EYE CANDY!!! *drooldrooldrool*
(If you can't tell, I've also been watching silly girly anime for the past few hours. Ah, nothing like shojo anime as mindless brain candy.)
Guitar Highway Rose by Brigid Lowry
I've tried--and failed--to read this quirky Australian YA novel a few times (it's written in this experimental poetry-prose, often not following grammatical rules), but I do think that the cover is attractive. It's really simple, really, just a picture of a generic model, the simple but strong colors, some well-placed lighting, and cutesy font. Actually, the covers for her other books are also attractive to me, and I'm slightly ashamed to say that I've held on to these books not because I like them, but because the covers are just nice to look at. Heh. What? It's "Steph is allowed to be dumb" Day.
Brigid Lowry's other books, Follow the Blue and Things You Either Hate or Love:
The Kind of Friends We Used to Be by Frances O'Roark Dowell
I just find the cover of this so adorable. How often is a photographed snow scene featured on a book cover? And it perfectly complements The Secret Language of Girls, to which this book is the sequel. The Secret Language of Girls had the "two girls" theme as well, but it was a photograph of bright green grass; I like the seasonal contrast of this sequel, then. This would totally make me pick the book up, and in fact is a (slightly superficial) reason for why I'm finally going to read The Secret Language of Girls this year; it's been sitting on my shelf for too long!
A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley
And now for something really different. Personally I feel like strategically placed color on an otherwise monochromatic cover is a powerful technique that's not used often enough. True, the model is a little bland and tells me nothing of the story, but I would definitely pick this up just by those bright, eye-catching colors.
So what do you guys think of these covers? Do they or do they not work to catch your attention? Oh, and HAPPY 2010 NEW YEAR!!!