Cover Characteristic – Chess piece(s)


This is a new meme hosted by Sugar & Snark. It came about when Sugar was wondering which cover to use for her #70 Cover of the Week post. Sugar kept on thinking of more than one, and they all seemed to have a theme/characteristic. So she decided to switch things up a bit!

Each week we will post a characteristic and choose 5 of our favorite covers with that characteristic. If you want to join in and share your 5 favorite covers with the weeks particular characteristic, then just make a post, grab the meme picture (or make your own) and leave your URL in Linky (so we can visit). You don’t even need to participate, just stopping by and saying hi would be great! Don’t forget to stop by the other participants!

Today’s cover characteristic: Chess piece(s)

Sugar’s list:


5. Fearscape (Horrorscape #1) by Nenia Campbell
4. Breaking Dawn (Twilight #4) by Stephenie Meyer
3. The Tournament (Tournament #1) by Matthew Reilly
2. The Flanders Panel by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

And Sugar’s favorite…


1. The Fire (The Eight #2) by Katherine Neville

This cover is awesome! So striking and I love the chessboard setup with the bird in the middle!

I am going a bit off script, but I think these need honorable mentions:


Do you have 5 favorite covers with the characteristic “Chess piece(s)” on them? Then leave a link in the Linky please.

1. Bookedia
2. Kristen
3. Alysia @My Little Pocketbooks
4. Ann and Clare @ Dual Reads

The upcoming themes:
13th September – Keys, 20th September – Water, 27th September – Suitcases/Purses
And then:
Airplanes, Televisions, Phones, Eyes, Dragons, Butterflies, Books, Fish, Beds, Sharks, Snakes, Jewels, Mirrors, Moon

  • These are so pretty! I didn’t even realize Breaking Dawn had chess pieces. I’m a sucker for red, white, and black. I also kept thinking of Harry Potter the whole time because of that one scene but didn’t know there were versions that actually used that on the cover.

    • Sugar & Snark

      I also like those three colors together! I’m just glad I remembered Harry Potter this time, for some reason I always forget the covers when doing this meme 🙂

  • I had no idea HP had so many varied covers. I love the others you picked as well. Love this meme.

    • Sugar & Snark

      Thanks! I will be sure to add HP covers in from now on – they just make my day better 🙂