Hello friends and welcome to the first installment of our end of year post series! 😊
I’m excited to announce that throughout December, we’ll be sharing multiple posts where we’ll highlight the highs (and lows) of our 2021. Today, we are here with a really fun topic as well as one that is bound to be pleasing for the eyes: we’re sharing our favorite book covers of the year. We collected 20 book covers that were released in 2021 – some we have read, others we haven’t. With that, I think it’s time for the covers to speak for themselves.
The Most Beautiful Book Covers of 2021
The art on this cover is so magical and intricately detailed, and I love the colour scheme as well. It’s very pretty, but in a dark, moody way.
This is another book with gorgeous, magical art on the cover that also has a dark vibe. I love the way the wings look like arms reaching over the character.
I adore the whole aesthetic of this cover. The contrast of the shimmery metallic cracks on the black background and the subtle blood red on the neck of the statue make this cover remarkable.
Stunning is the first word that comes to mind when looking at this cover! I also think it represents the story fairly well, which is a great bonus.
This is such a detailed and atmospheric cover – it looks like something you could find in the library of a haunted mansion.
I love the bold colours in this cover, and the way the faces form the wings of the butterfly/moth that’s central to the design.
The whole concept of this cover is so cool and creepy – I love it! My favourite part is the vines twisting around both the hands.
This colour combination is so fun and vibrant. I especially love the yellow highlights and the smiling, happy faces.
The colour gradients in this cover are so pretty and I love the silhouettes of the characters too. There are so many little details to pick out as well!
I love all the bright red details in this cover and the way the cranes fold around the character. The windswept hair is another appreciated detail.
I love the cutely drawn characters and the color combination of the covers in this series, and this one’s my favorite of the three.
Any book that (a) has such a gorgeous illustrated cover, and (b) has a cat on it is an absolute winner, I don’t make the rules.
What I love about this cover, besides the fat rep, is the way the characters are drawn in a detailed way while the background looks like line art.
This art, similarly to the cover of The House in the Cerulean Sea, is incredibly cute and looks.. wholesome? Not sure how much sense that makes.
I love how this cover feels so warm – seeing the cover instantly made me pick up the book. It has this nice, retro postcard quality to it too.
Fog, abandoned car, a creepy figure.. and all of that is well put together? This is basically a perfect horror cover.
This cover looks like it could belong to a much older novel, which instantly made me intrigued. On top of that, it has a foreboding feel to it, which is fitting for a horror.
I love warm tones and I especially love warm tones on Christmas novels, so this one was always going to be a winner for me.
When I first looked at this cover, I only saw a skull… and then all its details started to manifest in front of my eyes. This might be my favorite cover of 2021.
This is a relatively simple cover, but I still find it eye-catching and beautiful.
What are your favorite book covers of 2021? Do we have any in common? What type of covers do you like the most? (E.g. illustrated.)