Sooo, book covers. Who doesn’t love a good book cover? As much as I would like to be someone who picks a book for its story kinda person – it’s hard. Really. I love a good book cover – it satisfies my heart in ways nothing can.
Now, I do love books with great stories and bad covers. But let’s be honest here, I wish someone would design a better cover for said books. And sometimes (well, most times), one book has multiple covers. Some I can get my hands on, some I need to sell a kidney for (import charges :\). Since I don’t plan to part with either one of my kidneys anytime soon (ever) I will settle for this – longingly looking at a book cover through my laptop screen wishing I had that version.
Also, while I wait for the import charges to drop or disappear, I will host a battle of the book covers (insert dramatic music here).
Warring It Out Today: The Bear And The Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Goodreads tells me, there are 3 different covers of this book.
I love this cover. The font used for the title is amazing. The details in the books are really good too. They give wintery vibes which are perfect because the book is set in the winter. The house, the woman, the snow – it’s all so fitting and perfect!
The colors are pretty, and in print this cover looks good. If I hadn’t read the book, I would have picked this up because of the cover.
But since I have read the book I really do not understand why this cover was chosen.
I straight up love all the colors on this cover. The details are SO BEAUTIFUL! The horse, the bear, the nightingale, the sword, the path, the girl. I mean everything is soooo perfect.
I don’t know about you, but this cover does give me fairytale vibes.
The Winner Is…
This was so difficult! I loved both the first and the third version so much.
But if I had to choose one (which I did) I would pick the first one.
There is just something very magical and creepy about this cover. Which makes it perfect for a book filled be magic and creepiness.
What do you think? Which book cover is your favorite?
Have you read The Bear And The Nightingale?
Would you like me to continue with posts like these? I was thinking to turn this into a weekly feature, what do you think about that?
Let me know in the comments!