Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week has a different theme.

This week's theme:  Cover Freebie!

I decided just to have fun with this one; I haven't read any of these books, but I do love their covers. And can you believe how similar they are? I was having so much fun, I couldn't stop at just ten.


1. Resistance by J.L. Knight



2. Graceling by Kristin Cashore



3. Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri



4. Malice by John Gwynne



5. Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton



6. The Steel Remains by Richard Morgan



7. Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman 



8. The Lords of the Wind by C.J. Adrien



9. The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima



10. Priest of Bones by Peter McLean



11. Markswoman by Rati Mehrotra



12.  Sword of Ruyn by R.G. Long



13. The Legend of Avondel by Bella Dawn



Happy Reading!

46 comments:

  1. The only one I've read is Graceling and that was several years ago. Interesting how the covers are imitative; kind of like the mystery/thriller covers with a lone female figure in blue, red, or yellow. Not original, but still giving a clue about the kind of book.

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    1. Makes me think there's a central place where just a few people design all the book covers and that's why so many look alike. ;D

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  2. I love the cover for Graceling.

    My post .

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  3. I've only read one of them too - The Warrior Heir. Yes, they are definitely similar, but that happens a lot in book covers. I suspect we might have an idea at least what these books would be about. LOL

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  4. That is kinda funny how similar the theme is for all those book covers! It's definitely a popular look for fantasy. ;) Empire of Sand is such a great book! I've been meaning to read quite a few of these as well.

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    1. I'm glad to know Empire of Sand is a good read. I'll have to add that one to my TBR list. Thanks for commenting! :)

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  5. I don't think I realized just how many covers had swords through the middle until this post!

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  6. These are awesome! I had no idea there were so many covers with swords in similar positions. :)

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  7. Wow! That's a lot of very similar sword covers. How funny. I wonder how many more are out there??

    Happy TTT!

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    1. I thought it was funny how similar they all are. And it does make you wonder how many more are out there just like them.

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  8. Erm... I think they might be fantasy books? Maybe? ;-D

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    1. ;D I think you might be on the right track.

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  9. Wow...copy and paste covers. Who knew it was that easy? LOL

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    1. Right? If I'd known, I would have applied for that job! ;D

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  10. What a great topic! I think my fave is The Steel Remains!

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  11. Ohhh, swords! Priest of Bones — that cover and that title gives me the shivers!

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  12. Swords are one of the most popular images on covers, aren't they? Sometimes I get confused because some looks so similar!

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    1. They do all look really similar. And I was surprised at how many there were! :)

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  13. They all are very similar but striking in their own way!

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    1. And even though they're so similar, I still have my favorites. :)

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  14. Weapons do seem to be a popular accessory for book covers!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  15. These are great! I especially Graceling.

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  16. Omg! That's hilarious how similar they are! Kind of like the YA generic girl in a ballroom dress they used to do all the time, right? Now everything is an illustrated cover. I don't know why they need to do everything the same all the time.

    I haven't read any but Graceling like a million years ago. Never finished the series with Bitterblue as I didn't hear great things.

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    1. I know just the YA covers you mean. I've seen at least a dozen of them! :D

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  17. Swords like this always make striking book covers!

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  18. Swords make for great cover shots. :-) I haven't read any of these either.

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  19. What a neat idea because I never realized how many did this. I just saw another cover tonight that's coming soon and has the sword through the middle! Great post. :)

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    1. I'm going to be spotting swords on books all the time now, I think. ;D

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  20. Who would have thought there were so many books with swords on covers? They are pretty stunning. Great choice for the meme!

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  21. I’m a fan of nice covers but I usually avoid those that tie in with the movie version. Happy reading. 🙂

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