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Today is the second of five days of Top 10 of 2013.

A week of Looking Back…

…and Looking Forward.

And I am thrilled to be able to co-host this event for the third year in a row with Jaime from Two Chicks on Books and for a second year with Mindy from Magical Urban Fantasy Reads.

If you haven’t yet heard of this week-long event, it’s where we share our favorite bookish lists and invite you to share yours each day for the next five days by leaving your post links in the daily Linky Lists.

This year’s event giveaway is shared via a common Rafflecopter on all three of our blogs. Leaving a comment each day on each host’s blog will give you extra entries, so be sure to check out each of our Top 10 lists for more chances to win.

It’s not too late to sign up for this event. Just check out the Sign-up Post for all the details – HERE.


Today’s topic is…

Best Book Covers of 2013

Last year’s picks were all about the beautiful ladies. I’m happy to say that this year’s picks are a little more varied and interesting in addition to being visually stunning. And while I named quite a few 2013 covers in my post last year, not all of them ended up being on my top ten list due to the fact that I am really trying so very hard to keep it at just the ten.

I am not even going to begin to name 2014 covers that I think are gorgeous. I will leave that for next year. But I did have to share just a few peeks in gallery form of other amazing 2013 book covers that I loved.

Now, without any further ado, here are those…


Covers I Love 2013






The Burning Sky

THE BURNING SKY by Sherry Thomas



MILA 2 Cover

MILA 2.0 by Debra Driza




EVERBOUND by Brodi Ashton



Clockwork Princess





PULSE by Patrick Carman



Soul Screamers Volume Three





TIDAL by Amanda Hocking



Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea





ALTERED by Jennifer Rush



Other Covers I Love, Love, Loved


What is there to love?

SPLINTERED is gorgeous and vibrant and interesting and magical and beautiful. And the typography is amazing.

THE BURNING SKY is rich and dark and eye-catching and fantastical and stunning.

MILA 2.0 is clean and modern and different and wicked awesome.

EVERBOUND is simply beautiful and elegant.

CLOCKWORK PRINCESS is beautifully detailed and magical and different and captivating.

PULSE is interesting and thought provoking.

SOUL SCREAMERS VOLUME THREE is bright and beautiful and simply perfect.

TIDAL is dark and stunning and gorgeous and sexy.

BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA has amazing typography and a dark and striking background image.

ALTERED is wicked cool and sexy and is amazing in black and white.

But that’s what I think… what about you? What are your 2013 cover picks?

The Giveaways

We have decided to combine the giveaways into one Rafflecopter form that is shared on all three host blogs and will be posted in each of the Top 10 posts this week.

There is a box of 2014 ARCs, a box of books, two books of your choice, and a book from one of the host’s top ten lists up for grabs. Just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter.

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41 Responses to “Top 10 Book Covers of 2013”

  1. Great picks, Rachel, just so gorgeous 🙂 I totally should’ve put The Burning Sky on my list, too, but I forgot, still there were just so many beauties this year, it was tough to choose from…

  2. kimberlyfaye says:

    You picked some lovely covers! Everbound and Clockwork Princess made my list, too. 🙂

  3. Those were absolutely gorgeous indeed! *sigh* So many beautiful covers this year too!

  4. You picked really beautiful covers. Some of these covers are even more pretty in person. So many covers. It was hard to narrow it down to 10, but I made it 11 as I gave one an honorable mention.


  5. Kelsey Ketch says:

    Oh, I didn’t even think of Splinter, but that is an awesome cover too! Also, I love the tree tattoo on Tidal. I feel details like that are vital when it comes to covers. 🙂

    Kelsey @ Ketch’s Book Nook

  6. Lynn K. says:

    Love the covers you highlighted! Splintered really is beautiful. Love how the title typography compliments the art. For The Burning Sky I actually prefer the cover they had for the ARC but this is great as well. Love the typography for Between the Devil! The backdrop is perfect. What did you think of the second book’s cover? 🙂

  7. Awesome picks! Everyone of those are stunning. BtDatDBS and The Burning Sky actually made my list too 🙂

  8. There are some really beautiful covers on your list! I do love how perfect The Burning Sky cover is. I also loved the one it had before. I get the switch but I hope that cover can be reused in some fashion for another book in the future. lol Thanks for sharing!

  9. Jennifer K says:

    I am obsessed with pretty covers. There is one cover that I cannot get out of my head (that I only saw on maybe one list). It is Asunder by Jodi Meadows. I am so crazy about that cover. Love it.

    Great list!

  10. I’m among the tiny minority of people who do not like the Splintered cover. It just doesn’t suit my tastes. Completely agree on the rest of the list though. I didn’t get a chance to read Altered this year, but if I had it would have been near the top of the list!

  11. Angie F. says:

    Splintered is making it onto a lot of lists, including mine! It’s so pretty! 😀

  12. Violet says:

    Splintered was my favorite cover of the year- favorite book too! Awesome list I love today’s theme there are so many beautiful picks!

  13. tiffnanny says:

    Okay I should have added Tidal to my list. Love, love that cover!

  14. We have such similar taste in covers! If I didn’t have them on my list, I was tempted!

  15. barbed1951 says:

    I loved all of the covers on your list, especially The Burning Sky, Splintered and MILA 2.0. 😀

  16. bhwrn1 says:

    Splintered was my #1! I also included MILA 2.0, despite not loving that book. And Everbound was also on my list. I almost included All Our yesterdays b/c it’s different. This was a hard list to make!

  17. I just love the cover of Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea! Marie Antoinette Serial Killer also has a lovely cover although it’s not really my thing so I don’t think I’ll read it =/

    Emily @ Falling For YA

  18. I love your cover choices, especially Splintered. That cover is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Vivien says:

    Great list! My favorite from the bunch is Splintered!

  20. LOL You Mindy and I have a lot of the same covers! I totally forgot about Clockwork Princess! Oops 😉

  21. I love all of them! They are so pretty. The cover of Tidal is my favorite. So gorgeous!

  22. Splintered seems to be on everybody’s list. Clockwork Princess is beautiful.

  23. Liliana says:

    Splintered is everywhere, whoo! I love it! Also, the Soul Screamer books have some of the mist gorgeous book covers!

    What an awesome list of beautiful covers!

  24. Cyn says:

    The Soul Screamer series has such gorgeous covers! I love Everbound and Clockwork Princess too! Awesome choices!

    Cyn @ Bookmunchies

  25. Erin P says:

    All these are amazing! I really love Splintered’s cover! That’s what drew me into to it and why I just had to have it.

  26. Adriana C says:

    A lot of this covers made my list too!

  27. Ooh, so many people picked Splintered and The Burning Sky! I must say, you all have great taste! They’re lovely. 🙂 Great picks!

  28. erinf1 says:

    Fun list 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  29. Alexandra says:

    The covers all look so beautiful! I especially like Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Allegiant and Let the Sky Fall!

  30. Teresa says:

    Splintered made my list too! It’s gorgeous. I can’t believe I forgot Everbound. Great list

  31. Jen @ Fictitous Delicious says:

    I know they say never to judge a book by it’s cover, but it’s hard not to sometimes. You’ve picked some really gorgeous ones.

  32. I love the Clockwork Princess cover! The cover I have is pretty nice with some of the edges raised and it’s shiny. I’m a big fan of the Burning Sky cover, too. I’m glad they changed it from the ARC.

  33. bn100 says:

    Interesting covers; don’t have a fav

  34. Fallon Vaughn says:

    Tahereh Mafi – Unravel Me
    A.G. Howard – Splintered
    Mari Mancusi – Scorched
    Rick Yancey – The 5th Wave
    Veronica Rossi – Through The Ever Night
    Anna Banks – Of Triton
    Amber Garr – Waterproof
    J. Barton Mitchell – Severed Towers
    Amie Kauffman – These Broken Stars
    C.J. Redwine – Deception

  35. Ashfa Anwer says:

    Splintered is featured on every best cover list this year!! Deserves it. One of the best I’ve ever seen!

  36. Jenelle Riane says:

    I love your list! So many great covers that I missed- Tidal, Soul Screamers… I LOVE gorgeous book covers! 🙂

  37. Christina T says:

    I love the covers of With All My Soul, Clockwork Princess, Ink, Antigoddess, and Everbound, but this year was the year of gorgeous dresses.

  38. Morgan says:

    Splintered by A.G. Howard
    Origin by Jennifer Armentrout
    Waterproof by Amber Garr
    Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
    Scorched by Mari Mancusi
    These Broken Stars by Amie Kauffman
    Of Triton by Anna Banks

  39. Lea Krnjeta says:

    All such gorgeous covers.. Splintered is definetly everyones favorite pick, including mine along with Unbreathable and Ashes on the waves..

  40. I love your cover selections. Many of your covers are on my list. I also love Splintered.

  41. Yes! I’m cover loving Tidal and Mila 2.0 too!! Love the water elements, and the way they’re translated onto a book cover. So so cool:)


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