The Drake Chronicles, Book 2: Blood Feud by Alyxandra Harvey
Besides for the gorgeous color treatment (black and white everywhere except for their bright green eyes and the vivid purple text), I love how these models are looking right at you. How often does that happen on a cover? This makes a very nice picture.
The Immortals, Book 4: Dark Flame by Alyson Noel
Alyson Noel always gets awesome covers for her series, and the latest is no exception. The models are disgustingly overpretty, but again it's the treatment of color, lighting, and shadows that I really enjoy, something that I've actually enjoyed throughout my not-reading of this series.
The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, & June by Robin Benway
I mean, just...wow. Again, it's the colors and the title treatment that I enjoy here, those two things that make this a standout cover for me.
Vampire Academy, Book 5: Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead
I haven't even read Blood Promise yet, but when I saw this cover, I swooned. Yes, we all know that the models have absolutely nothing at all to do with Rose and Dimitri (in terms of looks, I mean), and there's the common complaint that the covers for the VA novels are all so generic and created by people who have absolutely no idea what the books are about. But... I don't... really... care. This is sexy.
So what do you guys think? Do covers with faces on them stand out to you? Do you prefer covers when the models' heads are partially or fully cut off? Let me know!