Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone! In keeping with today’s theme of GREEN EVERYWHERE, I thought I’d tell you all about my favorite books that have green covers!* Part of the inspiration for this post came from a similar post** published by Holly @ Nut Free Nerd this morning, and part of it came from my own head… I’ve been debating whether or not this would be a fun topic to post about and I decided it was! Enjoy!
*Although the original color associated with St. Patrick was BLUE, apparently?!
**However, unlike her post, mine does not include glorious, gorgeous bookish photography, mostly because I am incompetent. Also, I ran out of time. Also, I left my camera at school by accident.
It’s been almost three years since I read this and I still think it has one of the coolest covers of any YA novel I’ve seen! It’s very simple, even minimalist, and Amber’s reflection in the water is creepy AF. The plot is unlike anything I’ve seen in YA, too: Where else are you gonna find aliens AND nearly-dystopian settings AND bisexuality AND polyamory? Hmmm?
GOD I NEED TO REREAD THIS SERIES. Havoc, the sequel to Malice, is a wonderfully creepy graphic novel spliced with the regular prose novel format. The fact that the illustrations are in black and white doesn’t detract from the story; in fact, I think it makes it even more amazing.
I still haven’t gotten around to read The Kill Order and The Fever Code, buuuuuut… I will SOMEDAY. I promise! Maybe I should make that a summer project as soon as school gets out and I have more free time, because I adored this series. I have to admit that the writing was a little cheesy at times, but the setting was OH SO GOOD and really sparked my imagination.
Sooooo… part of this cover is blue, not green, but I’m counting it anyway because A) it does include at least some green, B) St. Patrick’s blue is apparently A Thing, and C) I’m a cheater. I love this cover to pieces and I love the story inside, too: I may not know much about the quality of writing in Stiefvater’s other books since I’ve only read this series and The Scorpio Races, but every word here is gorgeous and magical and ahhhh it’s just so so good, you guys. You really need to read it ASAP.
There are actually a number of problematic elements in this novel I noticed only months after reading it, but I still appreciate its take on anxiety. And friendship. And college. And fanfiction/fandom in general! Also, the romance is really well done, which is something I don’t often say about fictional het couples!
Did you do anything special or fun for St. Patrick’s Day? And would you like to see me do more posts like this one in the future?