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12 Books So Beautiful They Belong in a Museum

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While we’re not one to judge a book by its cover, some covers simply demand to be picked up! Read on for a list of books so gorgeous they’ll transform your entire bookshelf into a literary wonderland.

 

Puffin + Pantone Series

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With their paint chip-style cover and their tinted color spectrum spine, the bold Puffin + Pantone books are impossible to resist.

 

I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

 

This radiant cover looks like what you get when you cross a rainbow with a firework.

  

Salt To The Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Ominous and stunning, this cover image impossible to look away from – just like the story inside.

 

Zodiac Series by Romina Russell

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If you’re the kind of person who appreciates a Supermoon and downloads constellation apps, you probably want to have all the Zodiac books on your bookshelf. How gorgeous do they look all together?!

 

Warcross by Marie Lu

With this pastel rainbow range of neon, Warcross is a Technicolor Dream Cover.

  

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

This illustrated cover is okay. Just kidding, it’s a dreamy work of art.

 

The Careful Undressing of Love by Corey Ann Haydu

This trendy cover is a typographer’s dream — layered floral design? The scattered italics? Basically anything to do with lemons? Yes, please.

 

Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke

If a fairytale were a book cover, it would be Wink Poppy Midnight

  

The Puffin in Bloom Collection

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If you’re not already obsessed with Anna Bond and the Rifle Paper Co., you will be after seeing these stunning redesigns. Her darling floral illustrations are a must-have for your home library.

 

Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs

 

Did you ever dream of finding a magical old clothbound book in a hollow-tree trunk? If you had, this would be that book. You can’t NOT open up a book that looks like that.

 

The Wrath and the Dawn Duology

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 Is anything better than duologies with complimentary covers? The new covers for The Wrath & The Dawn and The Rose and the Dagger are both lush and romantic and also stunningly fierce – and they look perfect together.

 

Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index by Julie Israel

If you’re obsessed with the confetti effect on iPhone messages, you’re going to love this book cover.

 

Looking for more recommendations? Here are 6 books to boost your happiness index!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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An Open Letter to the Cover of Warcross

Dear Cover of Warcross,   It’s time we had a talk.   I got my box of finished hardcover copies of WARCROSS! 😱❤ They’re so shiny and beautiful, and I love the turquoise interior. I can’t wait for you guys to be able to get them in a few weeks! #Sept12 A post shared by … Continued
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Every Book Going On Sale in August 2017!

Is this summer flying by faster than usual, or is it just us?! Luckily, we’re closing out our summer with a huge list of amazing reads to bring with you on your remaining beach days, camping adventures, and road trips. Read on, book lovers!   8/1: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys: The #1 … Continued
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The 8 Don’t-Miss Books of 2017 Thus Far

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7 Alternate Histories to Answer Your Biggest “What If’s…”

Historical fiction is great, but sometimes you need your history with a twist. What if one thing had changed about your favorite historical time period? We’ve rounded up 7 reads that answer some of our favorite historical “what if’s”.   What if Victorian England ruled the future? That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston In … Continued
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8 Reasons You Should Read FLAME IN THE MIST This Weekend

We know, summer is ending, make the most of August, yada yada, but if there’s one thing you do this weekend, you should be reading Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdhieh. The first book in a fantasy duology filled with action, adventure, and romance, this is a book you absolutely do not want to miss. … Continued
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5 Reasons Warcross is Different than Any Book You’ll Read this Fall

Believe us when we tell you that Warcross is unlike any book, ever. It’s got all the action, the perfect dose of romance, the right level of suspense, heartbreaking moments that will leave you sobbing, and a plot twist that will leave you in shock. Below are just a few of the reasons why Warcross is … Continued
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The Ultimate Guide to Surviving the Warcross Games

All right, Warcross by Marie Lu comes out on September 12th, and you’re going to want to be prepared. In Marie Lu’s world, a virtual reality exists, complete with an extremely competitive video game called Warcross. This game has taken the world by storm, and about 90% of the population plays. A great deal of strategy, agility, … Continued
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