A couple of days ago I was browsing the library and I noticed a lot of YA covers are really similar. There are certain trends, if you like. So I thought it would be fun to go through some of them and tell you what I think! So without further ado, let’s get started!Just a little disclaimer, I’m talking about the covers in this post, not the content of these books. I haven’t read most of them, so I’m not in a place to say anything about that. I found all of the covers while browsing a list of YA books on Goodreads.
I’m starting with a very obvious one here. Symbols. Dystopians are very good at this. Seriously, it’s like they were throwing symbols at the dystopian writers! Don’t get me wrong though, a symbol can be cool, I think the Snow like ashes one is great, but it’s overdone!
This is a trend I really like. Swirly typography is just so beautiful!
Fantasy books are a big one when it comes to this trend. If the main character fights a lot with swords, you bet there will be one on the cover! Okay, maybe not always but you get what I mean.
Girls in big dresses
They are a lot of these types of covers too. I don’t know what to think of it. It can be pretty, but often times it is very cheesy.
Fierce girls looking away
Okay, this one I do get. Publishers want to give you the change the imagine a character like you want to imagine them, so they don’t show a face. Still it’s overdone! Also, look! swords! What a surprise.
So for some reason it’s a thing to only put half a face on the cover. I guess they think it’s mysterious?? I’m sorry, but in my opinion these covers are just awful.
The title of this trend is kind of vague, because I didn’t know what to call it. I can’t really explain it, but I hope you get what I mean from the examples.
I’m going to end it here for today, but I might do a continuation post, because now that I’m paying attention to these trends, I see a lot of them. I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know if you’d like to see that continuation post! See you next time!