My daughter is home from surgery and everything went well. We're just trying to recover now. :) I wanted to do a quick post about YA cover trends, just to hear your thoughts.
I read this awesome blog post about YA covers and the female body. It's sort of fascinating. Although I do like some of the covers she points out, I will say that I prefer a stronger and confident teenage girl on the cover than a lost, broken one. Click here to check out the blog post. It's really worth the read.
What do you think a good cover entails? What do you hate/love about YA book cover trends? Personally, I'd like to see more guys on covers. Also,there are a lot of girls in flowing beautiful dresses with long luscious hair. Not that anything is wrong with that, but it would be nice to see more normal looking girls on book covers too. You know what I mean? I also love symbols. Like the Wings series.
Simple, but pretty. And I can picture what the main character looks like instead of seeing her on the cover. I do like people on covers as well, if they're done right. Take Paranormalcy for example. I love how she looks. Strong, brave, yet insecure at the same time.
And this one. The girl's hair alone, makes me want to read it. :)
What cover trends do you love? Which ones are you sick of?