Judging A Book By Its Cover? Fiction Edition.

Here’s to people who judge a book by its cover. The bibliophile who loves to be pleased aesthetically by some of the most gorgeous books as much as I do.

We have all heard “Don’t Judge a book by its cover,” but sometimes it’s simply impossible when they are as gorgeously designed as some of these are.

So if you are looking for books that will not only quench your thirst for stories but also steal your heart with their beautiful looks, don’t fret because there’s plenty to choose from.

Just like people, the books too follow trends. Sometimes they go for broad themes such as flowery designs or birds and then there are times when they go for retro designs or hand-drawn covers. These trends keep on changing and the covers seem to keep getting more and more Ravishing.

There are plenty of books that make me fall in love at first sight, the books with bright, beautiful illustrations or photographs or drawings. These covers will not only leave you breathless every time you look at them, Reading them will be just as beautiful experience.

So whether you are in search of your next read or an aesthetically beautiful title display on your shelf or Instagram. Here are 8 perfectly designed books you will love to judge by their covers.

ONE. HOW TO BE SAFE BY Tom McAllister

Summary

FORMER TEACHER HAD MOTIVE. Recently suspended for a so-called outburst, high school English teacher Anne Crawford is stewing over the injustice at home when she is shocked to see herself named on television as a suspect in a shooting at the school where she works. Though she is quickly exonerated, and the actual teenage murderer identified, her life is nevertheless held up for relentless scrutiny and judgment as this quiet town descends into media mania. Gun sales skyrocket, victims are transformed into martyrs, and the rules of public mourning are ruthlessly enforced. Anna decides to wholeheartedly reject the culpability she’s somehow been assigned, and the rampant sexism that comes with it, both in person and online. A piercing feminist howl written in trenchant prose, How to Be Safe is a compulsively readable, darkly funny Exposé of the hypocrisy that ensues when illusions of peace are shattered.

Here’s the Amazon link to buy How to be safe

Here’s the link to my review

TWO. ECSTASY: A NOVEL BY Mary Sharratt

Summary

In the glittering hotbed of turn-of-the-twentieth-century Vienna, one woman’s life would define and defy an era

Gustav Klimt gave Alma her first kiss. Gustav Mahler fell in love with her at first sight and proposed only a few weeks later. Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius abandoned all reason to pursue her. Poet and novelist Franz Werfel described her as “one of the very few magical women that exist.” But who was this woman who brought these most eminent of men to their knees? In Ecstasy, Mary Sharratt finally gives one of the most controversial and complex women of her time the center stage.

Here’s the Amazon link to buy Ecstacy

Here’s the link to my review.

THREE. WHAT SHOULD BE WILD BY Julia Fine

Summary

Cursed. Maisie Cothay has never known the feel of human flesh: born with the power to kill or resurrect at her slightest touch, she has spent her childhood sequestered in her family’s manor at the edge of a mysterious forest. Maisie’s father, an anthropologist who sees her as more experiment than daughter, has warned Maisie not to venture into the wood. Locals talk of men disappearing within, emerging with addled minds and strange stories. What he does not tell Maisie is that for over a millennium her female ancestors have also vanished into the wood, never to emerge—for she is descended from a long line of cursed women.

But one day Maisie’s father disappears, and Maisie must venture beyond the walls of her carefully constructed life to find him. Away from her home and the wood for the very first time, she encounters a strange world filled with wonder and deception. Yet the farther she strays, the more the wood calls her home. For only there can Maisie finally reckon with her power and come to understand the wildest parts of herself.

Here’s the Amazon link to buy What Should Be Wild

Here’s the link to my Review.

FOUR. GIRL MADE OF STARS BY Ashley Herring Blake

Summary

Mara and Owen are as close as twins can get, so when Mara’s friend Hannah accuses Owen of rape, Mara doesn’t know what to think. Can her brother really be guilty of such a violent act? Torn between her family and her sense of right and wrong, Mara feels lost, and it doesn’t help that things are strained with her ex-girlfriend, Charlie. As Mara, Hannah, and Charlie come together in the aftermath of this terrible crime, Mara must face trauma from her own past and decide where Charlie fits into her future. With sensitivity and openness, this timely novel confronts the difficult questions surrounding consent, victim-blaming, and sexual assault.

Here’s the Amazon link to buy Girl made of stars.

Here’s the link to my Review.

FIVE.THE GREAT UNKNOWABLE END BY Kathryn Ormsbee

Summary

Slater, Kansas is a small town where not much seems to happen.

Stella dreams of being a space engineer. After Stella’s mom dies by suicide and her brother runs off to Red Sun, the local hippie commune, Stella is forced to bring her dreams down to Earth to care for her sister Jill.

Galliard has only ever known life inside Red Sun. There, people accept his tics, his Tourette’s. But when he’s denied Red Sun’s resident artist role he believed he was destined for, he starts to imagine a life beyond the gates of the compound…

The day Stella and Galliard meet, there is something in the air in their small town. Literally. So begins weeks of pink lightning, blood red rain, unexplained storms… And a countdown clock appears mysteriously above the town hall. With time ticking down to some great, unknowable end they’ll each have to make a choice.

If this is really the end of the world, who do they want to be when they face it?

Here’s the Amazon link to buy The Great Unknowable End

Here’s the link to my Review.

SIX. A COURT OF SILVER FLAME BY Sarah Maas

Summary

Nesta Archeron has always been prickly-proud, swift to anger, and slow to forgive. And ever since being forced into the Cauldron and becoming High Fae against her will, she’s struggled to find a place for herself within the strange, deadly world she inhabits. Worse, she can’t seem to move past the horrors of the war with Hybern and all she lost in it.

The one person who ignites her temper more than any other is Cassian, the battle-scarred warrior whose position in Rhysand and Feyre’s Night Court keeps him constantly in Nesta’s orbit. But her temper isn’t the only thing Cassian ignites. The fire between them is undeniable, and only burns hotter as they are forced into close quarters with each other.

Meanwhile, the treacherous human queens who returned to the Continent during the last war have forged a dangerous new alliance, threatening the fragile peace that has settled over the realms. And the key to halting them might very well rely on Cassian and Nesta facing their haunting pasts.

Against the sweeping backdrop of a world seared by war and plagued with uncertainty, Nesta and Cassian battle monsters from within and without as they search for acceptance-and healing-in each other’s arms.

Here’s the Amazon link to buy A Court Of Silver Flame.

Here’s a link to my Review.

SEVEN. THE IMMORTALIST BY Chloë Benjamin

Summary

If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life?

It’s 1969 in New York City’s Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children—four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness—sneak out to hear their fortunes.

The prophecies inform their next five decades. Golden-boy Simon escapes to the West Coast, searching for love in ’80s San Francisco; dreamy Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician, obsessed with blurring reality and fantasy; eldest son Daniel seeks security as an army doctor post-9/11; and bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research, where she tests the boundary between science and immortality.

A sweeping novel of remarkable ambition and depth, The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds.

Here’s the Amazon link to buy The Immortalist.

Here’s the link to my Review.

EIGHT. SIX OF CROWS BY Leigh Bardugo.

Summary

Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker is offered a chance at a deadly heist: break into the Ice Court – a military stronghold that has never been breached – and retrieve a hostage whose knowledge could change Grisha magic forever. To succeed would mean riches beyond his wildest dreams – but he can’t pull it off alone . . .

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Together they might just be unstoppable – if they don’t kill each other first.

Here’s the Amazon link to buy Six of Crows.

Here’s the link to my Review.

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