aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

A must view if you like book covers

Over on Publishers Weekly, Elizabeth Bluemle says, "I’m so curious about how book-jacket trends develop. It’s probably just something in the zeitgeist that brings a whole season of, say, close-ups of hands or stripey socks and tennis shoes or flowers illuminated as if shot on a lightbox. Or close-ups of girls’ faces, or face parts, or the backs of teenagers’ heads, or blue-jeaned hips. Or, for that matter, entire herds of dustcovers with photos of dramatically lit girls framed by dark foliage or fabric.

So she groups recent YA book covers together: florals, foliage, wings, keys, male silhouette, period costume, gowns, hair blowing across faces, girl out in the world, hands holding something, and faces.

And look - there's Girl, Stolen in the "hands" section.

See all the covers here.

site stats

Add This Blog to the JacketFlap Blog Reader
Tags: covers, dueling covers
  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.