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Top Ten Tuesday: (Five) Covers with Animals On Them

Created by and with thanks toΒ That Artsy Reader Girl! This week’s theme is one I think I’ve done before–but that might just be me having animals on the brain, or that YA snake still living rent-free in my head… (If you know, you just know.)


1. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
When I think of animals on book covers, I think of that infamous snake, who just seemed to make it onto every fantasy cover released around that time…

2. The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black
… including this one. That thing just got around.

3. The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart
A ceramic frog is still a frog. There’s also a tiny penguin and a marshmallow snowman on later covers. They’re understated and adorable.

4. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
I know it’s only a wing, not the whole animal, but I feel like even part of a Crow is worth more than most other things altogether, you know?

5. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
Ending on two animals for the price of one!


What cover trend or feature draws you in every time?


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  1. I love that you pointed out that infamous snake image! I don’t think I realized that it is a Thing in YA until you pointed it out but I went “Ah, yes, I understand this.” XD

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