Ok, I had way too much fun with this post.
This is not the official topic this week, but I didn’t care for the official topic and got inspired when I came across one cover in particular and was mesmerized by how gorgeous the character’s hair was, so here we are.
I happen to love long hair, I think it’s pretty, so basically I just went and found a whole bunch of covers with long, flowing, completely unrealistic but oh-so-gorgeous hair. (I mean, have you ever tried standing in the wind with long hair? It somehow defies physics and never actually flies backwards in the same direction as the wind but rather flies into your face instead.) But anyway, some of the covers are women, some are men—I’m an equal opportunist ;-)—but they’re all… hairy!
Cover Characteristics is a weekly meme hosted at Sugar & Snark. I went rogue this week, so my topic is:
Books Covers featuring Hair
And for your listening pleasure while you view all these lovely covers…
The Griever’s Mark Series by Katherine Hurley
I’m not sure what’s happening on these covers, but I’ve never seen hair do anything like this. This girl’s hair has a mind of her own.
Eidolon by Grace Draven
The hair on this cover isn’t blowing in the breeze, but it’s still flowing down their backs so prettily!
The Silent Tempest by Michael G. Manning
This is a two-for-one because the girl on the right has the blowing in the wind thing going on, and the girl on the left has hair down to her ankles! It’s so long she doesn’t even need clothes. I think I just found a new way to save money.
There Will Be Phologiston by Alexis Hall
I even have horse hair up in this post! Not only that, this cover also has a man and a woman all with their hair blowing in the breeze. That’s like extra equal opportunist right there.
Towering by Alex Flinn
I’ve used this one before, but how could I not use it again for this topic?!
Make Me Burn by Tiffany Roberts
Look at all that hair! So much of it! All flowing and blowing!
Air Awakens by Elise Kova
I don’t think I could get my hair to do that if I tried. That must be some magic wind.
The Path of Flames by Phil Tucker
This hair isn’t as long and flowy as the others, but it’s so white and wispy which makes it unique and pretty. (Also he looks so sad. I kinda wanna just give him a hug.)
The Fray Theory: Resonance by Nelou Keramati
First of all, I actually just LOVE this cover. Second of all, LOOK HOW GORGEOUSLY RED THAT HAIR IS.
Master of Crows Series by Grace Draven
The Brush of Black Wings was actually the inspiration for this whole post because THAT MAN’S HAIR IS GLORIOUS. (Seriously, it looks even better when you see the cover bigger.) Where can I find me a man with hair like that?! I mean, I’ve gotten lots of compliments on my hair throughout my life, but I ain’t got nothin’ on him.