Monday, April 16, 2012

Shelfmates #1

Some covers just work together...and some, not so much. I've decided to start up a semi-regular feature called Shelfmates to showcase series covers. I love getting the sequel to a novel and putting it up next to the first book so I thought this might be a fun way to do that on my blog! So here are some series covers and my opinions on how they look as a couple (or series...)!

Timeless and Timekeeper by Alexandra Monir
I'm a fan of these two covers together. I love the soft dreamlike quality of the first and how they carry that into the second cover. The first one always looked like a romance to me and the second cover definitely shouts that. Though I like the second cover, I think I like the first just a bit more (though it's close).

Hourglass and Timepiece by Myra McEntire
I like these two together a lot too. To me it feels like we are just exploring another room in this crazy house that happens to have awesome wall paper and the ability to suspend gravity. I like the color switch and the different dresses too! I didn't think it could happen because I'm wild about the first cover but I like the second novel even better. But they are both wonderful!

Hereafter and Arise by Tara Hudson
These covers don't work well together for me. The first cover is absolutely breath taking but the second cover just doesn't have the same feeling for me. I think I'm missing the simple background and colors of the first. I definitely like the first cover better than the second.

Eve and Once by Anna Carey
It's funny because I was all ready to write about how I wasn't wild about the two of these covers together. But then I stuck them both on this page and all of a sudden, I'm kind of in love! Seriously, I think Once for me doesn't have the wildness that I loved so much about Eve but when they are put together, they make a lot of sense. So here's me putting my foot in my mouth because these two work together!

A Beautiful Dark and A Fractured Light by Jocelyn Davies
There isn't a single thing I'm not loving about these covers together. It's perfection. From the pure white dress on the first cover with the word "dark" in the title to the black dress on the second with the word "light" , these covers are perfect for each other. I actually like the second cover more than the first because I feel like it's a little more visual interesting.

Cold Kiss and Glass Heart by Amy Garvey
This is another set that I wouldn't change. I love that series books usually have different color themes (looks prettier on the shelf) and this is the perfect example here. I always thought Cold Kiss was beautiful because it was so simplistic and I love how Glass Heart mimics this while adding something even more to the picture. Second novel definitely wins for me but I love these as a pair!

What do you think of these novels together? Which is your favorite couple?


  1. Love this new feature. Although I haven't read the series, I like the Cold Kiss/ Glass Heart as a pair.

  2. so interesting, I also like to but books of same series together because it looks so cool but some times the cover just doesn't go together ... nice meme and thanks for sharing :)

  3. This is an amazing idea. I love it! :D

  4. Wow, I love all these as a pair! Especially the Timeless series and A Beautiful Dark series! :)

  5. I think they all look pretty good together. My least favorite is probably the Hereafter and Arise combo. :)

  6. I really like the Myra McEntire covers, both separately and together. I also agree that the Tara Hudson ones don't look that great together, although I like them separately.

  7. This is such a cool idea! I had no idea Cold Kiss was the beginning of a series. I'll have to check out Glass Heart when it's released!

  8. Cold Kiss/Glass heart looks so effective together.
    I completely agree with you on the Myra McIntyre crazy-house-with-trippy-gravity comment! I want to explore it now!

  9. Pretty Covers!! They really do help the books a lot. You can hava an amazing but then not want to pick it up because its cover is gross!!! Have You read the beautiful dark series?

  10. I like this feature a lot! I wish that Arise was more cohesive with Hereafter too! I loved the first cover.


    You've chosen some really hard ones to group together and expect us to pick a favorite! I actually really really like them all, even the Hereafter and Arise. If you MADE me pick a favorite I'd probably pick A Beautiful Dark/A Fracture Light, probably for the exact reasons you mentioned. They're all so stunning, really. Great feature!


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