Cover Characteristics: Best Book Covers from Books I Read in 2019


I haven’t been able to put together book cover posts lately because of my headache problems, but nobody panic! I still managed to make this post to showcase some of my favorite covers from the books I read this year 🙂

Unfortunately I couldn’t include ALL the covers I loved (there were so many!), and I couldn’t make the collage, but I’ve still got some super gorgeous book covers here, and I can’t wait to talk about how much I love them!

(Also, I’m going to link to my reviews for most of these since that’s easier than how I normally do things, so if these beautiful covers make you interested in any of these books, you can find links to Goodreads and Amazon in the review posts, and using my Amazon affiliate links really helps me out!)

The Monster of Elendhaven

The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht

I do have a weakness for black, white, and red book covers, and the silhouette looks great.


Three Days Till Dawn

Three Days Till Dawn by R.F. Hurteau

It was the cover of this one that originally caught my attention and made me want to read it because it’s so pretty, has great colors, and makes me curious about the characters.


The Shotgun Arcana

The Shotgun Arcana by R. S. Belcher

This one is creepy, fits the story, and has some great artwork!


Corpse & Crown

Corpse & Crown by Alisa Kwitney

I just love how this looks, it’s so cool with that x-ray effect!

[MY REVIEW (for Book 1)]

The Municipalists

The Municipalists by Seth Fried

I love how bold, colorful, and interesting this one is!


Tin Crickets

Tin Crickets by Joseph Wise

There’s something about this cover that really draws me in. It’s got such a great style and design and feel. Everything about it is great. I don’t know how to explain why I love it so much, but I just do.


Heartstrikers Series

Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel AaronOne Good Dragon Deserves Another by Rachel AaronNo Good Dragon Goes Unpunished by Rachel AaronA Dragon of a Different Color by Rachel AaronLast Dragon Standing by Rachel Aaron

These all have such beautiful artwork!


Loom Saga

The Alchemists of Loom by Elise KovaThe Dragons of Nova by Elise KovaThe Rebels of Gold by Elise Kova

These also have beautiful artwork, and I love how perfectly they show the characters, especially the dragon, and the fantasy world.


Simon Snow Series

Carry On by Rainbow RowellWayward Son by Rainbow Rowell

Again, such beautiful artwork! And it was this new illustrated cover for Carry On that made me want to try the series in the first place.


Blood Ladders Trilogy

An Heir to Thorns and Steel by M.C.A. HogarthBy Vow and Royal Bloodshed by M.C.A. HogarthOn Wings of Bone and Glass by M.C.A. Hogarth

Talk about beautiful artwork! If I absolutely had to pick a top favorite this year, it would be very close, but it might be these. They’re just so gorgeous!


Just a few more great ones before you go…

Kingdoms of the Cursed by Greg KeyesThe Kingdom of Copper by S.A. ChakrabortyThe Devil's Pact by V.S. McGrathStarfall by Melissa LandersAnna and the Apocalypse by Katharine Turner & Barry WaldoSilver in the Wood by Emily Tesh


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  1. Greg

    Ah it’s nice to see a Cover Characteristics post again. 🙂

    The Shotgun Arcana is great, as is the Municipalists. That one’s really fun! I like the Loom covers and the first two Aaron covers a lot too. Tin Crickets might be my fave though.

    Love Starfall!

  2. Suz

    I always like a good cover post. I like Shotgun Arcana and Starfall, but my favourite by a mile is Tin Crickets – and I’m not sure why either!

  3. Sam@wlabb

    I liked all Kova’s covers. The artwork is really good. I like covers such as Shotgun, black and white with a touch of color. It really appeals to me for some reason

  4. Olivia Roach

    The Shotgun Arcana is my favourite cover of the ones here. Illustrated and lovely and dark — just the way I like them. I LOVE the covers of the alchemist of loom series and even drew the cover of book 2. Oh, and if you can’t tell I love a good illustrated cover.