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April Showers Bring May Flowers (WCW)

WCW_GraphicI mean, maybe?
Hi. It has been raining non-stop in Topeka. At least it was anyway, it rained for a week straight, took a couple days off and started back up again. I was honestly expecting to see Noah’s ark coming around. Funny story, I apparently talk about books and ARCs so much that when telling my mom if she sees an Ark to wave it over, she thought I meant an ARC. I kind of pronounce A-R-Cs as ARCs, why? I’m not sure, I just do. Like with BEA, half the time I sounded it out rather than going by letters, ha. I don’t do that with ALA though, maybe because that already has a meaning.
This is my next edition of my somewhat sporadic feature, Wondrous Covers Wednesday.
Wondrous Covers Wednesday is a weekly feature where I choose to showcase three covers with similar attributes and themes. To see past editions, you can check out my page for them here
This week’s common aspect is… Can you guess what it is? It’s flowers. There are so many flowers on covers this year and I am just loving it. Two of my most anticipated books of the year contain flowers and really reminded me of each other. I discovered another cover that has similar looking flowers on it, so I decided to feature it as well.

 

~One~

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Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios

~My Thoughts~

This may not be the prettiest cover for obvious reasons, but I adore it. I love how some of the flowers are alive and others are dying. I like how they’re growing through what looks to be a window. The window, to me, symbolizes to me the way the main character is sort of trapped in her life and bad circumstances.Namely the “Bad Romance”.Flowers can be such a big part of romance, you might give your date flowers on their first date, or your significant other flowers on Valentine’s Day or their birthday.
On that same note, it reminds me of how in abusive relationships, you just see the flowers and happy events. You don’t (always) see what’s coming next. The toxic parts of the relationship, the flowers that only come after something bad has already happened. The flowers are alive but dying because everything that ever masqueraded as being good is being destroyed.

~Cover/Book Connection~

I think I kind of summarized that up above? The good in the main character’s life is fading and all she’s left with are some dead flowers and a “bad romance” to be put extremely lightly.

~Two~

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Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore

~My Thoughts~

This is a bit of a contrast to Bad Romance, no dead flowers here. Holy crap, how gorgeous is this cover? First of all, the title font reminds me of Beauty and The Beast. The golden girl makes me think of Tinkerbell and other fairies. The flowers are totally and completely gorgeous. Not to mention the night sky in the middle of the flowers. I can’t even imagine how stunning this looks like in person. Everything is just really perfect.

~Cover/Book Connection~

Wild Beauty is about a family of women who tend gardens. It’s another magical realism story by McLemore which really tells me everything about the cover. There’s a garden, the women are Latinx and there’s magic. Judging by the title “Wild”, things are going to get a little bit up in the air, so to say. When reading the title, I think of it as two ways, the first way I just described and the second describing the main character, Estrella. Judging by that, she could be a very care-free character who is serious about what she wants.

~Three~

A Map For Wrecked Girls
A Map For Wrecked Girls by Jessica Taylor

~My Thoughts~

This is probably my least favorite cover out of the three. I’m not a big fan of the yellow text, especially with it being in capital letters. It is nice and bright though which fits right in with the flowers. I do love a book with a black background though. The flowers and leaves themselves remind me a lot of the objects in Everything, Everything.

~Cover/Book Connection~

I’m a big fan of metaphors, so to me, the flowers and leaves intertwining with the font is a symbol for the girls being trapped on this island as well as being caught up whatever tore them apart. 

So, which cover is your favorite? Are you a fan of flowers on covers? If so, what is one of your favorites I didn’t mention?

 


Three’s A Crowd (Wondrous Covers Wednesday)

Hey everyone. I decided to start up Wondrous Covers Wednesday after seeing a new cover a few weeks months ago. This post has been in my drafts forever and I figured I’d pull it out and finish it.

This week’s feature is dedicated to crowds, an introvert’s worst nightmare.

Just kidding.

Partly.

~One~

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The Rest Of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness – 

~My Thoughts~

I like the fade out effect that this cover has with almost all of the people on the cover. Not to mention, this book is supposed to glow in the dark, I’ve heard. They’re all just mostly ordinary people. The tagline here is absolutely everything, we’re not likely to be the “chosen ones” to save the world.

~Two~

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The Ones by Daniel Sweren-Becker – 

~My Thoughts~

The Ones has a bit blurry effect going on. I kind of like it, but it kind of districts me from the actual main characters. I really like the tagline on the cover even if it seems a little in your face. I’d expect the “not” to be in bold rather than the reversal of what’s going on. The font color really pops which is nice, as far as I can see, it’s the only red on the cover.

~Three~

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Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga 

~My Thoughts~

And here is the new cover that inspired the theme. I think this cover is a good combination between the other two. It’s also my favorite one. Like The Ones, there’s the focus on the main characters who are in color. I’m not sure how I like the title font color. I feel it almost loses itself? I’m wondering if a darker blue would have been better. 

Other Covers With Crowds:

Finally, I had to include these two because they are perfect for this theme.

My True Love Gave To Me Anthology Summer_Days_And_Summer_Nights

One thing I like about these covers is how they really emphasize their titles with “Us”, “Ones” and “We”. I think it could’ve been easy for a couple of the covers to just feature the main characters, but they didn’t do that.


What do you think about crowds on covers? I think they have the chance of seeming too busy but for the most part, I felt all these cover designers did a good job.


Wondrous Covers Wednesday (#27)

Wondrous Covers Wednesday is a weekly feature where I show and talk about three (generally) YA book covers. 🙂 If you want to see past posts, you can go here.

This week I am going to be showing off covers with….swords. Yes, swords. Why? Because these covers are pretty awesome.

~One~

Graceling
Graceling (Graceling Realm #1) by Kristin Cashore

~My Thoughts~

Is it weird if I say I like how pretty the sword is? I like how pretty the sword is. I love the background used, it’s so light and fantasy-ish. It kind of reminds me of a fairytale. I love the reflection in the sword which I didn’t catch at first glance.

~Two~

Seeker
Seeker (Seeker #1) by Arwen Elys Dayton

~My Thoughts~

While the book may have gotten questionable reviews, I do love this cover. I like the stormy background, the land and the designs surrounding the sword. I love how the land gives me the sense of a journey. It’s also very ominous and gives an interesting contrast compared to the Graceling cover.

~Three~

The Young Elites
The Young Elites (The Young Elites #1) by Marie Lu

~My Thoughts~

So. . . I’m cheating just a little with this one, because that is not a sword on a cover, it’s a dagger. 🙂 All the same, I’ll treat it like it is. Unlike the previous two covers, The Young Elites features a dagger in the title. I loved this. I like how it takes the background rather than the focus of the cover. If I thought Seeker had an ominous cover, this one is even more so. I like how it’s against such a dark clouded background, it really gives emphasis to the mysteriousness aura the cover has.

Wondrous Covers Wednesday (#11)

Good evening everyone. It’s Wednesday which means it’s time for Wondrous Covers Wednesday. If you don’t know, Wondrous Covers Wednesday (or WCW) is a weekly feature at YA Indulgences where I showcase three amazing covers that I love and share why.

 

I’ll be honest, I was struggling with trying to come up with a theme for this week and didn’t want to just choose any three gorgeous covers. However, as I browsed book covers, I discovered a common thread. That common thread is that all of the covers have double images.

My Selections:

20312462 Jackaby by William Ritter

 The cover alone makes me want to read this    book even though I’m not sure what it’s even about. I know, don’t judge a book by a cover…

I love how there are two images on it. I  really like the blue ting in the photo. The red shown in it really pops. I really like seeing cities in backgrounds too.

 

 

 


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2. She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick

This cover is completely gorgeous. Like Jackaby, it also has a person’s face on the cover, but it’s transculcent, with a city street in the background. It makes me want to just dive into this book, literally into the cover. I think it’s interesting how the girl on the cover doesn’t have her eyes shown or anything. The color on it is really pretty as well.

 

 

 


 

City_Of_Heavenly_Fire3. City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) by Cassandra Clare

It took me forever to find a third cover that would fit this theme as I was so hooked on it. I can thank Eileen @ the BookCatPin though because another series by this author was featured in one of her posts. I’m cutting it close with this one though as the person looks like she could almost be in the scene.

Anyway, I love the dramatic feel this cover has. There’s a character in white, with what I sense is an angel (or demon?) behind her which just gives it sort of a mysterious feel. The title is completely fitting as well since it does look like the city’s almost on fire.

 

 


 

Tell me what some of your favorite covers are and what you think of these ones in the comments. 🙂 And as always, thank you for stopping by. ❤


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