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- Carnivals
This week we're talking carnivals. Places of excitement, of wonder and sin. The lure of the unknown, the draw of the unexpected- what surprises might be waiting in the tents or shadows of circuses or carnivals? This setting would seem tailor made for urban fantasy, or weird fantasy- after all, if paranormals existed, where better to hide, or to find others of their kind? And at least one book below has that very premise- Menagerie seems to be a haven for strange creatures of myth. So... let's peek under the big top, or prowl the dusty lanes after hours when the mundanes are all gone, and see what wonders or terrors await.
I've been wanting to read this one (since last fall) and have just never gotten around to it. It's got shifters in a circus- what's not to like?
We need more gritty stories set in circuses.
I like this one- the girl suspended on the wire with the light behind her. Nice.
This one is a FLYING circus I know, maybe I'm cheating but I just liked it.
This one's nice with the exotic looking cityscape, the stars and the moon.
Carniepunk! This one looks sinister and is that blood I see all over the cover?
This one is nice- I like the red and the black.
This might be my favorite- I like the sense of excitement it gives off with the circus and the lights, the moon and the stars in the background. It looks like she's either coming home, or plans on staying a bit.