Favourite YA Book Covers

The saying goes “never judge a book by its cover” but let’s be honest, most of us are guilty of doing this. I consider the cover of a book an important part of it, maybe not as much as the content, but it’s the first thing I notice and first impressions are important (right?) – basically if a book is pretty, I’m more likely to pick it up.

I’ve put together a Top 5 Favourite YA Book Covers List with a couple of covers that really stand out to me. This is by no means all of the books – some 2017 releases are “oh my” – but they are definitely up there.

Caraval by Stephanie Garber27883214

This book was released earlier this year (January 2017) and has two different covers: UK and US editions. I personally (as per usual) prefer the US edition. I think the colours are absolutely beautiful and that calligraphy…  can we take a moment please?

King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard

30226723The Red Queen series exploded in 2015 with the release of the first book and it’s amazing cover – if you haven’t heard of this series, what rock are you living under? Whether you’re a fan of the actual series or not, it’s impossible to deny that the covers are some of the most beautiful out there. They’re a perfect example of less being more!

Of Fire and Stars by Audrey  Coulthurst25164304

This is another relatively new release (November 2016) and, although I haven’t got to it yet, I’ve heard nothing but praise about it’s unique-ness and diversity. But we’re hear to talk about covers and Of Fire and Stars has a beautiful one!

33009320Heartless by Marissa Meyer
This book got a lot of hype after Marissa Meyer’s success following her Lunar Chronicles series. When I first saw the US black-red cover I loved it but then I saw the UK cover… and I was confused which to love more. Then, as if that wasn’t enough cover-beautifulness, Owlcrate came out with an exclusive edition and I died. This was a limited edition/Owlcrate exclusive and I was fortunate enough to be gifted it for Christmas – it’s just as beautiful in person as it is in pictures!

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake 23207027

Last, but by no means least, is one of my favourite books of 2016 – Three Dark Crowns. Aside from this book being simply amazing, it’s US cover is beautiful! Again, it’s simplistic like the Red Queen series, but I couldn’t have designed a book cover more fitting to this book myself – it’s simply perfect.


3 thoughts on “Favourite YA Book Covers

  1. Alex says:

    These are really beautiful covers. I would love to get any of them. Up to me the most beutiful is polish edition of german book Silber das erste Buch der Traume. Which in Polish is Silver pierwsza księga snów. I’d have added it here if I knew how… but you can always google it to see how it looks like.


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