Friday, May 19, 2017

Judging Books By Their Covers -- Contemporary Reads!

Everyone says you shouldn't judge books by their covers, but -- admit it -- we all do it!  In these posts, I do exactly that. 

This judging session, we're judging contemporary YA covers! 

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon 
Ohhh, I LOVE THIS.  The contrast between the clean white of the top of the cover and the chaotic, colorful bottom is so relevant to the novel but also so subtle.  I think this fits perfectly with the arch and themes in the novel. 
Rating: Relevant and Beautiful.  Love.  

Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes 
This book was great and I really like the cover.  It's relevant to the story with the girl laying on the tennis court, too!  And while I don't totally understand the choice of the orange color, I'm not complaining because it'll be perfect if I ever try to do a rainbow bookshelf.  
Rating: Semi-relevant and bright. Will look great in a rainbow bookshelf.

Magnolia by Kristi Cook 
I'm not a fan of this cover.  Mostly because of the two supremely awkward looking people on it.  It just looks so . . . posed.  But I'm not a huge fan of having models on covers anyways.  I do really like the background though -- the stormy skies against the green trees!  I'd love to be there. 
Rating: Background is nice but awkward poses ruin it. 

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson 
Okay, so this cover is totally an exception to my no-models-on-the-cover rule.  It doesn't look awkward at all.  I can totally see something like this in the real world.  Plus, it gives me major summer vibes and makes me desperate for the sun and lemonade and ice cream.
Rating: Give me summer now, please.  

ANOTHER example of a cover with a model on it that I actually like.  I'm really disproving my no models rule this post.  This book cover makes me want to redo my whole room and make everything look amazing and establish a beautiful aesthetic.  Plus, it totally feels like Lara Jean -- and I love that she's writing a letter (totally relevant). 
Rating: Whoever designed this cover, please come and redo my room.

What do you guys think of these covers?  I think my favorite out of all of them is The Unexpected Everything.  I just can't help it.  Maybe it's because we're so close to summer and I'm craving it so badly! Either way, that is the winner of this post!  Let me know what you guys think!


  1. I love the Everything Everything cover, would buy it just for the cover....

    1. It is really gorgeous! And the story is nice, too :D

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Definitely agree with your love of Unexpected Everything because DOGS!! It's also super summery with that ice cream truck.

    1. True!! Gods make everything better! And it definitely makes me want some ice cream haha

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I agree, The UNexpected Everything is my favorite of the bunch. It is just so colorful and cute! Also puppies! I'm not a big YA contemp person but that one grabs my attention.

    1. I really love the colors! And the dogs! 10/10 cover! And I really loved the story, too. I'd definitely check it out if the cover piques your interest.

      Thanks for stopping by!


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