Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Best Book Covers of 2016


The Top Ten of 2016 event is hosted by Jaime from Two Chicks on Books, Rachel from Fiktshun, Nancy from Tales of a Ravenous Reader, and Bridget from Dark Faerie Tales!


Today, I'm sharing my top ten favorite book covers of 2016!


(In no particular order.)

(Also, the pictures link to my reviews.)

(Furthermore, note that these are Young Adult selections! Not adult ones.)

    
    
  
  


Honorable Mentions:

    
    


Check out all of my 2016 reads:



The Giveaway:


Win the six diverse/diversely written books above! Two are hardcovers, four are ARCs. All are 2016 publications with the exception of Allegedly, which publishes very soon, in January. Open internationally. Good luck!

73 comments:

  1. Those are gorgeous choices. I've yet to read any of them, but have two on my TBR pile and three more on my wishlist. I enjoy the covers on my CS Harris Sebastian St. Cyr mysteries and my Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson and Alpha & Omega series. I always pick those up in paper copy so I have them on my shelf.

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    1. Right?! I could stare at them all day. Patricia Briggs' books do have great covers! Definitely shelf-worthy. :D

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  2. The best part is that the books that I read on your list lived up to the glory of their beautiful cover. =)

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    1. OMG RIGHT?! I chose books that I had also read - and it was quite easy to find books that fit both criteria! So many gorgeous covers. ^_^

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  3. Rebel of the Sands was such an absolute gem this year -- and you're right, a gorgeous cover!

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  4. I haven't read any of your top ten books, but each of them are on my long list to read.

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    1. The TBR keeps growing, right? Happy reading!

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  5. I'm really partial to purple/blue covers so I love all the examples of those you picked! I wouldn't even know where to start with listing my favorite covers. But you did a great job:-)

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    1. ME TOO! Purple and blue are my favorite colors, and the mix of the two really appeal to me. Thank you, Tammy! <3

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  6. Agree! I love all of those covers. Lotus and Thorn is so gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks, Teresa! If you haven't read that one, you should! *pokes* :D

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  7. I have Roseblood to read it sounds really good. One of my favourite covers was When We Collided by Emery Lord.

    Megan @ reading away the days

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    1. I hope you like it! I like the cover of When We Collided too - though I must say, the cover of Lord's next book is AMAZING. Like WOAH!

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  8. These covers are so beautiful!! I think from the ones you picked And I Darken and The Star Touched Queen are my favorites. Great cover choices. :D :D

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    1. Ahh, so glad to hear that! Have you seen the cover of Now I Rise? Even more beautiful than the cover of And I Darken! ^_^

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  9. So many beautiful covers! I haven't actually read any of these yet. I saw that Rebel of the Sands was on sale today only and I've been debating on picking that one up. My TBR list is already soooo long, but what's one more, right?! lol

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    1. IT IS! You should definitely snag it while it's cheap, Julie! :D

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  10. Those covers are all so beautiful! Why are books so pretty?! And, I haven't read any of them, unfortunately. :/

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    1. Seriously though! Such a good marketing strategy, honestly. No worries, Christine!

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  11. Awesome covers! I agree with all of your picks. :)

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  12. I've read and I'm planning to read a lot of the picks, working on my own post as well.

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    1. Excellent! Link me when you post it, I'll check it out. =)

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  13. Oh my. The Forgetting and The Midnight Star are AMAZING. Aerie is too, and Starflight... which I have to read next. :) Can't wait. I really like Ruined too...

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    1. Yes! I've read all of these (I chose books that I had read and that had pretty covers) - I'd recommend all of them. Fantasy slayed this year!

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  14. all these covers are fantastic! I'm looking forward to reading Rebel in the Sands. Thank you

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    1. I hope you get a chance to read it, Linda! ^_^

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  15. Alas, I have not read any of the top 10.

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    1. Booo! You should check out some of them, John. :D

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  16. Oh they are all gorgeous. There were a lot of beautiful covers this year.

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  17. So many pretty books! I love all the space-esque/stars ones! And Rebel of the Sands! I am so sad that they're not sticking with this style for book 2 ):

    Great picks, Alyssa!

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    1. I'm upset about the cover change too! I wish they had continued the series with the original design, for the hardcovers, and then repackage the series with the new/current design, for the paperbacks. *sigh*

      Thank you, Cyn!

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  18. My favorite cover of 2016 is Nevernight. It is just so menacing. I haven't read any of your top 10 covers, but a lot of them are on my TBR pile.

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    1. AGREED! I like it. I can't wait to see the cover of book two!

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  19. Aerie and Starflight are probably the 2 covers I love the most of the books I haven't read... especially Aerie! The Mirror King is pretty, too - I never noticed that cover before. Man, she fell off my radar! Super list, girl!

    What an awesome giveaway! Thank you very much!!

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    1. Aren't they gorgeous? I didn't like Aerie much, but its cover is so stunning.

      Thank you, Kristin! Good luck!

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  20. All of these covers look awesome,especially And I Darken!

    Here’s my Top 10 Best Covers!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  21. Ohh Starfligt, Rebel of the Sands have gorgeous covers!! Really!!

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  22. I love the cover for Starflight. I need to add that to my TBR.

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    1. If you read it, I hope you love it, Katrina! It was one of my favorites last year. ^_^

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  23. These covers are all gorgeous. I only read some of these books. I read Ruined,Vanishing Throne, Love, Lies and Spies, The Star-Touched Queen, and Starflight and I had some of these on my list too. Here is mine: http://queenofallbooks.blogspot.com/2016/12/top-10-of-2016-best-book-covers-of-2016.html

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    1. And they were all very good, right? Gorgeous covers and great stories!

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  24. Lots of eye candy here, but I cannot get over that white dragon!!! OMFG, I need that! <3

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  25. Great cover picks! They are all so pretty and intriguing! I haven't read any of these books yet, but I have a bunch on my TBR list!

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  26. Cannot believe I forgot to include The Mirror King in my list! I have yet to read it but man, do I love its cover ♥.♥ This is such a beautiful looking list ;)

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    1. Ah, and I've only read And I Darken by Kiersten White from you list *hangs head in shame*. Plan to read more soon tho!

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    2. It's a pretty one! A great novel, as well. And I Darken was great! That means you've got plenty of gorgeous books ahead of you. :D

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  27. These are all gorgeous covers. I love the covers for the Zodiac series and I need to read this soon.

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    1. Same! Black Moon has the prettiest cover... and in my opinion, it was the best in the series. ^_^

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  28. Fantasy is great, isn't it? So many gorgeous covers :)

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  29. Fantasy is my favorite Genre to read lately!!

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    1. Make sure you have a Pinterest account, and then pin one of the images on this post. Include the link of the giveaway in the pin's caption!

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  31. I have read literally 1000's of books but never really noticed how many amazing book covers there is!!

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    1. I understand that! You were blinded by their beauty. :D

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  32. Great choices, mine was Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare!!!

    Raffle name: Artemis Giote

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  33. Now that the Holidays are over I am hoping to find a decent deal on an eReader....more access to great books!

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  34. Ah, The Mirror King and The Forgetting. <3 I love those two covers too. Well, all the covers looks gorgeous :D Thank you for sharing your favorites Alyssa. <3

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    1. Yaaaasss! The cover designers did a great job. Thank YOU, Carina!

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