Today, YA Highway asks: what are your favorite book covers? To which I answer...gah!
Initially, I was at a lost for words. As a school counselor, I always tell my students: "don't judge a book by its cover"--but hopefully I'm not as lame and cliched as that statement. And hopefully, if I am, my students just mumble it behind my back. But I digress...my point is, I never really thought I cared about the book covers--only the actual story. However, I've noticed that I have snubbed plenty of novels if they looked too "Harlequinny." I totally made that word up, but now I'm totally in love with it. But, without further ado, here are some of my favorite covers that made me snatch the books right off the shelves even though I hardly had any money in my pocket:
Okay, this one is a total cop-out because it's not the "official" cover--but it has Leo on it. And my heart will go on for Leo.
From one of my favorite authors, this cover is so subtle but speaks volumes. It clearly displays a sense of unity that students may feel after suffering a tragedy together.
The book that started all the pandemonium. I still have no idea what the hell this has to do with the novel, but wasn't it cool when the movie randomly made a reference to it?
This just looks like something that should be in an art gallery. It definitely made me pause and read the book flap.
An oldie but goodie. If this cover could make some of the knuckleheaded guys in my high school want to know what the book was about, then mission accomplished.
I just raved about this book in my last post (which was forever ago), but I don't mind giving it extra props The girl in the cover looks both "beautiful" and haunted at the same time, which is how many of my middle school girls appear. Job well done to the cover artist.
I literally almost interrupted testing when I saw this on the student's desk. I've heard so many good things about Scott Westerfeld as an author, but this series just may be added to my reading list for the covers alone.
I have a ton more that I could add, but laziness plus crappy Internet connection is a deadly combo. Any of your faves up here?