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message 1: by Kelley Anne (last edited Feb 21, 2010 09:34PM) (new)

Kelley Anne | 1619 comments So I've been following the thread that talks about the worst book covers, and it's been making me think about which covers are my very favorites! Thought that might be a fun topic!

Probably my top cover has to be for Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs. I actually found on her website a copy of the picture without the title or anything and that's the picture on the desktop of my computer. I don't know what it is about it, but I love that cover!

Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega, #2) by Patricia Briggs

Another favorite is the series by Melissa Marr. I love all of those covers!

Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1) by Melissa Marr Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely, #2) by Melissa Marr Fragile Eternity (Wicked Lovely, #3) by Melissa Marr Radiant Shadows (Wicked Lovely, #4) by Melissa Marr


message 2: by Ellen (new)

Ellen | 326 comments Kelley Anne, I think I like the Cry Wolf cover better... but only by a little.

I just recieved my weekly newsletter from Rachel Vincent with the sixth book (Alpha) cover and blurb.

I love the shifter series covers.



message 3: by Jess (new)

Jess | 3721 comments Some of my favorite covers Moon Called (Mercedes Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs Blood Bound (Mercedes Thompson, #2) by Patricia Briggs Iron Kissed (Mercedes Thompson, #3) by Patricia Briggs Bone Crossed (Mercedes Thompson, #4) by Patricia Briggs

Kiss of a Demon King (Immortals After Dark, #7) by Kresley Cole [image error] Demon from the Dark (Immortals After Dark, #10) by Kresley Cole

I'm sure there are more, but I seem to be drawing a blank. I'll come back when I remember lol.


message 4: by Melodie (new)

Melodie (melodieco) I love the cover for Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick , even though I didn't love the book. I like the covers for the Sookie books, too, though I know a lot of people don't. And I like the cover for TWILIGHT. It's so simple, but so distinctive.


message 5: by Darcy (new)

Darcy (sunnytat462) | 3119 comments Melodie wrote: "I love the cover for Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, even though I didn't love the book. I like the covers for the Sookie books, too, though I know a lot of people don't. And I like the cover for..."

I agree with Melodie about Hush Hush and Twilight.






message 6: by Betelgeuze (new)

Betelgeuze | 158 comments Some of my favourite book covers:

Crown of Shadows (The Coldfire Trilogy, #3) by C.S. Friedman The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) by Patrick Rothfuss Proven Guilty (The Dresden Files, #8) by Jim Butcher Fool's Errand (Tawny Man, #1) by Robin Hobb

In general i really like the cover art made by Michael Whelan and Christian McGrath


message 7: by Sam (new)

Sam Jess wrote: "Some of my favorite covers
Demon from the Dark (Immortals After Dark, #10) by Kresley Cole



NICE!!!


message 8: by Jess (new)

Jess | 3721 comments Yeah I almost swallowed my tongue when I saw this pop up as being the next in her series. whew..


Sarah ~Sehrenity~ | 766 comments I agree to all the Hush, Hush nominations. I also really like the Lords of the Underworld covers.

The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld, #1) by Gena Showalter The Darkest Kiss (Lords of the Underworld, #2) by Gena Showalter The Darkest Pleasure (Lords of the Underworld, #3) by Gena Showalter [image error]


message 10: by Darcy (last edited Feb 22, 2010 06:32PM) (new)

Darcy (sunnytat462) | 3119 comments I really like these ones.

The Dark Divine by Bree Despain

Red Hot Fury by Kasey MacKenzie


message 11: by Shannon (new)

Shannon (Savhage Temptrest) (savhagetemptress) | 85 comments I love the Hush, Hush, Hunting Ground, and Mercy Thompson covers too! Some of my other faves are:

All Together Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #7) by Charlaine Harris Archangel's Kiss (Guild Hunter, #2) by Nalini Singh Storm Born (Dark Swan, #1) by Richelle Mead Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater [image error] Daughter of the Blood (The Black Jewels, #1) by Anne Bishop


message 12: by Leslie (new)

Leslie (funlovinlady) | 113 comments You all have pick some of the best.
I want a cover to peak my interest, but not to make me ill at ease or self-conscious about reading my book in public.
SMILE


message 13: by Kelley Anne (new)

Kelley Anne | 1619 comments Leslie wrote: "You all have pick some of the best.
I want a cover to peak my interest, but not to make me ill at ease or self-conscious about reading my book in public.
SMILE"


LOL! I agree! I live in a very conservative state, so I tend to only read books in public that have covers that aren't going to catch attention!


message 14: by Melodie (new)

Melodie (melodieco) Darcy wrote: "I really like these ones.

The Dark Divine by Bree Despain

Red Hot Fury by Kasey MacKenzie"


I liked THE DARK DIVINE cover, too. And I also think this is a really pretty, eye-catching cover: [image error] .


message 15: by Darcy (new)

Darcy (sunnytat462) | 3119 comments I think that when books have the basic black covers with bright vivid colors your eyes just go there no matter what. Also it seems like most of the covers we have listed here have the bright jewel tones that pop out too.


message 16: by Dawn, Desperately seeking new worlds (new)

Dawn (dawnv) | 4044 comments I love the Mercy covers!
I also like One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress, #2) by Jeaniene Frost Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1) by Jeaniene Frost
and Dead Witch Walking (Rachel Morgan/The Hollows, #1) by Kim Harrison White Witch, Black Curse (Rachel Morgan/The Hollows, #7) by Kim Harrison The Outlaw Demon Wails (Rachel Morgan/The Hollows, #6) by Kim Harrison
and Kiss of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #1) by Lara Adrian Midnight Awakening (Midnight Breed, #3) by Lara Adrian


message 17: by Jess (new)

Jess | 3721 comments Frost's series, with the exception of First Drop of Crimson, are great covers!!!


message 18: by Dawn, Desperately seeking new worlds (new)

Dawn (dawnv) | 4044 comments @Jess agreed not sure what happened there I mean First Drop of Crimson was the worst


message 19: by Melodie (new)

Melodie (melodieco) Jess wrote: "Frost's series, with the exception of First Drop of Crimson, are great covers!!!"

I didn't like the Night Huntress books at first. Took me a really long time to buy the first one because I thought the cover was cheesy looking.


message 20: by Sam (new)

Sam Sarah ~Sehrenity~ wrote: "I agree to all the Hush, Hush nominations. I also really like the Lords of the Underworld covers.

The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld, #1) by Gena ShowalterThe Darkest Kiss (Lords of the Underworld, #2) by Gena Showalter[bookcover:The Darkest P..."



Those are good covers!!


message 21: by Sam (last edited Feb 26, 2010 03:18PM) (new)

Sam The Highlander series are my fav. . .

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message 22: by Kelley Anne (new)

Kelley Anne | 1619 comments Darcy wrote: "I think that when books have the basic black covers with bright vivid colors your eyes just go there no matter what. Also it seems like most of the covers we have listed here have the bright jewel..."

That's a really good point! I don't think that I've ever really noticed that, but you are right. Most of my favs have a pretty dark background with some gorgeous splash of color!


message 23: by Kenna (last edited Feb 27, 2010 03:30PM) (new)

Kenna (kennas) Kelley Anne wrote: "Leslie wrote: "You all have pick some of the best.
I want a cover to peak my interest, but not to make me ill at ease or self-conscious about reading my book in public.
SMILE"

LOL! I agree! ..."


Yes, I work in a hotel and most of my job is down time while I wait to check in guests. That leaves a lot of time for reading. Its most embarassing when they come up and say what are you reading? Most of the time, I tape a piece of plain paper over the front and write my name really big across it under the guise that Im marking it as mine....especailly if theres a half nekked man or woman on the front. This is one of my favorites. The girl is just SO pretty! Enticing the Earl by Nicole Byrd


message 24: by Carolyn F. (new)

Carolyn F. | 536 comments I have this book cover I bought years ago from Lillian Vernon. I always slip it on my PB's and tell everyone it's to protect the book (right?!).


message 25: by ~Kate~ (new)

~Kate~ (katesbooklife) i love loads of book covers including [image error] Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1) by Melissa Marr Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater [image error] City of Bones (Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare
there are loads of others but i cant think of them off the top of my head. plus designing book covers is what i eventually want to do with my life


message 26: by Jess (new)

Jess | 3721 comments I agree about the Fallen cover. It was really nicely done. Too bad the book fell short!


message 27: by ~Kate~ (new)

~Kate~ (katesbooklife) i actually loved Fallen as well as the cover.
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson << now this book cover i loved but hated the story


message 28: by DarkHeart "Vehngeance" (last edited Mar 09, 2010 09:23AM) (new)

DarkHeart "Vehngeance" (darkheart) | 437 comments YA books are being given amazing covers of late, as beautifully illustrated by Katie.

Some other favorite covers of mine (several of which I have yet to read and one that I couldn't finish - so my appreciation of the cover is in no way a reflection of the pages inside).

The Den of Shadows Quartet by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes Valiant (The Modern Faerie Tales, #2) by Holly Black Graceling (The Seven Kingdoms Trilogy, Book 1) by Kristin Cashore Darkness Calls (Hunter Kiss, #2) by Marjorie M. Liu A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore Ghostland (Ghostland World, #1) by Jory Strong Midwinter by Matthew Sturges Mona Lisa Blossoming (Monère Children of the Moon, #3) by Sunny Shift (Shifters, #5) by Rachel Vincent Red-Headed Stepchild (Sabina Kane, #1) by Jaye Wells The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff


message 29: by ~Kate~ (new)

~Kate~ (katesbooklife) i love the Valiant cover i havent seen that version of it before it looks so beautiful


message 30: by Jess (new)

Jess | 3721 comments I really liked the Red Headed Stepchild cover.. I think it was the girl's hair. It just stood out!!

My new favorite cover: Alpha (Shifters, #6) by Rachel Vincent

Can you say badass?? It almost looks like she's out of The Godfather or something.


DarkHeart "Vehngeance" (darkheart) | 437 comments Yeah, I couldn't decide between Shift and Alpha - both are brilliant covers. And I agree on the hair in the Red-Headed Stepchild cover - I don't care for the other two covers in the series as much, but I bought a print of the first one for my library.


message 32: by Melodie (last edited Mar 09, 2010 11:39AM) (new)

Melodie (melodieco) ~♡Katie♡~ wrote: "i actually loved Fallen as well as the cover.
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson << now this book cover i loved but hated the story"


I loved FALLEN, too!


message 33: by ~Kate~ (new)

~Kate~ (katesbooklife) surprising when it got so many good reviews


message 34: by Melodie (new)

Melodie (melodieco) ~♡Katie♡~ wrote: "surprising when it got so many good reviews"

I was referring to FALLEN. I loved it, too.


message 35: by Courtney (new)

Courtney (alannarey) | 35 comments Ok I have to put Danse Macabre (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #14) by Laurell K. Hamilton . I think that the cover is beautiful and is perfect for the story!


message 36: by Rebecca (Bec) (new)

Rebecca (Bec) | 56 comments Sarah ~Sehrenity~ wrote: "I agree to all the Hush, Hush nominations. I also really like the Lords of the Underworld covers.

The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld, #1) by Gena ShowalterThe Darkest Kiss (Lords of the Underworld, #2) by Gena Showalter[bookcover:The Darkest P..."


I have to agree with this. I am reading Darkest Pleasure at the moment, and every now and then I will stop and look at the front cover... hot hot hot.


message 37: by Ellen (new)

Ellen | 326 comments Jess wrote: "I really liked the Red Headed Stepchild cover.. I think it was the girl's hair. It just stood out!!

My new favorite cover:Alpha (Shifters, #6) by Rachel Vincent

Can you say badass?? It almost looks like she's..."


Badass! (sorry, couldn't resist) I think that this has to be at the very top of my list. Somebody mentioned this in the Rachel Vincent fourm, but each book cover Faythe grows. You can literally see her maturing to where she is now.

And the cover is so damn awesome it wins hands down anyway!


message 38: by Inkspeckle (new)

Inkspeckle | 17 comments Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8) by J.R. Ward
I thought, "whoa, is that nail polish on Xhex's fingers?" Then I looked closer and saw the scratch marks. Could it be any more accurate than that?


message 39: by Kelley Anne (new)

Kelley Anne | 1619 comments Inkspeckle - I agree! I love that cover!


message 40: by Melanie (new)

Melanie Lennon | 1 comments Nicholas (The Lords of Satyr, #1) by Elizabeth Amber [image error] Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick Tempted by Megan Hart The Luxe (Luxe, #1) by Anna Godbersen Rumors (Luxe, #2) by Anna Godbersen Envy (Luxe, #3) by Anna Godbersen Changeling (Sisters of the Moon, #2) by Yasmine Galenorn Valiant (The Modern Faerie Tales, #2) by Holly Black
I'm influenced by covers. A great cover will make me pick up a book, but I've learned not to buy based on a cover. Covers I love for books I love are:
Hush, Hush; Holly Black's Valiant; Twilight series; Elizabeth Amber's Nicholas the Lords of Satyr; Yasmine Galenorn's Witchling and Changeling; Anna Godbersen's Luxe, Rumors, and Envy; Megan Hart's Tempted and Broken.


message 41: by Betelgeuze (new)

Betelgeuze | 158 comments Other covers i like:
Fallen (Fallen, #1) by Lauren Kate Spider-Touched (Ghostland World, #2) by Jory Strong Ghostland (Ghostland World, #1) by Jory Strong Lucifer, Book 03 A Dalliance with the Damned by Mike Carey


message 42: by Heather B (last edited Apr 04, 2010 04:52PM) (new)


message 43: by ~Kate~ (new)

~Kate~ (katesbooklife) ^^ they are very beautiful covers


message 44: by Heather B (new)

Heather B (heatherbenson) I like the covers best when they're more simple and there isn't too much small detail in them.


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