Top 10 Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This week's topic: Top 10 Book Covers
I thought about how I'd go about this and eventually decided on a few of my favorite YA covers.
1. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
2. Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma
3. One Night That Changes Everything (original, ARC version) by Lauren Barnholt
I absolutely love the dramatic, dark feel to all these. And though, ONTCE's cover got changed, I understand. Judging by that cover, you'd expect a really heavy story, but anyone who's read the book knows it couldn't be further from that. (I may or may not have totally purchased the ARC when I saw it at HPB because I needed to own that cover.)
4. Delirium (original, ARC version) by Lauren Oliver
5. Matched by Ally Condie
6. Bumped by Megan Mccafferty
Lovelovelove that these are actually relevant to the story, and even symbolic in ways. Delirium: if you've read it, you know there's a passage in there about the birds. Matched: Obviously, this one's quite literal and signifies the bubble Cassia's trapped in. Bumped: Well. Does this one really need an explanation? haha Cover artist = GENIUS.
8. Wither by Lauren Destefano
This one was one of my absolute favorites last year. It has a really pretty, whimsical feel to it, much like the book.
9. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
Again, a cover artist made of AWESOME. They totally win for representing the book as accurately as possible. I mean, seriously. Can you look at that and NOT figure what it's about?
10. Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink
Love the gothic look this one has. There aren't many covers without girls in pretty dresses stamped on the front, so this one definitely stood out to me. Still sad about the makeovers.
So, there ya have it!
What are your top10?
Of course there are far more books whose pretty faces I love, but I thought I'd play by the rules and limit myself. Other contenders: Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray (a girl in a pretty dress, yes, but better than others), Graveminder by Melissa Marr (Spooky, gothic and southern; Love it), The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff (Definitely creepy, but in the best way possible), and Zombies vs Unicorns (I seriously don't know a single person that doesn't like this cover).
What are your top10?