March 6, 2012

Cover Love

Today's Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) is all about our favourite books covers:

Top 10 Covers of 2012
(that we know of so far)

Since I read mostly YA, my cover choices are all YA. I have read some of the books on my list already, while others are not out yet (obviously). I opted to stick with selections from my Goodreads TBR list, so they are all books that I consider both eye-catching and intriguing.

Here are my Top Ten 2012 (YA) Covers (in random order):

1)  Incarnate by Jodi Meadows (01/31)
2)  Pure by Julianna Baggott (02/08)

3)  The Selection* by Kiera Cass (04/24)
4)  Everneath by Brodi Ashton (01/24)
5)  A Breath of Eyre by Eve Marie Mont        (03/27)

Skies and Sci Fi
6)  Cinder by Marissa Meyer (01/03)
7)  Tempest by Julie Cross (01/17)
      by Diana Peterfreund (06/12)

Goggles and Dragons
9)  The Unnaturalists by Tiffany Trent (08/14)
10)  Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (07/10)

Honourable Mentions
Insurgent by Veronica Roth (05/01)
Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock (05/08)
What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang (09/18)

How about you? Any favourite 2012 covers?
* Someone on Goodreads pointed out that the girl looks like she's sniffing her armpit. I love this cover but can't even look at it without thinking that now. And now you will too. You're welcome.


  1. I don't know that I've seen any 2012 covers that just blow me away yet. Some of the ones you've picked are good (CINDER, TEMPEST). Clearly I don't spend enough time on Goodreads. :)

  2. I love the dress on The Selection, too. :)

  3. I love the Everneath dress! It's perfect!

  4. Incarnate is definitely pretty. And how have I not yet heard of a Breath of Eyre??? I'm adding it to my TBR-list!

  5. Is it weird that I kind of want the Everneath dress?
    I've always loved the cover for TEMPEST.

  6. Thanks for doing this, Jaime - I wouldn't have found this challenge if I didn't see your post. I've posted my favourites here:

  7. Mmmm... I love covers... great examples, Jaime!

  8. Those covers are amazing! I love the title, *For Darkness Shows the Stars* and love The Unnaturalists cover! Thanks for showing these, I've never heard of that Breath of Eyre either, going to scope it out now!! :D

  9. Seraphina is more my style. Though I'm calling 2012 as the year of the hair on book covers.

  10. Ahhhhh yay, we both have The Selection on our lists! Also Everneath is just beautiful: I love the colors and her dress flying back.

    my list: wishlist covers

  11. So many fun books coming out! But The Selection cover is now ruined for me--thanks for that. :)

  12. These are all lovely covers, but there was a post on Gennifer Albin's blog a while back about the 'girl washing' of YA covers - basically that lots of YA books featured girls in prom-like dresses on the cover, even if that isn't what's happening in the book. This kinda disturbs me, like they're solely being marketed for girls. Some books, I get, are that way, but the cover trend is taking over! I find the profusion of prom dresses to be a bit off putting, personally, which is a shame because it might keep me from reading an awesome book. (I may be the lone dissenter here, just my 2 cents!)

  13. I love the goggles and dragons covers you picked out. So good!


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