I'll admit it--I'm a very visual person. Probably why I like Pinterest so much (so much that my IRL friends make fun of me for pinning everything in sight!).
A lot of the time, a great book cover is the difference between me sticking with the ARC (if I'm lucky enough to get one) and me buying a final copy. It's hard to deny that many YA covers have been of girls in pretty, flowing dresses, some looking very dead. While I actually *like* some of those, it's great when there's a new, eye-catching cover out there. And I'm usually one of the first to pick those up and add it to my bookshelf.
So, trolling around Pinterest, I've kept in mind my desire for beautiful covers and here are some I've pinned to my board ("Would Make a Cool Book Cover"):
|Wouldn't this be adorable for a YA Contemporary love story?|
|And what about this one? Ooh, secrets and mysteries! (credit)|
|This could be even creepier, if Photoshopped a bit more|
|This one's a little eerie, too; like, she's hiding but exposed (CREDIT)|
|Different outfit, brighter color and you'd have an awesome cover|
Wouldn't it be cool (but a lot of pressure) to design dazzling book covers that draw in the reader and make him/her pick up a book? What kind of covers draw you in?