Thursday, May 31, 2012

Cover Lust (34)

It's been a while since I've done a Cover Lust post! Mainly because a lot of covers I've been encountering have inspired in me the opposite of lustful feelings. (But that is another post for another day...) At long last, however, I have found several covers that I quite like.

Let The Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger
(Simon Pulse / March 2013)

You can kind of get a Mara Dyer cover vibe from this one. There's something about the combination of that eerie storm-orange tone and the centered alignment of the words and people that draws my eye to it. What do you guys think?

Son by Lois Lowry
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / Oct. 2, 2012)

Simple in terms of color scheme, but oh, the texture!

Eve and Adam by Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant
(Feiwel & Friends / Oct. 2, 2012)

I'm finding it hard to explain why I like this one. Maybe it's their way of "modernizing"/"computerizing" the symbolic apple. Maybe it's the almost painful color saturation. There's just something about it that makes me nod approvingly. ('Course, 10 to 1 says the publisher will change the cover for the paperback, as this one is so different from what else is out there. But we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.)

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
(Little, Brown / Feb. 1, 2012)

Wow, paper cutouts (or at least the impression of that style)... it makes me feel all tingly inside.

Black City by Elizabeth Richards
(G. P. Putnam's Sons / Nov. 13, 2012)

Again, I'm undecided as to whether or not I really like it, but I appreciate all the attentiveness that must have gone into arranging for that rose to shatter into all those pieces. I think the color scheme and the simple but bold fond choice and placement are alluring as well.

Ironskin by Tina Connolly
(Tor Books / Oct. 2, 2012)

I swear, my heart skipped a beat when I laid eyes upon this cover. Oh my wordless. Oh my. Oh my. Oh my. There's nothing about this cover that I do not drool over. That awesome silvery dress. The swirly smoke. The gloomy background. Even the color of the simply-fonted title, complementing the rest of the cover yet standing out at the same time. It gets even better when you know what the book is about... which is why I highly encourage you to click the Goodreads link and go find out more about it.

Which of these is your favorite? What covers have you seen recently that you like a lot?


  1. My favourites are the ones for Eve and Adam and Let the Sky Fall - they're so pretty! Thanks for sharing, Steph!

    Beverley @ A Reading Daydreamer

  2. Oooh! Is it just me or is Ironskin a fae version of Jane Eyre... love!!

  3. I absolutely love the cover for The Snow Child! In fact, that's what drew me to the book in the first place. I also like the cover for Eve & Adam a lot, it's quite striking.

  4. I agree, Ironskin is a major love for me this year!

  5. Let the Sky Fall is SO pretty. I'll be stalking your blog tomorrow morning to see the new cover of This Lullaby. :P It was my 2nd favorite Sarah Dessen book.

  6. I really like The Snow Child and Let the Sky Fall. I think it's that orange tone for the latter that gets me. The coloring itself is just so different from a lot of YA out there.

    But WOW Ironskin! I must find out more about this. It's beautiful! Also, omg, is this a supernaturally bent Jane Eyre?!

  7. Great choices! Eve and Adam and Black City are my favorites from this list.

    I remember one time you wrote a post about ugly book covers and I really enjoyed it... You should do another one ;)

  8. wow. these covers are stunning. that last one is quite the eye catcher, huh :)

  9. Aw, thank you so much for featuring Let the Sky Fall. So glad you love it! :)

  10. I love The Snow Child cover (and the book itself). I put it on display at my library all the time and it always gets checked out within the day.

  11. wow. most of these i have not heard of or seen :)

    my top three here are let the sky fall, eve and adam and ironskin <3

  12. Love the covers for Let the Sky Fall and The Snow Child! And I really want to read Ironskin as well.

  13. I LOVE the cover for Son. It goes along well with the rest of the series while looking fresh.

  14. Those are some beautiful covers. Let the Sky Fall and Son are my favorites!


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