Red Queen (Red Queen #1) by Victoria Aveyard

Cover Lust: I usually o17878931nly award Cover Lust to those with splashes of color and flowing princess dresses, but Red Queen‘s cover dazzles in its simplicity. The shining silver creates a perfect backdrop for the sinister-looking crown, flowing with glistening red blood. The fact that the crown is inverted gives you a clue as to how dark the story will be (as if the blood doesn’t give it away). Even though I love girly covers, this one is actually a breath of fresh air from the vast array of colorful ball gowns that decorate the shelves of YA sections in bookstores. There’s something about it that is hypnotizing; you can’t just walk past it without letting it pull you in. Continue reading