Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
(Harcourt / May 8, 2012)
What a lush, colorful, and evocative cover this fairy tale retelling has! I think my favorite part might be the shockingly pink flowers near the top: little splashes of spirit-lifting color.
The Selection by Kiera Cass
(HarperTeen / April 24, 2012)
I feel like there's been more and more a trend of full-bodied (or at least not faceless) girls in pretty dresses on YA speculative fiction covers recently. I'm not sure how I feel about this girl's dress, but I love the funhouse-mirror-esque effect going on behind her! This cover is so shimmery and alluring.
Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst
(Margaret K. McElderry / Sept. 11, 2012)
Am I... is that... can I believe my eyes? Is that really a strong and beautiful POC female on the cover?!?! Wow. Wow wow wow. I love the lighting, and the smoke, and the translucency of the title, and of course I love that model, a thousand times over. Be still, my trembling heart. (But really, on the inside I'm screaming, "I want this in poster size on my wall!!!!")
The Jade Notebook by Laura Resau
(Delacorte / Feb. 14, 2012)
This cover makes me yearn for bikini weather, warm waters, and sunshine. That is all.
Exile by Rebecca Lim
(HarperCollins Australia / May 28, 2011)
Muse by Rebecca Lim
(HarperCollins Australia / Oct. 27, 2011)
Books about angels always get such pretty covers.
Which of the above covers is your favorite? Have you seen any covers lately that you're lusting over and that you want to share?