Are you guys getting sick of these types of posts? Well, sorry, I love them…you can’t stop me! Anyway, after red, black, and turquoise, I love dark forest green. Not light green, or lime green, but dark, vivid green! And here are some of my favorite books with dark green covers!
The Princess and the Hound (The Hound Saga #1) by Mette Ivie Harrison
I loved this book as a teenager, though I confess I haven’t read it in years, so I may very well hate it if I try to read it now. It follows a young prince who possesses animal magic and a princess from a rival land who loves her hound. While it sounds like a romance, what I loved about this book is the emphasis on friendships above romance. It’s a fun, light read, and I definitely want to read it now as an adult to see if I have different views of it. I never read any of the sequels either, probably because none of them were out when I read the first book.
Mez’s Magic (The Lost Rainforest #1) by Eliot Schrefer
This is an amazingly fun children’s book following a panther named Mez, who discovers she has magic and embarks on an adventure with other animals with magic to take down an evil threatening her rainforest. It sounded cute, and I saw the plot twist a mile away. However, I loved this book because it shows strong themes of loyalty, morality, and good vs. evil. For a kid’s book, I was amazed how complex it was. I hope to read the sequel when it is released.
The Afternoon Tea Book by Michael Smith
Growing up, I was a massive fan of the Victorian era and tea in general. So when I spotted this as my local Goodwill, I snatched it up. It discusses not only the history of tea and the parties surrounding them, but also individual rituals about the drinking of tea. My only complaint with this book is it focuses on Europe’s obsession with tea, and does not go much into India and Asia, which are rather filled with tea rituals.
Island 731 (Nemesis Saga 0.5) by Jeremy Robinson
I happened upon this book in audio format a year or so ago and it looked really interesting to me. It follows the survivors of a boat crash as they try to survive on an island filled with messed up experiments. It is kind of a clash between The Island of Dr. Moreau and TV show Lost. It is really fascinating, especially as it balances action so perfectly with character development. I have not read any of the other books in the series, but they are on my TBR.
The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells
Speaking of this book, not all the covers are green, but most of the newer ones are because it does take place on an island. I read this book a couple years ago and it is truly an amazing sci-fi classic. It followed shipwrecked Edward Prendick, who discovers the island he lands on to be owned by the mad scientist Dr. Moreau, who experiments on animals and humans alike in inhuman ways. It is partially a horror and partially sci-fi, but either way it is a brilliant book!
Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities (Wicked Plants and Bugs #1) by Amy Stewart
I saw this cover in a bookstore and immediately wanted to read it. Honestly, the title gives away pretty much what this book is. That is, a list of dangerous plants, talking about each in extent. If you aren’t interested in murder mysteries or botany, odds are this book will not be interesting. But I love learning about new ways to kill my characters, so I thoroughly enjoyed it. Plus, that cover is gorgeous!
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