Monday, September 24, 2018

#COVERLOVE TAG // time to show some coverly love

I have returned, and with a fun little tag about book covers: the #CoverLove tag! As a book-lover, pretty book covers attract my gaze like a moth drawn to dazzling lights. On the other hand, ugly covers appall me - like when I spot a moth (or any bug) hiding in my room.

I'm waxing poetic, so let's move on to the tag before it gets out of control. :P


- Thank the blogger who tagged you and link back to their blog (Ivie Brooks tagged me - thanks, girl!! <3)
- Answer the seven questions your nominator gave you
- Create seven new #CoverLove Tag questions
- Nominate seven other bloggers and let them know they've been tagged


1. A cover you loved the moment you saw it.


Although Discerned by Sarah Addison-Fox isn't my favorite book in the Allegiance series, its cover is most definitely my favorite of the Allegiance series' covers (which is saying something, because ALL the Allegiance covers are gorgeous). I loved it from the moment I saw it. Not only is the sparkly, purplish-bluish color scheme a feast for the eyes, but the meaningful image of the girl - I'm assuming it's Celeste - sitting on the Words of Etra is SO COOL, and it's just... it's just so pretty. :')

2. Your least favorite book cover on a book you love


I like the steampunk-y designs on the bottom half of the cover, but I don't like those... those people. First of all, that's not how I picture Alek and Deryn. Secondly, I just don't like faces on book covers. (Wow, I sound like such a drama queen. :P)

By the way, the Leviathan trilogy by Scott Westerfeld is a REALLY good series that I 10/10 recommend! By this third installment, Goliath, I was feeling all the feels and rooting for the characters sooooo hard.

3. A cover you love on a book you hate


This Peter Pan retelling centered on the iconic Tiger Lily character was a disappointment to me when I read it... a year or two ago? I love love LOVE Jodi Lynn Anderson's enchanting writing style, and I love love LOVE so many of her other books - My Diary from the Edge of the World is probably my actual favorite book of all time - but this one was a very "meh" read for me for several reasons.

The cover, on the other hand, is super lovely?? It's aesthetically pleasing and happens to fit the mood of the novel really well. *nods*

4. A cover that makes you think of your childhood


The cover of The Forgetting Spell by Lauren Myracle only reminded me of my childhood after I started actively looking through My Books on Goodreads for a cover that might remind me of my childhood.

Anyway, when I was a young child (and didn't have any electronic devices, unlike little kids today haha) I would play in the backyard with my siblings from the moment we finished school until the sun started to go down. The setting sun and the wild-haired girl on this cover remind me of those times. *is nostalgic*

Even the story beyond the cover has a nostalgic feel to it. I distinctly remember enjoying it. <3

5. Aesthetic goals book cover


Need I say more?? The cover of this (really cool) novella is the definition of aesthetic. I get a little jolt in my heart just trying to absorb all its epicness.

I mean, you try taking in all the amazing elements of this cover and see if it doesn't make you suck in your breath! #challenge

6. A book cover with a food item you love to eat


Okay, so I admit... I've only had gelato once. (I think.) But I really liked it. It was Nutella-flavored, and I got to eat it while standing near the Caribbean Sea after dark, so that was super nice. <3

Although this is an adorable cover, with the gelato cones and little pink heart and all, Love and Gelato wasn't my favorite book? It was interesting and cute at parts, but some aspects of it were pretty darn annoying. :/

7. A book cover you love on a book you love


I love the simplicity of this cover, and I also love the darkness of it because that fits the mood of the story SO well. Heartless by Marissa Meyer is an Alice in Wonderland reimagining, and it. Is. INCREDIBLE. We're talking the "rip-your-heart-out-and-laugh-maniacally-while-you-fall-against-the-wall-and-slowly-slide-to-the-floor" sort of incredible.

I definitely recommend it. *finger guns*


My Seven "Questions":

1. A book cover you hate that is your favorite color
2. A book cover that doesn't fit with the story
3. A book cover you wish could be your WIP's cover
4. A book cover with a design that's too simple
5. A book cover that immediately made you want to read the book
6. A book cover that is a pretty accurate depiction of your life right now
7. A book cover with a clever incorporation of the title and/or author name

I tag...

Melissa @ Quill Pen Writer
Danielle @ Snapper
Nicole @ Wild Pennings

Well, that's almost seven other bloggers, so we're gonna roll with it. No obligation to do this if you don't want to do it or have already been nominated! :D

I hope you all enjoyed this post! Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to read it - it means a lot to me. <3

The Lord's Truly,


  1. Love this post, Lila! and thanks so much for tagging me! I've really wanted to do this tag ;).

    ahh, I love the cover of Heartless so much (although that book broke my heart *sobs*), and the cover of Love and Gelato is so adorable ;). And The Girl Who Could See! *heart eyes*


    1. Thank you so much, Allison! And you're welcome - I can't wait to see you do it!! ;D

      ME TOO. It's such a gorgeous cover!! But yep, the story broke me as well. *sobs with you*


      <3 <3

  2. Oh my word, though, Heartless's cover is just so incredible, along with the book. (Well, until you reach THAT SCENE THAT TORE EVERYONE'S HEART TO SHREDS.) And The Girl Who Could See also has a great cover! (Haven’t read it yet, but hopefully this year!)

    Great post! I really need to get around to doing this.....

    1. AGREED. About the cover and that scene... *cries in a corner* HEART WAS DEFINITELY SHREDDED.

      Yesss, The Girl Who Could See is a REALLY good book!! :D

      Thank you, Nicole! And hehe, it's a fun one!

  3. I might have to steal this one--your questions are terrific. XD And The Girl Who Could See--man oh man is that a beautiful cover. I own the book on kindle--bought it the day it came out--but I had to get a paperback just because I love the cover so much.

    I actually didn't love Heartless (shocking, I know! Shoot me) but its cover is quite lovely. <3

    And I definitely agree that while Discerned isn't my favorite Allegiance book, IT'S SO DOGGONE PRETTY.

    Awesome tag! I gotta do this one when I get back from hiatus ;)

    1. STEAL IT, FAITH!! I would LOVE to see you do it when you get back from hiatus! I would've tagged you if I didn't know you were on a break. XD

      Hey, to each their own! I know several readers who didn't love it, actually. :D


      DO THE TAG! DO IT! I can't wait. XD

  4. Funny, I just tagged you for this same post on my blog, though I was pretty sure you were already tagged.

    I just got Heartless (the cover is stunning) and I can't wait to read it!

    And if I can have just one book published with the cover quality of TGWCS, I'd be a very happy authoress. I mean, seriously! I haven't read the book yet, but the cover just keeps drawing me!!

    I loved reading your answers, girl!!

    1. Oh yes, I do remember seeing that! Thanks for tagging me for it. :D


      SAME, GIRL, SAME. The cover is soooooooooo epic. AMAZINGNESS.

      Aw, thanks, Sarah!!

  5. Thanks for the Tag! You have great questions.
    Love your choices, I wasn't a fan of Tiger Lily either.

    1. You're welcome, Skye!! And THANK YOU. :D

      Oh, I'm not the only one! I admit I'm a little relieved, even though it's no fun not liking a book. :/ (And a Peter Pan retelling at that... XD)

  6. I am about to read Tiger Lily because I am really curious on just how bad it is. XD

    1. XD I think I saw your review on Goodreads... Girl, HOW did you read it so fast??

      I also saw that you apparently didn't like it. I feel you. ;P

  7. Seriously, I think TGWCS is a cover goal for just about everyone, lol

    I actually found a beautiful hardback of Heartless at my used book store. Looks unread. But the cover is so pretty!!!

    1. Probably, lol.

      NICE!! And yessss - I love the cover. <3

  8. You've eaten Nutella gelato while standing near the Caribbean Sea after dark?? That's so cool!! (I wasn't aware you'd been to Europe, but I might have just forgotten? or maybe my brain was just turned to mush by my hiatus. xD)

    Thanks for the tag, Lila - having recently come back to the blogosphere, I'm going to be catching up on a lot of tags, I think! But this one's so pretty and involves books, so I'll have fun. ;)

    1. YES! When I went on a mission trip to Honduras, we went to a Nutella place. Very aesthetic place. And very delicious. *is nostalgic*

      Believe me, I would be more surprised if you remembered all the things I've talked about on my blog. And hiatuses will do that to a blogger. ;)

      You're welcome, Jem. I'm sure you do have a lot of tags, so only do this one if you want to! :D

      Yessss, tag = pretty and bookish. It IS fun!

    2. *slaps brain, which was more fried than I thought* CARIBBEAN NOT IN EUROPE, JEM.

  9. dude I just found out about your blog and ahhhhhhhhhhh o.O <333 it's so gorgeous w o w I love it. xP

    Anyway, I'm, well. . . *cough* one who tends to judge books by their cover (I KNOW it's not good but still?) so I think this would be fun to do. And I love your answers! Well, they were book covers, but whatever?

    Lilian | co-founder of Stellae Books (
    main blog |

    1. Awww, thank you so much, Lillian!! <3 *blushes*

      Believe me, I sometimes judge books by their covers too. ;P

      Thank youuuuuu! Honestly anything to do with book covers is fun. XD


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