Monday, May 23, 2011

Cover Trend: Hearts

Hearts have always been popular on covers. Here's a few pretty recent examples.

Mad Love
by Suzanne Selfors
Walker Books for Young Readers
January 2011

When you're the daughter of the bestselling Queen of Romance, life should be pretty good. But 16-year-old Alice Amorous has been living a lie ever since her mother was secretly hospitalized for mental illness. After putting on a brave front for months, time is running out. The next book is overdue, and the Queen can't write it. Alice needs a story for her mother - and she needs one fast. That's when she meets Errol, a strange boy who claims to be Cupid, who insists that Alice write about the greatest love story in history: his tragic relationship with Psyche. As Alice begins to hear Errol's voice in her head and see things she can't explain, she must face the truth - that she's either inherited her mother's madness, or Errol is for real. -from Goodreads

But I Love Him
by Amanda Grace
May 2011

At the beginning of senior year, Ann was a smiling, straight-A student and track star with friends and a future. Then she met a haunted young man named Connor. Only she can heal his emotional scars; only he could make her feel so loved - and needed. Ann can't recall the pivotal moment it all changed, when she surrendered everything to be with him, but by graduation, her life has become a dangerous high wire act. Just one mistake could trigger Connor's rage, a senseless storm of cruel words and violence damaging everything - and everyone - in its path. This evocative slideshow of flashbacks reveals a heartbreaking story of love gone terribly wrong. -from Goodreads

The Sweetest Thing
by Christina Mandelski
Egmont USA
May 2011

In the world of Sheridan Wells, life is perfect when she's decorating a cake. Unfortunately everything else is a complete mess: her mom ran off years ago, her dad is more interested in his restaurant, and the idea of a boyfriend is laughable. But Sheridan is convinced finding her mom will solve all her problems - only her dad's about to get a cooking show in New York, which means her dream of a perfect family will be dashed. -from Goodreads

It's Not Summer Without You
by Jenny Han
May 2011
(paperback edition)

Last year, all of Belly’s dreams came true and the thought of missing a summer in Cousins Beach was inconceivable. But like the rise and fall of the ocean tide, things can change - just like that. Suddenly the time she's always looked forward to most is something she dreads. And when Jeremiah calls to say Conrad has disappeared, Belly must decide how she will spend this summer: chasing after the boy she loves, or finally letting him go. -from Goodreads

by Tabitha Suzama
Simon Pulse
June 2011

She is pretty and talented - sweet sixteen and never been kissed. He is seventeen; gorgeous and on the brink of a bright future. And now they have fallen in love. But ...they are brother and sister. -from Goodreads


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  2. I love that Jenny Han cover!! I love how all of the covers of her Summer series (either in hardcover or paperback) "go" without being too matchy matchy. I think that heart cover is my favorite :)

  3. I like the Sweetest Thing cover! I love when people compare similar covers like you did!


    XOXO Angela's Anxious Life

  4. @Katie I know what you mean! I like to get a whole series of books with matching covers if I can. I can't stand it when they bring in a new artist, so the first book has one look, and the rest of the series looks totally different.

  5. They've put out some interesting plot to read.



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