Book List

Books That Look Good Naked

August 9, 2019
Francie Crawford

When you get a new book, do you take a look under the jacket to see if there’s anything special inside, or do you religiously protect your books with their jackets? A lot of books have gorgeous jackets that dress up a very plain, bare book, but every now and then, you’ll find that one rare book with an incredible surprise under the jacket. Here’s a list of books that look just as good (if not better) naked.

Books That Look Good Naked

1. Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi

This jacket is only a partial cover—it’s hiding a whole new image underneath!

2. SLAY by Brittney Morris

The pink on this cover just POPS! Plus with the title embossed you’ll definitely be staring at this naked cover for a while.

3. Angel Thieves by Kathi Appelt

We love this creative hidden image under the Angel Thieves jacket.

4. Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody


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***GIVEAWAY*** Hello, friends! I am super excited to be partnering with @royalsocialmedia to share this beautiful book with you and to do a giveaway! • • Sky Without Stars is the first book in a new YA series by @jessicabrody and @joannerendellauthor! Reasons you need to check out this book: • Les Miserables retelling set in space! It’s been really fun to see the characters I remember from the musical in new roles! Chatine has been my favorite so far, who doesn’t love a street savvy thief? ?But you don’t have to familiar with Les Mis to enjoy this book, the story totally stands on it’s own! I’m loving the mix of fantasy elements (royalty) in a sci-fi setting! It’s totally giving me Lunar Chronicles and Heart of Iron vibes. • Gorgeous metallic cover! Seriously, it’s even prettier in person. AND there is a surprise foil design on the naked cover! This book actually has two different designs on the cover there is the crown (symbol of the Regime) and the door (symbol of the Refuge) – the design you get will be a surprise! • There are some fun pre-order goodies! When you preorder the book you will receive a free Gift Pack, which includes a two-sided poster featuring the gorgeous map you see in my photo, autographed bookplate, and more! Visit the link in my bio for full details. Open Internationally and ends 3/26/19, the day the book is released! Check out my stories today for a close up of these items! • • And I will put the synopsis of the book in the comments if you want to know more! • • GIVEAWAY Enter to win: * 2 copies of Sky Without Stars + pre-order gift packs * 2 winners: 1 US & 1 International. TO ENTER – follow me,  @royalsocialmedia,  @jessicabrody,  @joannerendellauthor and @storygramtours – tag a friend you think will be interested For EXTRA entry – visit @cbookaddiction’s account tomorrow and repeat these steps RULES – Giveaway will end March 25th at midnight EST – International – not affiliated with Instagram -must be 18 or have parents permission -must be a public account so I can verify entries • #SkyWithoutStarstour #SkyWithoutStars #LesMisInSpace #JessicaBrody #JoanneRendell #storygramtours  #sponsored

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This book has a twist: there are two different covers under the jacket!

5. Cursed by Thomas Wheeler and Frank Miller


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Do you remove hardcover jackets to see if there is a surprise on the case? – Cursed by @thomaswheelerofficial, illustrated by Frank Miller (10/1): Soon to be a Netflix original series. In this epic reimagining of the King Arthur legend, Nimue (pronounced Nim-way) is determined to fulfill her mother’s dying wish by delivering the Sword of Power to the legendary magician, Merlin. When she teams up with a mercenary named Arthur and Fey Folk who have been driven from their homes, Nimue will discover that the one thing that can change Destiny is the edge of a blade. – @cursed #cursedbook #kingarthur #FrankMiller #bookstagram #bookcommunity #booknerd #bookaddict #booksofinstagram #yalit #yareads #bibliophile #currentlyreading #amreading #booklover #bookshelfie #bookaholic #lovetoread @thomaswheelerofficial

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We love this surprise sword under the jacket of Cursed!

6. The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw


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It starts as a low croon that rolls in with the tide, a sound so faint it might just be the wind blowing through the clapboard shutters, through the portholes of docked fishing boats, and into narrow cracks along sagging doorways. But after the first night, the harmony of voices become undeniable. An enchanting hymn sailing over the water’s surface, cool and soft and alluring. The Swan sisters have awakened. Shea Ernshaw, The Wicked Deep Goodnight Bookstagram world? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #thewickeddeep #bookography #yafiction #yabooks #standalone #booknerd #booknerdigan #readabook #instabooks #bookaddict #booksbooksbooks #nakedbook #nakedbooks #bookcover #readerforlife #readersofinsta #bookqoutes #readoutdoors #bookphotography #booksy #bookstagramfeature #bookchic #bookstagramit #instareader

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You can find this haunting surprise under the jacket of this haunting tale.

7. The City of Bones (10th Anniversary Edition) by Cassandra Clare

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare


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Happy Tuesday #bookworms I’m not gonna complain about the weather we have right now as it’s lovely. But it’s also so freaking hot. Especially in the sun. Haven’t seen rain for about 2 weeks. It’s like we are living in a country closer to the equator. _____________ May 29: #rfabmay18 — “auto buy author” — Cassandra Clare is one of my auto buy authors. I have read everything she has published and I’m not even sorry. I even buy old books who have a new cover, just because I hope there will be something extra written by Cassie in the book. I probably will continue to buy all her books until she stops writing them. Here’s to hoping that day is years away. #maybookstagram18 — “Chosen one or Lost Princess” — I think I like Chosen one more than lost princess. Somehow the concept of being destined for something is way more interesting to read about than having to save the lost princess. ______________ #books #cassandraclare #cassandraclarebooks #shadowhunters #themortalinstruments #themortalinstrumentsfandom #fandom #bookcover #bookcoverlove #bookporn #bookcoverporn #openbook #cityofbones #ladymidnight #cityofbones10thanniversary #bookish #booklover #bookreader #bookaddict #booknerdigans #bookphotography #bibliophile #autobuyauthors #autobuyauthor #maybookstagramchallenge #bookstagram

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This anniversary edition doesn’t even come with a jacket. It’s so gorgeous naked, it doesn’t need one!

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