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Cover Love: stunning 2021 books that are just as beautiful on the inside!


2021 has been killing it in the cover category, so here are a few of our favorite covers from this year so far–on books that are even more gorgeous on the inside!


We Are Inevitable by Gayle Forman

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That BLUE!!! This heartfelt novel is must for both the cover love, and being instant favorite summer read.


The Valley and the Flood by Rebecca Mahoney


This gorgeous artwork combining our protagonist and the terrifying prophesy hanging over her head is an easy 2021 favorite for us.


Cast in Secrets and Shadow by Andrea Robertson

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We love the epic fantasy vibes both in and outside of this book!


A Queen of Gilded Horns by Amanda Joy

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Eva is looking FIERCE on this cover, and the inside is just hard to look away from.


Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo

Last Night at the Telegraph Club

The 1950’s setting is captured so beautifully, with a hint of romance hiding on the cover–this stunning book is a MUST for your shelves.


What’s Not to Love by Austin Siegemund-Broka and Emily Wibberley

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Not only does this cover go PERFECTLY with all the other #Wibbroka books, have you noticed all the easter eggs on the bookshelves?!


Some Girls Do by Jennifer Dugan


The sunset. The romance. The VIBE. We’re in love.


From Little Tokyo, With Love by Sarah Kuhn

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We love seeing Rika’s determination on this cover–and just WAIT until you meet her in the book!


House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland


You’ve probably seen this cover everywhere. Iris just WATCHES you from it. And we can confirm that the rumors are true: once you open this book, you won’t be able to close it.


Luck of the Titanic by Stacey Lee


Everything about this cover is exquisite, and you’ll fall so deeply in love with these characters you’ll forget all about what’s coming on this ill-fated journey…until it hits you.


Flamefall by Rosaria Munda


The more you look at this cover, the more you’ll notice the fantastical details. The same goes for the second and third time you inevitably re-read it.


Tell Me My Name by Amy Reed

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The touches of gold on this cover just SCREAM #bookstagram…and you’ll have lots of feelings to add to the caption once you get to that twist ending.


The Wide Starlight by Nicole Lesperance

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The dreamy night sky really makes this cover, and you can bet those lights play a VERY big part in the book.


We Are the Ashes, We Are the Fire by Joy McCullough

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Not only do we love this cover, but there are some stunning illustrations inside too!


The Queen’s Secret by Melissa de la Cruz

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The Queen’s Assassin was one of our favorite covers in 2020, and book 2 CAME THROUGH.


The Electric Kingdom by David Arnold

The Electric Kingdom

It’s hard to capture the beautiful, complex nature of this novel on a cover…but this one did so perfectly, and we’re obsessed.


Winterkeep by Kristin Cashore


This is a stunner, and truly captures the rich fantasy world Kristin Cashore has BLESSED us with.


A Taste for Love by Jennifer Yen

A Taste for Love

We’re literally making little heart eyes at this book.😍





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