Top Ten Tuesday – Book Covers with Fall Vibes
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!
This week’s TTT topic is Book Covers with Fall Colors/Vibes (or spring if you live in the southern hemisphere). I did covers with fall colors the last time this topic rolled around so this time around, I thought it would be fun to share some covers that, at least in my mind anyway, have fall/spooky season vibes. In some cases, it’s the color scheme, but in others it’s the content of the cover or its overall atmosphere.
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Top Ten Tuesday: Book Covers with Fall Vibes
Budding photographer Josie Saint-Martin has spent half her life with her single mother, moving from city to city. When they return to her historical New England hometown years later to run the family bookstore, Josie knows it’s not forever. Her dreams are on the opposite coast, and she has a plan to get there.
What she doesn’t plan for is a run-in with the town bad boy, Lucky Karras. Outsider, rebel…and her former childhood best friend. Lucky makes it clear he wants nothing to do with the newly returned Josie. But everything changes after a disastrous pool party, and a poorly executed act of revenge lands Josie in some big-time trouble—with Lucky unexpectedly taking the blame.
Determined to understand why Lucky was so quick to cover for her, Josie discovers that both of them have changed, and that the good boy she once knew now has a dark sense of humor and a smile that makes her heart race. And maybe, just maybe, he’s not quite the brooding bad boy everyone thinks he is…
THE IRON RAVEN by Julie Kagawa
You may have heard of me…Robin Goodfellow. Puck. Prankster, joker, raven, fool… King Oberon’s right-hand jester from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The legends are many, but the truth will now be known as never before, as Puck finally tells his own story and faces a threat to the lands of Faery and the human world unlike any before.
With the Iron Queen Meghan Chase and her prince consort, Puck’s longtime rival Ash, and allies old and new by his side, Puck begins a fantastical and dangerous adventure not to be missed or forgotten.
MAGIC LESSONS by Alice Hoffman
In an unforgettable novel that traces a centuries-old curse to its source, beloved author Alice Hoffman unveils the story of Maria Owens, accused of witchcraft in Salem, and matriarch of a line of the amazing Owens women and men featured in Practical Magic and The Rules of Magic.
Where does the story of the Owens bloodline begin? With Maria Owens, in the 1600s, when she’s abandoned in a snowy field in rural England as a baby. Under the care of Hannah Owens, Maria learns about the “Unnamed Arts.” Hannah recognizes that Maria has a gift and she teaches the girl all she knows. It is here that she learns her first important lesson: Always love someone who will love you back.
When Maria is abandoned by the man who has declared his love for her, she follows him to Salem, Massachusetts. Here she invokes the curse that will haunt her family. And it’s here that she learns the rules of magic and the lesson that she will carry with her for the rest of her life. Love is the only thing that matters.
Magic Lessons is a celebration of life and love and a showcase of Alice Hoffman’s masterful storytelling.
KINGDOM OF THE WICKED by Kerri Maniscalco
Two sisters. One brutal murder. A quest for vengeance that will unleash Hell itself…And an intoxicating romance.
Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria are streghe – witches who live secretly among humans, avoiding notice and persecution. One night, Vittoria misses dinner service at the family’s renowned Sicilian restaurant. Emilia soon finds the body of her beloved twin…desecrated beyond belief. Devastated, Emilia sets out to find her sister’s killer and to seek vengeance at any cost-even if it means using dark magic that’s been long forbidden.
Then Emilia meets Wrath, one of the Wicked-princes of Hell she has been warned against in tales since she was a child. Wrath claims to be on Emilia’s side, tasked by his master with solving the series of women’s murders on the island. But when it comes to the Wicked, nothing is as it seems…
TALES FROM THE HINTERLAND by Melissa Albert
A gorgeously illustrated collection of twelve “lush and deliciously sinister fairy tales” (Kelly Link) by the New York Times bestselling author of The Hazel Wood and The Night Country!
Before The Hazel Wood, there was Althea Proserpine’s Tales from the Hinterland… Journey into the Hinterland, a brutal and beautiful world where a young woman spends a night with Death, brides are wed to a mysterious house in the trees, and an enchantress is killed twice—and still lives.
Perfect for new readers and dedicated fans alike, Melissa Albert’s Tales from the Hinterland features full-page illustrations by Jim Tierney, foil stamping, two-color interior printing, and printed endpapers.
THE BRUTAL TELLING by Louise Penny
INTO THIN AIR by Deborah Rogers
A web of lies. A sister’s worst nightmare…When Dr Julia Norris’s estranged sister, Toni, goes missing in Turkey, Julia thinks it’s just another one of her sister’s irresponsible stunts. But when Toni’s backpack and passport wash up along the Istanbul seafront, Julia realizes the situation is far more serious than first thought.
Desperate for answers, Julia travels to Istanbul to find out what’s happened to Toni. As she delves deeper into her sister’s mysterious disappearance, everything points to Toni being abducted. But as a stranger in a strange land, who will believe Julia? And as she gets drawn into a web of lies and betrayal, could Julia be in danger herself?
Set against the stunning backdrop of Istanbul, Into Thin Air is a gripping, fast-paced mystery with twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end.
If you like page-turning mysteries set in exotic locations, you love this latest offering from exciting new crime writer Deborah Rogers.
THE GHOST TREE by Christina Henry
When people go missing in the sleepy town of Smith’s Hollow, the only clue to their fate comes when a teenager starts having terrifying visions, in a chilling horror novel from national bestselling author Christina Henry.
When the bodies of two girls are found torn apart in the town of Smiths Hollow, Lauren is surprised, but she also expects that the police won’t find the killer. After all, the year before her father’s body was found with his heart missing, and since then everyone has moved on. Even her best friend, Miranda, has become more interested in boys than in spending time at the old ghost tree, the way they used to when they were kids.
So when Lauren has a vision of a monster dragging the remains of the girls through the woods, she knows she can’t just do nothing. Not like the rest of her town. But as she draws closer to answers, she realizes that the foundation of her seemingly normal town might be rotten at the center. And that if nobody else stands for the missing, she will.
THE RAVENS by Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige
Kappa Rho Nu isn’t your average sorority. Their parties are notorious. Their fundraisers are known for being Westerly College’s most elaborate affairs. But beneath the veil of Greek life and prestige, the sisters of Kappu Rho Nu share a secret: they’re a coven of witches. For Vivi Deveraux, being one of Kappa Rho Nu’s Ravens means getting a chance to redefine herself. For Scarlett Winters, a bonafide Raven and daughter of a legacy Raven, pledge this year means living up to her mother’s impossible expectations of becoming Kappa Rho Nu’s next president. Scarlett knows she’d be the perfect candidate — that is, if she didn’t have one human-sized skeleton in her closet…. When Vivi and Scarlett are paired as big and little for initiation, they find themselves sinking into the sinister world of blood oaths and betrayals.
A STRANGER in TOWN by Kelley Armstrong
In #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong’s next Rockton book, A Stranger in Town, the biggest mystery is the fate of the town itself.
Detective Casey Duncan has noticed fewer and fewer residents coming in to the hidden town of Rockton, and no extensions being granted. Her boyfriend, Sheriff Eric Dalton, presumes it’s the natural flux of things, but Casey’s not so sure. Something bigger is happening in the small town they call home.
When an injured hiker stumbles from the woods, the sole survivor of a hostile attack, it’s all hands on deck. Even a member of the elusive Rockton council comes in to help. This council member also comes bearing news: Rockton is being shut down due to the hostile situation.
Casey and Eric must now race to save the town that has allowed residents to have a fresh start, away from the mistakes of their past, while also getting to the bottom of this latest attack.
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These are some gorgeous covers Suzanne! In particular, The ghost tree and Kingdom of the Wicked are spooky, and Magic Lessons is so well, magical and ethereal.
Great list! I really need to read Alice Hoffman’s books at some point.
Jess @ Jessticulates recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday | Book covers with autumn vibes
I love her books so much!!
The Brutal Telling made my list, too – I love those orange leaves!
I just adore the Fall season with the cooler weather and fantastic colors. These books are some great examples of the season! Hugs, RO
Thank you! 🙂
Love the darker vibe you have with all your covers. These look great together. And I’m reminded that I really need to pick up Chasing Lucky.
Tanya @ Girl Plus Books recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday: Book Covers with Fall Vibes
These definitely give off those spooky autumn vibes! Especially The Ghost Tree and A Stranger in Town. Great picks 🙂
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These are all so different, yet you’ve managed to find books that all have a wonderful Fall vibe😁
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I hadn’t seen that cover of A Stranger in Town and I’m excited! I love this series. Also, that cover of Kingdom of the Wicked! Amazing!!
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I’ve not read the series but really want to.
Magic Lessons does sound interesting!
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I just finished reading it a couple of days ago and really loved it.
These covers scream fall/ spooky vibes. Great post!
These covers are beautiful and definitely give off that fall vibe.
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These definitely have fall vibes! Some are pretty creepy!
Yeah, I was really feeling the creepy vibe as I was searching for covers.
Kingdom of The Wicked definitely has all the autumn vibes.
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It really does!
Great choice in covers! The Ghost tree looks perfectly spooky and I’m adding it to my TBR!
These covers definitely bring the spooky vibes! I love the cover for Kingdom of the Wicked.
I love that one too.
Fantastic choices in Fall feeling covers! I love the Bennett cover 🙂
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I was going to included Chasing Lucky if I did the cover thing. Funny it reads so fall to me since it’s set in the summer.
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I was trying to figure out why it screams fall to me as well. I think it’s a combo of the coloring and the fact that it reminds me of a college campus which makes my brain think fall.
THE BRUTAL TELLING is on my list today because it has such a great Fall cover. I also like the one for A STRANGER IN TOWN. Both of these books are part of series that I love 🙂
I still need to try both of those series.
I love it when this time of year comes around and all the fall/ spooky covers come out ha! You picked some good ones but I especially like A stranger In Town.
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Definitely some Fall and Spooky vibes here!! I want to read Kingdom of the Wicked and The Ghost Tree!!
Me too. I haven’t read those yet either.
I love that you played up the creepy factor this week! These are exactly the kind of reads that get me in the fall mindset. The Ghost Tree sounds great—adding it to my TBR pile.
I haven’t read them but they seem perfect choices Suzanne! And you have a thing for ravens LOL
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