The Best Of: YA Book Covers #13

I was going to open this post by saying I’m surprised it’s my longest-running series, but that would be a lie. I’m always intrigued by nice covers and they are the reason why I read about 80% of the books I do. I’m shallow, I know.

Influence by Sara Shepard and Lilia Buckingham

I feel like this is one for everyone, but I genuinely really like it. It instantly caught my eye which is why I wanted to read it. The mystery the cover exudes really supports the plot and I don’t know, there’s something about dark covers with small pops of colour that I really like.

Synopsis: After a video she makes goes viral, everyone knows Delilah Rollins. And now that she’s in LA, Delilah’s standing on the edge of something incredible. Everything is going to change. She has no idea how much.

Jasmine Walters-Diaz grew up in the spotlight. A child star turned media darling, the posts of her in her classic Lulu C. rainbow skirt practically break the Internet. But if the world knew who Jasmine really was, her perfect life? Cancelled.

Fiona Jacobs is so funny–the kind of girl for whom a crowd parts–no wonder she’s always smiling! But on the inside? The girl’s a hot mess. And when someone comes out of the shadows with a secret from her past, it’s one that won’t just embarrass Fiona: it will ruin her.

Who wouldn’t want to be Scarlet Leigh? Just look at her Instagram. Scarlet isn’t just styled to perfection: she is perfection. Scarlet has a gorgeous, famous boyfriend named Jack and there’s a whole fanbase about their ship. To everyone watching online, their lives seem perfect . . . but are they really? The sun is hot in California . . . and someone’s going to get burned.

Chain of Iron (The Last Hours #2) by Cassandra Clare

I don’t know how I haven’t mentioned this book yet, but with Chain of Thorns releasing later this month it suddenly occurred to me. 

The Last Hours’ covers are probably my favourite of all of Cassandra Clare’s books and with good reason. Just look how beautiful this one is. I seriously love the colour palette of this cover and the way the light falls over Lucie is just stunning.

Synopsis: Cordelia Carstairs seems to have everything she ever wanted. She’s engaged to marry James Herondale, the boy she has loved since childhood. She has a new life in London with her best friend Lucie Herondale and James’s charming companions, the Merry Thieves. She is about to be reunited with her beloved father. And she bears the sword Cortana, a legendary hero’s blade.

But the truth is far grimmer. James and Cordelia’s marriage is a lie, arranged to save Cordelia’s reputation. James is in love with the mysterious Grace Blackthorn whose brother, Jesse, died years ago in a terrible accident. Cortana burns Cordelia’s hand when she touches it, while her father has grown bitter and angry. And a serial murderer is targeting the Shadowhunters of London, killing under cover of darkness, then vanishing without a trace.

Together with the Merry Thieves, Cordelia, James, and Lucie must follow the trail of the knife-wielding killer through the city’s most dangerous streets. All the while, each is keeping a shocking secret: Lucie, that she plans to raise Jesse from the dead; Cordelia, that she has sworn a dangerous oath of loyalty to a mysterious power; and James, that he is being drawn further each night into the dark web of his grandfather, the arch-demon Belial. And that he himself may be the killer they seek.

This Wicked Fate (This Poison Heart #2) by Kalynn Bayron

You’d have to be mad to not think this is a gorgeous cover. The bold colours are really what make it for me, well that and Briseis and Marie, looking absolutely stunning. I’m a huge fan of magenta and teal as a pairing and it works so well here. 

Synopsis: Briseis has one chance to save her mother, but she’ll need to do the impossible: find the last fragment of the deadly Absyrtus Heart. If she is to locate the missing piece, she must turn to the blood relatives she’s never known, learn about their secret powers, and take her place in their ancient lineage. Briseis is not the only one who wants the Heart, and her enemies will stop at nothing to fulfill their own ruthless plans. The fates tell of a truly dangerous journey, one that could end in more heartache, more death. Bolstered by the sisterhood of ancient magic, can Briseis harness her power to save the people she loves most?


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