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.
OK this week I'm looking at the covers for the Game of Thrones books. So many different covers out there but I was lucky to arrive on this series just last year which allowed me to choose which covers to collect.
I actually bought this one just after the series started on TV though I hadn't watched it and wasn't sure I would ever read the book. Yeah a bit mad I know! But hey, Sean Bean brooding on the cover!
I kind of forgot about the book and didn't watch Game of Thrones until October last year when I binge watched all six seasons. I'd bought the dvds figuring my dad would like it even if I didn't but I LOVED it and wanted to buy the books with the same style of covers. These are the covers I picked.
These are some of the other styles I've found but I just like the scenic covers where you can just imagine the characters wandering into shot! Y'know, Arya practising with Needle on the rocks, the Night's Watch marching through the snow with Ghost, the dothraki on the sands...