The Best Of: YA Book Covers #8

It’s been quite some time since I last did this type of post and since then I’ve read a multitude of books with great covers. Mostly because I am a shallow person that the majority of the time will choose to read a book because of its cover, but hey we all have flaws. 

A Song Below Water (A Song Below Water #1) by Bethany C. Morrow 

The cover of this is what actually made me read it. Blue covers are something I am inexplicably drawn to and if you cannot see the beauty of this cover you are not seeing correctly. 

Tavia and Effie look absolutely stunning and the style they are drawn in is one that pleases me massively. This type of cover is my favourite and I’m really glad to be finding more that I love.

Goodreads synopsis: Tavia is already at odds with the world, forced to keep her siren identity under wraps in a society that wants to keep her kind under lock and key. Nevermind she’s also stuck in Portland, Oregon, a city with only a handful of black folk and even fewer of those with magical powers. At least she has her bestie Effie by her side as they tackle high school drama, family secrets, and unrequited crushes.

But everything changes in the aftermath of a siren murder trial that rocks the nation; the girls’ favorite Internet fashion icon reveals she’s also a siren, and the news rips through their community. Tensions escalate when Effie starts being haunted by demons from her past, and Tavia accidentally lets out her magical voice during a police stop. No secret seems safe anymore—soon Portland won’t be either.

The Book of Living Secrets by Madeleine Roux

Oh how I wish the beauty of this cover reflected the story inside. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case, but that isn’t what this post is about. This post is about being shallow and that is exactly what I am being right now. 

There is something so visually pleasing about this cover that I just can’t put my finger on. It’s quite possibly the small pops of colour on an otherwise dark cover that I really enjoy. Taking a good photo (I hope you also think it’s a good photo) of this cover was easy as it took little to no effort on my end.

Goodreads synopsis: No matter how different best friends Adelle and Connie are, one thing they’ve always had in common is their love of a little-known gothic romance novel called Moira. So when the girls are tempted by a mysterious stranger to enter the world of the book, they hardly suspect it will work. But suddenly they are in the world of Moira, living among characters they’ve obsessed about for years.

Except…all is not how they remembered it. The world has been turned upside down: The lavish balls and star-crossed love affairs are now interlaced with unspeakable horrors. The girls realize that something dark is lurking behind their foray into fiction—and they will have to rewrite their own arcs if they hope to escape this nightmare with their lives.

Heartstopper Volume Three by Alice Oseman 

When thinking of great covers from books I’ve read lately I couldn’t not include at least one Heartstopper. So all I then had to do is think of which one was my favourite. I thought this would be difficult as I do genuinely love them all but volume three is by far my favourite. Yellow is always a colour I am drawn to on covers, don’t know why but it does seem this way, and there’s just something about this cover that makes my heart sing. 

Goodreads synopsis: In this volume we’ll see the Heartstopper gang go on a school trip to Paris! Not only are Nick and Charlie navigating a new city, but also telling more people about their relationship AND learning more about the challenges each other are facing in private…

Meanwhile Tao and Elle will face their feelings for each other, Tara and Darcy share more about their relationship origin story, and the teachers supervising the trip seem… rather close…?


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