One of my favourite things about hardback books are the covers under the dustjacket, there are some seriously awesome and beautiful covers underneath and I don’t think they get enough love. I thought I’d share some of my favourites, because who doesn’t love a list of two? I hope you enjoy reading!
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo:
I don’t know if the U.K. has the same cover under the dustjacket, I won a U.S. based giveaway for this. I could not stop staring at it when it came and look at the spine, it’s gorgeous! I’m tempted to display it without the dustjacket it’s that beautiful.
The Binding by Bridget Collins:
Seriously, how stunning is this one?! This alone would have sold me if I hadn’t already been given it, they really outdid themselves on this one! Look at all those intricate details, and the spine! This by far one of the most beautiful books I own.
Caraval/Legendary by Stephanie Garber:
I believe there were five for Caraval (one was a Tesco exclusive) and four for Legendary. These are some of my favourite hidden covers, I wish I could have bought them all. The Maiden Death is my favourite of the four Legendary ones.
Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King:
I believe there were four different covers to collect, each with a different animal. I chose the Fox because they’re one of my favourite animals, I say I chose the Fox, I actually went on a five hour hunt for this particular cover. It was so worth it though!
Eve of Man by Tom Fletcher and Giovanna Fletcher:
I adore this cover, the combination of white and gold really works. According to Tom, the maze actually works, though I haven’t tried it myself yet. I hope they do something similar for the next book.
Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig:
I love the rainbow colour scheme, it so bright and happy! It’s a nice, fitting cover for the content. It’s so pretty, I’m not sure if this is still available, the rainbow one might have been just for first editions, I could be wrong.
A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge:
Look at this absolute beauty! I had no idea this was underneath until I started reading it, the only thing I would have preferred a different colour so it stood out more and you could see all the details.
Do you have any favourites, any I missed off the list? Let me know in the comments!