Friday, January 3, 2014

Best of 2013: Book Covers! (+ Giveaway)



Welcome to my first Best of 2013 post! Today I'll share with you my favorite book covers. Choosing such a small number was no small feat, my friends, but I managed. I hope you'll like my choices.

 

 

  

 

 

For me, the absolute winner in 2013 is Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi. The cover is gorgeous, different and slightly edgy, just like the book itself. Just looking at it makes my throat constrict! This is a book that made me feel every single emotion I'm capable of feeling and I suppose the cover brings some of that back to the surface.
Brenna Yovanoff has been very good to the cover gods (and to the people at Razorbill) because she always gets the best ones. Remember The Space Between and that silver gorgeousness all over the front cover? Paper Valentine is perhaps my least favorite of her covers, but it's still pretty extraordinary.
Kiersten White had two fabulous covers in 2013 - The Chaos of Stars and Mind Games - but in the end, I went with this. I hope you all agree with me.
How to Lead a Life of Crime stands out a bit from the rest, but I love it because it reflects the mood of the novel perfectly.
The rest, I think, need no explanations. Just looking at them is enough.

Giveaway Time!!!

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Once again, Happy New Year everyone!



87 comments:

  1. My favorite covers this year must give to The Selection series! They are so gorgeous. Nick picks Maja!

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  2. Great choices! I don't even know where I would begin picking!

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  3. I agree completely! These Broken Stars is not only striking, but also relevant to the novel, which I appreciate, and I love this original hardcover of Out of the Easy. The new paperback cover is just..bad. It makes me want to cry, actually. *sigh* Anyway, lovely cover choices, Maja, and thanks for the giveaway, dear!(:

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  4. I am so glad Mafi had redesigns. The eye covers are just gorgeous!

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  5. I really love the simplicity and artsy-ness of the covers for Eleanor & Park and Fangirl. :)

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  6. Happy New Year Maja! I absolutely agree with you! These Broken Stars and Unravel Me have to be two of my favourites, along with Splintered and Winter Queen!

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  7. Favorite Cover...Wow, probably These Broken Stars, actually.

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  8. I love Fangirl's cover because it's drawn by Noelle Stevenson and I love her :D

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  9. mine would have to be and this is just one..i have many, is Never fade ( The Darkest Minds )

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  10. All of these are so beautiful. It's hard to choose one. I love them all !!!

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  11. I really liked Michelle Diener's Mistress if the Wind cover and Dos Santos made some awesome covers as always

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  12. These Broken Stars is the prettiest!

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  13. Great picks! My faves are Unravel Me, Out of the Easy (minus the cover model), and World After. :)

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  14. My favourites this year are Fangirl and Splintered

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  15. These Broken Stars! It's amazing!

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  16. My favorite is probably Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea.

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  17. So many gorgeous covers this year. I like how they weren't all girls in gorgeous dresses (though I like those, too). My favorites were the ones that focused on text like Chaos of Stars and Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea.

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  18. I love your new banners! They truly fit the blog and are great. But anyhow for me this is between Unravel Me and These Broken Stars. I mean they're so vivid and beautiful. Great picks :)

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  19. From your selection i LOVE Curtsies & conspiracies^^ i also loved teh cover of elysian fields

    thank you a lot for this giveaway

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  20. Ooooo yes Maja, I love all of these! And you're right, Brenna Yovanoff without fail always has the most stunning covers. I think The Replacement might be my all-time favorite for its gorgeous creepiness, but I love Paper Valentine as well. I also can't say enough good things about the new covers for the Shatter Me series. SO PRETTY:)

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  21. Ooooooh, I agree! These are all gorgeous covers! My favorite one is the cover for These Broken Stars. :)

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  22. I love the cover of NOT A DROP TO DRINK in particular, but there were so many great covers it's hard to remember them all! Thanks for the awesome giveaway:)

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  23. There are too many nice covers to pick just one. Kresley Cole and Gena Showalter had some nice covers.

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  24. I have to totally agree that Brenna Yovanoff's covers are always amazing. I also really like The Chaos of Stars and These Broken Stars. In terms of some of my favourite covers, any cover done by Jason Chan would be one I love.

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  25. I think Frost Burned was my favorite, although Diana Rowland's White Trash Zombie Apocalypse is a close second.

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  26. I'm with you! Those are some gorgeous covers.

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  27. My favorites are These Broken Stars & Splintered
    I love your list!

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  28. The Ocean at the End of the Lane is a pretty striking cover. But I'm a big Dan Dos Santos fan, so I think my favorite was probably Frost Burned, the 7th Mercy Thompson book.

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  29. I like a lot of them but I'm going to pick Out of the Easy because of the layering. Thanks.

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  30. I really love These Broken Stars, as well as Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell which is just so simply and gorgeous!

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  31. My favorite cover of 2013 is The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas. Love that fire "dragon"!

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  32. These Broken Stars' cover is incrible!

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  33. these broken stars one was gorgeous

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  34. You picked some great ones! I don't know if I could pick a favorite cover myself. I do really love The Shadows of Asphodel cover a lot and it's at least one of my favorites. The Chaos of the Stars is gorgeous and different and I agree with your comments about Unravel Me. It's definitely different and edgy and memorable.

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  35. Fangirl has such an adorable cover. it fits the book so perfectly.

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  36. that's a lot of wonderful covers! My fave? wow difficult question...maybe the ones by kristen callihan.

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  37. I'm not normally a big fan of faces on covers but I do love the Courtesies and Curiosities cover. The colors are amazing!

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  38. Brenna Yovanoff always has gorgeous covers. I don't really know what stands out to me anymore. Once something is successful, it's copied so much that I glaze over.

    I love book covers that don't make much sense until you read the book and go AHA! and see all the details and realize it's perfection. I guess like Unravel Me was for you.

    I know there was a book like that this year for me but I'm having a complete brain fart and can't remember lol

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  39. So many pretty covers! What's embarrassing though is I've only read one of those books. So many to catch up on, too, apparently haha.
    I love the covers for Burial Rites, In the Shadow of Blackbirds, Splintered, to name a few 2013 reads for me.

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  40. I love all the Shatter Me covers and the story too! There my favorite books right now and I can't wait for Ignite Me!

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  41. I love the cover for These Broken Stars

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  42. I loved the Parasite cover, it's so realistic. One of my favorite covers though was Shadowdance.

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  43. I really love the cover for These Broken Stars! Thanks for the giveaway! :D

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  44. Across a Star-Swept Sea. :D Thank you!

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  45. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  46. I love these you picked. My favorites are Splintered, Ashes on the waves, Perdition, Unbreathable... Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  47. Yes these are good ones. One of my favorite is Fangirl or The House of Hades. I love your blog and just followed it!

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  48. I love the cover of These Broken Stars and Paper Valentine, too, Maja. My favorite cover from this last year is The Chocolate Touch by Laura Florand! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  49. These Broken Stars, Kinslayer, Fangirl, The Falconer, Devil and the Deep Blue Sea!

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  51. These Broken Stars! Absolutely Gorgeous!

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  52. more than this by patrick ness! AMAZING.

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  53. These Broken Stars has an amazing cover.

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  54. Yes I am a cover whore and it is what initially draws me to a books, all of these are awesome

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  55. My favorite cover of 2013 is Richard Ellis Preston Jr's Romulus Buckle & the City of the Founders. It's a fantastic cover for a wonderful steampunk adventure.

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  56. Another great giveaway and what lovely lovely covers these are. Also fantastic books too! I'm horrible about picking a #1 favorite, but I really like The Chaos of Stars above.

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  57. Loved the cover of Eternity Cure and Splintered.

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  58. These Broken Stars and Clockwork Princess! Thank you!

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  59. My favorites are Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Fangirl and These Broken Stars and a lot of more, which aren´t on my mind right now! :) I love your choices, all the covers are really wonderful and interesting :)

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  60. I love the cover of These Broken Stars. I love sci-fi so the floating in space, the stars, and the dress all drew me in.

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  61. I agree! I ADORE Tahereh's book covers. Haven't yet read her books but love to ogle at her covers for sure. :)

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  62. I totally agree, these are all so gorgeous, but Tahereh's covers always take my breath away. They are so striking! Brenna is also incredibly blessed by the cover gods. Can't wait to see what her next book looks like!

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  63. These Broken Stars

    Thanks for the giveaway!!! :D

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  64. Love & Misadventure by Lang Leav <3 btw, thanks for this awesome giveaway! :D

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  65. These Broken Stars cover is simply stunning! Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  66. Styxx by Sherrilyn Kenyon :)

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  67. Amazing giveaway!!!
    probably the best cover is The Chaos of the Stars,I mean,it's gorgeous!

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  68. These Broken Stars or Clockwork Princess!

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  69. These Broken Stars is my favorite cover of 2013!

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  70. I Absolutely Love The Chaos of Stars cover

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  71. I really love the cover for These Broken Stars, although I haven't read it. Among the books that I've read this year, I would say that my hardback editions of The Giver quartet strike me as having really beautiful covers.

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  72. Allegiant and These Broken Stars. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :D

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  73. I would have to go with Unravel Me, Allegiant and These Broken Stars. Thanks for a giveaway! :)

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  74. I'll have to say Clockwork Princess and These Broken Stars. The covers are AMAZING! TY so much for hosting this awesome giveaway!

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  75. I did love Paper Valentine. It was very eye catching!

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  76. I definitely have to go with These Broken Stars!

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  77. For me, the winner should be Clockwork Princess. I love it because Tessa's pose (the girl on the cover) really gives the impression that she is a strong girl who will not bow down to her enemy, no matter how vicious her enemy's plan will be. The book she's holding is very representative of how much she really loves reading book (like me hehe) ,, thanking you in advance if you choose me to win the giveaway :)

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  78. I think How to Lead A Life of Crime's cover deserves to be called the best. I havent read the book but when I saw its cover, I became interested and wonder about the content. That is why I choose this book if you choose me to win this giveaway. Thank you. Wish us luck!

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