I’m really looking forward to this weeks topic because I had so many books to choose from! I used to have two favourite colours when I was younger, red and blue (complete opposites) but as I have grown older one has emerged the victor and it is…Red! I mean, I do dye my hair red so I must love it (although pink is a close second now and blue is third).
There are a lot of book covers that feature the colour red in one way or another. Some of them even happen to be some of my favourites and others are ones I hope to read one day soon.
1. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
I am so glad that I got the red cover for the first book in the series. It looks amazing and stands out so well against the black background. Even the spine of the book is blood red, matching the books deathly nature perfectly.
2. Scythe by Neal Schusterman
While this book isn’t completely red, it does feature strongly and I think that this is one of my favourite paperbacks. The graphics and shapes look great and I love how there is the silhouette of the scythe’s face against the weapon. Also, I love that font!
3. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
The second book in the series has my second favourite cover which is red, of course. Not to mention the fact that the pose is so badass. All the covers for this book are incredible in their own right and they look great side by side.
4. A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab
Red, black, white and grey are the colours of this book series, which perfectly represents the four London’s in the book. I really like these covers. They are cool, edgy and mysterious. This book in particular has a red bind with white writing that really stands out.
5. Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody
I love, love, love this cover. I still have to buy and read Ace of Shades but I know that when I do, it will be the US hardback with this cover. I love how the deck of cards and symbols are incorporated into the design and it’s red, so it looks completely badass.
6. Heartless by Marissa Meyer
The US cover is black with what looks to be red thorn stems all over, but this is the UK one which I think looks pretty good. I love how it looks like it’s been painted (because the roses were painted red) and the minimalist face to represent the Queen looks really good. I still have to read this standalone novel, but seeing the cover makes me what to even more now.
7. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
After reading Nevernight, I find myself wanting to read more of Kristoff’s writing and I am pretty sure that I am going to give this trilogy a go. This is a more red/orange but it still counts. I love the layout of the cover and from what I’ve heard of how it’s been formatted, it is definitely reflected here.
8. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
I need to start this series soon, but I have so many good books still left to read. I love all the covers of this series, but the first one is my favourite. Mainly because of how dark and red it is. I’m tempted to start this one next month, or even at the end of this month if I can fit it in.
9. Talon by Julie Kagawa
A much darker shade of red, but this is actually one of my favourite shades to paint my nails (I like the vampy, dark look) and I LOVE the scales to represent the dragons. Again, another book that I have yet to read, but I will get around to it.
10. The Iconic…Twilight series
I couldn’t not have this feature, mainly because the covers are so iconic. Black, white and red just go so well together and I will never forget treasuring these books when I was younger. Unfortunately I have no idea where they are now. I may have to buy them again considering I am doing a re-read in November (just for fun and to probably cringe) to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the film coming out. Oh, the good old days.
There we have it. Ten covers with the colour red featuring in them (and yes, I did have Taylor Swift’s song in my head the whole time while writing this post). I could have chosen a lot more but I like these ones the best.
What cover do you like the best that has red on it?