Monday, February 15, 2016

Cover Characteristics



Cover Characteristics is a meme by Sugar and Snark- every week a characteristic is selected and we post 5 books with that week's theme. 

This week  is  Cemeteries/ Tombstones. Such a cheery topic! Seriously though, wouldn't this be a great pick for October? When I think of this I think of a brisk wind rustling through the trees, golden leaves underfoot, stark branches against a night sky... moonlight shining down. Shadows in the moonlight, a look over your shoulder as you walk down a dark street, the oasis of a streetlamp...  

Autumn Thorns (Whisper Hollow, #1)Plague Town (Ashley Parker, #1)The Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple #1)Grave Dance (Alex Craft, #2)
 A Grave Mistake (Blackmore Sisters Mystery #6)


Autumn Thorns (Whisper Hollow, #1)



Plague Town (Ashley Parker, #1)

I'm not super crazy about this one. 

Grave Dance (Alex Craft, #2)

This one i like a lot with the splash of color from her green top and the city in the background. 

 

This one is okay, I picked it because I liked the bloodstained tombstone with the cheerier glasses.  

A Grave Mistake (Blackmore Sisters Mystery #6) 

This one is kinda fun with the girl front and center- her hair and eyes kinda stand out, and there's a dragonfly (?) in the background.  Anyway this one is interesting. 


This is my runner up. I like the fun aspect of it, with the cat looking sideways  and the girl with the lantern. Looks like a fun book. 

The Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple #1)

This one's my favorite. Not only is it a classic but I like the stark branches against the sky and the tombstone.

12 comments:

  1. Ooh my favorites are Autumn Thorns, Plague Town, and Grave Dance (I used that one too!). I do like the Agatha Christie one too though. The colors and the contrast look great. And the graphic-y ones are nice. (The sideways head cat is a nice touch lol. I probably wouldn't have even noticed that.)

    I'm intrigued by the review on Plague Town that says, "Sexy, weird, creepy," so I will totally be checking that book out. The fact that "sexy, weird, creepy" is what makes me interested in a book probably says something about my sanity, but whatevs :-P

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    1. LOL I'm kinda curious about it now too with a description like that. I like weird sometimes... and I have to say some of these covers are making me want to try these books. :P

      Grave Dance is nice, there's something about that one, and I like the cat too. Looks fun. :)

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  2. I really like Autumn Thorns and Grave Dance and agree about A Grave Situation, it just looks like fun

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    1. Agreed, I'm tempted to look at that one a little closer just because the cover is so fun!

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  3. Good ones!!! I love Plague Town (the cover is meh, but the book is great) and I still need to read the last one in that series. I like the Agatha Christie book cover a lot. I can't believe I've still never read any of her books!

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    1. So you've read those? Good to know- we were just talking about that one above. I haven't seen it before... and I know about Christie, I haven't read her either. I tried one of her books but was bored, sorry to say. It wasn't one of the better known ones though- maybe I should try again. :)

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  4. We both had Agatha Christie's on our list. I was not overly impressed with that one, but it was one of her firsts. What a great list!

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  5. Grave dance was a fantastic book! I'm still waiting on the last/next book :( great list x

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  6. I think Autumn Thorns is my favorite from your choices. Great picks!
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  7. This is a fun topic. I love the Christie book as well. The colors and branches are fantastic.

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  8. Yes, it would have been great for October. Fun cover pics you shared.

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  9. I also like the Agatha Cristie cover!
    Sorry that this week's post was late!
    Thanks for joining in last week :)

    Sugar & Snark

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