Favorite Five Books with Red Covers
This is another one of those completely random topics that I love. I never knew it would be so tough to find books with red covers that I’ve read! Had to spend quite a bit of time digging through my reading history for this one, but that was also the fun of it. 🙂 Also, I may have slightly cheated and used books with MOSTLY red covers. 😀
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
This is one that is ‘mostly red’ haha. But I had to include it because I love this book, and this series, so much! And red is in the title too, so it’s like a bonus. 🙂
Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews
The Kate Daniel’s series is so fantastic and it’s become one of my top Urban Fantasy series ever. I love the way the authors handled the characters and their ‘leveling up’ so to speak. Sometimes characters in UF get too overpowered and everything becomes too easy. Here the stakes are always raised and sometimes the powers are nicely balanced with consequences. The writing is also just really fun, these books were a joy to read.
Sword-Dancer by Jennifer Roberson
Ok, so maybe this one is more orange-y but whatevs. Sword-Dancer is a sword and sorcery book told in a classic style with a little bit of a twist. Now, a lot of classic S&S I’ve found to be a bit….dated. But this one holds up, imo. I love the relationship between the two main characters and how it evolves over the course of the story, opposites in every way they learn to work together in order to survive. This is a fun one and I really need to get back to this series at some point on another.
The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson
I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH. Ahem. Taking place entirely within San Francisco’s Chinatown, this is a historical urban fantasy full of wonderful characters and fascinating magic. Oh, and some fun fight scenes too! Honestly, I am so very excited that this book is finally getting a sequel that I could squee. 😀
The Oracle Glass by Judith Merkle Riley
I’m always up for chance to talk about my favorite author, Judith Merkle Riley, and her books. The Oracle Glass is a historical fiction story with some magic on the side. This book takes place in France during the time of Catherine de Medici. Recently, when I was reading Enchantée by Gita Trelease, it reminded me so much of the basic premise of The Oracle Glass that it made me almost want to pick this one up again and reread it for the umpteenth time. In this one, a young girl down on her luck disguises herself and joins the fringes of the French Court to make a living…basically. I love all of her books and if you want to know more about this author or her books I wrote a fairly thorough post about her and her works here.
Those are my five picks for this week! What do you think of my picks? Do you have any favorite books with red covers? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to hear from you. 😀