TOP TEN of 2012: Best Book Covers of 2012


Thanks to:  Jessica from Confessions of a BookaholicRachel from FiktshunJaime from Two Chicks on Books and  Mindy from Magical Urban Fantasy Reads for hosting TOP TEN OF 2012!

So today’s topic is 10 Best Book Covers of 2012; I swoon for a good looking cover (no matter the inside; yes I’m shallow like that sometimes). So these are favourite covers of books released in 2012 that I’ve actually read and at the very bottom will be honourable mentions for ones I haven’t read but still love the covers for (: So here we go in no particular. (Ps. Can you catch the popular theme of covers of 2012, at least in my list anyway!)

(01) Ironskin by Tina Connally; Gorgeous dress is gorgeous.

Ironskin - Tina Connolly

(02) Princess of the Silver Wood by Jessica Day George; Perfect use of the red riding hood!

Princess of the Silver Woods - Jessica day George

(03) Cinder by Melissa Meyer; Definitely one of my favourite of the year! The x-ray cyborg foot in the (red) glass slipper. Perfection.


(04) Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff; There’s actually two gorgeous covers for this but I prefer the American edition just a liiiittle more. It’s all in the details.

Stormdancer - Jay Kristoff

(05) Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake; Another wonderful cover with Anna. So perfectly detailed and really knows how to embrace nightmares.

Girl of Nightmares - Kendare Blake

(06) The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke; I love the Arabian feel.

The Assassin's Curse - Cassandra Rose Clarke

(07) Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers; She has a crossbow, that basically means you’re badass.

Grave Mercy By R.L. LaFevers

(08) Undeadly by Michele Vail; I just really like the use of dark tones and the overlay of grey lace.

Undeadly - Michele Vail

(09) Insurgent by Veronica Roth; Love the colouring.

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

(10) Venom by Fiona Paul (NZ version); I like the American version with the gorgeous purple mask, but I just love the full dress and Venice int the background in this version.

Venom - Fiona Paul NZ ver


Honourable Mentions: (The ones that I haven’t read yet, but I’d probably read because of the gorgeous cover).

Everneath - Brodi AshtonMeant to Be - Lauren MorrillUnder The Never Sky - Veronica Rossi

And the popular theme is: The Splash of Red! In case anyone is wondering, the colour red tends to be very popular because it really grabs your attention better than most colours (ie. like bulls and the colour red). It’s a evolutionary thing. (I just spent an entire semester learning about neuroscience of perception and attention, so it still leaks out now and than into the real world haha).

Author: Cyn

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0 Replies to “TOP TEN of 2012: Best Book Covers of 2012”

  1. LOVE Everneath! I like the simplicity of The Assassins Curse! Meant To Be is really cute!
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  2. Great choices! I put both covers for Stormdancer up. They are lovely. You have so many great covers here!

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    Happy Holidays!
    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

  3. I hadn’t seen the NZ cover for Venom before, but it’s SO BEAUTIFUL! If I had seen it earlier it would definitely have made it on my list. Amazing pics: I love Everneath, Cinder, The Assassin’s Curse and Ironskin!
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  4. Great picks! I love the covers for Princess of the Silver Wood and The Assassin’s Curse. The red riding hood on the first is gorgeous and I love the simplicity of the Assassin’s Curse and the arabic script title.

    My Top Ten is here if you’d like a look 🙂

  5. LOVE Everneath! and simple cover of the Assassin’s Curse

  6. There is so much hidden meaning to the Ironskin cover- that you don’t realize until you read the whole thing. Just gorgeous!

  7. Excellent choices! I had the US version of Venom on mine and think I prefer it over the NZ version; lol, that may be because purple is my favourite colour 🙂

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  9. Awesome list…i loved Grave Mercy, Cinder and Insurgent, Everneath and have a few in my tbr pile!

  10. There are SO MANY gorgeous covers! It was so hard to choose, but you have an excellent list. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for sharing more amazing covers!

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