Cover Love; part 12 – Crows and ravens

I find myself attracted to certain kinds of covers.  Covers are, after all, the way the publisher ‘hooks’ the reader into choosing one book over countless others.

Dustjackets entice the reader to enter a different world.

In this, my twelfth installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I’d like to show you books that feature crows and ravens on their covers.
Some I’ve already read, not all, but some, are on my ‘to read’ list.

Some, perhaps, will now be on your TBR!cover-love-12

Crows are very intelligent creatures!

A group of crows is called a murder.
From Poe to the present, authors and publishers have been using crows and ravens on dustjackets.  Is it for their intelligence or their air of mystery?8d9abba21e3fa94d49d144e41c6664e0

Just click on the cover to read the book’s synopsis from  Goodreads.

You might just find your next favorite book!

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boy-who-shoots-crowsas-the-crow-fliesflorence-and-gilesbirds-and-other-storiesblood-harvestduplicitythe-faceless-onewickedthe-final-murderwhat-the-night-knowsblack-bird-of-the-gallowsbrutal-tellingkill-callcrow-trapfivehunting-for-crowsmurder-at-mansfield-parkraven-blackmurder-in-retributionraven-sisters

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Stay tuned for Cover Love Part 13:

when I’m going to diverge from my usual method and try something new

“Seeing double”

or… revisit the first eleven installments of Cover Love:

#1  In Red Walking Away

#2  Windows

#3  Gates

#4  Doors

#5  Lakes

#6  Jars

#7  Piers

#8  Lighthouses

#9  Umbrellas

#10  Looking up at treetops

#11  Autumn leaves

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About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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6 Responses to Cover Love; part 12 – Crows and ravens

  1. babsibou says:

    Never realized how many covers have crows and ravens… The boy who shoots crows and To the bright edge of the world are just beautiful! Now I want to read them 😛 Have you seen cover of a new Diane Setterfield book – Bellman&Black ?

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    • Fictionophile says:

      I have added “Bellman & Black” to the post. Can’t imagine how I missed it. Thanks.
      An alternate cover for “Bellman & Black” is included in a future “Cover Love” post called ‘Clocks and Watches”.

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  2. Some fantastic covers you selected!!! I have my fingers itching for Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. The cover on the second book is even more gorgeous.

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  3. carhicks says:

    Some great covers here, never realized there were that many with crows or ravens on them.

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    • Fictionophile says:

      Yes Carla. Who knew? There were a LOT more that I could have added, but they were mostly fantasy fiction and I rarely read fantasy.

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