2009 YA Cover Finalists

Bone Warriors by Bron Bahlmann
Publisher: Sweetwater Books (Cedar Fort)

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing

Just One Wish by Janette Rallison
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Taken by Storm by Angela Morrison
Publisher: Penguin/Razorbill

Wings by Aprilynne Pike
Publisher: Harper Teen
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14 thoughts on “2009 YA Cover Finalists”

  1. Love Just One Wish. It's catchy, crisp, and gives a good foreshadow of the book as well as matching the title. Super cute.

  2. I don't know why I picked Bone Warriors. I don't care much for this genre, but I found this cover the most appealing.

  3. This is a hard one. I'm stuck between Just One Wish and Wings, but I picked Just One Wish because it looks like what it is: a fun, quirky book. I think the Wings cover is slightly darker than the book but it's a pretty good match and I bought it. Oh my gosh, I just realized after commenting on almost all of these categories that I totally judge books by their covers. Sigh. I wonder what great book I'm missing that has a BAD cover

  4. No question, Hush Hush. It's simply gorgeous. The first time I saw it, I knew I had to own it. I bought that book SIMPLY on the premise of its cover.

  5. The Bones Warriors is intriguing,and reminded me of the Narnia movies. None of the rest of these covers was appealing to me at all.

  6. The moment I saw the cover for Hush, Hush I knew I had to have it. I didn't care what the book was about, the cover convinced me I wanted it. I think it's one of the most striking covers I've seen.

  7. I have to go with Just One Wish on this one. It's bright, attractive, and non-cluttered, and the way the dandelion is beaming makes you think that whatever the wish is, it will definitely be fulfilled.

    The cover of Hush, Hush really turned me off. It's dark, it reeks of destruction, and although I think those things on the top are supposed to be wing feathers, they look more like wood splinters to me. The wings, too, look incredibly skimpy, just not right somehow. Maybe they're supposed to look like he's lost the lower half somehow, but … *shrug*

  8. Hush Hush has my vote. Is that Icarus flying too close to the sun? The cover is dramatic and eye-catching.

  9. Just One Wish has the most complete package look.

    The Bone Warrior cover is also nice, but I think the boy on the right looks too "normal"–not warrior-ish at all.

    Hush Hush is an attention-grabber, but not really asthetically pleasing.

  10. Least fav to no fav…

    Taken by Storm is almost too busy but I like the stormy teal background a lot and the diary look of it. The font goes well with that too. I like the photo of the couple. I don't love the clouds and the flower pasted on, but it does support the diary feeling. I think it is very appealing to 12 – 16 year old girls.

    I love the cover for Bone Warriors. I like that it is photos; I like the expressions on their faces. I love the sword down the front with the cloudy, hazy white behind it. The font is classic. I like the colors. It has just the right feel for a boy's hero journey YA fantasy.

    Wings is a pretty simple cover, but I love the colors. The wings almost look like flower petals. I read the book (yes, bought it because of the cover) and I don't think it's the best representation for the story, but as far as design goes, I really like it.

    I really like Just One Wish. It's bright (love the blue), clean and simple. I love the font. I love the sparkles. This one totally hits its market for teenage girls. And yes, this is another that I picked up because the cover attracted me.

    But the cover that really grabbed me, and made me grab the book, is Hush, Hush. I think it's absolutely captivating – especially for a gray and black cover. The emotion it conveys through a very simple image is amazing. One look at the cover and I just had to know the story behind it. Winner.

  11. That was supposed to be least fav to most fav. (That's what I get for typing while I'm on the phone.)

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