Top Ten Tuesday | Books with wings on the cover

Top Ten Tuesday

Hello, my lovely lemons! 🍋 Welcome back to another Top Ten Tuesday! This week’s prompt was ‘Books with [_____] On the Cover’ and it took me a WHILE to come up with something to fill in that blank! I wanted to come up with something that I would find a little challenging, rather than just saying ”a face” or something, because I could probably name 10 books for that without even looking at my shelf. After a while of vacantly scrolling through my reading tracker looking blankly at covers, I decided to get up and consult my physical shelves. The first thing that caught my eye was gold foil, but I don’t think I have 10 books for that (and it’s notoriously hard to photograph properly). But it did draw my eye to a shiny book I have with a faery on the cover, and that was when inspiration struck. WINGS.

It would be a bit of a challenge to find. There’s loads of different types of wings, so I won’t just be making a post with 10 semi-identical covers. And honestly, it just seemed cool. So, here are 10 books with wings on the cover.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

Rebel by R J Anderson

1. Rebel by R J Anderson | Faery wings! This is a middle grade book (and the middle book in a trilogy) that I read when I was younger. I don’t remember much about it now, but I know it was a darker faery story and I absolutely loved it at the time. Plus the covers have a very satisfying shiny feel and are holographic – so cool!

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

2. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater | Lots of bird wings on this one! Probably not surprising given the series is called ’The Raven Boys’. I could’ve gone with the first book, but I like this one better. Ronan was always the most interesting of the boys (but Noah will always be my favourite <3).

Fire by Kristin Cashore

3. Fire by Kristin Cashore | I love these new covers for the Graceling series. I managed to get them all for really cheap too. Yay for discount bookstores! I’m yet to read past the first book but I really enjoyed it so I’m excited to check out the companion novels.

Saga Volume One by Brain K Vau

4. Saga by Brian K Vaughan & Fiona Staples | I love this comic so much. And after years it’s finally back from hiatus! Alana’s wings seemed particularly appropriate since this whole series is about the family of a pair of starcrossed lovers from opposite sides of a galaxy-wide war between the ’Wings’ and the ’Moonies’.

The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

5. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima | I actually really love this cover – it’s simple but effective. I had a feeling I could use this cover for my prompt but didn’t remember how, then I spotted the little dragon on the staff. This is another series I’ve only read the first book of and really need to continue! I remember it being fun and unique, following a common boy and a Princess as their fates intertwine.

6. A Dark and Hollow Star by Ashley Shuttleworth | I actually haven’t had great luck with reading this book (I’ve tried 3 times and never made it to 100 pages) but I still really love the cover. Those wings look so badass.

7. Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine | I was disappointed that I couldn’t find a way to fit this series into my post, before I realised a butterfly is practically all wings. I love this series so much. (It especially has a special place in my heart as the last YA series Rachel published before she passed.) Combine the writing of my favourite author with a spellbinding tale about a group of apprentices joining the Great Library of Alexandria, and finding family, fantasy, and a whole lot of adventure along the way. It truly is a love letter to bookworms everywhere.

8. Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie | I will fully go ahead and admit I thought I was so clever for including this one. There’s wings on the spaceships! This is a recent addition to my TBR, and it sounds like a clever Sci-Fi about an AI trapped in a human body embarking on a revenge quest. Everything about that sounds good.

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

9. Nevernight by Jar Kristoff | Just look at that beautiful cover! I adore Kerby Rosanes’ art, and his work on this series is phenomenal. There’s so many clever hidden details, and every time you look closer you can find something new.

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

10. The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon | I had to open the book up to show you the full wrap of this beautiful foiled dragon and its wings! This was an incredible fantasy standalone, and even though it’s one of the longest books on my shelf, that length felt entirely necessary. There are so many really clever and fully-realised interweaving stories that by the time I finished this I felt like I’d read at least three books. (And it really is the most beautiful chunky paperback).

Have you done a Top Ten Tuesday post today? What did you choose to fill the blank?

Love and lemons, Abi

6 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | Books with wings on the cover

  1. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!! so many of these are currently enjoying the honour of occupying my tbr, AND I PROBABLY NEED TO GET TO THOSE SOON, but DID I MENTION ALL THE PHOTOS ARE GORGEOUS??!

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