Lots of buzz going on in the Twitter timelines about the cover reveals for the spring books. There are a lot of great-sounding titles, but some of the covers started to blur together after a while. Here are the standout ones (in my humble opinion):
The Eleanor & Park lookalikes:
Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern has a lovely cover, and I can't decide if it's unfortunate that everyone will think it's a copycat, or if readers will pick it up anyway. I mean, YA readers aren't dumb, but we do have a startling capacity for melting when we see pretty, shiny covers. Guy in Real Life by Steve Brezenoff is in the same vein, although honestly it also reminds me of Geektastic.
Don't You Forget About Me not only makes me nostalgic for The Breakfast Club, but it makes a great title that looks kind of cool and artsy as tree branches. This cover looks a little young to me (just me?) but I like it the green and black and the clouds in the background.
I didn't read Demetria Lunetta's first book, In the After, although I've been told many times how good it is. This cover of In the End is so gritty and awesome, and it reminds me (in a good way) of the covers of Tana French mysteries, which I love.
While this cover does remind me of The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman, it has a depth and a certain attitude that the fore-mentioned cover lacks. I can't explain it, except to say that the cover of Prisoner of Night and Fog looks like a World War II book.
(On a side note, let's talk title trends! Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Prisoner of Night and Fog. The Book of Blood and Shadow. Shadow and Bone. Siege and Storm. Days of Blood and Starlight. DID I GET ALL OF THOSE RIGHT? I mean, seriously. My head hurts.)
I like the play on color and shadow in the cover of Dorothy Must Die a lot! I would pick it up if I saw it in a bookstore, definitely.
See all of the covers here. Which ones are your favorites?