Today’s prompts for Bibliophile Friday is Earth day themed. We are going to talk about covers with elements of nature. I am so excited for this one for two reasons. Firstly, I haven’t done one of these in a good long while and I’m so happy to be back. Secondly, elements of the earth on covers? Can it be cooler?
The first one I thought of, because I want to buy it, is Given to the Sea. I wasn’t approved for it on First to Read, but it is gorgeous. I am a sucker for this type font and the waves, give me waves any day.
Goodreads says that it is about: Khosa is Given to the Sea, a girl born to be fed to the water, her flesh preventing a wave like the one that destroyed the Kingdom of Stille in days of old. But before she’s allowed to dance – an uncontrollable twitching of the limbs that will carry her to the shore in a frenzy – she must produce an heir. Yet the thought of human touch sends shudders down her spine that not even the sound of the tide can match.
So that sounds pretty phenomenal. It was published April 11 so I will need to pick that up, maybe Amazon?
Having absolutely adored everything written by Anna Marie McLemore, I am so hyped up for this book. The Wild Beauty cover is gorgeous, like a bookstagram dream come true. It is gorgeous, the flowers and the gold.
Goodreads says that: For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, the lush estate gardens that enchant guests from around the world. They’ve also hidden a tragic legacy: if they fall in love too deeply, their lovers vanish. But then, after generations of vanishings, a strange boy appears in the gardens.
Um yes, please give me all the magical realism and McLemore thank you! This is on my must buy list.
Having grown up in a forest, they are my kryptonite on covers, in stories, and for all sorts of mischief. This cover just encompasses all of this. Plus Patrick Ness is on my to read list in general, any of his books. Release looks fabulous and if what I have heard in whispers is true, it should be also.
Goodreads says: Adam Thorn is having what will turn out to be the most unsettling, difficult day of his life, with relationships fracturing, a harrowing incident at work, and a showdown between this gay teen and his preacher father that changes everything. It’s a day of confrontation, running, sex, love, heartbreak, and maybe, just maybe, hope. He won’t come out of it unchanged. And all the while, lurking at the edges of the story, something extraordinary and unsettling is on a collision course.
So yeah, I am excited!
I have admired Amal El-Mohtar since I saw her in Lightspeed. Ever since then I’ve been following her blog and am so excited to read it. It’s actually the only one from this list that I own. Honey Month looks absolutely adorable with the bee and I am so excited.
According to Goodreads: This beautiful volume of short fictions and poems takes as its inspiration the author’s tasting of 28 different kinds of honey, one per day. Each tasting leads to a different literary creation, each entry beginning with a description of the honey in terms that will be familiar to wine connoisseurs. The differences between the types of honey allow El-Mohtar to move back and forth between the poetic and the more casually contemporary, with the experiment of the tasting as the unifying structure. A perfect gift, a hidden treasure, a delight for the senses.
So yes, please.
Let’s Discuss: What is your favorite cover with nature on the front?
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If you liked this, you might like a past post about Favorite Covers.