Top Ten Tuesday (1): YA Book Covers

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they have a new topic for bloggers to make a Top Ten list out of. I’m a huge fan of lists, so this meme is right up my alley!
I’ve never participated in this meme before – which is surprising, because I love lists!  And I know I’m getting into the game a bit late today, but I saw everyone else’s awesome Top Ten lists, and I had to participate!  
So here are my Top Ten YA Book Covers (in no particular order):
                                                                                                                                                                  Hourglass (Hourglass #1) by Myra McEntire              I just love this cover.  It’s so pretty and interesting – and it took me forever to realize that she was standing on the wall and the floor is to her right…  Such a cool cover, and I LOVED this book!
Timepiece (Hourglass #2) by Myra McEntire              I know I said that these weren’t in any kind of order, but these two books by Myra McEntire are probably my favorite covers ever!  They both just have such great colors and they’re so cool!  I love how this one is so similar to the first, but also different!  One day when I get a novel published, I hope to have this artist design my book covers!
                                                                                      What’s Left of Me (Hybrid #1) by Kat Zhang               This is just such a cool cover, with the face inside the silhouette of a profile…  And it seems to completely go with the plot of the book, which is about a world where everyone has two souls.  I am so excited to read this one when it comes out later this year!
                                                                                 The Selection (The Selection #1) by Kiera Cass         Just gorgeous!  I know some people are tired of the girls in pretty dresses on the cover, but I have to say, I’m really not.  But it is nice when the cover matches the story, and from what I’ve heard about this book, it seems like it would match?
Wither (The Chemical Garden #1) by Lauren DeStefano                                                                     I just love this cover.  And I’m excited to read this one, especially because later this month I will be co-hosting and participating in a read-along for Wither and Fever! Participants can read one or both, and there will probably be a gift card giveaway at the end of the event!  Details to come soon, so stay tuned!
                                                                            Tiger’s Curse (The Tiger Saga #1) by Colleen Houck   I just think this cover is gorgeous for some reason.  I know there has been another cover for this book, but I want this cover when I read the book, even if I don’t own the copy!  I could just stare at this cover for a long time!
                                                                                      Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer   This is absolutely my favorite book of the year (so far). And this is just such a cool cover.  If you haven’t read it yet, and you like fairy tale retellings, go get this one now!
Across the Universe (Across the Universe #1) by Beth Revis   This is such a pretty cover, but the thing I really love about it is that it’s reversible!  The inside cover has a blueprint of the ship, The Godspeed, that Amy and Elder and all the other characters are aboard, flying toward a new Earth.  I love maps and blueprints, and I think this was such a clever way to do it.  Unfortunately book 2 didn’t have the lovely reversible cover.
                                                                                    Of Poseidon by Anna Banks                                 There are a lot of book covers out there that feature girls underwater, but this one is actually about mermaids, so it fits!  Don’t get me wrong, I like a lot of the underwater book covers, but like I said before, I really like it when the covers match the story.  And I love the font of the title!  I can’t wait to read this one!
                                                                       Spellbound (Spellbound #1) by Cara Lynn Shultz   This is another one where I absolutely love the font of the title.  I haven’t read this one yet, but I might have to buy it just so I can own that pretty cover!
Well, those are my favorite YA covers!  Which covers do you love?  Let me know, or leave a link to your TTT in the comments, and I’ll stop by your blog!


  1. Mackenzie @ Oh, For the Love of Books!

    March 7, 2012 at 5:22 am

    I'm absolutely in love with Across the Universe, Of Poseidon, Wither, the Selection, Cinder, and Tiger's Curse! ♥ Hm…there are waaay to many to other book covers to name! I love so many! I do often judge a book by its cover ;) Awesome picks!

    Mackenzie @ Oh, For the Love of Books!

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      March 7, 2012 at 5:52 am

      So many great covers, right? I judge a book by the cover, too. ;) Thanks for stopping by, and I'm glad to see you're back!

    2. Mackenzie @ Oh, For the Love of Books!

      March 9, 2012 at 2:34 am

      Aww thanks! I'm glad to be back! Hopefully I'll be putting up a post about my travels soon :D

  2. Angela

    March 7, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Great list! I love the Tiger's Curse cover. You can check out my Top Ten list @

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      March 7, 2012 at 6:11 am

      Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm off to check out your list!

  3. fakesteph

    March 7, 2012 at 6:13 am

    Love your picks!!!! Almost all of these are on my tbr pile!!

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      March 7, 2012 at 3:38 pm

      Yeah, I haven't read all of these but they're on my TBR list! Thanks for stopping by! ;)

  4. Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books

    March 7, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Hello! I'm Kim. :)

    I saw you on Kate's blog too but work has been so hellish lately (I haven't read a single page since Saturday morning!) this was the first chance I had to stop by and say hi.

    I have mixed feelings about whether or not to read Cinder. I'm not sure I'll like it, but at the same time I say a lot of books aren't my thing, then I end up reading them and loving them so who knows?

    I definitely did not notice that that was the floor in Hourglass. That makes the cover even cooler. I haven't read it yet but I plan on it before Timepiece is released.

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      March 7, 2012 at 3:41 pm

      Hi Kim! No worries, I've been busy lately, too.

      I know a lot of people (not just me) have loved Cinder. But if you're hesitant about it, I totally understand. Maybe wait until Kate reads it or something and you can get a better sense if it's for you?

      Yeah, I didn't figure that Hourglass cover out for a while. Definitely makes it cooler.

      Thanks so much for stopping by! ;)

  5. Madigan McGillicuddy

    March 7, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Lots of my favorites here! Why are covers with pretty girls in pretty dresses so popular? Because they look great, that's why!

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      March 7, 2012 at 3:42 pm

      So true. They just look good! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  6. Amy

    March 7, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Those are all great picks. Of Poseidon almost made it on my list. Across the Universe is gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      March 7, 2012 at 3:42 pm

      Thanks! And thanks for stopping by here! ;)

  7. brandynsbookblog

    March 7, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    I am so obsessed with the cover for "What's left of Me". Seriously I can't stop looking at it.

    That book sound great to – it better live up to it's cover and premise when it comes out!

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      March 7, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      I know! Such an awesome cover, right! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  8. pagesunbound

    March 8, 2012 at 2:45 am

    I really, really liked the cover for The Selection, too. Then someone on Goodreads said it looks as if the girl is smelling her armpit. but, more than that comment, I think I decided not to like it because of all the drama over the book. (But..really it's still very pretty, and the cover designer had nothing to do with the drama anyway!) Can you tell I'm very conflicted over this?

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      March 8, 2012 at 9:00 pm

      Yeah, I'm kind of conflicted about it, too. I haven't read it, but I think I still will, simply because it sounds interesting to me. I'll try to keep the hoopla out of my mind while reading it.

  9. Catriona

    March 8, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    I have What's Left of Me and Across the Universe on my list too. They are just amazing!
    I do agree with Hourglass and Timepiece as well, they are so beautiful!! And of course Cinder.. :)

    My Top 10 Covers

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      March 8, 2012 at 9:01 pm

      Thanks for stopping by! I'm off to check out your blog! ;)

  10. usagi,

    March 8, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Wonderful covers! I agree on most of them – they're all pretty great!

    And thanks for visiting my TTT this week!

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