Hey book lovers!

This is just a quick, fun little blog post that I wanted to write, about books that I confuse with other books or books that I would assume are part of the same series just based on the cover design or name. This post came to be because of a specific book I kept hearing about where I realized that every time I was hearing a certain book title, the book I was picturing was completely the wrong book!

Just to be clear, I’m not saying these books have anything in common as far as the story goes. It’s also not meant to make fun of or call out any of the authors for having a familiar-to-me cover design. It’s 100% just meant to be a fun post about covers I find similar looking.

Also, if you click the links to purchase any of these books you might notice the cover picture in the listing is different from the one pictured in this blog post. That’s because I try to link to the kindle version (when available,) since that seems to be the most convenient option for a lot of people, and sometimes the cover art for the kindle version is different from the hardcover or paperback versions.

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Girl, Serpent, Thorn and Serpent & Dove

This is the duo that inspired this whole post, and looking at them side by side, I can kind of see where my brain is getting confused with these two. The covers do have a similar design, both featuring the word Serpent as well as a picture of an actual snake (or 2) coiled into an intricate shape surrounded some sort of floral decorations. These could easily be mistaken for belonging to a series at least. When I read a review that mentions Serpent & Dove, I for some reason automatically picture the cover of Girl, Serpent, Thorn and vice versa.

Cinder and The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

I think it’s very likely the close up of a body part, the pale white skin against a bluish-purple backdrop, and the very similar style of font in the titles that trips me up with these two but when I see them side by side I can’t help but think they’re part of a series.

All the Stars and Teeth and Elements of the Crown

These are the same book covers and you can’t convince me otherwise.

Outpost and The Fallout

I actually posted this on my Instagram page (shamelessly begging for more Instagram friends!) like…4 years ago maybe? I’m still amused by how strikingly similar the covers are. They’re both the second book in two different pretty creepy series too.

The Girl From Widow Hills and Gone Girl

The Girl from Widow Hills reminds me of another book too but I can’t quite figure out which one. At first I thought maybe I was thinking of Panic by Lauren Oliver, but when I pulled that off my shelf it wasn’t as similar as I was thinking. But it does remind me the cover for Gone Girl quite a bit.

Books That Look Like They Belong to Another Series:

Ash Princess looks like it belongs to the Red Queen series.

I actually really thought it was another Red Queen book when I first saw it.

I could keep going, although it’s starting to drift more into “this looks vaguely familiar but I can’t tell why…” territory. I will write follow up posts like this as I match more book covers with others that look familiar (to me)

Leave me a comment below and let me know if you agree that these covers look similar. Do you have any I should add to my list?


    • Ooh I’m excited to go check it out! A lot of the time I see book covers that look vaguely familiar but I can’t quite pinpoint what they remind me of. I love trying to figure it out.

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