Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week is a freebie prompt, so in celebration of the Indie Accords readathon, I thought I’d share some gorgeous Indie covers with you all!
An Heir Comes to Rise by C.C Peñaranda
This is the only one on this list that I’ve read so far and I really enjoyed it. I think the cover is absolutely stunning—I don’t think you can really appreciate it through a screen, but the illustration has these stunning golden eyes that really draw you in.
The Dragon’s Bride by Katee Robert
This is one of my sort of mid-level priorities for this month. I’m desperate to read it, but I’m making myself finish the last few books in the Wicked Villains series before I let myself start this one. I’m hoping by the time you see this post that I’ve done that and I’ll be ready for this one.
Funny Feelings by Tarah Dewitt
I am absolutely obsessed with Sam from Ink & Laurel who designed this cover, and also the covers of B.K Borison’s Lovelight series which I absolutely adore. Honestly, I will most likely try all the books she designs the covers for because they’re just so gorgeous.
Crystal Crowned by Elise Kova
One of my original Indie loves was Elise Nova. I absolutely loved Air Awakens when I read it in the series very early days back in 2015. I still haven’t read Crystal Crowned, but I am rereading the series as part of the readathon so I’m hoping to get to this. Elise has been seriously blessed with some stunning covers over the years.
The Last Gifts of the Universe by Rory August
I saw someone share this in the Discord and was instantly grabbed by the cover. I love a simple illustrated cover and I also love anything to do with space on books, or in art in general, so I was definitely sucked in.
The Girl Who Outgrew the World by Zoje Stage
This was another one courtesy of the Discord. This one is so different from the others on here—without the text, I wouldn’t be surprised to come across it in an art gallery, to be honest. My favourite thing is the bright pink—I love pink already, but I think it just makes this cover stand out so much.
The Candid Life of Meena Dave by Namrata Patel
I had to sneak on another illustrated cover for a contemporary romance—that shit is my kryptonite. I love the bright blues and yellows of this one, it’s not really a colour palette you see often on book covers but I love how much it stands out.
Fly With the Arrow by Sarah K.L Wilson
This one was actually recommended to me by our lovely host/one of my best friends, Lana. I mentioned something about the SPFBO awards and she nudged me in this direction. I love a good floral moment on a book cover (or really anywhere) so this one definitely grabbed me.
Dust Bound by Clementine Fraser
Maybe a little left of field, but occasionally I do like a person on a cover. I don’t know what it is about this one but it stuck out to me on the SPFBO list. Maybe it’s the gold font, or the white background which you don’t really see a lot in fantasy, but either way it caught me.
The Lady of the Mark by Alex Hanson
Another one off the SPFBO list. I don’t know what it is but bright red covers always suck me in—I guess maybe because they stand out so much against darker covers. Anyway, I also love a good sword on a book so there was no way I was going to ignore this one.
And that’s it for today. Have you read any of these? Which cover is your favourite?