Mine eyes deceive me!

Posted On 5 February 2016

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No, you can’t always judge a book by it’s cover but nonetheless I do like covers and I like to give them something of a spotlight.  On the first Friday of the new month I’m going to look at the covers for the books I’ve just read and see which was my favourite for the month.

The covers for my January reads were:

There are some fantastic covers from last months reads!  For impact Medusa’s Web immediately stands out – it’s just dark and scary.  I think the Guns of Ivrea and Goldenfire are really lovely, they’re so colourful and just completely grab your attention.  Monstrous Little Voices – I love that cover, the font and the characters really appeal to me and it’s a fantastic read too!  I think my favourite has to be Medusa’s Web – that is a book that I would definitely pick up and want to own!

Those were my January covers – if you have any particularly gorgeous covers you want to share then let me know.

Reviews for the above books below:

  1. Under a Colder Sun by Greg James SPFBO
  2. Monstrous Little Voices by Jonathan Barnes, Emma Newman, Kate Heartfield, Fox Meadows, Adrian Tchaikovsky
  3. Goldenfire (Darkhaven No.2) by A F E Smith
  4. Medusa’s Web by Tim Powers
  5. Scourge of the Betrayer by Jeff Salyards
  6. City of Blades by Robert J Bennett
  7. War of the Worlds by H G Wells
  8. Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire
  9. The Invisible Guardian by Dolores Redondo
  10. Changers: Book One: Drew by T Cooper and Allison Glock Cooper
  11. Shattered Sands by W G Saraband – review to follow (SPFBO)
  12. Guns of Ivrea by Clifford Beal

15 Responses to “Mine eyes deceive me!”

  1. Tammy

    My favorite is Goldenfire, but I agree, I love Medusa’s Web. Also I know that is the UK cover and I much prefer it to the US one.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I love the Goldenfire cover too – the colours are so eye catching and the use of the old pistol! It’s a really good cover.
      Lynn 😀

  2. S. C. Flynn

    City of Blades

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I like “Under a Colder Sun”, even though it’s creepy! Or maybe exactly because it’s creepy… 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah – and that’s one of the Self published books so it’s well done!
      Lynn 😀

  4. DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)

    For a quick second, I thought that they were listed in your favorite order on the bottom, and was I was like, “Guns of Ivrea is last?! That one if my favorite!!!” XD

  5. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    Medusa’s Web definitely stands out the most, though I can’t say its my favorite. Monstrous Little Voices is really nice. 🙂 I also like War of the Worlds. The Guns of Ivrea grows on me more each time I look at it.

    • @lynnsbooks

      The Guns of Ivrea is a really good cover. The cut out of the guy, the colour and then on closer examination the merfolk.
      So good.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    The cover of Guns of Ivrea made me want to read the book even before I knew anything about the story. It’s very pretty, and I didn’t even notice until the second or third time that there were figures in the water, and that they were the merfolk 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Me too – I love that cover though – it’s so striking.
      Lynn 😀

  7. Maryam (@thecurioussffreader)

    I really like the covers of Monstrous Little Voices, City of Blades and the Invisible Guardian 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      They’re really good aren’t they – I love the Monstrous cover and it’s also a great read (well, obviously the others are too, – but that one really sticks with me for some reason!).
      Lynn 😀

  8. jessicabookworm

    I also love the cover for Monstrous Little Voices – I am really looking forward to reading it 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I can’t wait to see what you make of it – i’m practically on the edge of my seat 😀

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