Listmania Monday: Epic Endpapers

In my time as an active participant of bookstagram, I've discovered it's helpful to know what some particularly pretty books and their respective design features are. Whether I want to feature a certain fictional world for #MapMonday or a rainbow or ombre stack or a set of sprayed pages, I first need to know what books will fit my idea. So in addition to curating lists of books that fit a certain genre or trope, I'm also working on lists of books with particularly eye-catching designs. After all, sometimes it's fun to judge a book by the cover! Or in this case, internal design. I already posted my list of book maps, and today, I'm taking a page out of Epic Reads' book to share a list of stunning endpapers! Scroll down to see a handful of gorgeous endpapers I photographed in my own books!

Note 1: Unless specified, the default is the "regular" US edition.
Note 2: This is a list of pretty endpapers that does not include books with maps as the endpapers. All maps are found in the map list.
Note 3: If all books in a series have special endpapers, I've listed the series as a whole. If there are individual standouts, I've listed them individually. For example, only a couple of the Throne of Glass and ACOTAR books have special editions with fanart on the endpapers so I've only listed those books, not the whole series.

9 Days & 9 Nights - Katie Cotugno
99 Days - Katie Cotugno

Absent - Katie Williams
Almost Midnight (UK) - Rainbow Rowell
And the Ocean Was Our Sky - Patrick Ness
The Archived series - Victoria Schwab

Be True to Me - Adele Griffin
Behemoth - Scott Westerfeld
Beware That Girl - Teresa Toten
Bitterblue - Kristin Cashore
Blessed - Tonya Hurley
Blood of Eden trilogy - Julie Kagawa

The Call - Peadar O'Guilin
Colin Fischer - Ashley Edward Miller & Zack Stentz
Come Sundown - Nora Roberts
A Court of Frost & Starlight (special edition) - Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Wings & Ruin (special edition) - Sarah J. Maas

A Darker Shade of Magic (special edition) - V.E. Schwab
Daughter of Deep Silence - Carrie Ryan
Draw the Line - Laurent Linn
The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding - Alexandra Bracken

Eleanor & Park (special edition) - Rainbow Rowell
Empire of Storms (special edition) - Sarah J. Maas
Everless (UK edition) - Sara Holland

Fairest - Marissa Meyer
Falling Kingdoms - Morgan Rhodes
Fangirl (special editions) - Rainbow Rowell
Fireworks - Katie Cotugno

Geekerella - Ashley Poston
Gemina - Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Goliath - Scott Westerfeld
The Grace Year - Kim Liggett

Harry Potter series (illustrated) - J.K. Rowling
The Hate You Give (special edition) - Angie Thomas
The Hazel Wood (US & UK editions) - Melissa Albert
The Heir (special edition) - Kiera Cass
Hunter - Mercedes Lackey

I Am America (And So Can You!) - Stephen Colbert
Illuminae - Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Inhuman - Kat Falls

Julia Vanishes - Catherine Egan
Juliet Takes a Breath - Gabby Rivera

Kids of Appetite - David Arnold
Kill the Boy Band - Goldy Moldavsky

Lady Helen series - Allison Goodman
Last Christmas - Kate Brian
The Loose Ends List - Carrie Firestone

A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness
The Monstrumologist series - Rick Yancey
Monstrous Beauty - Elizabeth Fama
Mosquitoland - David Arnold

Nantucket Blue - Leila Howland
Nevernight Chronicles (special edition in US, hc in UK) - Jay Kristoff
Night of Cake & Puppets - Laini Taylor
Nightfall (special edition) - Shannon Messenger
No Good Deed - Goldy Moldovsky

Passionaries - Tonya Hurley
Perfect Ruin - Lauren DeStefano

Queen of the Tearling - Erika Johansen

Railhead - Philip Reeve
Red Queen series - Victoria Aveyard
The Ring and the Crown - Melissa de la Cruz

Scorched - Mari Mancusi
The Scorpio Races - Maggie Stiefvater
Scrappy Little Nobody - Anna Kendrick
The Shadowhunters Codex - Cassandra Clare
The Shrunken Head - Lauren Oliver
The Spider Ring - Andrew Harwell
Swim That Rock - John Rocco & Jay Primiano

Tales of the Peculiar - Ransom Riggs
Talon series - Julie Kagawa
They Both Die at the End - Adam Silvera
The Thousandth Floor series - Katharine McGee
To Kill a Kingdom - Alexandra Christo
Top Ten - Katie Cotugno
Tower of Dawn (special edition) - Sarah J. Maas
Toxic Heart - Theo Lawrence
Two Summers - Aimee Friedman

We Are Okay - Nina Lacour
We Were Liars (deluxe edition) - E. Lockhart
The White Rabbit Chronicles series - Gena Showalter
Why We Broke Up
Winter (special edition) - Marissa Meyer
The Wrath & the Dawn duology - Renee Ahdieh

Zombies vs Unicorns - Holly Black & Justine Larbalestier

The Unbound (The Archived #2) - Victoria Schwab

The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas (front)

The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas (back)

 Blood of Eden trilogy - Julie Kagawa

 Illuminae & Gemina - Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
(still bitter Obsidio didn't get pretty papers -_-)

 Wrath & the Dawn duology - Rene Ahdieh

Talon & Rogue - Julie Kagawa

Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell (front)

Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell (back)

Almost Midnight - Rainbow Rowell

Perfect Ruin - Lauren DeStefano

What are your favorite endpapers? Did I miss any? Let me know in the comments!


  1. Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky also has interesting endpapers!as

  2. I'm obsessed with pretty endpapers. I can stare at the for minutes before actually reading the book. I get real distracted. Haha

  3. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous papers. My favorites are in picture books where snippets of the illustrations are scattered there.

  4. Such a pretty gallery of stunning endpapers! I love when the endpapers have fanart or intricate patterns.