For the second time now, we’re going to go ahead and pretend I didn’t miss a day, because when you’re already writing most of the time, you kind of forget that you have a blog to take care of. But you know, mistakes happen. It’s alright.
Today’s challenge has to be my favorite of all: cover love! I have way too many books for this prompt, covers that I could stare at for eternity. But to prevent myself from further wasting time, I narrowed it down to four books with some of the most beautiful covers.
Day 4: Cover Love
1. Vixen by Rosie Garland
Can we just take about 5,000 YEARS TO APPRECIATE THIS BEAUTY? Whenever I pick up this book, I simply can’t stop staring at it. Everything from the delicacy of the fox and the flowers to the autumn-colored palette is captivating. I love delicate artwork. Everything with thin lines and little to no color always captures my attention.
Vixen is an adult, historical novel that takes place in 1349. I believe the story is told from two POV’s; a teenage girl and a priest. Rosie Garland is known for writing eclectic pieces of literature, so I’m interested to see how this novel is.
2. To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey
I’m sure you all know this by now, but I am OBSESSED with birds. They always me remind me of my novel that I’m currently working on and the core themes presented in it. Eowyn Ivey is also one of my favorite authors, so this was a win-win.
Much like Ivey’s first novel, To the Bright Edge of the World takes place in the wilderness of Alaska. A colonel is set off into wild with a small group of men, where the world is dark and magic may linger. I AM IN. *whispers* You should also take a peek at Ivey’s debut novel, one of my favorite books, The Snow Child.
3. Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms by Katherine Rundell
I feel like I don’t even need to describe what it’s about because JUST LOOK AT THAT COVER. This cover is one of the most darling things my eyes have ever seen. I want to paint a mural of this for my future child’s room. Or maybe just for myself. But I can’t paint, so I’ll have to settle on staring at this cover. But really, what could be more darling than this?
Okay, Sebastian Stan laughing might be the most darling thing, BUT MOVING ON.
Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms is about a girl who lives in Africa and sees everything as gold, all the animals and wildlife as a gorgeous sea of gold. But then she gets shipped off to a boarding school in England and things get rocky.
4. The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell
Yes, another book by Katherine Rundell with a cover designed by the same artist, Lizzy Bromley. Everything about this cover from the wolf outline to the whimsy of the trees and the silhouettes down to the marker-like gold font, what’s not to love?
The Wolf Wilder is about a young girl and her mother who live in the snowy terrain of Russia in a home full of food and fire. Only ten minutes away lives a pack of wolves in a ruined chapel. The girl’s mother is a wolf wilder, the opposite of an animal tamer, someone who teaches animals how to be wild and fend for themselves. But then the Russian army comes along and threatens everything the girl and her mother have made. And I have an inkling this is the type of MG story that will tear my heart to shreds.
I do apologize for being late, and for not guarenteeing that it will happen again. Like I said, I write just about each and every day for most of said. I get caught up in my own stories and the routine of my scedule that I forget about daily posts such as these. But I will try my best to stay on track and not be too late. I hope you all enjoyed this!