Happy Tuesday again friends! This week’s Top 5 Tuesday prompt is one fit for royalty. Today, I am going to share my top 5 books with crowns on the cover!
For those who don’t know, Top 5 Tuesday is a bookish meme created by the Bionic Bookworm and now currently being hosted by Meeghan from Meeghan Reads. Meeghan is always coming up with cool fun ideas for Top 5 Tuesday, so make sure to head over to her site and check out her posts too!
Top 5 Books With Crowns On The Cover
Anywho, without further ado, here are my top 5 books with crowns on the cover. Feel free to check them out on Goodreads, or, if you like the sound of the book, consider supporting the author by getting the book on Amazon too. <3
1. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black is hands down one of my favorite YA fantasies featuring faeries (the first being the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa). It’s hard to describe this book in a few words, but you could say this is the kind of story that is full of contradictions.
I mean the story starts when our main character’s parents are brutally murdered…and she is then adopted and raised by her parent’s murderer. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Sounds intriguing? It is! With brilliant world-building, incredibly flawed characters and a plot that is shocking and action packed at the same time, The Cruel Prince by Holly Black is one of the best YA fantasies ever, and thus steals the first place in this list of top 5 books with crowns on the cover. Check it out below!
2. Red Queen By Victoria Aveyard
Next up on my list of top 5 books with crowns on the cover, is Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. I won’t lie, the first time I picked this book up was because of the pretty cover–but once I started the book I absolutely fell in love with the story.
The premise of Red Queen is absolutely amazing, and the story 100% delivers what it promises. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard is a gripping YA fantasy that explores unfair power dynamics, and political intrigue, and has some of the best, morally grey protagonists and antagonists I have read about it. While I haven’t finished the whole series yet–frankly I am terrified to read how the story ends–it is definitely one of the best books with crowns on the cover and an unforgettable plot within the pages.
3. The Queen Of The Tearling by Erika Johansen
When it comes to books about royalty, I love stories where the main character is a royal but must fight for their birthright and earn the respect of their people through their actions rather than their bloodline. The Queen Of The Tearling by Erika Johansen is one of those books, but I seriously did not expect to love it as much as I did, considering the hate it was getting at the time I read it.
The story follows Princess Kelsea, who was raised in exile and must return to her kingdom to reclaim her throne. BUT of course, it’s not gonna be that easy, not when her own people barely respected her mother, the late queen, and definitely not when everyone is terrified of the Red Queen, a tyrannical sorceress in the neighboring kingdom who possesses deadly dark magic.
With very little focus on the romance and a lot of careful attention on the plot, characters, world-building and politics, Queen Of The Tearling by Erika Johansen is a must-read and thus makes it to this list of top 5 books with crowns on the cover.
4. The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
The next one in my list of books with crowns on the cover is a book I have been meaning to read but have not been able to get around to. The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes is an intriguing YA Thriller/Mystery that follows the story of Avery, who one day wakes up and learns that she has inherited billions of fortune when someone named Tobias Hawthorne dies.
Only problem? She doesn’t even know Tobias Hawthorne, let alone why he left Avery all of his wealth with no explanation.
While I haven’t read the book yet, I have to admit that the ‘accidental heiress’ plot sounds very intriguing. Also, this has to be one of the prettiest books with crowns on the cover that I have ever seen.
5. Paper Princess by Erin Watt
Finally, we have Paper Princess by Erin Watt on my list of top 5 books with crowns on the cover. I’ll be the first to admit that I am a bit apprehensive about this book–all of my trusted book reviewers seem to be quite divided about their opinions–the cover is rather pretty, and I do love myself a ‘rags to riches’ story.
And that wraps up my top 5 books with crowns on the cover. Feel free to share your favorites too in the comments below!