Friday Fave is a weekly discussion about different bookish topics. You can choose just one favourite or a few – the choice is up to you!
This week’s topic is: Fave cover on my TBR pile
The Hanging Tree
The Hanging Tree was the Tyburn gallows which stood where Marble Arch stands today. Oxford Street was the last trip of the condemned. Some things don’t change. The place has a bloody and haunted legacy and now blood has returned to the empty Mayfair mansions of the world’s super-rich. And blood mixed with magic is a job for Peter Grant.
Peter Grant is back as are Nightingale et al. at the Folly and the various river gods, ghosts and spirits who attach themselves to England’s last wizard and the Met’s reluctant investigator of all things supernatural.
I really love all of the covers of the Peter Grant series – Ben Aaronovitch really got lucky! I love the font for the title as well as the colours used on this book in the series. I also really like how it looks like a map on the cover, especially since London is such a bit part of the series. Plus, in this series, some of the illustrations on the covers act as little clues which only makes sense once you’ve actually read the book.
I probably have a little bias for this cover because I prefer covers with drawn/illustrated elements to them. I find actual photos of people a turn off. The cover of the first book, Rivers of London, was one of the main reasons I picked the book up, as well as it being described as Harry Potter in the police force – that description was very inaccurate. However, this series is brilliant, engaging and diverse, so if you haven’t picked it up yet, I suggest you do so soon!
What is your favourite cover on your TBR pile? Let me know in the comments, or write your own Friday Fave!