Your Favorites

I’ve been thinking about my best covers of 2008 post for a while now. Teacherninja‘s post to my last post, however, made me think I could ask the readers of this blog to share their favorites. I’d love to know which covers have caught your eyes. Comment away! And thanks, in advance, for your suggestions.

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10 Responses to “Your Favorites”

  1. I like The Brothers Torres by Coert Voorhees (the cover is very effective and has teen appeal).

    A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth Bunce: I liked the use of a photo to illustrate a non-contemporary book.

    I am still under the spell of Graceling, by Kristin Cashore, since I finished it yesterday, and I do think it’s a nice cover. Goodreads shows two covers, one of which I think is the British edition. I’m glad the American Harcourt edition has the sword cover; I like it better, and the Gollancz edition looks too much like Terrier by Tamora Pierce.

    My favorite new novel this year is White Sands, Red Menace by Ellen Klages, and I can’t look at the cover with any objectivity. I do like it.

  2. I just scrolled through your 2008 posts. One of my favourite covers is A Crooked Kind Of Perfect (Linda Urban) — and yes, socks are indeed in the story of this young musician! ;)

    I also love the Sovay covers. The US one is so striking, but I agree with you that it distances it from being historical fiction. So really the other cover is better!

    Another recent cover I like is “Bliss” by Lauren Myracle. The photo tells the setting, and the font gives it a great creepyness.

  3. This was fun to think about! I just wrote a post with some of my favorites, over at my blog.

  4. I loved the cover of Order of the Odd Fish by James Kennedy- It had a lot going on but it worked very well, and fit the novel perfectly

    Curse of Cuddle Mcgee by Emily Ecton I really like this cover because it did its job. It made me want to read the book and it reflects the main characters very well

    Ghostgirl by Tony Hurley- Just a very interesting cover design

    Though its an adult mystery I am adding Tethered by Amy Mackinnon. I loved this cover. For me it was stop me in my tracks good.

  5. I’m clearly biased, because I work for the publisher, but I really like what Janan Cain (author/illustrator/book designer) did with her cover for Roonie B. Moonie: Lost and Alone. Her use of color really stands out, with bright colors for the main character, and darker shades for the menacing background.

    I also really like the cover for Kadir Nelson’s We Are the Ship. I love how the cover is reminiscent of old-school baseball cards. It seems like the perfect design for a baseball book, and makes me wonder why I haven’t seen something like it before.

  6. I may SEEM a little biased (since I wrote it) but I had nothing to do with the awesome cover for The Way He Lived, my YA book out last month. The photo-booth style snapshots fit the story (told in “snapshots”) perfectly!

  7. Are you doing picture books as well? I dig the cover for Dinosaur Vs. Bedtime! but understand if you’re sticking with YA covers.

  8. Oooo, I just saw the cover for Skin Deep, by E.M. Crane. That’s gorgeous, too!

  9. I love the cover of Generation Dead by Daniel Waters.

    Also, Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer has a great cover. It keeps with the red-black-white theme that the other books have. And once the reader discovers the “meaning” it makes it all the better. (I was in the camp that loved the book)

  10. I adore the cover for Bird, by Rita Murphy.

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