Hi, it’s Sabrina! Today I want to post something light and happy about books I love. And I wanted an excuse to talk about my latest favourite book (stay tuned to find out what it is). So here we are with a post about my favourite books that have (mostly) blue covers! I’m not super good at differentiating between what is technically blue, what is technically purple and what is technically green, so please don’t bother me about that, lol. Let’s go!
🦋 The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum is my latest favourite! It’s a mostly contemporary YA book with a bit of romance (f/f, by the way) and a bit of sci-fi with complex characters and complex circumstances. The writing is beautiful, and it’s told in short chapters that give weight and importance to every scene. I was so upset about halfway because I thought there was no way this could end in a way that I would be happy with, but I gave this 5 stars so I’ll let you draw your own conclusions from that. It’s a very emotional read but ultimately hopeful.
🦋 A Duke By Default by Alyssa Cole is an adult contemporary romance set in Scotland with several amazing characters that try their best to help and support each other. It was so much fun (of course – how could making swords in a castle not be fun?) and it also really touched me to the point of making me cry, which doesn’t happen all that often these days.
🦋 The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi features some absolutely gorgeous writing and wonderfully imaginative settings and magic. This YA fantasy grabbed me and did not let me go for long after the story had ended.
🦋 Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer is a book that I’ve talked about a little bit this year (check out my review here!) but it is always worth talking about more. There were so many stand-out elements to this YA contemporary romance, but I particularly love the communication between and growth of all the characters.
🦋 A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos is a YA fantasy with fantastic world-building and one impressively resilient main character. The setting is so vivid you can practically feel it. It’s a story about facing overwhelming odds and I am hoping the heroine overcomes them before the series ends.
🦋 This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone boggles my mind every time I think about it. This adult sci-fi romance is not weighed down by detailed explanations so the story revels itself to you a bit at a time as the two main characters get to know each other. It has some very flowery writing, almost like poetry, and I enjoyed every minute of it.
🦋 A Prince on Paper by Alyssa Cole I loved this adult contemporary romance not only for the main two characters (they are incredible and I adore them) but for everything going on around them as well. They are truly tested by their circumstances and come out better on the other side.
🦋 Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali has one of the best relationship progressions I’ve read. It’s a YA contemporary romance that develops in such a realistic way and it brings out the best in both characters without changing who they are.
🦋 Radio Silence by Alice Oseman is another YA contemporary, though this one is all about platonic relationships rather than romantic ones. It’s message about academic achievement and university really resonated with me as did its inclusion of fan culture.
🦋 Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff is an action-packed YA sci-fi that was just as good as the first in the trilogy, Illuminae, in my opinion. I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh toyed with my assumptions and perspective, upgrading my expectations for all other adult mystery-thrillers. Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor was the first book I ever read to make me cry from happiness, making it a great conclusion to the YA fantasy trilogy.
🦋 I don’t need to tell you how much I love Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor and Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones again, but here we are, sorry. That’s actually the edition of Howl’s Moving Castle I first encountered – it’s a miracle I even picked it up. The Princess and the Captain by Anne-Laure Bondoux also probably fits into the “books I don’t need to keep talking about” category, though to a lesser extent (and also, I haven’t actually read it for ages).
🦋 These six teeny tiny books (that for some reason refuse to be uniform, sorry) are all parts of series that I love. Many of them I don’t remember very well, especially when it comes to differentiating between them and other books of their series. Still, I know that I loved them when I read them.
🦋 I’m pretty sure I would still love Aristotle and Dante and Divergent if I reread them today, but I’m not so certain about Tiger’s Curse and The Fault in Our Stars. Either way, I have fond memories attached to all of them, so they remain on my favourites shelf.
What do you think?
Do you like these blue cover-ed books? Are there any books with blue covers that you love that I haven’t mentioned? What’s your favourite colour? Let me know!