In this season’s crop of young-adult fantasy covers, designers used a variety of tricks to entice us: A dash of red, a quirky image, a complicated skyscape.
It’s particularly interesting to note the two cases of duplicate book titles: In one instance, the design approaches were similar, while the designers diverged a bit in the second.
Every season has its dominant theme, and this time it’s gotta be the Big Light, usually with characters silhouetted against it, often being drawn in. (As the designers hope we will be!) It’s an effective device.
Like yesterday’s post, this one offers books published between January and June 2013, for ages 12 to 18. If there’s one we missed, please link to it in the comments.
Click “read more” to see the covers. Which one’s your favorite?
A Quirky Image Grabs the Eye
Run to the Light!
(Or away from it. Or just . . . I dunno, be it.)
A Balanced Approach
Let’s See Your Badge
What Lurks in the Mist?
Things Fall Apart
Ellen Booraem is the author of THE UNNAMEABLES, SMALL PERSONS WITH WINGS, and the upcoming TEXTING THE UNDERWORLD (August 2013). She lives in Downeast Maine with an artist, a dog, and a cat, one of whom is a practicing curmudgeon. She's online at www.ellenbooraem.com.