December 20, 2012

The Non Reluctant Reader Best of 2012 Awards Day Four: Top Ten Covers of 2012

Welcome to the fourth day of The Non Reluctant Reader Best of 2012 Awards! Today's topic is:
Top Ten Best Covers of 2012
   Never judge a book by its cover, but a good one never hurts. And man, the cover designers at pretty much every publisher has done an amazing job this year! But let's look at the best of the best!

The Selection (The Selection, #1)
The Selection by Kiera Cass
The icy colors on this are lovely. And yes, I'm a guy and I don't mind the frilly dress.
Masque of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death, #1)
Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin
An amazing Gothic cover design. Love the reds and blacks.
Defiance (Defiance, #1)
Defiance by C.J. Redwine
This is a book I have yet to read. That doesn't mean this cover isn't amazingly done with the forest in the background and the village in the foreground.
Dark Companion
Dark Companion by Marta Acosta
Another one I'm yet to read, but the the girl walking into the woods is hauntingly beautiful.
Darkness Before Dawn (Darkness Before Dawn, #1)
Darkness Before Dawn by J.A. London
I love the use of black on white with this one!
Alice in Zombieland (The White Rabbit Chronicles, #1)
Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
Such an awesomely designed cover. I love the shape Alice is sitting inside.
Reached (Matched, #3)
Reached by Ally Condie
This cover matches the theme of this book perfectly.
Incarnate (Newsoul, #1)
Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
I love the butterfly wings! So creative!
Once (Eve, #2)
Once by Anna Carey
The purple in this cover is simply gorgeous. And I love how the tunnel.
Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, #1)
Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
I know that Penguin has since redesigned this cover, but screw it. This cover was perfect and I love it this way.


  1. I always wonder what kind of direction the artist gets before creating a book cover. Do they read it? Are they given a rough description by the publisher? How do they come up with these??

  2. There all gorgeous!! Im really upset that Born Wicked got redesigned :( I loved that cover... now mine won't match...

  3. Beautiful covers! I must admit book covers has a lot of persuasion power over me when buying book.

  4. Love these covers! I'm loving the new ones I see, so off to look them up on Goodreads :)

  5. Love all these covers!!! I'm guilty of buying books based on covers and these have all grabbed my attention!!

  6. I'm always drawn in by gorgeous covers. The Once cover is my favourite. It's just... wow. I need to read it!


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