Animated book covers.
I’m sure you’ve heard of them. They’re basically covers… THAT MOVE.
Now, now, calm down! ;)
Animated covers aren’t really a new invention (they’ve been around since 2013, at least), but they were too pretty not to feature on my blog, so I wanted to share with you guys some of my favorite animated covers! It’s only a matter of time before these sweet babies take over normal covers and bookstores begin featuring them on their websites or on LED screens (how about physical books with lightweight screens displaying moving covers?!), and honestly? I can’t wait. So here are 20 of my absolute favorites, with #1 being the best!
20 | The 5th Wave
I love the holographic 3D effect going on here! It reminds me of how the line between who’s human and who’s not becomes distorted, as the Others ravage the earth and humanity wave by wave. And also, it just gives off this creepy vibe that totally fits the story. And the cool thing is that this animated cover is fanmade — hats off to the animator, man. *claps*
19 | Spellcaster
Simple, but so elegant! *O* It really does make the book seem more magical, and I love how the flame illuminates the beautiful textured background of the cover. I can just imagine this cover sitting on a beautifully carved wooden table and lighting up that corner of the room with a warm and mysterious glow.
18 | Asylum
OMG. CREEPY. I already loved the spookiness of Asylum‘s static cover, but with the ghostly figure shaking from side-to-side now, it makes things ten times scarier. Me likey. I’ve been meaning to read this book, but the mixed to negative reviews have put me off, unfortunately… Have any of you guys read it? I love the cover, so I’m hoping that the story lives up to it.
17 | The Beginning of Everything
Eeep, one of my favorite contemporaries of all time! Even though I wish they hadn’t changed the original title (Severed Heads, Broken Hearts), I have to say that this cover, with the rollercoaster going through so many loop-de-loops, fits the story very well. The Beginning of Everything is a rollercoaster ride of emotions, laughter, and heartwarming romance. And the most unexpected ending ever. Love!
16 | The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde
Based on what I know of this book (since I haven’t read it yet, though I’m planning to), this animated cover looks really fitting! And I love the use of colors here — they give off a very psychedelic feeling, which is kind of how the mood of the whole story is like, I think. And am I the only one really digging the serif fonts used, too?
15 | The Scarlets
This is the first time I’m seeing a novella get its own animated cover… and I love it! I like how it seems like blood is seeping through the textured cloth-looking black background, before fading away to show an ivory-white skull. Lives up to the title The Scarlets.
14 | Days of Blood and Starlight
Those blinking stars! The flickering firelight! I liked the simpleness of this edition of covers, and the animation just made it look even more stunning. I love how the flame of fire seems to be popping out from the background — looks so cool. And imagine a blown-up version of the animated cover hanging on your wall as a poster. It’ll make any room look absolutely gorge. <3