Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Cover Lust (29)

(Dial / Jan. 17, 2012)

It's simple and on the chick-litty side, but I think that its simplicity makes it stand out from most other YA covers. It gives me a little sense of vertigo: the model's going down while the words are right side up. Wahhhhh whoaaaaaa!

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
(Knopf / Feb. 14, 2012)

Ohhh, that image. *swoons* The bokeh (sp?) effect in the background, the starkly backlit models... both contrast greatly with the graffiti-style title, a mixture of the stylish with the, well, stylish (in different ways). Plus it's by Cath Crowley, who's an incredible contemporary author, and I have the Aussie version of this book somewhere... so obviously I'm going to recommend the heck out of this book.

The Death Catchers by Jennifer Anne Kogler
(Walker Books / Aug. 16, 2011)

I appreciate an epic fantasy-esque cover with an intricate design focus and a complementarily intricate border. Not only do I think that this cover will probably catch the eyes of Rick Riordan lovers, but I also appreciate the balance in the cover's layerings, from the interesting symbol and title font in the foreground, to the silhouettes in the back.

(Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Feb. 28, 2012)

Reminiscent of Lauren Henderson's Scarlet Wakefield series and Carrie Ryan's zombie books, this cover is deceptively simplistic. The muted colors and textures actually make what colors and textures there are in the image stand out all the more, like the flash of red in her hair, or the rocks in all that milky liquid (is it water? It certainly doesn't look like it!). Droooool.

Renegade Magic (The Unlikely Adventures of Kat Stephenson, Book 2) by Stephanie Burgis
(April 3, 2012)

Look at that cover!! Isn't it so fun?? I love the colors, the whimsicalness, the detail of the background. It just brings me back to the good old Disney days. Looking at this cover, and knowing how incredible a writer Steph is (I loved the first book in the series, Kat, Incorrigible), I know I can expect pure magical adventurous goodness.


  1. Graffiti Moon's cover is amazing! I can't wait to read that.

  2. Graffiti Moon aaaah I desperately need that book in y life. I love the fantasy cover of The Death Catchers too (and what an awesome title!)

  3. I've been waiting for Cath Crowley's book ever since I first heard that it was being published in the US. So yay!

  4. Oh, I am all about the bokeh! Learning how to do that effect in photography was ridiculously exciting for me. These covers are all gorgeous!

  5. love the cover of renegade magic the best! but all covers are amazing :)

  6. The Catastrophic History of You & Me has a totally cute cover! Very chick lit-ish but I'm liking the colour combination and the "clean" look of it. And Graffiti Moon is very pretty, I'm loving the bokeh and the silhouettes - and that paired with such a different style of the font somehow really works.

  7. I love the Graffiti Moon cover, it's absolutely beautiful. However, I still need to read A Little Wanting Song. I need to get on that...

  8. I'm excited about Graffiti Moon: great cover! Cath Crowley! Cath Crowley!! If only it was coming out sooner :)

  9. I LOVE the cover of When the Sea is Rising Red - so beautiful.


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