Did I make a top ten Tuesday post just so I could center it around An Enchantment of Ravens? Um, yes I did. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday inspiration is all about fall covers and when I saw this I immediately thought of that book and knew I had do this. So let’s get going shall we?
Without further ado, this beauty. Not only does this sound amazing, but this gives me all the fall vibes because crows! And also her hair is a bit like a waterfall of leaves and beauty!
And this summary is just the whipped cream:
Isobel is a prodigy portrait artist with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread, weave cloth, or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and Isobel’s paintings are highly prized among them. But when she receives her first royal patron—Rook, the autumn prince—she makes a terrible mistake. She paints mortal sorrow in his eyes – a weakness that could cost him his life.
Be still my heart. I need to go get myself a copy of this gem. And the awkward moment comes when I realize off the top of my head I have very other few covers that inspire this theme instantly….AWKWARD ELEVATOR MUSIC PLEASE.
Fall makes me think of Halloween (which I am actually not a huge fan of) and this cover is my NUMBER ONE Halloween rec. It is not only insightful, but eerie and just everything to me.
As someone who cannot stand horror, this one blew me away.
But take my past self’s word for it (who did more editing than I am doing now) and who wrote a full review on this book:
This book made me so mad in a good rage, fueled by a captivating plot and with a main character I’d fight to protect. The Hollow Girl has a story that touched a personal nerve with me and takes us all on a ride of redemption and the pain of moving on.
Is it just me or does fall always mean bonfires for you? We used to have them during those fall evenings in high school and so this whole cover is just so reminiscent of that time period in my life.
Not to mention, the book is so good and full of surprises! Is this on your TBR? I have a review of it coming soon, but it had this Erin Brocokovich kind of vibe that was just so cool to read about in a book – oh plus high school.
All the high school feels here.
It has been ten years since Abby Williams left home and scrubbed away all visible evidence of her small town roots. Now working as an environmental lawyer in Chicago, she has a thriving career, a modern apartment, and her pick of meaningless one-night stands.
Not only does this also have a Halloween-y vibe to it, with that title and the inspiration of the poem Goblin Market, but the cover reminds me of this cornucopia. Which is so Thanksgiving feels for me. Is that just me? Or does it remind you more of the Hunger Games, which was a close second gut instinct?
I reviewed this and absolutely fell in love with the setting of Puget Sound, but also with the way Ringle was able to bring this classic poem to the contemporary and romance setting. Here’s an excerpt of my review:
Ringle brings the magical to the mundane. She paints a picture of a world where magic simmers under the surface, in the waters we kayak in, in the whispers in the woods, and in those flashes of eyes from the corner of our eyes. Ringle did a fantastic job with the scenery and setting, transporting us to a world that is both intoxicating and serene, full of danger and wonder.
And finally, The Starlit Wood which is just pure amazingness in the form of fairy tale retellings. Could I love it more? No. Also the cover is perfection. I was able to hold this in my hand, and it feels just so luxurious.
It is like goodnight fairy tale books time a million, with the intricate cover design. Plus some of my all time faves are in here, so if you haven’t heard of this, you need to check it out – especially if you love fairy tales!
You can read my review, but also you can just get it for that amazing cover.
Here’s an excerpt:
If you thought you enjoyed fairytales before, just wait until you read this book. The tales inside challenge our conception of these timeless tales. They channel your initial love of the worlds and the characters, and revise them, breathing new life into them. Written beautifully, they are an absolute pleasure to read.
What is your favorite cover ever!
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