Some of My Favorite Fantasy Covers on My Shelf / #toptentuesday 189 // #wyrdandwonder

I will be the first person to admit that I am a sucker for a pretty cover. I have a great and varying taste whenit comes to covers and I like to think I own quite a few stunners. As I was looking at some of them for this change of topic for top ten tuesday (as always hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) I realized something.

When it comes to fantasy covers that I like you can for sure find 3 topics that come back. Of course there are a few I like that don’t nessecarily fit into those 3 and I will show for them, but I seem to be drawn to 3 kind of covers the most with fantasy.

Linking this up with the month long fun Wyrd and Wonder fantasy event.


As you might have noticed, I like dragons. So it stands to reason that I would like covers with dragons. I like them front and center. I like them in the background. If it has a dragon on the cover I am bound to pick it up. Dragons over cities is also very appealing as well as attacking or fire breathing dragons. Anyway they can be shown, I’m going to like them.


Another theme that came forward was skulls or skeletons on some. There is something that hints at darkness with skulls and skeletons that draws me in. I actually quite like demon inhabited skeletons or cheeky talking skulls in stories so I think that is why I am so drawn to these kind of covers. (Also lets forget Pitch Dark is more a Sci-fi because look at how epic that cover is)


I know we sometimes like to complain about people on the cover, and I am not always a fan, but the covers up above here I think work so well WITH people on the cover. The Library of Fates cover just wouldn’t work as well without an actual person on it. With Foundryside the person gives an extra creepy vibe because of the cloack. And so on. Also look at that tiny skull on Iron Cast!


And here is my misc. section. I couldn’t not show Uprooted and Spinning Silver. They are some of my all time favorite covers that I own. They are gorgeous. I love the cover of Sorcerer to the Crown as well. The white and red contrast so nicely. Timekeeper just shows so much of what the book will have and the Dutch edition of Year One I love for the bird front and center with the colors and the city in the back.

Are there topics, themes or colors that you see in your favorite covers?

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25 thoughts on “Some of My Favorite Fantasy Covers on My Shelf / #toptentuesday 189 // #wyrdandwonder

  1. For me, The Surface Breaks is an example of “don’t judge a book by its cover” because the cover is an all-time favourite of mine but the story was a little underwhelming. I also really love the covers for Naomi Novik’s retellings. I think the paperback versions are my favourite though.

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  2. I can never resist to a pretty cover (of course, I do read the summary after to decide if I want to buy/read the book, but a pretty cover is always catches my attention). Dragons on covers are always soooooo tempting. Must collect all the books with dragons on the cover. Also, the cover of The Surface Breaks is one of my favourites. *.* I can’t believe I haven’t read it yet…

    Happy readings! πŸ˜‰
    TΓ’nia @MyLovelySecret

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  3. I’m a real sucker for pretty covers, too. I think most of us are, whether we admit it or not. πŸ˜‰ The dragon covers are so pretty. ❀ I love me some dragons. The skulls are super neat, too! I haven't seen that cover for The Golem's Eye before. I love it. Timekeeper has suuuuch a pretty cover. The picture doesn't do it justice. I've got that and Chainbreaker, and the covers are all shiny and lovely.

    My favorite cover on my bookshelf is probably the black Flame of the Mist cover with the phoenix. I was really hoping they would release a matching one for the sequel, but they haven't, and that makes me sad. D:

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  4. Het vervolg op Het begin komt bijna uit. Ik ben er super benieuwd naar. Hier staat ook een post in mijn concepten rond covers die meteen mijn aandacht trokken. Alleen heb ik de betreffende boeken nog niet allemaal gekocht. πŸ˜‰

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