Friday, February 9, 2018

A Sea of Red Book Covers for Valentine's Day (All Red vs. A Pop of Red)


I don't read much romance, nor have I ever really been into celebrating Valentine's Day. I'm not one to judge others for celebrating (if you love it, cool!), but it's just not something I've ever cared much for, no real reason why. However, it's still fun to make holiday-related content, so I decided to share some red-themed book covers to fit the spirit of the holiday-- you know, red for blood love.

I decided to have a little fun with this also and make it a bit more fun. This first batch of books features predominantly red covers. The second batch of books will feature non-red backgrounds with one major red 'pop' of an object or person or something. I think book cover designs are fascinating, and sometimes a book pops really well with a solid bright cover, whereas sometimes it pops better with one striking color--hence why I thought I'd compare. 

Batch #1: 

Fahrenheit 451Comes a HorsemanGodblindCruel Beauty (Cruel Beauty Universe, #1)
Tweak: Growing Up On MethamphetaminesA Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)Pit Bull: The Battle over an American IconThe Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland, #1)
Grey Sister (Book of the Ancestor, #2)Warren the 13th and The All-Seeing EyeThe Masked City (The Invisible Library, #2)

Batch #1 Books:
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury - Amazon | Book Depository
Comes A Horseman by Robert Liparulo - Amazon | Book Depository
Godblind by Anna Stephens - Amazon | Book Depository
Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge - Amazon | Book Depository
Tweak by Nic Sheff - Amazon | Book Depository
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas - Amazon | Book Depository
Pit Bull by Bronwen Dickey - Amazon | Book Depository
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente - Amazon | Book Depository
Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence - Amazon | Book Depository
Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye by Tania del Rio - Amazon | Book Depository
The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman - Amazon | Book Depository

Batch #2:

Senlin Ascends (The Books of Babel, #1)Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicle, #2)Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic, #3)Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle, #1)A Shadow Bright and Burning (Kingdom on Fire, #1)Through the WoodsYouThe Empire's Ghost

Batch #2 Books:
Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft - Amazon | Book Depository
Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff - Amazon | Book Depository
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer - Amazon | Book Depository
A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab - Amazon | Book Depository
Cinder by Marissa Meyer - Amazon | Book Depository
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff - Amazon | Book Depository
A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess - Amazon | Book Depository
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll - Amazon | Book Depository
You by Charles Benoit - Amazon | Book Depository
The Empire's Ghost by Isabelle Steiger - Amazon | Book Depository

So what do you think: a big smack of red all over or a simple mark of red to make the person/object pop? Which red cover do you love (shown above or otherwise!)?



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15 comments:

  1. Fun post! I think I like the ones with a pop of red color on them. Especially the ones that are predominantly black and white, like A Conjuring of Light. The red stands out so much!

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    1. I know, I didn't realize how much I would like the ones with just a pop of red. The Darker Shades of Magic trilogy all have such striking covers because of the red, I love them!

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  2. Ooh this is fun! A touch of red can really make a cover, and all red covers of course can be pretty awesome. I like Cruel Beauty a lot. and A Shadow Bright and Burning jumps out at me too!

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    1. Cruel Beauty is one of my favorites--I didn't care for the book all that much, but it's just so pretty that I don't think I'll ever get rid of my copy! I like that A Shadow Bright and Burning has so many other colors, too. :)

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  3. What an awesome post! I love so many of these covers, especially the red ones :D Thanks for sharing!

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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    1. I know, I never knew I liked them so much! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  4. Ah, well, red is my fave color, so I love them all lol. I do love covers that have just a pop of color, but in this case, I think lots of red looks better! Although I do really love Senlin Ascends and Godsgrave in the second batch!

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    1. Red being your favorite color would definitely make most of these look pretty good to you, haha! Lots of red definitely stands out a lot and can really set a tone.

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  5. Such a fun post! I love red covers - they always catch my eye when I'm at the book store. It's hard to pick favorites but if I had to, I'd go with A Conjuring of Light and the Godsgrave covers.

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    1. Same here, it's definitely a striking color. Those are some of my favorites, as well.

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  6. Ooh fun idea. I really like when book covers have a pop of color that really make it stand out, like Through the Woods (great book too).

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  7. Great post! Now that I think about it I would have to say I prefer book covers with a pop of the colour red on it. The Lunar Chronicles and Through the Woods are great examples of it!

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    1. They really are! Cinder really makes the red noticeable!

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  8. Love this post. I like the pop of red better. I always love a soft picture with a pop of color. Always fun.

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