I know a lot of people aren't into people on covers and some publishers seem to have taken note of this. There's been a influx of objects or symbols on covers like the ones above. I think this can be a hit or miss situation. For example, I love the Never Fade cover but The Hollow isn't as well done.
I looooove typography of covers. TFiOS seemed to start the trend, but more and more covers are starting to be mostly text-based. I love them!
This ones another very popular one. I don't love or hate this trend, but I think it really depends on the design. For example, I love The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer cover. When I was looking this up I couldn't help but notice all the girls are in white/cream dresses, except for The Unquiet, and they have all have blue/green undertones except The Willows Haven. A trend within a trend?
Apparently Henry VII is coming back from the dead because all these book covers have their heads chopped off! I'm not a fan of this tend to be honest, though that The Story of Us cover is beautiful!
So you usually only find these ones of cute summery contemporaries, like always the ones I've picked out. Does it make you guys feel incredibly alone, or is that just me?
6. Close ups
It's all about the eyes, the lips and the..feet (apparently). Besides, you didn't all think I could get through a whole post without mentioning Ignite Me, did you?
Perhaps the biggest trend in YA covers of all time. The pretty dress. I'm not going to lie, I often pick up books because of the pretty dresses on the front but it's probably time to move on, right?
What I'd like to see more of
Since I couldn't come up with any more I thought I'd include a little section here about some of the things I'd like to see in covers. More typography, bold colours- oranges, yellows, bright green etc. both on the covers themselves and on the spines, less headless people (it's really weird) and less red and TFiOS blue.
There just my opinions, feel free to share your own! Thanks for reading and we'll see you all next time.