Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite SFF Cover Art


Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes and created by Lainey from Gingerreadlainey.

It is all about loving covers around the meme lists recently and this week the topic is my favorite Science Fiction and Fantasy covers. In an effort to spread out the ones I’m sharing, I’m going to share the covers of ones that are on my TBR as opposed to ones I’ve read already. These look as well as sound great.

Across the Universe by Beth Revis (Across the Universe #1)


I’m not sure what shape the light spaces are making, but they look very dreamy and beautiful. This book is about a young girl, Amy, who was supposed to go into a cryogenic sleep and wake up 300 years in the future, only to wake up 50 years early after a failed assassination attempt. Now she has to figure out who tried to kill her and how to save herself, her parents, and the rest of the still slumbering passengers.

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner (Starbound #1)


I know ballgowns are kind of over-saturating the market of book covers, but I still like this one. The color was a pleasing shade of green, the bodice was one that I might even like on a dress (and I never wear dresses), and the straps made sense. If you’re going to get stranded in a shipwreck and be stuck in a dress for any period of time, then at least let it not be an impossible to keep up dress like one with spaghetti straps or strapless altogether. The backdrop of stars and the handsome soldier didn’t hurt this cover in my estimation either.

Alienated by Melissa Landers (Alienated #1)


In this book about alien contact and the first alien high school exchange student, I like the juxtaposition on the cover of Cara’s Earth and Aelyx’s Space. A book about learning to accept this alien student and his entire race, the L’eihr, there’s also a mystery about Aelyx’s true purpose in signing up for the exchange program.

Starflight by Melissa Landers (Starflight #1)


Another entry for Melissa Landers, but boy does she have good covers. This one is pretty simplistic except for the star stripe cascading across open space from the ship at the top. That speaks to me of a journey that’s going to happen, which brings up all kinds of questions: who is on that ship? Why are they on that ship? Where are they going? Is anyone chasing them? The main character in this book, Solara, has a colored past and her future looks murky because she has to indenture herself in order to secure passage aboard a spaceliner and away from her past. Fate twists, dubious natures pop up, and her adventure begins in this book and I can’t wait to get to it.

172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad


This book is super simple but oh lord is it also super creepy. A book about the first three teenagers to go to space and set foot on the moon, the eye is eerie enough but the gray scale of the cover is also otherworldly. We think of the Earth as having all sorts of color, but going into space there’s nothing around, just dark moonscapes filled with shadows and who knows what out there.


These are my current favorite Science Fiction covers. Have you read any of these books? What did you think? Let me know in the comment section down below.




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