My Favorite (Upcoming) Book Covers

As a bookish person who also loves artsy things, it’s probably no surprise that I love cover reveals. Book covers, to me, are totally fascinating, and lately the book covers just seem to be getting better and better.

I’ve been drooling on so many covers lately, that I wanted to share them with you guys. Specifically, covers for books that haven’t been released yet because there are so many gorgeous ones, I can’t even. 

So without further ado, here we go. 

  • Focus On Me by Megan Erickson:

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    Why: The (literally) steamy, out of focus cover, the way the title itself is slightly out of focus, the rich colors, oh and those pecs and abs...
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    Why: The gorgeous colors, beautiful typography, shiny gold, stunning sunrise backdrop contrasting on the deep green foreground...what's not to love?

  • Cut Both Ways by Carrie Mesrobian:

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    Why: The simple, but eye-catching design, the hand-painted typography, the clothes around the bed that tells me I'm probably going to like this book... ;)

  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo:

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    Why: This illustrated cover fits beautifully with the previous Grisha books, but is definitely it's own thing. I love the cool tones, the swirly typography, and the fact that the elongated feathers makes six towers is pretty awesome and probably important.

  • A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis:

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    Why: The eerie moodiness, the movement in the cover model (and her hair!), the creepy hand grabbing her foot at the bottom of the cover, and the delicate and refined typography all work together to make this one stunning cover.

  • Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith:

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    Why: This cover is just so unique—I love the contrast of all the colors with the negative white space, the layers with tons of textures are gorgeous, and the more I look at it, the more I see.

  • Dreamland by Robert L. Anderson:

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    Why: The atmospheric, Inception-like imagery with the city in the sky, the clouds with the sun poking through and creating the title, the darkness creeping in around the edges and the creepy shack and dirt road setting down below makes this one of my favorite covers this year.

  • Hello, I Love You by Katie M. Stout:

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    Why: Hello, you're adorable. I mean, c'mon, how cute is this? I love the doodles, the light colors and the fact that they actually used a PoC model for a PoC character (as they always should, but unfortunately don't always) is a nice added bonus.

  • More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera:

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    Why: This cover is so perfectly creepy and awesome. I love the texture of the cracked, flaking smiley face and the bold overlaid text and the fact that it's a closeup showing only have a smile just makes it even creepier to me.

  • We Are the Ants by Shaun Hutchinson

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    Why: This is a simple, but lovely design that I really appreciate. I love how the title is centered down the middle and brings your eye back down to the tree at the bottom, which leads you back up into the cover again, and then the swirl of the stars and yeah. It's a deceptively clever design and I like it. 

What are some of your favorite upcoming book covers?

Twitter-sized bite: 
Writer @Ava_Jae shares her top ten favorite upcoming book covers. What would you add to the list? (Click to tweet


Katie Grace said...

Oohh. These are awesome. I think my favorite is Walk on Earth a Stranger, closely followed by Dreamland (the story sounds like it has a really neat concept) and We are the Ants.

I either love the covers that are really epic and gorgeous, or the super simple ones with beautiful designs.

This is a really good idea for a post, by the way. :)

- Katie Grace
| A Writer's Faith |

prerna pickett said...

Okay, Walk on Earth in my favorite! But the rest of them are pretty lovely too.

Sam Taylor said...

I think you're right about book covers becoming better and better. There are so many awesome ones that I'd love to hang on my apartment walls. I love the covers of SIX OF CROWS and WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER ... and that DREAM STRIDER cover is pretty awesome as well.

By the way, MADE YOU UP is definitely on my list of favorite upcoming covers, along with MAGONIA and the UK cover for THE GIRL AT MIDNIGHT. (Yes, I have a thing for feathers.)

Ava Jae said...

I totally agree! I like both simple and super epic—depends on the book! And thank you! I was drooling over tons of covers and thought I might as well share. :)

Ava Jae said...

Yes they are! And Walk on Earth seems to be a favorite. It's truly stunning.

Ava Jae said...

Yes! The only reason I didn't add Made You Up as one of the top ten is because I'd already featured it earlier on the blog and went on about how awesome the cover was, so I figured I'd give attention to some others. But I agree!

Also, I just looked up the UK version of The Girl at Midnight and I have to say, I definitely like it better than the US version! I can see why you picked it. :) And Magonia is another nice one too!

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