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My Favourite Books with Blue Covers

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!

18 thoughts on “My Favourite Books with Blue Covers

  1. Cute and I absolutely love this post ❤ every book cover is so pretty, and I love blue. I've read most of the YA books you mentioned in the last part of the post, but out of all the books you listed down, I'm really interested in This is How You Lose the Time War and The Star-touched Queen. Happy to hear you loved these books 🙂

    jillian @ jillian etc.

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    1. I’m so happy to hear that Tasya! I do love blue as well, but I think it is probably my third favourite colour, behind purple and green. Those two covers really are gorgeous – I particularly love all the Raven Cycle covers so much – so I’m glad to hear you think so too. And that you love The Star Touched Queen!


  2. These are all so pretty! Maybe I’m biases but my favorite is Tigers Curse because that’s one of my favorite series XD Gemina is also GORGEOUS. I still need to read those books ): AND DREAMS OF GODS AND MONSTERS IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. OMGGGG. It makes me want to take pictures.


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    1. Tiger’s Curse really does have a beautiful cover! I loved that series so much when I first read it and all the covers are gorgeous.
      I love the Gemina and Dreams of Gods and Monsters covers too! Okay, maybe I just love all these covers, lol. I hope you get to read those books soon!


  3. I LOVED Love from A to Z! It was so cute and absolutely the perfect representation of a slow burn romance. The cover is also really adorable!


  4. The Weight of the Stars sounds lovely and I cannot wait to read it! And I also need to get to Gemina because I enjoyed the first one so much ^.^ Letters to the Lost and also This is how you lose a time war are two books on my TBR and I am so excited for it. Love from A-Z is also on that list! I did enjoy world after and the raven king too. Prodigy was my favourite in the Legend series but sadly seige and storm wasn’t for me. Ooh, Strange the dreamer, another I need to get to!


  5. I don’t know, sick kid lit always gets to me. I always cry, when characters die in books, but when it’s someone young, it just hits me harder. So many good books up there. Mackintosh was such a delightful find for me, and I Let You Go is still my favorite of her books. So twisty!


  6. i loved this post so much, and all of these book covers are absolutely beautiful!! i’ve been wanting to read Letters To The Lost, Love From A to Z and Ari & Dante for the longest time, so i’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed them. 😊 i just finished reading Radio Silence last week, and it was so beautiful, i agree that its messages really resonated with me. great post!! ❤


  7. Ah this is such a lovely post, Sabrina and I love all of these blue covers so much ❤ I have The Weight of the Stars on my TBR and am so, so excited to read it, it sounds so lovely. Radio Silence is one of my favorite books of all times! ❤ ❤


  8. Oh, I really loved this post! It was definitely aesthetically pleasing 💙 I’m so happy to see The Star-Touched Queen on your list, it’s such a great book and I adored the vivid, beautiful worldbuilding so much 🥰 Radio Silence is also another of my favorites and I love the new edition with the blue cover, it looks so nice! I also need to continue with the Angefall series, I only have read book 1 so far 😱


  9. I adore blue covers, and this post was so aesthetically pleasing! I love how you included such a large range of shades of blue! Just looking at all the covers made me so happy, especially since there are so many books on here that I love! Who knew so many of my favorites had blue covers?

    I’ve actually read most of the books that you mentioned (16/25)! And from the ones I haven’t read I really want to read The Weight of the Stars and This is How You Lose the Time War! I’ve heard such amazing things about them both recently!

    As for a book I love with a blue cover, I’d have to say Not If I See You First! It’s a super underrated favorite of mine, and one of the things that originally caught my eye was the striking bright blue cover!


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