Celebrate spring with these floral book covers

One of the things I love most about spring is being reminded that flowers exist and seeing them every time I turn my head. This seems to be a trend in book covers lately as well, with florals blooming on many new releases – here are some of my favorite recent designs.

Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan: A captivating debut fantasy inspired by the legend of the Chinese moon goddess, Chang’e. A young woman’s quest to free her mother pits her against the most powerful immortal in the realm and sets her on a dangerous path – where choices come with deadly consequences, and she risks losing more than her heart.

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender: A revelatory YA novel about a transgender teen grappling with identity and self-discovery while falling in love for the first time.

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix. E Harrow: In the early 1900s, a young woman embarks on a fantastical journey of self-discovery after finding a mysterious book in this captivating and lyrical debut.

When We Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo: A mythic love story set in Trinidad, Ayanna Lloyd Banwo’s radiant debut introduces two unforgettable outsiders brought together by their connection with the dead.

Sense and Second-Degree Murder by Tirzah Price: In this second book of the Jane Austen Murder Mystery series, Tirzah Price takes readers for another fun, murderous romp through one of Austen’s beloved novels.

Still Life by Sarah Winman: A captivating, bighearted, richly tapestried story of people brought together by love, war, art, flood, and the ghost of E. M. Forster, by the celebrated author of Tin Man.

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo: A dazzling novel in prose about a girl with talent, pride, and a drive to feed the soul that keeps her fire burning bright.

This Wicked Fate by Kalynn Baron: Would you tempt even the most dangerous fate to save the ones you love? Briseis has one chance to save her mother, but she’ll need to do the impossible: find the last fragment of the deadly Absyrtus Heart.

Cazadora by Romina Garber: Romina Garber weaves together Argentine folklore and what it means to be undocumented in a timely, intimate, and emotionally powerful narrative.

If You Leave Me by Crystal Hana Kim: An emotionally riveting debut novel about war, family, and forbidden love–the unforgettable saga of two ill-fated lovers in Korea and the heartbreaking choices they’re forced to make in the years surrounding the civil war that still haunts us today.

The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh: Deadly storms have ravaged Mina’s homeland for generations. Her people believe the Sea God, once their protector, now curses them with death and despair. In an attempt to appease him, each year a beautiful maiden is thrown into the sea to serve as the Sea God’s bride, in the hopes that one day the “true bride” will be chosen and end the suffering.

The Two Lives of Sara by Catherine Adel West: In this story of hope, resilience and unexpected love, a young mother finds refuge and friendship at a boarding house in 1960s Memphis, Tennessee.

A Prayer For the Crown-Shy by Becky Chambers: After touring the rural areas of Panga, Sibling Dex (a Tea Monk of some renown) and Mosscap (a robot sent on a quest to determine what humanity really needs) turn their attention to the villages and cities of the little moon they call home.

A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I. Lin: For Ning, the only thing worse than losing her mother is knowing that it’s her own fault. She was the one who unknowingly brewed the poison tea that killed her – the poison tea that now threatens to also take her sister, Shu. When Ning hears of a competition, she travels to the imperial city to compete. The winner will receive a favor from the princess, which may be Ning’s only chance to save her sister’s life.

The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner: Hidden in the depths of eighteenth-century London, a secret apothecary shop caters to an unusual kind of clientele. But the apothecary’s fate is jeopardized when her newest patron, a precocious twelve-year-old, makes a fatal mistake, sparking a string of consequences that echo through the centuries.

The Four Humors by Mina Seckin: This wry and visceral debut novel follows a young Turkish-American woman who, rather than grieving her father’s untimely death, seeks treatment for a stubborn headache and grows obsessed with a centuries-old theory of medicine.

Tokyo Dreaming by Emiko Jean: When Japanese-American Izumi Tanaka learned her father was the Crown Prince of Japan, she became a princess overnight. Her parents have even rekindled their college romance and are engaged. Izumi’s life is a Tokyo dream come true. Only… Her parents’ engagement hits a brick wall. And on top of it all, her bodyguard turned boyfriend makes a shocking decision about their relationship.

The Bone Orchard by Sara A. Mueller: A fascinating whodunit set in a lush, gothic world of secrets and magic – where a dying emperor charges his favorite concubine with solving his own murder, and preventing the culprit, which undoubtedly is one of his three terrible sons, from taking control of an empire.

Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies by Tara Schuster: By the time she was in her late twenties, Tara Schuster was a rising TV executive. By all appearances, she had mastered being a grown-up. But beneath that veneer of success, she was a chronically anxious, self-medicating mess. This is the story of Tara’s path to re-parenting herself and becoming a “ninja of self-love.”

Together We Burn by Isabel Ibañez: A lush, enchanting standalone fantasy inspired by medieval Spain, filled with romance, adventure and just the right amount of danger.