I think I may be cheating a little bit by including various covers and pretending a series is one book, but…alas. There are too many pretty covers for me to choose just five.
1. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
I read this book when it first came out in hard cover, so, the middle cover. I was so pleased to see that the covers of the following editions similarly conveyed the old-world fairy tale feel of this novel.
2. The Dreamblood Duology by N.K. Jemisin
I’ve mentioned this series before, but it bears mentioning again! These covers are absolutely gorgeous. Bright, vivid colors, contrasting symbolism of moon and sun, clean typology, and an old-school fantasy feel. The Dreamblood duology is probably my favorite Jemisin work. I don’t actually own these books yet, but I will soon!
3. The Mara Dyer Trilogy by Michelle Hodkin
I’m not going to shout about the quality of these books, as that is dubious, but I have to admit that what first drew me to this series was these beautiful, compelling covers. Whether or not this series qualifies as fantasy is dubious, I think, but eh, these are great covers.
4. The Diviners by Libba Bray
This is probably more of a historical fantasy novel, as it takes place in the 1920s New York City, but the covers are so lovely I’m including it anyway. This is an entertaining book, but it also managed to give me chills down my spine. I really need to read the sequel, but I should probably do a re-read first, since I’ve forgotten most of what happened.
5. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
This is an absolutely magical book that I really need to re-read one of these days. I always loved the hardcover version, but I really hated the paperback version that came out right after, so I’m pleased to see that another paperback version has come out! I’ve been meaning to buy this book, so I think I’ll go with this new paperback edition.
Servants of the Storm by Delilah S. Dawson is a delightfully creepy Southern Gothic novel. I absolutely love the strangeness of the cover, with the bleak background and the oddly tilted girl. The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco has a gorgeous design, but also, look at that incredible shade of purple!