Awesome Covers!

You know that old saying “don’t judge a book by it’s cover”?  Well, I will admit I am guilty of being a cover shopper.  That is actually one of the up sides to working part-time in a bookstore because I get to see new books come in all the time.  I love to just walk down the aisles and check out the covers and when new ones pop up I get really excited!!  So my point, I am also a teacher and right now I am on spring break therefore I have had an opportunity to catch up on some of the blogs I follow and I  play on the internet.  While doing those things I have seen some new covers of upcoming books that I am going to share with you, if you click on them they will take you to Goodreads so you can get a description of the book.  Enjoy!

Alright I am going to stop now, because I could keep going and this post would be way to long.  These books are all YA except for Alpha.  I threw Alpha in there because I just love Rachel Vincent and this series is the first one that I reviewed on this blog so it holds a special place for me.  Plus, Alpha is the best cover of the series in my opinion.  Torment is the sequel to Fallen and Alpha is the 6th book in the Shifters series, but all the rest are either stand alone or the first in a new series.  All of these covers intrigue me in one way or another and I know I will eagerly await the release of all of them to see if the story is just as good.


One response to “Awesome Covers!

  1. Oh yes, I’m a cover shopper too.

    In fact, I’ve got an upcoming series of posts about book marketing with a strong focus on design work, particularly US vs UK covers. For those of us who love to browse book stores to find hidden gems, rather than rely purely on reviews and press releases, a book’s cover design becomes our first point of contact with a potential purchase. Well designed covers pique our interest, compelling us to pick up the book, sample the blurb and then delve inside. Poorly designed covers ensure the book remains on the shelf.

    I’ve long since lost count of the number of authors I’ve discovered purely as a result of great graphic design compelling me to pick the book up. Case in point: the next book in my stack, Alina Bronsky’s Broken Glass Park, is there purely because I fell in love with the stylized magenta/yellow cover and paper texture. The blurb intrigued me, the prose engaged me, then I discovered it had won a young reader’s literature award in Germany (although it’s filed under literary fiction here in the States) and was sold.

    The book I’m currently reading is Tristan Bancks’s Mac Slater Hunts the Cool. I found it by accident while searching around online for young reader novels by Australian authors. Once again, the cover design really appealed to me. The book’s just been published in the States, but with a totally different cover. It’s okay, but I wouldn’t have given it a second glance.

    Publishers take note: We really do (occasionally) judge a book by its cover.

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