As you can see, the author names and titles have vanished. Are you clever enough to identify the books anyway?
Super bonus points to the cover aces who can name them all – and extra twinkly gold stars if you know the pub years, too!
Answers at the bottom!
Today's post was a tag-team effort between me, Lena Goldfinch, and the wonderful Amy Greenfield. We had so much fun putting it together, we're tossing around the idea of doing it again!
Confession, I'm to blame for stripping these beautiful books of their titles & author names, with sincere apologies to book designers everywhere, and Amy deserves the credit for scouting out a fabulous selection of book covers for me to choose from & for introducing our game.
Here's a little more about us and a look at our own book covers stripped of their titles & author names – just for fun.AMY BUTLER GREENFIELD was on her way to a history PhD when she gave into temptation and became a novelist. She loves music, romantic adventure, alternate history, and twisty plots, which explains how she came to write her first YA novel, CHANTRESS(McElderry/S&S, May 2013).
LENA GOLDFINCH writes young adult fantasy with a healthy dose of "sigh-worthy" romance. In her creative heart, she loves travelling to all sorts of exciting places, past and present, a perk of making things up for a living. Her new release, SONGSTONE, comes out in July 2013.
- The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken (1963)
- The Castle of Llyr by Lloyd Alexander (1966)
- A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle (1973; 1979 cover)
- The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper (1976)
- Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce (1983)
- Beauty by Robin McKinley (1978)
- The Folk Keeper by Franny Billingsley (1999)
- The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud (2003)
- Princess Academy by Shannon Hale (2005)
- Plain Kate by Erin Bow (2010)