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Top Ten Tuesday: Purple, Yellow and/or Green Book Covers

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 of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules are simple:

  • Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.
  • Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.
  • Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other blogger’s lists.
  • Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

Hello lovelies! It’s that time of the week again and we’re back with a new list just in time for Mardi Gras!

This week is all about book covers, particularly those in Mardi Gras colours of purple, yellow or green. While not all of them have all 3 colours, I have tried my best to collate some from my recent reads that fit and have stunning covers.

Let me know in the comments if you have read any of these, or if you think the cover is absolutely beautiful!

1. Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie

A beautiful purple gem surrounded by jewels is the highlight of this cover

A unique debut by beloved author Kathryn Purdie following a protagonist who can feel what others feel as she rises and becomes the king’s weapon and puppet.

2. Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco

I love the golden hues in this cover, along with the image of their setting in her dress

An explosive finale to a crazy series full of murders, intrigue and the yearning for scientific advancement. There’s no better crime solving pair than the duo protagonists here!

3. The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson

Simple but focuses our attention to one item and one colour

Another fantastic finale to a murder mystery in the past that may tie in with the current ordeals this isolated boarding school is facing, including fresh murders of its students.

4. Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa

You can really feel the Japanese-inspired art on this lovely purple cover. Does the golden title count as a cover colour?

Okay, this is also a finale (I’m so sorry everyone) but this beautiful ending of a Japanese-inspired mythology on kitsune (nine-tailed fox), samurai and ronin in imperial Japan was everything I loved in an OwnVoices tale.

5. They Wish They Were Us by Jessica Goodman

I love the plaid skirt uniform colour! Is it weird it reminds me of my own childhood uniform? At least it was never bloody.

I’ve mentioned this one recently in another list but this is one of few YA mysteries that have executed the twists and turns surrounding the unfortunate death of a high school student well. This mystery definitely goes a little beyond just the regular whodunnit question with plenty of why questions added throughout.

6. Finale by Stephanie Garber

Two colours in this gorgeous cover! I normally don’t think purple and yellow work together but this has proved me wrong

As noted in the title, this was the conclusion to a beloved series full of illusions and enigmatic characters many fell in love with. If you have not ever been to Caraval, I would say you should definitely find your invite to this elusive place.

7. To Best the Boys by Mary Weber

I love this bird’s eye of a maze – you can even see a girl in a yellow coat in the middle. I would not want to be her

The only one I have not finished yet on this list, but one that has been high on my TBR for a while now. A story of survival and wits, with female protagonists as great as any of the boys, this maze seems as clever as it is deadly.

8. The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Golden details surrounding a green foliage, this cover is as enticing and beautiful as its story within. (Also, are those purple flowers? *squints*)

An absolutely stunning book one that makes history feel alive and exciting! Full of treasure hunting, mysterious organizations pulling the strings and a crew of unforgettable characters, this story is a treasure such as the ones the characters seek to find.

9. 10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston

Four words. I. Want. Those. Balloons! But yes, lovely green and gold balance here

I adored this wholesome rom-com that was equal parts cute/romantic and full of family love. Perfect for this time of year to cozy up with indoors as we follow a girl who is set up on 10 blind dates by different family members.

10. A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer

Last, but not least, the cover that contains ALL three colours in a beautiful array

A middle book that in no way suffered from middle book syndrome! This series may need no introduction, but I loved this book more than the first book because it features a certain captain whom I adored. If you’ve read the recently released third book in the series, no spoilers because I’m just waiting for my copy!

What did you think about the books above? Any titles you liked or didn’t like? Which is your favourite cover? I would love to hear your thoughts!

Until next time, friends!


10 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Purple, Yellow and/or Green Book Covers”

  1. I haven’t read any of these, but I do want to read THE HAND ON THE WALL. The only problem is it’s been a while since I read TRULY DEVIOUS and I haven’t read the second book, so … I’m going to have to go back and re-read TRULY DEVIOUS before I move on with the story. Good thing I enjoyed it the first time around 🙂

    Happy TTT!


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