Top 5 Wednesday (T5W) is a Goodreads Group where we discuss topics about books. The link to this awesome place will be included right here. This week, we are discussing our Top 5 Science Fiction and Fantasy Covers. As a genuine attempt to get more excited about the books I have, I want to make this list focused on some of my unread books.
5. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
For some reason, when I first saw this book, I was kind of terrified. I am easily scared, and I don’t like horror. But, I have seen the movie and it was nice. I like the characters, and the fantastical world Riggs creates in these books.
4. The Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Well. I’ll be honest: I heard this is fantasy/magical realism and that it is charming. So, I got it. But, other than that, I don’t know much about it.
3. A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess
This cover is just love for me. I am fascinated by magic, particularly when set against very high stakes. The Chosen One narrative is one to be messed with, I believe, because, well…why not? It’s about time we start offering stories that test themes we have had for so long in fiction. This book just sounds like fun.
2. Anything Cinda Williams Chima, especially Flamecaster
Have I discussed how, a while ago, Cinda Williams Chima talked to me on Twitter? She was the nicest and most patient person ever, and so I got the courage to gather her books ever since. Much excitement to experience her writing.
1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
This book will kill me. I just know it. It’s kind of daunting, I admit. From what I have heard, there’s different points of view and time lines in the story. And, that scares me, because, yo I am just here to have a good time. But, I am also here to learn new things and experience incredible writing. And, this book is apparently written well. Also: the cover is gorgeous.
What are some of the best covers of fantasy and science fiction books on your TBR? Share them in comments!
For TTT this week, we have a topic regarding covers. TTT, or Top Ten Tuesday, is a feature in The Broke and the Bookish. Every week, we get a fabulous topic to discuss on our blogs. This week is about covers. Rather than focusing on all of my favorite covers, I am going to focus on those on my TBR with girls on them.
10. Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal
I just ordered this book, but it was somewhat tricky to find the cover I wanted (this one here. The original one is so ugly).
Seriously, though, the older cover is really ugly.
At any rate, I am very excited to get a copy of this series, because: 1) Jane Austen style of writing, 2) MAGIC! 3) Cool writer, too. Like, I have been looking through her YouTube channel, and she is learning French (like me!), she’s a puppeteer. Her advice video on self editing gave me life.
I cannot wait to meet her characters.
9. Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger
This author has been blessed by the cover lords. I just adore all her covers. She writes steampunk, mainly. Some of it is YA and some is Adult. I got most of her work already, and I am going to binge read all of it. She is such a charming lady, too. She dresses up for interviews and conventions.
I’m hoping that one day, I can be a writer who creates fun stories. Gail Carriger is definitely someone I look up to in that regard. Also, purple is a dear color to me, so this cover just gives me life.
8. These Broken Stars by Meagan Spooner and Amie Kaufman
Look at the sweet couple and the lovely stars! Oh, I am so thrilled to have this trilogy. While I haven’t read Illuminae yet, I am equally as excited to read this book.
The girl’s dress is so dreamy. Of course, there is also fear in me as I see this cover, because I doubt the writer’s will make things easy for these two lovely people.
Correct me if I am wrong, but isn’t this trilogy a companion series or is that Illuminae?
I hope the characters are as charming as they look.
7. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
I believe that’s a girl on the cover, and I like her stance a lot. All I know about this book is that it has to do with great female friendships, which is the reason why I got this book and its sequel.
Friendship is something I value a lot in my life (literary and personal). I like reading about it and living it.
6. Splintered by AG Howard
Alice in Wonderland inspired literature is not something I normally gravitate towards. The first time I read Alice in Wonderland was in grad school. It didn’t really leave much of an impression until I got diagnosed with my mental illnesses. Then, I appreciated it a lot. This book touches on the idea of Alice having a mental illness. Plus, this is a generational thing, and I am excited to see a dark and fascinating Wonderland.
LOOK AT THAT COVER, THOUGH!!
5. The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead
I heard some mixed things about this book, but whatever, I like Richelle Mead enough to give it a try. I’m fascinated with the idea of three different perspectives of the same story. It is a challenging way to tell a story. Some would say it is easy or a money grab, but I remain rather hopeful. Richelle Mead hasn’t failed me before.I tend to like her writing.
4. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Laini Taylor is a remarkable writer. I know this much when I read some of her first book. So, I have been gathering her work. She is also blessed by the cover lords. Her books covers are fascinating and striking. I am a fan. Hopefully, I can pick this trilogy soon.
3. Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes
Everyone who reads this series hates Lucia. Naturally, I am reading the series for various reasons: 1) Lucia Protection Patrol, 2) Magnus, 3) Conflicting companions, 4) Fantasy, 5) Cover love.
Perhaps I’ll dislike Lucia, too, but I doubt it, really. Look how cool she is. I like her already. *Protects Lucia*
2. The Selection by Kiera Cass
To be quite honest, I have crap self esteem and put this book away out of fear of judgement. But, I got over it, and got the rest of the trilogy. From what I hear, no one likes the daughter of the couple from this series. So, I am avoiding those books. But, The Selection sounds like a cute engaging story. I am looking forward to it. Plus, Kiera Cass is just the sweetest person. Her interviews on YouTube are adorable and charming.
1. The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross
Ever since I have The Infernal Devices, I have been very interested in steampunk. I picked up this series by Kady Cross recently. From what I gather, the stories involve a variety of characters with steampunk-y things in their lives. I am curious to see how the girls communicate and how they collaborate (I hope they collaborate!).
What are some of your favorite covers on your TBR? Any of them feature girls? Share in the comment. I look forward to chat with you in comments.