This post is part of Persnickey Snark's FIVE Challenge for 2010.
There were countless breathtaking covers this year, these publishers are seriously stepping it up! Every cover inspires envy, but there were some total stand-outs this year that I stopped and stared and went “woah”. I do feel a bit bad that some of these novels I haven’t read yet… Also, all these novels are published in 2010.
FALL FOR ANYTHING - Courtney Summers
~Ohh, is this something or what?! Initially it catches your eye because of the girl’s bowed head and the yellow tinge (I don’t think there’s that many yellow covers) but not only is the design and photography stunning, it also manages to convey a mood and emotion, something that is rare for covers. It makes you want to read the book to find out what the deal is.
THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE - Jandy Nelson
~I love this one even more after reading the book, I think that tiny hole in the asymmetrical heart is so metaphorically beautiful and the whole cover is made of pretty things.
TAKE ME THERE - Carolee Dean
~This is probably the only novel I bought this year based almost completely on the cover and a tad on the summary (yeah go ahead, judge me). There’s no subtlety, which I love, it’s just boy and girl and intrigue. I will one day write a review for it..
TORMENT - Lauren Kate
~Oh man, striking and haunting. Love the dress. This series (book one: Fallen) I haven't read yet, but I can't deny that their covers are just effin' gorgeous.
FINNIKIN OF THE ROCK - Melina Marchetta
~I adore this cover because it embodies fantasy elements while making it contemporary and appealing. Everything meshes well and it’s a looker. No more of those horses/knights/random magic stuff, this is how fantasy covers should look. Gorgeous. Bonus points for the author's name xD
I couldn't include all my favourite covers, but here are some honourable mentions: Perchance to Dream by Lisa Mantchev, Linger by Maggie Stiefvater, The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta (Aussie version), Stolen by Lucy Christopher, The Iron King by Julie Kagawa...
What are some of your favourite covers this year??