Sometimes I can’t help judging a book by its cover, and so, on this Top Ten Tuesday, I thought I’d take you through some of my favourite YA book covers!
CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE BY TOMI ADEYEMI
A powerful and utterly mesmerising cover. I have yet to read it, but (I think) it’s going to be my ‘flight to New York’ read.
Sara is a wonderful author, and I adore her covers. If you are in need of a collection of heart-warming reads, Sara is the author for you.
Emery is another wonderful author, with covers as beautiful as their contents. I have yet to read When We Collided, but The Start of Me and You and The Names They Gave Us are beautiful.
FRESHERS BY TOM ELLEN AND LUCY IVISON
It’s an underrated read, and I am in desperate need of more university set YA, but that’s a rant for another time. The colour and illustrations fit the novel wonderfully – it’s full of fun, and super refreshing. I can’t recommend it enough (so much so, that I may have to devote a post entirely to underrated YA, and spend the majority of it obsessing over this novel).
I WAS BORN FOR THIS BY ALICE OSEMAN
This is a wonderful novel. The cover, as I mention in my Top Five Book Surprises, happened to be the reason that I bought it in the first place. It’s somehow understated, yet vibrant, and subtle, yet quirky. And, having adored the novel, I can tell you that it fits very well.
UNCONVENTIONAL BY MAGGIE HARCOURT
Another cover bursting with colour and quirks! It’s another book that’s as lovely as its cover (though this one maybe more so) – you can find my review here.
SHE MUST BE MAD BY CHARLY COX
It’s somehow understated, yet powerful (and very enticing). If you’re in need of new poetry, you have to have this collection – it’s as powerful as its cover.
A SHIVER OF SNOW AND SKY BY LISA LUEDDECKE
I don’t think I’m in possession of a cover more fitting to its contents. It directly illustrates the essence of the incredible world Lueddecke builds – fearsome, but mesmerising. If you’d like to read my review, you can find it here.
LA BELLE SAUVAGE BY PHILIP PULLMAN
It’s wild, and reckless – containing a hint of the perilous journey that is to come. Sadly, the book itself is a little underwhelming (you can find a full review here), but you can’t deny that it has a wonderful cover.
THE CRUEL PRINCE BY HOLLY BLACK
Will there be a day that Emily doesn’t rave about The Cruel Prince, I hear you ask? Yes. When The Wicked King is released. But in truth, it’s an incredible cover. Subtle, yet enticing – it invites you in, and begs you to devour its contents. If you’d like to hear me rave about this book in detail, you can read my review here.
And that’s a wrap on my favourite YA book covers. Let me know your favourites in the comments!
Thank you for reading!