Although, this isn’t the first time I’ve discussed my obsession with finding the prettiest edition of my favourite books, I believe it’s the first time I’ve explored it as a weekly Top Five. As February is the month of all things heart-eyes and lovely, I thought it would be the perfect time to talk about my first love; books and their beautiful covers.
The Skin Books | Alice Broadway
I adore everything about this series, but the thing that first attracted me to it was the covers. They’re simply gorgeous, and made even more perfect after reading the content within them then returning to the covers. The images have significance, and I’m constantly in awe of the designs; it was one of the most talked about things at the Alice Broadway event I attended too!
Stalking Jack the Ripper Series | Kerri Maniscalco
This series is simply everything to me, and I’m both excited and devastated for the fact it’s coming to a close soon. However, the covers were definitely a major factor into why I initially delved into the series; Victorian setting and serial killers aside. The elegant designs are breathtaking, and look perfect on my bookshelves.
Bookshop Girl Series | Chloe Coles
A little different from the other choices in this list, but I just love the illustrations and vibe these covers hold. The designs themselves represent the stories within perfectly; fun-loving, comedic and lighthearted. It’s impossible not to smile at the sight of them.
The Smoke Thieves | Sally Green
This edition was one I had to research and acquire specifically, as the UK edition is a little different. This edition is gorgeous, and I had wanted to get my hands on it from the moment it was first announced on Goodreads. The colours and images work perfectly together and suit the themes of the story within. Plus, the chess pieces make for a brilliant introduction to the characters and had a lot of fun pairing them up while reading.
The Wicked Deep | Shea Ernshaw
This was another edition I had to scavenge for online rather than pick up in person, as I was pretty insistent of the fact I needed the hardcover copy. The colours and illustrations are simply breathtaking and looks gorgeous on my shelf, so I have no regrets in that aspect. Plus, the story was an immediate five stars, which made up for the time spent desperately waiting for its delivery.