Top Ten Dragon Book Covers

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This week’s theme is all about book covers, and I picked dragons!  I think dragons are fascinating and visually striking.  While I haven’t read all of these books, their gorgeous covers certainly make me want too!

1.The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien


I like this cover because I can almost hear Smaug breathing when I look at it.  He looks like he could stretch his wings and leap out of the cover at any moment.

2. The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley


I love the intensity of the battle on this cover.  Aerin’s courage shines through as she confronts the massive dragon.

3. Eragon by Christopher Paolini


This dragon looks so regal!  The eyes are particularly mesmerizing.

4. Firebolt by Adrienne Woods


The cover of this book definitely draws me in.  Are the dragon and the girl friends or enemies?  My curiosity is certainly piqued!

5. Eldest by Christopher Paolini


What an intense stare!  This dragon looks as though it can see into my soul.

6. Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede


The dragon and this girl seem thoroughly unimpressed with each other.  I want to know their story!

7. Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George


The bond between the girl and the dragon is beautiful.

8. Frostbite by Adrienne Woods


The white dragon and the pale blue dress on this cover are very striking.

9. Dragonhaven by Robin McKinley


This dragon looks so realistic!  I can almost feel the rough scales with my fingertips.

10. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman


I really like the muted color of this book cover.  It reminds me of illustrations in old books.

How about you?  Which cover is your favorite?


  1. These are fabulous. I love dragons!

  2. I remember loving Dealing with Dragons when I was little! The cover for Seraphina was totally what made me buy it. I still have to read it, but I’m sure it’s going to be good.

  3. Oh, man! I love #8. Like you said, absolutely breathtaking.

    • Poinsettia says:

      Yes, it definitely makes me want to read it to see if the story is as good as the cover.

  4. YES!! I love this so much. The Seraphina dragon and the Dragon Slippers dragon are my faves!

  5. allyson says:

    I have read almost all of these except Frostbite and Firebolt. I hadn’t even realized I’d read so many dragon books :p Great list!

    My TTT.

    • Poinsettia says:

      Thanks! I’ve read some of these, but not all. I’m definitely adding some of them to my TBR pile!

  6. Great list! I love your topic choice. I rarely read any books with dragons, but I definitely need to read more and soon.

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  7. These are great picks! I got Seraphina for exactly the same reason, I’ve yet to read it though. 🙂

  8. A wonderful list 🙂 These do look eye catching!

  9. We totally have the same theme going on this TTT. I love the Seraphina cover though I have the purple one.

    • Poinsettia says:

      I’ve seen the purple one. It is very nice as well. I just like the one I picked a little bit better.

  10. *sigh* I love dragons. What a great idea for a theme! I love the Seraphina cover. I almost selected it for my post, but then didn’t in the end. I really like the Dragonhaven cover. And Frostbite really draws the eye, doesn’t it? Great choices! Thank you for sharing.

  11. I LOVE that Hobbit cover! Awesome. Smaug looks amazing. And I like dealing with Dragons too- just fun. Frostbite is also a great cover. Love this list!

  12. SO DRAGONS ARE MY FAVOURITE THINGS OF EVER OMGGGG. I LOVE THIS POST THE MOST OF ALL. 😍😍 I love the Seraphina cover! And Heartstone! Have you seen that one? It’s gorgeously gold and fiery and dragony.😍

    • Poinsettia says:

      Thank you so much! I hadn’t seen Heartstone, so I just looked it up and it is beautiful!

  13. Frostbite is beautiful!! Some very cool covers, but how could they not be – dragons are pretty neat after all. Great list!

  14. Dragons!! Who doesn’t love dragons? 😀 I agree that I am definitely 100% more likely to read a book if I see a dragon on the cover. My favourite of these is the Seraphina cover (love the oldtimey woodcut design), but I also like Julie Kagawa’s Talon Series covers (which, even though there are no dragons directly on them, are covered in dragon scales).

  15. Seraphina is one of my favorite books and the cover is also so lovely. I can’t think of another book like it. Yay for dragons!

  16. Dragons were such a cool idea for this week! I still love Dealing with Dragons and the rest of the books in the series. SO funny!

  17. Awesome list. They are ALL gorgeous, although some are hilarious to look at. 😁 Thanks for sharing. 👍🏻

  18. Smaug! 🙂

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  19. Oh, I love dragons, that’s an amazing list 🙂

  20. Ilove this list. Imsurprised you dong havd the Talon series on it. Those covers are fun.

  21. Ooh, I love dragons on covers!! Seraphina is my favorite from here, but definitely super-cool list all around! 🙂

  22. Dragons are awesome, and I’ve recently realized that I need more books with dragons in them, I haven’t read many books featuring them.
    I will check out Robin McMinley’s books, thank you!

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