. I don't own a physical copy of this yet, despite having it on my Kindle but I just have a feeling that it'll have embossing so you can feel the scales. I wonder if anyone can confirm this or not? Either way it is a beautiful cover!
8) The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare.
Whilst the book itself does look quite young (it is a middle grade, after all) I love this cover. The creepy guy on the cover with the mask gives me the chills!
7) The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings.
A dark, almost polarising cover. I like how it is kind of simple and yet it has so many layes. I never noticed her whole face until I actually had the physical book. I only ever saw her eyes and hair. It's such an effective cover and the actual book itself has this finish to it where the cover feels almost like fabric, it's so smooth and cool.
6) The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey.
I love the covers for these books and I cannot wait to see what they do for the final book in the trilogy. They're mysterious and intriguing and I like that you can't really tell it is a tale of alien invasion directly from the cover but you can tell it is something special all the same.
5) This Book Is Gay by James Dawson.
This one needs no explanation. It is just such an amazing cover and very much needed!
4) Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas.
Stunning. Simply stunning. These books have such a distinctive and beautiful look that you just cannot help but pick them up and marvel at their beauty. I know you should not judge a book by its cover but when it is this beautiful it is hard not to! Right?
3) Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth.
Another series that has stunning artwork, in the US at least. I love this cover, how it ties in with the main books in the trilogy! It's just so pretty to look at and I love the glossy finish they used on the final book.
2) Frozen by Erin Bowman.
I love everything about this cover. The colouring. The grading. The way the title is written. It's just so beautiful!
And finally, my favourite cover of the year...
1) Say Her Name by James Dawson.
It had to be! This cover more than any other had a major impact on me this year. It scared me, first off, I'm not going to lie. But it also intrigued me. I have never really been much of a horror/scary book/film fan so this book was a bit of a risk for me as it isn't the sort of thing I would normally pick up if I didn't trust the author but I loved the cover so much so that helped.
So there you go. My favourite ten covers for 2014. Do you agree with any of my choices? What is your favourite cover this year? Comment below and maybe I will discover some new gems I hadn't seen before.