Falling Under by Gwen Hayes
(Penguin / Spring 2011)
This is just so superiorly luscious. The pub date is a long ways off, and I don't even know if I've gotten the publication info correct, but talk about cover lust for sure. This is exactly the sort of cover that will have potential buyers drooling in the bookstore.
Intertwined, Book 2: Unraveled by Gena Showalter
(Harlequin Teen / Aug. 31, 2010)
I won't be reading this, as I wasn't a fan of the first one, but I do love the cover, mostly just for that shade of blue. I know, I know, it looks really artificial, and if you look at the model's face he looks like a mannequin--but can we see that blue more often on covers? What's that shade called, anyway?
When Rose Wakes by Christopher Golden
(MTV Books / Sept. 28, 2010)
My favorite part is how the girl is in the middle ground, slightly off-focus. Otherwise, the contrast of the colors are cool too. It's very bold, and different. Ideal for a modern retelling of Sleeping Beauty.
Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
(Lee and Low Books / Oct. 15, 2010)
This cover first caught my attention with the beautiful backlighting and silhouetting of the tree and girl. But as you get up closer, you can see more intricate details: handwriting? a map, maybe? It's pretty simple, but I like it.
Headlong by Kathe Koja
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux / Oct. 28, 2008)
This was published a while ago, but I'd never heard of it until I stumbled across it on Goodreads. Isn't it such an eye-catching use of black and white? I'm not sure how I feel about the text placement, but I like the starkness and the water texture that shows up in the black and white.