While we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, sometimes it’s hard not to, when they’re just so darn beautiful! We’ve rounded up some of our favourite colourful covers of new releases that we think are the perfect summer reads!
The Book of M by Peng Shepherd
A glittering, literary sci-fi novel, The Book of M is set in a dangerous, apocalyptic world where people begin to lose their shadows, and with them, their memories. A group of survivors from this global phenomenon must band together to seek out the cure. This book is rich, suspenseful, and ever-so atmospheric. And what a gorgeous cover!!
Radiant Shimmering Light by Sarah Selecky
The most colourful cover for such a colourful book! Radiant Shimmering Light is a darkly funny novel about a young woman who reconnects with her cousin, who is now going by the name Eleven, and is the face of a female lifestyle empowerment brand. This delightful story is all about female friendship and the face we show the world online, and this cover pairs well with all sorts of summer attire, so you can bring it everywhere!
The Happy Brain by Dean Burnett
Such a happy cover to talk about what it means to be happy! Dean Burnett, the bestselling author of The Idiot Brain, combines the science of emotions with interviews of dozens of people, from relationship coaches to celebrity millionaires, in an attempt to unveil what makes us happy. Witty, humorous and enlightening, The Happy Brain explores a modern neuroscience and strives to discover what it means to be human.
No Place for a Lady by Gill Paul
Set during the Crimean War, No Place for a Lady is a sweeping and enthralling story about two sisters, Lucy and Dorothea Gray, and the things they will risk for courage, adventure and love. It’s the perfect historical novel for the summer!
Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
This sequel to the ever popular Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda is so, so perfect! Leah Burke (Simon’s BFF!) is at a bit of a crossroads: her mom knows she’s bisexual, but her friends, including Simon, don’t. Leah on the Offbeat follow Leah as she grapples with changing friendships, first love, and senior year angst. We promise you’ll love this feel-good and funny read.
Heartbreaker by Claudia Dey (On Sale 08/21/2018)
Just LOOK at how beautiful this cover is! Billie Jean Fontaine disappears from a remote northern town one night in her bare feet. Told from the different perspectives of Billie Jean’s daughter, her dog, and a charismatic teenage boy, this story is unique, wry, and brilliant.
If You Leave Me by Crystal Hana Kim (On Sale 08/07/2018)
This emotionally devastating novel about war, family, and forbidden love will stay with you forever. It’s an unforgettable saga of two ill-fated lovers in Korea and the heartbreaking choices they’re forced to make in the years surrounding the civil war.
Past Tense by Star Spider
How do you live after death? Julie Nolan has been in love with her best friend, Lorelei, since grade three. But that’s not Julie’s biggest problem: Julie’s mom is convinced that her heart is gone, and that she has died. Past Tense tells a refreshing, heartbreaking story of a young girl trying to keep her family together and navigate her first year of high school.
I Still Dream by James Smythe
I Still Dream is a frightening and powerful sci-fi novel about a young girl who invents an AI named Organon to be her surrogate best friend. But as Laura grows older, the world changes. Laura is forced to decide whether to share her creation with the world. If it falls into the wrong hands, she knows, its power could be abused. But what if Organon is the only thing that can stop humanity from hurting itself irreparably?
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
This stirring love story was Oprah’s first book club pick this year, and it follows newlyweds Celestial and Roy, whose lives are destroyed after Roy is arrested for a crime he didn’t commit. Celestial finds comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and when Roy’s conviction is overturned, all three must deal with the past.
Which of these covers is your favourite? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @SavvyReader!
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