General bookish fun

Under the Dustjacket


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!

IMG_20190313_144003_363.jpgKing 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.


IMG_20190313_111510_157.jpgThe 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.


IMG_20190313_144055_860.jpgCaraval/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.


IMG_20190313_144201_211.jpgSleeping 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!


IMG_20190313_143750_216.jpgEve 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.


IMG_20190313_111754_371.jpgNotes 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.


IMG_20190313_143338_177.jpgA 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!


1 thought on “Under the Dustjacket”

  1. I love the under-the-dust jacket covers so much!!! The UK has the same King of Scars cover, it’s so beautiful!! I kind of want to display it on my shelf without the dust jacket because it’s just so gorgeous!!! I love this post! 🙂


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