Because lets face it, we do judge a book by it’s cover. I mean who doesn’t love pretty covers to look at while we spend hours admiring our bookshelves. Unfortunately these cover cliche’s tend to fill up most of our bookshelves, with most ya authors picking a trope from the list for their cover. Is it a mandatory requirement to be able to publish a YA book or what?
1. The show off my weapons cover
You’ve got to love a bad-ass female character with a sword, especially when it’s super hot assassin Celaena Sardothien, but then you get covers like the Winner’s Crime where the girl looks like she wouldn’t even know the first thing about wielding that sword. I mean seriously, that is not how you hold a sword.
2. The dramatic fall through the sky cover
Extra points if it includes wings or another angelic feature.
3. The eye cover
Behold these eye-catching covers because authors seem to have a fixation with the human eye.
4. The symbolic cover
The symbol that makes zero sense until you’ve finished the book, oh and its usually circular and means that you’re special!
5. The girl in a pretty dress cover
In dystopian settings it’s hard to believe that characters can get away with wearing big dresses while fighting off the oppressive monarchy/government.
6. The mysterious hooded figure cover
Authors know how to intrigue a bookworm by including a hooded cloak in a mystical setting.
7. The beautiful crown cover
What better way to tell readers that the book revolves around a monarchy (which usually includes sibling rivalry for the crown)
If this doesn’t sum up every YA bookworm’s bookshelf then I don’t know what will.