#WyrdAndWonder Top Ten Tuesday | Elemental book covers


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week you compile a list of ten books which coincide with that week’s theme. You can find everything you need to know about joining in here!

This week’s theme is ‘Books with Nature on the Cover’ so, as it’s Wyrd & Wonder, I’ve embraced my love for Avatar: The Last Airbender this week and I’m sharing 10 12 books with covers involving one of the four elements: water, earth, fire and air.


Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch: I loved The Lies of Locke Lamora and I’d like continue with this series this year!

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune: This was the first novel I read this year and it’s become an immediate favourite. This is one of the softest, gentlest books I’ve ever read and I think we all need a story like this one right now.

Sea Witch by Sarah Henning: Unfortunately I didn’t like this villain origin story as much as I hoped I would, but I did enjoy Henning’s writing style and I appreciated that she set the story in Denmark.


The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta: I read this contemporary fantasy last spring and ended up having a good time with it, despite its fairly abrupt ending. I really like the way Capetta writes.

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black: I continue to be surprised by how much I enjoyed this series, because it’s so not the kind of thing I’d usually go for, but I ate this book up and I still love the way Holly Black writes faeries.

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi: Unfortunately this wasn’t for me, I couldn’t get into Chokshi’s writing style, but I love the cover!


Hollowpox by Jessica Townsend: This series has quickly become one of my favourites and has one of the best hero and villain dynamics I’ve seen in a long time. I can’t wait for the next book!

Fireheart Tiger by Aliette de Bodard: I’ve seen nothing but praise for this novella, which has been compared to my all-time favourite novel, but unfortunately it didn’t work for me. Look out for my review this Friday!

Incendiary by Zoraida Cordova: I prefer the UK cover of this book, to be honest, but the one thing the UK cover weirdly lacks is fire!


The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin: I’m a simple girl. I see witches, I’m interested. This one’s out in June and it sounds fun!

Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse: I really want to try some of the books in Rick Riordan’s imprint – I wish they were easier to get hold of in the UK!

Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray: I love this series and this book hurt me.

Which books made your list this week?

26 thoughts on “#WyrdAndWonder Top Ten Tuesday | Elemental book covers

  1. Jen at Introverted Reader says:

    I love this take on the topic! I need to read Red Seas under Red Skies too. And The House in the Cerulean Sea is truly something special, isn’t it? I literally finished Nevermoor a couple of hours ago! It was so much fun! I’ll look for the rest of the series soon. I’m not as familiar with the rest of these books but I definitely love the covers!


  2. Leah's Books says:

    Ooooh, I love what you did with this week’s topic, breaking it down into the four elements! You picked such great books too. There’s a nice mix of books I’ve read and books that I’m really looking forward to reading.


  3. Dedra @ A Book Wanderer says:

    Oh, I love your twist today! I STILL need to read The House on the Cerulean Sea, and The Lost Coast is on my tbr, too. 🙂


  4. iloveheartlandx says:

    Ah this was such a fun twist on the theme. The Gilded Wolves trilogy has some of my favourite covers ever (I’ve enjoyed the books so far too thankfully!). I loved Before The Devil Breaks You, my favourite Diviners book. Sea Witch I wasn’t a big fan of, like you I was thinking I would enjoy it more and it ended up being a disappointment. I’ve heard so much good stuff about The House on The Cerulean Sea, I definitely need to try it at some point.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2021/05/11/top-ten-tuesday-315/


  5. Louise says:

    Great take on the prompt! I’m especially impressed with the Air cover choices, I’d probably have floundered there. I struggled with Fireheart Tiger too, it just wasn’t what I wanted it to be. To be honest, I think the comps were a disservice.

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  6. Jaime says:

    This is such a fun interpretation for this week’s prompt! I love the Last Airbender reference. XD

    These are also such great covers.


  7. sydneyeditor1 says:

    This is a lovely take on this TTT! I can’t quite pick my finger on why but the Hollowpox cover just keeps grabbing my attention!


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