Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Cover Judger

Judger: maybe not a word? I'm okay with it.

Over on YA Highway they're asking: What are your all time favorite book covers?

I'm drawn to two kinds of covers: super pretty and super creepy. Pretty makes me want it. Creepy gets me intrigued. 

So! Here are the ones that scare me:

The looming windows remind me of jaws, and I don't get the sense that this kid is going to escape unscathed.

Cover matched with the perfect title. So good.


Drood. Dread. Coupled with the fact that it's about a dark double life? Yes, please.

It doesn't seem like much, but if you look closely you can see a blueprint-like pattern in the black. Match that with the fact that this book is about a house that's bigger on the inside than it is on the outside (and the fact that it's the most unique, unsettling book I've ever read) creep-fest.


I couldn't decide which of these I liked better. So, both!

Now, for the pretty:

These books could be blank on the inside and I'd still want to own them.

And for the that's stuck with me for quite some time. I haven't read the book, but something about the shades of blue they use...or maybe the lonely figure...I don't know, but this cover won't let me go:

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