Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic is Favorite Covers. This especially fun if you’re a YA fan because YA covers are so notoriously, embarrassingly bad. Even the good books often have hideous covers (lots of headless or emo people. What’s the deal there?) that make me want to curl up and die. Or worse, they make me ashamed of what I’m reading. But there are a few stellar ones that come to mind. Covers I love to look at no matter what:
1. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han– Pretty girl, two cute boys. They look simple. They all have heads. This is good.
2. Ten Things We Did and Probably Shouldn’t Have by Sarah Mlynowski- I know there are people who would probably be embarrassed by this cover but I think it is SO cute. Look at these two! They need to kiss STAT.
3. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor– This is one of those covers that you totally don’t get (until you read the whole book) but you love either way. It’s just beautiful.
4. The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson (Paperback Edition)- This is one of the most gorgeous paperbacks in my recent memory. And the tagline “One boy helps her remember. The other lets her forget.” Oh you guys, it’s so perfect.
5. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare– What can I say? I have a thing for men in hats. Love it. This cover totally drew me in and made me want to read the book, even though I had no clue what it was about. It was my first Clare.
6. Abandon by Meg Cabot– This cover is gorg. And I love that it’s based on drawings she did when she was in high school. And it just fits, you know? It totally fits the story. Alot of book don’t do that. You sit there wondering why this headless girl is sitting on a suitcase and go, “What does that even mean? Is her head stuck in the suitcase? Is this like Se7en or something?” This is not the case with Abandon. The image is pretty and it’s mysterious just like the book.
7. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart- This book is pure awesome. My daughter and I devoured it. And the cover has all of these cute images that give insight into the characters and the house. We were constantly referring to it as we read.
8. Past Perfect by Leila Sales– This cover has nothing to do with the story, but it’s so cute. And that adorable happiness she’s experiencing is how I feel when I read a Leila Sales book. Also, where can I buy that jacket?
9. Divergent by Veronica Roth– I don’t totally get this cover but I dig it.
10. Wither by Lauren DeStefano– This cover has such great imagery. It parallels the birdcage and bird with Rhine and her life of imprisonment. It’s deep, man.