Maybe it has something to do with growing up (and still living in) a big city. Ok, ok, I live in the suburbs of said city, but, when I write my address, it's still the city I write, so close enough.
Maybe it has to do with my love of the night---the way lights glow and twinkle on skylines in contrast to the darkness of the night is almost surreal.
But regardless of why, I think skylines are beautiful.
And I found SO MANY amazing covers for this topic. Narrowing this down to ten was torture for me, but *UGH* I managed somehow. I couldn't possibly be expected to pick a favorite though, so... I just chose lots :-P
Cover Characteristics is a weekly meme hosted at Sugar & Snark. This week’s topic is:
Books Covers featuring Skylines
Banded Series by Logan Byrne
I just think they’re pretty, don’t really have a reason why.
Vampire Nation by H.T. Night
I just love the glowing lights of this skyline.
Dark Horizons by Krystle Jones
I know this is just a girl pasted in front of a background, but I’ve always loved this cover because the coloring is beautiful, her dress is beautiful (I WANT IT), and that skyline is beautiful.
Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan
This is another gorgeous skyline with the reflection in the water and everything.
Beyond the Veil by Pippa DaCosta
I just like this whole thing, art style, skyline background, all of it.
My Favorite #1:
Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant
The art of this is just gorgeous.
My Favorite #2:
Ritual Magic by Eileen Wilks
This is another one in which I just like all of it, art style, character with glowy magic in the foreground, skyline background (it’s hard to see in the small sized image, but it’s there), etc.
My Favorite #3:
Firebird Series by Claudia Gray
The colors, the style, the use of space, SO GORGEOUS.
My Favorite #4:
Incarnation by Emma Cornwall
Yet another one with just everything perfect, and I love the splash of red against the blue-gray background.
My Favorite #5:
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
It’s so unique and intriguing and pretty, a whole city skyline in a bottle.