Saturday, July 28, 2012

If These Books Were Judged By Their Cover : The Eyes Have It

Bleh ! For some reason I get really squeamish about eyes. Don't even get me started on the Eye Scream trope. I know I'm not alone in this so I'm suprised that many new YA book covers are keeping an eye on us,

Unravel Me and Shatter Me

While I'm glad they changed the somewhat generic cover of  Shatter Me,  this new one took a while to grow on me. It has and abstract style with an artistic flair.

Between Shades of Gray

A bit more interesting than it's previous cover. This closed eye version gives the book a more youthful appeal while the previous cover looked a more literary.

The Diviners By Libba Bray

An eye seems appropriate in a novel about the  prohibition era. I like how the  illustrated eye peeks through a key hole in this artfully illustrated cover. 

So, what are your favorite eye covers ?


  1. I'm like you, Jess! Eyes freak me out to no end. I'm also still on the fence about the Shatter Me covers. I love the look, but I'm not sure I understand why they illustrate Juliette's story.

  2. Yeah, I don't get it either. They should have had birds on the cover or something.

  3. Jenny @ Supernatural SnarkJuly 30, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    I LOVE the new covers for Shatter Me and Unravel Me! I think they're gorgeous. But yes, eyes are creepy and make me a bit squeamish as well. I really like the cover for Blind Spot as well, have you seen it Jess? It doesn't make me as squeamish because it's such an extreme close up:)

  4. The eye covers don't bother me. I especially like the one for Between Shades of Grey. I'm NOT a fan of covers that feature feet....bleh!

  5. Great post!!! I really like the new covers for the Shatter Me books. They are just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.


  6. I actually find the new covers for Shatter Me gorgeous. They're so eye-catching <3


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