Monday, May 27, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten YA Cover Trends

Hosted each week by The Broke and the Bookish, it's a meme for listing the top ten for everything bookish.

So, it's been awhile since I've done a Top Ten (or anything on this "blog" to be honest), but school is FINALLY out-of-session! This means that I actually have time to do this stuff.

Today my Top Ten will be "YA Cover Trends"
These are the type of covers that you will most likely always see in the YA section.
I will try to keep this post recent, with 2012's and 2013's, but others may sneak in...

P.S. If this post looks kind of random, that's because it is. I was literally taking whatever covers that fit the critera off of my Goodreads shelves and posting them here...

1. The Girl in the Pretty Dress
The Selection (The Selection, #1)Everneath (Everneath, #1)Dance of Shadows (Dance of Shadows, #1)Teardrop (Teardrop, #1)Illuminate (Gilded Wings, #1)Dark CompanionSweet Evil (The Sweet Trilogy, #1)Darkness Before Dawn (Darkness Before Dawn Trilogy, #1)
Alice in Zombieland (The White Rabbit Chronicles, #1)Renegade (The Elysium Chronicles, #1)Something Strange and Deadly (Something Strange and Deadly, #1)Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)

2. Close-up
Slated (Slated, #1)Mind Games (Mind Games, #1)Unremembered (Unremembered, #1)Incarnate (Newsoul, #1)
Delirium (Delirium, #1)A Need So Beautiful (A Need So Beautiful, #1)Beta (Annex, #1)The Gathering (Darkness Rising, #1)
Break My Heart 1,000 TimesSplintered (Splintered, #1)Impostor (Slide #2)What's Left of Me (The Hybrid Chronicles, #1)

3. Caught Texting
 In the After Rush (The Game, #1)Find MeBlackout
The 100 (The Hundred, #1)The Chaos of StarsBetween the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Between, #1)The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Icons (Icons, #1)The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden, #2)The Prey (The Hunt, #2)Ten

4. Twins/Clones
Just Like FateTwinmakerDissonanceEarthbound
LinkedPivot Point (Pivot Point, #1)The Shadow GirlErasing Time (Erasing Time, #1)

5. Talk to the Back
After Daybreak (Darkness Before Dawn Trilogy, #3)The Program (The Program, #1)So Close to You (So Close to You, #1)Rise (Eve, #3)Fragments (Partials, #2)Revelations (The Elysium Chronicles, #2)The Madman's Daughter (The Madman's Daughter, #1)Silver (Bandia, #1)The Dark UnwindingAnna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1)Elegy (Hereafter #3)Struck (Struck, #1)

6. Heads are for losers!
RevelHysteria Recalled (Death Escorts, #1)The Distance Between Us
Also Known AsThe Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)Fairy Bad DayArise (Hereafter, #2)

6. I'm Walking Here!
Dualed (Dualed, #1)Unraveling (Unraveling, #1)Valkyrie Rising (Valkyrie, #1)Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1)
AuracleUntil I Die (Revenants, #2)Untold (The Lynburn Legacy, #2)Vengeance Bound
Taken at Dusk (Shadow Falls, #3)Taken (Taken, #1)The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1)Everbound (Everneath, #2)

7. Random (or Seemingly Random) Objects
Antigoddess (Goddess War, #1)Control (Control, #1)VitroAbandon: A Possession Novel
No AngelThe Testing (The Testing, #1)Eve and AdamThe Boyfriend App

8. Body Parts
Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)Ashen Winter (Ashfall, #2)Cold Kiss (Cold Kiss, #1)Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2)
UnSouled (Unwind, #3)The Archived (The Archived, #1)DoomedEndure (Need, #4)

9. I Live in Such a Happy Place!
WastelandSolsticeThe End GamesThe Ward
Article 5 (Article 5, #1)Viral NationMonument 14 (Monument 14 #1)Ashes, Ashes

10. The Lay Down
The Dead Girls Detective AgencyEnchanted (Woodcutter Sisters #1)CursedThe Goddess Inheritance (Goddess Test, #3)
Coexist (Keegan's Chronicles, #1)The Dead and BuriedHaunting VioletFalling Under (Falling Under, #1)

Okay, I was having way too much fun with this, and I could probably go on and on with this...

What YA cover trends have you noticed?


  1. Brilliant post! I hadn't noticed all of these trends until you put them all together like that. The pretty dresses one seems to have been around for a looooooooonng time now though, as much as the covers are pretty I'm starting to get a bit bored with it now.

    My Top Ten Tuesday is my favourite books of 2013 so far:

  2. This post is one of my favorites I have ever seen!
    I love how you put it together and how striking the images are.
    Great TTT.

    Happy Reading!

    My TTT

  3. This is such a fantastic post! I'm a sucker for so many of these trends--especially girl in a pretty dress, but the close-up, the lay down, heads are for losers. Pretty much all of them. Cover love!!!
    Natflix&Books' TTT

  4. Wow! some of those look really interesting...
    **poens Goodreads** haha
    thanks for sharing!

  5. I love what you called trend 6 "Heads are for losers!" Whenever I read a book that has such a trendy sort of cover I always imagine a million different covers that would have looked better for it. Great idea for a top ten!

  6. I loved how you went back and dis some of th earlier ones. Great idea! I may have to steal it :P