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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. 😀
15 thoughts on “Friday Favorite Five: Books with Red Covers”
I am unbelievably excited for the sequel to The Girl with Ghost Eyes as well! I feel like it’s been YEARS since I read it.
Right! I might need to reread it as a refresher before the new one comes out lol. 🙂
I stumbled across Sword-Dancer when cleaning out during an office move a few years back (could not explain how it ended up there….) and naturally tucked it away for my own reading. For me it was…yikes lol. I usually have a high tolerance for older series that are not the most forward thinking but that one was not for me! Glad you enjoy it though! 🙂
It definitely plays up to a lot of those classic S&S tropes, but I think that was the point with some of the characters acting the way they do and some of the world building–to point out how backwards thinking it was. At least that’s how I interpreted it LOL (I know that there is definite character growth later on because I’ve read through book 2 at least). But I might also just have a higher tolerance for stupidity as well, hah. 😀
Ooh, I like The Girl with Ghost Eyes cover–and it also sounds really good!
It’s a great book, I really loved it. 🙂
THE GIRL WITH GHOST EYES. That is all. I’m not excited for a sequel – you are. Well, I might be a little bit, *faints*
Right! Been waiting so long feels like forever, can’t believe it’s finally happening.
I love that cover for Red Rising ❤
I’ve always thought the Red Rising cover was too plain for such an awesome book, but as time goes on, it’s really grown on me 🙂
I just love the simplicity of it. Not sure it conveys much of the story, but I love the design lol. 🙂
haha red rising is a good one!
Yeah, I felt obligated to put it on this list. 😀