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?