There’s nothing we love more than our favorite books in stunning covers! The shinier, the better, in our opinion. Fortunately, many of our faves not only contain beautiful original covers, but also glorious collector’s edition ones as well.
We know you love making your bookshelves sparkle, glisten, and gleam. These standouts are ready to make your bookshelves as brilliant as you are. And just for fun, we threw in a couple box sets we know you’ll adore. Get one for yourself, and a friend!
Enjoy your faves in new jackets, with additional bookish fun like bonus chapters, exclusive author Q&A’s, illustrations and more. You’re welcome.
15 Collector’s Edition Books
WE NEED ON OUR SHELVES IMMEDIATELY
1. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
The YA classic is back with a cover as red as Mare’s blood. With a crown of shimmering silver and black blood, this cover is a total knockout. Perfect for your ever-growing bookshelf!
Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood—those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own.
To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard—a growing Red rebellion—even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction.
One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal.
2. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
This cover is as blazing gold as Starr’s heart and comes with an additional poster featuring a map of Garden Heights. Show it off in public and watch how many friends you make.
“What’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn’t be?”
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.
3. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
This edition is not only beautifully illustrated but also gilded in gold. If your bookstore doesn’t have it, we may have hoarded them all for ourselves… not sorry.
Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price …
Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.
4. The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
This special edition to Yoon’s beloved book includes an annotated chapter and an illustrated map of New York City (we love maps!) by David Yoon. Yes, please.
Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.
Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.
The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?
5. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
This Barnes and Noble Edition of Adeyemi’s debut is now available in five (5) different editions representing the Maji Clans: Reaper, Burner, Lighter, Connector, and Seer. Each features the respective clan’s symbol plus fan art inside. Be still, our fangirl hearts.
Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.
But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.
Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.
Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers and her growing feelings for an enemy.
6. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
This special edition of Black’s first book in The Folk of The Air trilogy is graced in black and gold. Gold seems to be The Color, and we are not complaining. This edition not only contains a limited cover but also letters from Cardan. Obviously, it will shine like faerie fruit on your shelf.
Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.
To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.
As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.
7. Divergent by Veronica Roth
This collector’s edition may look like your beloved original but shinier, but there’s so much included to explore inside. Excerpts from the original draft are included, along with exclusive essays by Roth, artistic renderings of the Choosing Ceremony Bowl, and a map of the Dauntless compound.
One choice can transform you. Beatrice Prior’s society is divided into five factions—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). Beatrice must choose between staying with her Abnegation family and transferring factions. Her choice will shock her community and herself. But the newly christened Tris also has a secret, one she’s determined to keep hidden, because in this world, what makes you different makes you dangerous.
8. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Your fave soft boi and the whole Creekwood gang are back with a special edition! This copy contains extra emails by Simon and Blue, a behind-the-scenes scrapbook of the movie set, and a conversation between Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera, and Angie Thomas—three superstar authors if we ever heard them!
Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.
With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.
9. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
The first in an addictive dystopian trilogy has a special edition! Bonus content includes a Q&A with mastermind author Lauren Oliver and a sneak peek into its thrilling sequel, Pandemonium!
In an alternate United States, love has been declared a dangerous disease, and the government forces everyone who reaches eighteen to have a procedure called the Cure. Living with her aunt, uncle, and cousins in Portland, Maine, Lena Haloway is very much looking forward to being cured and living a safe, predictable life. She watched love destroy her mother and isn’t about to make the same mistakes.
But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena meets enigmatic Alex, a boy from the Wilds who lives under the government’s radar. What will happen if they do the unthinkable and fall in love?
10. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
This glorious edition of Six of Crows is complete with red-sprayed edges and full color art, and we are screaming. What else do we need to get ready for the Netflix premiere??
Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…
A convict with a thirst for revenge
A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager
A runaway with a privileged past
A spy known as the Wraith
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes
Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.
11. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Mafi fans, rejoice! The first book in the Shatter Me series includes a new cover to match the other books in the series AND a special novella from Warner’s point of view! We’ve been waiting for this one.
One touch is all it takes. One touch, and Juliette Ferrars can leave a fully grown man gasping for air. One touch, and she can kill.
No one knows why Juliette has such incredible power. It feels like a curse, a burden that one person alone could never bear. But The Reestablishment sees it as a gift, sees her as an opportunity. An opportunity for a deadly weapon.
Juliette has never fought for herself before. But when she’s reunited with the one person who ever cared about her, she finds a strength she never knew she had.
12. On The Come Up by Angie Thomas
- On-sale 4/7/2020!
Get excited for the collector’s edition of the acclaimed, bestselling novel that contains gems like a letter from the author, deleted scenes, and even a photo of Angie as as a teen rapper! BUT THERE’S MORE: there’s an annotated playlist, Angie’s top 5 MCs, an annotated rap, illustrated quotes from the book, and an excerpt from Angie’s next novel. Yeah, we know, you’re already pre-ordering.
Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least win her first battle. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri’s got massive shoes to fill.
But it’s hard to get your come up when you’re labeled a hoodlum at school, and your fridge at home is empty after your mom loses her job. So Bri pours her anger and frustration into her first song, which goes viral . . . for all the wrong reasons.
Bri soon finds herself at the center of a controversy, portrayed by the media as more menace than MC. But with an eviction notice staring her family down, Bri doesn’t just want to make it—she has to. Even if it means becoming the very thing the public has made her out to be.
13. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Has it really been more than ten years since Cassandra Clare changed our lives?! Celebrate with this gorgeous edition, complete with special content, over thirty interior illustrations, gilded edges, and so. much. more.
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…
14. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Speaking of ten-year Cassandra Clare anniversaries…
The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother.
She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans.
Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them…
15. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
We’ve been through a lot with Aelin, Dorian, Manon—okay, you get the point. Super fans of the epic saga can now celebrate the tournament that started it all with this gorgeous edition! It comes inside this wonderfully deluxe package and also features brand new designs inside too. Oh, and did we mention? There’s a brand new map…
This lush, one-of-a-kind edition of the book that started a world-wide phenomenon tells the sweeping saga of Celaena Sardothien who lives in a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand. Celaena is summoned to the castle-not to assassinate the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she will be released from prison to serve as the king’s champion.
The Crown Prince will befriend her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass-and it’s there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena’s fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world.
What’s your favorite Collector’s Edition? Tell us in the comments!