Monday, 13 March 2017

Chuckles Cover Love #16


If there is one thing that makes a great book even better, it is when it has a cover that we love! The cover design is what catches the eye as we browse through a bookstore shelf or check out the Amazon or Goodreads recommendations. The right cover makes me look closer at a book, to read the blurb and maybe make a purchase. A poor cover might mean I never look at the blurb at all. 

These are a series that came out years ago and seems to be in limbo. I did enjoy the first one and what the picture doesn't show is how shiny and pretty it is! And raven family birds! I love those guys! Compare that to the other lacklustre offering for book one. I think for book two I like the blue tinged book best. Have you read them? What are your opinions of the covers?



















12 comments:

  1. I like the same ones you do. I think the design is so neat, and hate that they felt the need to put a person on it. However, I will admit, the raven on his shoulder is a nice touch. I've not read this series but I have heard a few good things about it. I almost checked book 1 out of the library once, but they didn't even possess the second one so I got frustrated and didn't.

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    1. I love the crow family! We used to hand feed jackdaws including the young ones in our garden and they had so much personality. I love those guys! So nice shiny raven covers do attract my attention! I thought the first book was quite good...it had some action and humour.

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  2. WOW! THESE ARE SOME AWESOME COVERS! I really really like them! The crow is my favorite of course because anything with a crow I just love. and Wolves are my second favorite animals for covers so go figure! I like the blue one better as well. I don't think I've read one single book about a Necromancer. I'll check them out.

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    1. I love crows and wolves. Also love foxes, as my new weekend round up feature will show! I've read a few necromancer books with mixed results but this was good for a YA audience with enough for adults to enjoy.

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  3. I have almost always enjoyed covers with Ravens as well. I think they are graceful birds, yet kinda intimidating.

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  4. I definitely like the blue tinged cover better for book 2. I like the first one too of book 1, they both have red but the first one has the bird much more prominent- which I like.

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    1. I like the animals taking preference on the covers instead of just a grinning boy. Who doesn't love a nice raven or wolf!

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  5. I definitely prefer the first cover for book one - love the art style! And I also prefer the first cover for book two, the stark whiteness gives the cover a more "cool" tone which works better , imo.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Yes totally agree! It was the cover that persuaded me to pick this book up and I liked it at the time. It had a few funny bits and some nice action. Very shiny cover!

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  6. LOVE that first cover! I mean, I almost always love black and red stuff, haha, but it's got a great design too. And I prefer the one under it that doesn't have the yellow. I like color splash covers that have neutral covers but then one color that stands out. These seem like they could be interesting books too.

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    1. The first book is certainly YA but at the time there was enough action and humour to keep me interested in reading it. It has been a while since I read it so I don't remember much about it now!

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