Monday, October 24, 2011

If These Books Were Judged By Their Covers : Cover Trends

They say don't judge a book by its cover, but every week Books and Sensibility contributors take a stroll around the local bookstore (okay, the internet) to see what we can find in the world of book covers

Lately there have been two distinct  trends when it comes to YA book covers.

Pretty Girl In Pretty Dress

Nothing says whimsical , possibly paranormal and love story quite like Pretty Girl In Pretty Dress. These covers have dresses that would make any Disney princess envious. 

Bonus if there is a flowery flourish, double bonus if the heroine is never described in the cover dress.

Girl Passed Out On The Ground

Want to show that your heroine might be innocent, helpless and wating for her happily ever after ? Nothing says it better like Girl Passed Out On The Ground.

If you can't decide which one to go with, just mix it together to create Passed Out Girl In A Pretty Dress.

Do you have any favorites ? Which cover trend do you prefer ? Did we I miss any ?


  1. I must admit, the Pretty Girl in Pretty Dress trend does often make for a very pretty cover. Another I've noticed is the Underwater trend: Imaginary Girls, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, a lot of mermaid books. And the Gravity Defying or Falling trend: Hourglass by Myra McEntire, Tempest by Julie Cross, Hush, Hush. And of course one of the most popular found in Young Adult fiction: the Where is the rest of your face? trend.

  2. What a great post! Everything you said is so true. Thanks for the entertaining read!

    Megan @ Storybook Love Affair

  3. @ K is for Kayla, M For Mary - So true ! I originally mistook Tempest for a Becca Fitzpatrick novel ! There are so many trends!

  4. It's true, so many covers have a girl in a pretty dress. I'm a cover snob, and I really like these.


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