December 25, 2012

Top 10 of 2012: Best Covers

First of all,
I hope you are all having a fabulous holiday, spending lots of time with loved ones, and getting tons of bookish presents under the tree. ;) Lots of love and blessings to anyone not celebrating Christmas as well. =)

Top 10 of 2012 is a week long event celebrating the best of books from the past year. It is co-hosted by Rachel from Fiktshun, Lisa from A Life Bound By Books, Jessica from Confessions of a Bookaholic, Jaime from Two Chicks on Books, & Mindy from Magical Urban Fantasy Reads.

Best Book Covers of 2012

In no particular order...

Shatter Me (paperback release) by Taherah Mafi
This one is completely eye catching, and you could probably stare at it for hours to get all the details. Gorgeous!

The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse
This one is almost creepy, but it's also intricate and interesting. I love it because it's not like any other YA cover I've seen.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
I haven't read this book, but this cover has stuck in my mind since I first saw it. I love the use of diorama, the way it's split up into sections, and the colours.

Meant To Be by Lauren Morrill
I just can't help but love the colours! I didn't love this book as much as everyone else seemed to, but I still adore this cover.

Burn for Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
This one sticks out to me first and foremost because of the great use of font, but what's also fabulous is that the cover models actually represent the characters perfectly!

Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
I love how it's not a photo cover, which makes it automatically unique. It's also pretty and interesting, and it really shows the gothic nature of the story.

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
Absolutely perfect use of font, and the photo itself is great; put together, these elements make the cover both romantic and memorable.

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
I love the ominous barbed wire making its way across the cover! I also like the look of the psi symbol, and I think it will make people curious what it stands for.

The Book of Blood and Shadow (UK cover) by Robin Wasserman
I specifically ordered this UK cover of the book for myself because I love it so much. The colours are beautiful, I love the action element, the tagline is intriguing, and it just comes together to be both gorgeous and mysterious.

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
This cover is so simple, but it's really pretty. Lens flare has been a popular element lately, but I think it really works on this one, making the cover look sweet and romantic.


  1. Great List! Love all the covers that you've listed. Merry Christmas to you too. :)

  2. Love the colours in that UK cover of The Book of Blood & Shadow! And glad to hear that the Burn for Burn cover models actually look like the characters they represent (so often that is not the case for YA covers!)

    Merry Christmas, Ashley!! :)

    1. Exactly, it's nice when they actually do reflect the inside!

  3. Unspoken is a really gorgeous cover and I adore the new cover for Shatter Me. It's so much more impressive than the old cover.

    My Top Ten is here if you'd like a look :)

    1. Agreed, it is really amazing! I just wish that they weren't all so similar in nature with the eye.

  4. Merry Christmas! I really like Meant to Be and My Life Next Door. They are very cute :)

  5. A few of these are my favourite covers as well, even though I might not have read them, haha.

    1. It's always kind of funny to covet a book just for it's cover, even if you haven't read it. =b

  6. Good covers all around, though I don't think Meant to be fittend the book :( those people are way to old to be the characters

    1. They do look really old, actually. Good point! I don't think it necessarily reflects the book (besides the setting), but it is gorgeous!

  7. Meant to Be and Unspoken have the most gorgeous covers! I hadn't seen that cover of The Book of Blood and Shadow, but I see why you ordered that one!

  8. Great list, so many pretties! *pets* We really liked the UK version of DAYS OF BLOOD AND STARLIGHT too.

    1. It's funny how sometimes the UK version is just so much better! I don't know if I've seen that one, but I did like the Daughter of Smoke and Bone UK cover way better.


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