Part of Persnickety Snark's 5 Thingo ~ YAY!
Here's 5 covers that walked out into the world in 2010 and crossed their little sweet legs down in front of me to be loved on :)
First of all ~ I cannot go past Jason Chan's covers. I'm a HUGE fan. My fave of his this year is a funky little paperback release of an MG title:
5. The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester.
It's fierce and beautiful and perfect and I love looking at it. Captivating. (okay, okay, I think I am more lusting after the artwork than the actual book cover ~ the title font is a bit random and adds nothing, but, I don't think anything needed to be added)
Honourable mention to his cover for Lisa Mantchev's Perchance to dream. I know. Stunning.
4. Hold Still by Nina Lacour.
Okay, so it's a 2009 debut BUT the paperback came with a new 2010 cover, so, it's totally absolutely counts, yeah? ;)
Okay, okay ~ so while I'm at it, I figured I'd add the hard cover up here as a bonus (hard cover on the right). I adore that one too and it's hard for to say which copy I love more. Both are evocative and moving. Mostly, the paperback cover just feels breath-taking to me. I love the blues, greens and white.
3. Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John
Love love love. It's grungy and arty has a lot going on but it pulls it altogether with effortless funk. Every part of it has been fiddled to perfection. Also, I feel a little connection to the cover model who is the girl on the cover of Siobhan Vivien's Same Difference:
2. Her and Me and You by Laura Strasnick
It's atmospheric and somehow moving. It's also simple and it pulls my attention right in. Who is this girl? I want to read about her.I'm so digging this cover.
1. Every Little Thing in The World by Nina De Gramont
Something about this cover...sigh. I just LOVE it. ADORE it. I wanted to read the book as soon as I saw the cover (I rarely feel that way). It's just that vibe: with her face lifted towards the sun, and that dimpled grin of just loving the moment. It makes me want to be in this book. Also ~ the lowercase funky font. The title. This one is a perfect fit for me :)
Which cover have you loved this year?
Which one from my 5 faves are you loving?