Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s TTT is actually a TTT Rewind, meaning I could pick whatever past topic I wanted. I chose this one because, a lot of times, I am ALL about the covers. I mean seriously. If it sparkles and sounds halfway decent, I am bound to pick it up. This has not always worked out for me, but sometimes it has been the best way to choose EVER. Get ready for some COVER EYE CANDY!
(All title links go to Goodreads. All links in the paragraphs go to my reviews.)
If you have to ask why, you must not have seen this cover. And this book is just as gorgeous as the cover. There is way too much squealing in my review.
2. Wilde’s Fire by Krystal Wade
In a world where most girls are wearing black dresses and looking depressed, this girl was moving and very blue with magic or something. It looked exciting to me! However, I was not entirely impressed.
3. The Shapeshifter’s Secret by Heather Ostler
This cover looks freaking amazing and you cannot tell me otherwise. The font, her make up … everything. If only they had spent more money on the editing department instead of the cover, maybe I wouldn’t have DNFed this book.
4. The Selection by Kiera Cass
Yeah, yeah, I know, opinions about this one abound. However, I picked it up because it looked like fun, sugary fluff and I was entirely right. And I enjoyed it too.
5. Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey
Look at that cover. How could that cover contain a book any less than awesome, right? Wrong. This book inspired a rant so fierce I was afraid to post it. But I did. Because *CUE ANGRY GRETCHEN*
I had actually had a friend whose opinion I respect tell me she hadn’t enjoyed this one, so I was rather wary about picking this one up. Then I saw the cover and decided to take a chance. And I’m so glad I did.
7. The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
I have no idea if I picked this up more because of the gorgeous cover or because of the fact that Tamora Pierce’s blurb is on the front cover. Either way, it was a really spectacular decision. So much love for this book right here.
Okay, I totally picked this up for other reasons too. HOWEVER, once I saw the cover, I just had to pick this up to ask the girl on the cover, “What in the name of all that’s chocolate forced you to put on THAT?” The book then went on to inspire the mother of all reviews, so I guess that was worth it too.
Actually, I’m pretty sure it was the font that got me on this one. I just have a THING for this font. And the color purple. So that. And the book wasn’t half bad either! (The second one was better.)
10. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Yeah, so, sometimes the girls in dresses utterly and completely hook me. This is one of them. And the book was such a quirky, fun ride I was glad it caught me!
17 thoughts on “Top Ten Books Whose Covers Made Me Buy It”
I freaking LOVE the cover of Unearthly!! (And Hallowed). So beautiful. Fun list!
Here is my Top Ten!
Thank you! So do I!
Oh. Paranormalcy! That cover made me read the book! Awesome list! 😀
Drop by my Top 10?
Great list! The covers are gorgeous; I think my favourite is the one for Shattered Soul =)
Here’s my TTT for this week: http://www.rulethewaves.net/blog/?p=4748
It’s so pretty! If only the book wasn’t awful. >.<
I love Incarnate’s cover, but not the Selection’s, for some reason. Great covers in general!
I’d love for you to check out my Top Ten Freebie 🙂
I’m a sucker for girls in dresses, what can I say! (Well, as long as they aren’t black. That’s getting old.)
I love the cover for Incarnate, although I picked Girl of Fire & Thorns as a cover I didn’t like in the past – the gemstone in the middle 🙂
I’m actually more in love with the ferns around the outside. What do you think of the newest one’s cover? It’s the same motif, only different.
Unearthly has such a pretty cover! I love the way it shines and shimmers! Great answers this week 🙂
Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books
I agree with all of those. Great covers can sometimes sell the book!
The Shattered Souls cover is stunning.
I love the cover from Incarnate! Unearthly & Paranormalcy are also one of my favorites. Nice picks!
I’m so excited; my prom dress is the same color scheme as the Incarnate cover. 😀
I have to agree! All of these covers are sooo beautiful! I thought the cover of Wither was my favorite but then I saw the one for Shatter Me and The Girl of Fire and Thorns and all the others, actually! I’m a sucker for covers….Thanks for sharing!
New to your blog. Haven’t read any of these except Wilde’s Fire and I wasn’t impressed either. Some of the others are on my TBR list. Don’t you hate when a cover lets you down though? I was glad to see you post some that were successes and some as you mentioned that perhaps they should have spent their money elsewhere. Thanks for the pros and the cons.
I actually haven’t read any of these books, but the covers are all gorgeous so I can see why you bought them! 🙂
Top Ten Tuesday