Wednesday, 3 May 2017

TOP FIVE WEDNESDAY: Top five favourite SFF covers

(Top Five Wednesday was created by GingerReadsLainey. Find out more at the Goodreads group!)

This topic is another crossover with the Booktube SFF Awards, and I think this one is supremely fun: I absolutely love cover artwork, so getting to talk solely about that is a dream week!

5) 'Wintersong' by S. Jae-Jones
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I knew nothing about 'Wintersong', but the cover took my breath away and filled me with the need to read it. I still haven't (for a book blog, I read a surprisingly small amount of the books I talk about...) but it looks so beautiful on my book shelf.

4) 'Ice Like Fire' by Sara Raasch
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I like all of the covers in Sara Raasch's trilogy, but I love this one in particular. I think it's the contrast of the dark background with the bright colours of the locations inside the circle... I can look at it for hours without getting bored, and I'm always spotting new details. 

3) 'Norse Mythology' by Neil Gaiman
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Simple but effective, the cover to 'Norse Mythology' is even more beautiful in real life. I'm so lucky, because my boyfriend actually bought it for me for my birthday: it's the first Gaiman novel I've owned in hardback, and it's now my pride and joy! 

2) 'The Queen of the Tearling' by Erika Johansen
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I thought I was going to like 'The Queen of the Tearling' a lot more than I did, because I was blown away by this cover design. The juxtaposition between the animal trap and the luxurious pillow - and the fact that at a quick glance you can genuinely mistake it for a crown - is utter genius. 

1) The Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin
Specifically, these UK redesigns. I always wanted to read George R.R. Martin's novels, but I'd only picked up the first one in a charity shop: I had no real desire to own them, so was planning on borrowing them from the library. 
But these redesigns are so beautiful that I fell head over heels in love with them and, luckily, I was given them for my birthday the year they were released!

I hope you enjoyed this Top Five Wednesday! What are your favourite SFF book covers?


  1. Excellent picks!! I love the cover of Norse!

  2. Still on the waitlist for Norse Mythology - I can't wait until it comes in!

    1. I'm just hoping it's as good as it looks!