Monday, March 28, 2016

Cover Characteristics #21



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's pick- ?  

This week the host is off so I guess it's a freebie week. My topic is covers with a faerie element- since I'm doing a discussion post on Tuesday about the fae folk it seemed like a natural pick. I'm in that mindset anyway... so let's see what we have.    

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The Cats of Tanglewood Forest is a favorite of mine, and although there are no faeries on the cover they play a prominent role in the story. Artwork is by Charles Vess who kinda specializes in this kind of artwork- his site is worth a look. 

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I like this cover it seems to have an enchanted feel to it.  

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No idea what this is about but it's a faery tale apparently and it's Holly Black.  

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This has a ethereal sort of vibe to it, not a bad cover. Looks YA- ish. 

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I started this book once but never finished- not because it wasn't good, but just because I got sidetracked. It was sort of alternate history with Victorian era stuff if I remember. I should go back. 

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Again no ideas on this one but love the cover. 

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This looks like a classic book on faeries and bonus- art is by Alan Lee (known for his Lord of the Rings work). 



I have no idea if this is even a faerie book but the title and cover both look like they have that vibe. I'm going with it. 



Charles Vess. Same guy who did The Cats of Tanglewood Forest at the top of this list. 

Both of these magazines look pretty good.  

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So what is your favorite book cover with a faerie element? Do you have a favorite fae creature? 

14 comments:

  1. Great covers!! The ones for Tithe and Wings are so beautiful! :D

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    1. Thanks! I did like how these turned out.

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  2. I love the faerie covers! Great post!

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  3. You always find the most awesome covers. I love all these fairy type covers. I can't decide on a favorite. Thanks for putting this together, Greg.

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    1. Thanks Heidi! I had trouble picking a fave too, but it was fun to put together. :)

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  4. I love your choice for the freebie! I love faerie covers though I don't read nearly enough books that feature them.

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    1. Thanks! It was a fun pick this week. :)

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  5. The covers for Faerie War, Wings, and Faeries are my favourites! I like the simple ones best. Love your freebie pick!
    Since you've been thinking about reading Urban Fantasy - I like Kalayna Price's Alex Craft series which features some interesting Fae characters!

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    1. Those are nice aren't they? And thanks for the rec! I will go and check those out! :)

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  6. Haha, I see you're becoming like me and making your own topics! I like the topic you chose, and it is perfect since you're doing the discussion this week :-) And these are so pretty! Where did you find those Rachel Morgan covers?? I have all the ebooks, it's a great series, I think you might like it actually, but I've never seen those covers! I also really like The Faerie Path, The Faerie Ring, Tithe, and Nightshade covers. Faeries name for good covers I guess since they're usually so beautiful and magical.

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    1. Yeah I had to come up with something or skip the week. Thanks! I thought it would flow well into tomorrow's post. :)

      I just kinda stumbled on those Rachel Morgan covers, I noticed there were multiple covers for those and I liked these the best. I like the same ones, Nightshade is probably my favorite. I like the color and the drop of blood is a nice touch! I'm curious about those magazines too. :)

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  7. I'm not too much into fairies (or zombies!) but they DO have the most gorgeous covers! So I'm glad you went rogue and did your own topic :)
    It's hard to pick one but I love challenges hehe so nightshade for me please :)
    I CAN'T BELIEVE THERE ARE FAE MAGAZINES lol

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  8. I might need to check out The Faerie Path, the cover looks great! Great post!

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  9. What?! Where's my Nancy Drew cover this week? ;)

    I love these covers, they are all beautiful. My favorite is The Faerie Guardian. Gorgeous!

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