#BestBooksof2018: Best Cover! One winner but many contenders! Blogmas

Hi dear friends,


Today’s topic is just so hard because it’s best cover of books read in 2018!

I am a cover lover and I drool each time a pretty cover crosses my way. I haven’t bought a book just for the cover but I’ve been close enough.

Being on Instagram and following bookstagrammers does not help! I crush on so many books and my wallet does not come out unscathed.

So choosing only one winner today was not easy and I decided to have other contenders just to give you some sweets today LOL


First the contenders….


Atticus by Sawyer Bennett

That cover is just sweet and bubbly with a cute yet naughty dog! Here is one of my bookstagrams with my own cutie.


Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian

I loved this dark yet smooth and gorgeous cover!


Bright We Burn by Kiersten White (and any of her books from The Conquerors saga for what matters)


A Girl Like Lilac by Victoria L James

I can say the cover fits the story: sweet and moving!


Phoenix Unbound by Grace Draven

I love the drawing, the colors orange, gold and blue. And I love Grace Draven’s writing!


And my winner was a TOTAL CRUSH!

I didn’t plan on buying or reading this book until I stumbled upon this UK cover at YALC. I just HAD to BUY it! And it’s been one of the best buys from this year as it made me fall in love with Jay Kristoff’s writing and opened the world of science fiction to li’ll old me!

Lifel1k3 by Jay Kristoff

Now do tell me your winner for 2018!

Thanks for reading



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35 Replies to “#BestBooksof2018: Best Cover! One winner but many contenders! Blogmas”

  1. ooh love so many of these! and your photos are just gorgeous!! Wow at that one for lifelike and for and I darken!!

  2. Oh i do enjoy ogling pretty books <3
    Totes agree with all your choices. They are all lovely.
    And your doggie is adorable <3

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Hahaha thank you Norrie!

  3. So many beautiful books in this one post! The covers have been really good this year and it makes my cover loving heart so happy. I think I am decided and I am going to get the paperback of LifeL3k1 instead of the hardcover actually 😀 It is gorgeous, as you said 😀

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Hahaha maybe ask it to Santa Olivia LOL

  4. I love all of these covers but my favorite is Lifel1k3 by Jay Kristoff!!


    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      SQUEEEEEE! Stunning irght? 😉

  5. I have to go with Lifel1k3, the colours and eeriness of it all is to good to not give it the win! 😛

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply


  6. Your pup with Atticus is the BEST!!!!!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Hahaha I know they are both cuties LOL

  7. Bright We Burn is pretty!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      I so agree obviously LOL

  8. I’ve never heard of A Girl Like Lilac, but the cover is stunning! That’s not a shade I usually see on book covers, maybe that’s why it attracted me 😀

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Yes I know purple is not the most common color on covers but it is so lovely!

  9. Hehe, that’s true with bookstagram! All those aesthetically pleasing images… I really like the Phoenix Unbound one, along with so many others that I’ve completely forgotten about, lol.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Yes bookstagrams sigh … I think my wallet has a big hole now LOL

  10. I like your winner. And wasn’t this the year for fabulous covers!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Exactly! Fabulous year!

  11. That’s a great collection of covers and, like you, I am always tempted by a great cover. And look, the winner of your cover is SF! lol!

    As for the books I read this year, I would be hard pressed to say which cover I liked the best, but it’s probably THE CITY OF BRASS, which just blew me away. 😀

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Yes City of Brass has a fantastic cover and honestly it is the UK one that I love best!

  12. I really LOVE the cover to Phoenix Unbound, its such a fantastic cover for sure. Such gorgeous mix of colors that is used, of course, Draven has some of the most compelling covers. 🙂

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Oh I agree with you and I had such a wonderful time taking pictures of this book!

  13. Love the covers, Sophie! My favourite is probably Atticus, it’s just the cutest hahaha

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      I agree that Atticus is cute 😉

  14. Great choices! I like the Ash Princess one best <3

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      My version of face off LOL

  15. This is a great choice! My favorites are CIRCE, Pestilence, Children Of Blood and Bone, KOA(UK ED) and also Bring Me Their Hearts By Sara Wolf.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      OK you have me intrigued now with Sara Wolf…going to have a peek on GR now!

  16. My winner is Bright We Burn. I love that fiery image! A Girl like Lilac is really pretty too

    Taiwo xx

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Great taste Taiwo ;-)))))

  17. So many gorgeous covers! I’ve always admired the ones from The Conquerors series.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Oh I know too many gorgeous covers 😉

  18. Great choices, Sophie. I think one of my favorite series of covers for 2018 are the Perversion series by T.M. Frazier- stunning!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      I have seen and advertized teh perversion series! Black with holes to see faces. Yes they were arresting!

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