As I mentioned before, I love covers. I think 2011 will be a year of groundbreakingly-beautiful covers. I've noticed that a lot of debut books have been blessed with such covers but a few series are on my list as well. I can't wait to see more covers this year because my list, of course, only contains the covers that have been released so far. There will be many more to come. I just wanted to do an early showcase of some. :)
Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer
Why I Love it: Nightshade also had a beautiful cover but I honestly may even love this one more. It's so different from any YA cover I have seen before. I love her look in this one and the bright green color. One word: Fierce!
Coming July 12th from Philomel
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Why I Love it: It's hard to tell on here but this cover is actually amazing in person. This was not one of my favorites till I got a copy of the finished book. The lettering is silver and raised on the front and side. Such a pretty effect for this book!
Coming January 4th from HarperTeen
Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Why I Love it: So so pretty! The purple lines stick out and the girl is beautiful! Plus, this cover does have significance to the story. I was lucky enough to read this one early and it is amazing. Trust me!
Coming March 22nd from Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Possession by Elana Johnson
Why I Love it: This is one of those simple covers that instantly grabs your attention. I can't wait to see this one in person! The colors are so pretty and the design makes it a book that you can't forget.
Coming June 7th from Simon & Schuster
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Why I Love it: This looks like it will be a powerful book. I don't know a lot about this one but I do know that this cover makes me think the book will be packed with action. Another wonderful book from a debut author on the way!
Coming May 3rd from HarperCollins/ Katherine Tegen Books
A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford
Why I Love it: As soon as I looked at this cover I thought it was probably a great paranormal story. The girl looks very cool and I'm sure she kicks butt too. I love how the colors stick out without too much going on to distract from the title.
Coming February 22nd from Greenwillow Books
My Soul to Steal by Rachel Vincent
Why I Love it: The previous book, My Soul to Keep was on my list for 2010 and I like this cover even more. The blue is so pretty and I love how the guy is pictured in this one. A great cover to finish up this terrific paranormal series. Can't wait to read it.
Coming January 4th from Harlequin
Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott
Why I Love it: I love all of Elizabeth's covers and this one is even better than the rest. Very simple but so pretty and the flower makes me think this would be the perfect summer read. Her books normally are.
Coming May 24th from Simon Pulse
Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky
Why I Love it: I have the ARC of this one and although there's nothing flashy about it, it has always stuck out to me. I enjoy trying to figure out what covers mean so this one was a nice puzzle. After reading more about it I learned the importance of the cover and it made me love it even more.
Coming May 23rd from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Why I Love it: This cover is great because I knew this would be a book different from my normal read. The "spacey" feel and swirly colors rock and the guy and girl hint to what I'm sure is a hot romance. Can't wait to get my hands on this one!
Coming January 11th from Razorbill
- 1 winner will receive ELIXIR by Hilary Duff and THE HAUNTED by Jessica Verday.
- You must be at least 13 to enter.
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- Contest is US Only and ends January 15th.
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Are any of these books on your to-read list? What do you think about their covers? Any others you love already?