Clocks turned out to be a pretty good topic for book covers! There’s something kinda pretty about clocks too.
Actually, speaking of clocks, I happen to have this really awesome one that I love (the picture is an Amazon affiliate link in case anyone else also wants to own the same awesome clock):
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Other than that though, I don’t have much to say about clocks, so let’s get on with the covers!
Cover Characteristics is a weekly meme hosted at Sugar & Snark. I missed the week when this was the official topic, so I’m a bit late, but this week my topic is:
Books Covers featuring Clocks
The Watchmaker’s Daughter by C.J. Archer
So pretty, and the purple really stands out!
Gabrielle Series by Zachary Paul Chopchinski
These are nice, and I like how coherent they are as a series.
The Chronothon by Nathan Van Coops
This one looks kind of post-apoc-ish and very in-your-face, but it’s attention-grabbing, and I like it!
The Seventh Bride by T. Kingfisher
I’m not really sure why I love this one, but I do. Maybe the color contrast? The interesting composition? The fantasy feel?
Collide by Michelle Madow
This one is so bright and glowy!
The Lying Planet by Carol Riggs
This one looks interesting with the desolate-looking picture but the bright pink coloring.
The Rewind Agency Series by Jill Cooper
These are so interesting, and I like the color combo!
The Interminables by Paige Orwin
The teal is pretty, and I love the whole thing, especially the little people on the clock face!
The Machine by E.C. Jarvis
I like the simple but good grungy, possibly steampunk or sci-fi look.
The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch Volume 2 by Daniel Kraus
I do like my illustrated covers, don’t I? I just find this one so pretty and interesting, and the covers for this series (the first isn’t pictures since it didn’t have a clock) kind of make me want to read the books!
I’m going with the Watchmaker’s Daughter as my fave- I like the purple and the sense that it’s coming from the opened watch. Magics you know. 🙂
I like the 2nd Gabrielle one- cool dress. The Machine does have that cool steampunk or gearpunk thing going… and the Rewind Agency covers have that same vibe too a little bit.
Love the whatever clock. 🙂
That is a good one, and sometimes purple can be such a gorgeous, eye-catching color.
I don’t really read steampunk, but it does sometimes have really great covers.
I love that clock, haha.
Who knew covers with clocks could be so petty! I can’t think of many covers I own with clocks on them, but I do remember seeing some pretty ones and recognize a few of these. All of these look great!
I really like the covers for the Rewind Agency and the one for The Lying Planet looks great too, I like the purple hue of that cover. The one for Collide I’ve seen before, it’s a good one!
I like how the focus goes to the watch on the cover for the Watchmaker’s Daughter cover.
Seriously, I never realized how pretty some things are until I see them on book covers lol. All of those are such great ones!
It’s not until these posts that I realize how oblivious I am to the details on covers lol
I don’t think I would have seen the clock elements without you pointing them out on a few of these.
For What It’s Worth
Ever since I started making these posts, I’ve become super aware of details on covers lol.
Clocks make a good choice for covers especially in UF, fantasy and steampunk. I like the colours of the Gabrielle series so they are probably my favourites.
Clocks are definitely a perfect topic for steampunk!
I have the first book by Daniel Kraus – I really need to read it soon and then get the second one! Love that cover. Not mentioned here, but I love the Timekeeper by Tara Sim a lot.
The Daniel Kraus books just sound really good, and the Timekeeper cover the great one! I know I’ve seen it before, I don’t know how I missed it!
Some great covers. I love the steam punk look of The Machine but my fav is The Lying Planet
Steampunk covers are great sometimes even though I usually don’t like reading steampunk lol. And The Lying Planet is a great one!
My favorite of these covers is “The Seventh Bride” by T. Kingfisher’s. I think it’s beautiful. Now I am about to sink an hour or so into looking each of these up on Goodreads. Excuse me.
I do really like that one too! Lol sorry, my cover posts tend to do that to people 😛
Oohhh I LOVE clocks! Don’t ask me why. It doesn’t really make much sense because I am constantly trying to escape the mortal clutches of time, but I love clocks?? Like, a lot? Ugh, I’m a walking contradiction 😉
I must say, I am partial to the clock feature in the Titanic because how can I not be. BUT, I will say that my favorite clock based upon these covers is the one on The Watchmaker’s Daughter. Like, it’s glowing. It says to me, “I probably have mystical powers that may let you escape time and also I’m purple.” This is convincing to me. 10/10 would clock again. Yes, mhm 🙂
No, I totally get it. Clocks are interesting and pretty, and I almost did a report on them once lol. The watchmaker’s daughter is definitely a pretty one, and lol you crack me up.
I love clocks! So I’m partial to this subject. Love those covers.
Lol clocks are just kind of awesome.
I like the look of the Lying Planet, it looks like my sort of book from the cover! Great post Kristen!
That one does look like an interesting book! Thanks!
What a cool choice of cover this is! And you’re right, the little people on the Interminables are awesome — I didn’t realise they were there until you pointed them out to me,
I didn’t notice them at first either, so I thought I might be helpful to point them out!
I think The Watchmaker’s Daughter is definitely my favourite, but I really like Collide as well. I just love that glowing effect they both have, and the pops of colour in both really work! 🙂
Glowing covers and color pops are just so eye-catching!