Cover Love: Best Book Covers from Books I Read in 2022

 
 

Is it just me, or are book covers getting better? I have SO many this year.

These aren’t in any order. I tried to group them together by similar art styles or color, just for a nice aesthetic. And I chose a few to talk about, but I couldn’t talk about them all because I’d just be repeating how pretty everything is a million times. And most of them aren’t just great art, they’re also great text and design all around!

So here you go, enjoy!

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*I tried to credit the cover artists and designers, but I don’t own most of these (library borrows, ARCs), so if they weren’t listed in the front in the Amazon preview or in a cover reveal post, I couldn’t find the info.*


Silver Under Nightfall by Rin ChupecoHooked by A.C. WisePyre at the Eyreholme Trust by Lin Darrow

Silver Under Nightfall by Rin Chupeco (Cover by Avery Kua)
Hooked by A.C. Wise
Pyre at the Eyreholme Trust by Lin Darrow (Cover by Aisha Akeju)

Day Boy by Trent JamiesonStolen Token by Felix J. LeonThe Snake Who Loved A Sparrow by Nna Natsuo

Day Boy by Trent Jamieson
Stolen Token by Felix J. Leon (Cover by Madi @madi.art.work on Insta)
The Snake Who Loved A Sparrow by Nna Natsuo (Cover by Nna Natsuo, Sol DeLeo)

The Loophole by Naz KutubAngels Before Man by rafael nicolasIn the Shadow of the Throne by Kate Sheridan, Gaia Cardinali, Micah Myers

The Loophole by Naz Kutub (Cover by Shazleen Khan)
Angels Before Man by rafael nicolas (Cover by Andie Lugtu, Alexandra Patrascu)
In the Shadow of the Throne by Kate Sheridan, Gaia Cardinali, Micah Myers (Cover by Gaia Cardinali)

Reverie by Ryan LaSalaBonds of Brass by Emily SkrutskieOdder Still by D.N. Bryn

Reverie by Ryan LaSala (PB) (Cover by Jonathan Barlett, Liz Dresner, Nicole Hower)
Bonds of Brass by Emily Skrutskie (Cover by Merilliza Chan, Ella Laytham)
Odder Still by D.N. Bryn (Cover by Laya Rose)

The Fae Keeper by H.E. EdgmonReal Hero Shit by Kendra WellsRed Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright

The Fae Keeper by H.E. Edgmon (Cover by Ryan Garcia)
Real Hero Shit by Kendra Wells (Cover by Kendra Wells)
Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright

Lakelore by Anna-Marie McLemoreOut of the Blue by Jason JuneAll That's Left in the World by Erik J. Brown

Lakelore by Anna-Marie McLemore (Cover by Carolina Rodríguez Fuenmayor, Liz Dresner)
Out of the Blue by Jason June
All That’s Left in the World by Erik J. Brown (Cover by Na Yeon Kim)

Claimed by the Orc Prince by Lionel HartBlood of the Orc Prince by Lionel HartAscension of the Orc King by Lionel Hart

Claimed by the Orc Prince // Blood of the Orc Prince // Ascension of the Orc King by Lionel Hart (Cover by Houda Belgharbi, The Illustrated Page)

Starbound by Tess BarnettTurkish Delight by Tess BarnettA Kiss for Santa by Mia Monroe

Starbound by Tess Barnett (Cover by Jasmine Monterroso)
Turkish Delight by Tess Barnett (Cover by Lyndsay Simpson)
A Kiss for Santa by Mia Monroe (Cover by Tal Lewin /Caravaggia13, Wicked by Design)

So This is Ever After by F.T. LukensThe Temperature of Me and You by Brian ZepkaThe Alpha's Son by Penny Jessup

So This is Ever After by F.T. Lukens (Cover by Sam Schechter, Rebecca Syracuse)
The Temperature of Me and You by Brian Zepka
The Alpha’s Son by Penny Jessup (Cover by Kay Fine)

The Dragon Squisher by Scott McCormick

The Dragon Squisher by Scott McCormick (audiobook)

Frostfire by Sam Thorne & Lauren IveyReforged by Seth HaddonLord of Eternal Night by Ben Alderson

Frostfire by Sam Thorne & Lauren Ivey (Cover by Benjamin P. Roque)
Reforged by Seth Haddon (Cover by Julie Dillon)
Lord of Eternal Night by Ben Alderson (Cover by Marosar Art, Christian Bentulan)

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley HRW Library Edition

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley HRW Library Edition
I didn’t read this one this year, but I did buy this copy of it, and I wanted to share it because I really love it! It’s gorgeous art and also much closer to how the monster is described than most depictions of him.

Tasmanian Gothic by Mikhaeyla Kopievsky

Tasmanian Gothic by Mikhaeyla Kopievsky (Cover by Ethan Scott)
Fantastic art, and also just so eye-catching with the colors and the boldness and the gorgeous wings and the font!
My Review

Tentacles & Triathlons by Ashley Bennett

Tentacles & Triathlons by Ashley Bennett (Cover by Alex Conkins)
The art style is so fun, it has such an adorable vibe, and I especially love the colors!

The Ghost Variations by Kevin Brockmeier

The Ghost Variations by Kevin Brockmeier (Cover by Kelly Blair)
This is different from my usual “type” when it comes to covers, but I really love it! It’s eye-catching, the art style of the little individual pictures is cute, and it’s so perfect for the book since the book has a whole bunch of very short stories, and these little pictures are references to them.

A Taste of Iron and Gold by Alexandra Rowland

A Taste of Iron and Gold by Alexandra Rowland (Cover by Martina Fackova)
This artist is the same one who made the vampire art I bought for my bookshelf. This cover is just absolutely beautiful and incredible art, and it really captures the adoration vibes of the romance.

Oak King Holly King by Sebastian NothwellTales from Blackthorn Briar by Sebastian Nothwell

Oak King Holly King // Tales from Blackthorn Briar by Sebastian Nothwell (Cover by ThistleArts, Sleepy Fox Studio)
These are just gorgeous and so perfectly capture the characters and the lovely, gentle romance in the story!

Check out my other end of the year posts!

Gamer Musings: Top Ten Games I Played in 2022
Cover Characteristics: Best Book Covers from Books I Read in 2022
Bookish Musings: Top Ten Characters from Books I Read in 2022
Bookish Musings: Top Ten Books/Series I Read in 2022 + Some Non-Bookish Things

 
 
 
 

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  1. Greg

    There are some amazing covers now. Chupeco’s really makes you want to look closer, and the third one has an almost art deco type vibe. The 6th one I like lots too.

    The Brockmeier one I like because for some reason I seem to like covers with a lot of icons or whatever on them. And that last one has an idyllic vibe.

    Hope you had a nice Christmas.

    1. Kit (Metaphors and Moonlight)

      I didn’t even notice all the little drawings and details in the Chupeco one at first, so yeah. Pyre definitely looks Art Deco, I think it was set in that era. The last books have a sort of idyllic feel, so the covers are perfect!

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