Book Cover Redesigns I Loved!

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday is book cover redesigns that I either loved or hated. So when I looked up all the covers that I knew had been redesigned I found that I mostly loved all the changes that were made.

So this is my 10 Book Cover Redesigns that I Loved:

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart – I think these are both striking but I personally love the plain cover with the blue background and the pieces of cut hair. I think it works so much better with the premise of the book and intrigues me so much more than the smudged face.

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Royals/Prince Charming by Rachel Hawkins – I’ve spoken about this cover a few times on my blog but this was the perfect opportunity to say what a great job they did with the new concept for the cover/title of this book. The Royals cover just looks tacky and juvenile and I am drawn so much more to the Prince Charming!

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Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas – I never liked the original cover for Throne of Glass! I always thought she just didn’t embody who Celaena is. She just looks too innocent and docile to me, the illustrated version is sooooo much more aesthetically pleasing to my eyes.

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An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir – as much as I love the original cover the other two books in the series don’t match it and it is soo frustrating to have them next to each other on my shelves being all different sizes and colors. Which is why I think I prefer the new paperback editions as they all match!

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Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima – similar to An Ember in the Ashes, I quite love the original cover for Flamecaster, but the rest of the series match the new cover which make me more inclined to like it more because they all match.

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The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson – I’ve always thought the original cover for this was a little too busy. There’s a whole lot going on and it all just looks a little unfocused. However, the new paperback edition is clean and still in keeping with the concept of the story so I like it a lot more!

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Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead – This is an example of a little change with a big impact. Have the VA overlapping the face with the color change is so much more effective in my opinion. The original cover doesn’t really age well either.

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Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi – When I first seen the new cover for Shatter Me I thought it was beautiful and so much better than the original. I thought it was highly original for the first 3 books and then as she kept releasing more they all started to look a little too similar.

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Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson – I actually love the first cover so much. I thought when it first came out that it looked super original and very pretty, but it doesn’t really give any indication of what the book is really about so I can appreciate the new cover more, especially when Mila is front and centre!

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Vicious by V.E. Schwab – There isn’t particularly anything wrong with the original cover of Vicious, but I just love the new edition so much more! Its simple yet effective and had I never heard of this book before I would immediately pick it up just because of the cover!

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Auto Buy Authors

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday prompt is auto buy authors! These are a list of authors that I have loved all the books I have read of theirs so far and would definitely continue to purchase/read anything that they come out with in the future!

So these are my 10 auto buy authors with a few of their books I have read:

Leigh Bardugo

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Sarah J Maas

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Brandon Sanderson

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Cinda Williams Chima

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Jay Kristoff

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Marissa Meyer

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Dan Brown

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V.E. Schwab

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Sally Thorne

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Adrienne Young

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Quarterly Reading Recommendations

This is my second installment of my quarterly reading recommendations for 2019. Every 3 months I will be looking over all the books I’ve read in that time and picking out my top 10 favourites. Then at the end of the year I will compile my lists and pick my top 10 overall from the books I’ve selected where I will be going a little more in depth! If you want to check out my first quarterly reading recommendations click HERE.

So in no particular order my reading recommendations for April-May-June are:

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

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Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard

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Red Sister & Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence

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Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

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The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima

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Vampire Academy & Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

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The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

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10 Fantasy Favs of 2019!

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday prompt is books from your favourite genre. My favourite genre is without a doubt Fantasy; high fantasy, urban fantasy, epic fantasy and every other sub-genre of fantasy that there is out there! I had a really hard time narrowing this list down to just 10 books so I decided to restrict my list to just fantasy books I’ve read in 2019! I have talked about a lot of these books multiple times on my blog now so I’m not going to go into any details about why, just know that I love each and every one of these books and would 100% recommend them all!

Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

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Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

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Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson

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Dance of Thieves by Mary E Pearson

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Seven Realms Series by Cinda Williams Chima

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Nevermoor & Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend

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Witchlands Series by Susan Dennard

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Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

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Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young 

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Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

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May Wrap Up

I had another great reading month in May! Finished nearly everything on my May TBR and then managed to complete a few extra books on the side that I have been wanting to get to for a while now. I think this was my most successful reading month of the year so far and I had a great time reading through these books!

Pride by Ibi Zoboi⭐️3.5/5 stars

If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio⭐️4/5 stars

Never World Wake by Marisha Pessl⭐️4/5 stars

99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne⭐️4/5 stars

Sea Witch by Sarah Henning⭐️3.5/5 stars

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence⭐️5/5 stars

Save the Date by Morgan Matson⭐️3/5 stars

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young ⭐️5/5 stars

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness⭐️5/5 stars

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang⭐️3/5 stars

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling⭐️5/5 stars

What if it’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera⭐️4/5 stars

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland⭐️4/5 stars

The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima⭐️5/5 stars

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang⭐️4.5/5 stars

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart⭐️4/5 stars

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