Friday, September 18, 2015

Top 7 Spooky Book Covers I Would Totally Hang On My Wall Year Round

Halloween. Samhain. All Saint’s Day. All Hallow’s Eve. Whatever you want to call it, it’s an awesome holiday. I especially like it because it’s when I buy a lot of decorations for my house. Yes, I’m one of those people who has their Halloween decorations up year round. If you haven’t seen it already, check out my curiosity hutch on my About page.  Anyway, for today’s post I thought I’d share some of my favorite spooky book covers of all time—covers I’d totally hang in my house year round.   
The Sleeper and the Spindle: I'm a huge Neil Gaiman fan, but I immediately fell in love with the Sleeper and the Spindle cover without even knowing he wrote it.  It’s like a gothic Alphonse Mucha painting. I love the stark contrast of the black flowers and corpse-like woman beneath the twisting vines.  I think this is definitely my top book cover pic and I can't wait to read it!

Sleep Pale Sister: Before the sweet delight of Chocolat, Joanne Harris wrote Sleep Pale Sister- an awesome gothic novel with dark sensibilities. The Evil Seed is also worth a read, but the cover isn't as spectacular. This cover is very simple and haunting. Is she flying? Swimming? This type of imagery definitely influenced the design of the Strange Luck cover.

The Midnight Witch:
I haven’t read any of Paula Brackston’s books yet, but they are all on my wish list. The Winter Witch and The Witch's Daughter covers are also gorgeous, but The Midnight Witch is definitely my favorite.  If you haven't learned this already about me, I LOVE books about witches and magic and this picture  captures both perfectly.  Plus, I would totally wear those shoes!

The Ocean at the End of the Lane:
Another Neil Gaiman book. In a word, this cover is stunning. I love the stark blue and black contrast and the mysterious floating woman. It’s easily one of my favorite covers of all time.  Rock on, Neil!

The Sin Eater’s Daughter:
This cover is freakin awesome! It’s weird, beautiful, and spooky all in one. I honestly don’t even know what the book is about, but I’m really intrigued to read it.

The Paper Magician
The Paper Magician drew me right away with its Victorian, almost alchemist imagery. Extra points for the cute little black moon in the corner!

The Girl Who Chased the Moon:
Sarah Addison Allen is one of my favorite authors of all time. I’m currently reading her latest novel, First Frost, and can’t put it down.  All of her covers are elegant and whimsical, but this one is by far my favorite. The little butterflies and full moon peeking out from behind the forest is intriguing and whimsical.

What are your favorite spooky book covers? Share them below :)