I know you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, but sometimes I can’t help it. In the past few years, cover design has improved so much and there are always gorgeous new books being released. Here are a few of my favourites!
When you take off the dust jacket of The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman, revealed is this gorgeous illustration by Chris Riddell. I’m a huge fan of the illustrations in the book, and the dust jacket of this hardback is even translucent so you can see the illustration through it.
I adore the post-it notes on All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. Whilst I haven’t read it yet, I’m really looking forward to because it has been a major 2015 release. The cover stands out so nicely on my bookcase and is so bright! I love this shade of blue on covers.
All of Maggie Stiefvater’s Raven Cycle books have amazing covers and I particularly love Blue Lily, Lily Blue. It’s as if you can see each layer and I think you could put it in a frame and hang it on your wall – it’s that appealing!
Trouble by Non Pratt has perhaps the best cover on a YA novel EVER. Yes, that really is an egg being fertilised on the front. Being about teenage pregnancy, I love how you instantly know what the book will be about, and it’s admirable because it breaks down unnecessary barriers that should have been broken down a long time ago.