Favorite Covers: June 2012

Here are some of my favorite covers for June 2012: The Shady Wispy Edition

This Is Not a Test Shadow and Bone Before I Wake

This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers
I adore this cover. I love the blood spatter in the corner against the calming blue background, and the girl with her hair blowing in front of her face looks like slow-motion, while the blur of the background gives the impression that it's moving quickly. The overall effect that it gives off reminds me of slow motion car accidents in movies. I think it's absolutely perfect for a zombie book written by an author known for contemporary realistic fiction.
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Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Why, hello, something different! I love the moody coloring, font, texture, stenciling, brushes, everything. It gives the cover a serious undertone and makes me think of creepy fairy tales and faraway places. And it won't put off male readers. Unisex covers always make me happy.
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Before I Wake by Rachel Vincent
Sigh. I know this is a girl in a dress, and that this trend is so completely overdone and that I just spent my last paragraph praising something new and different. But all of the covers for the Soul Screamers series are so gorgeous, and this one is no exception. The absolutely stunning covers in this series are part of the reason that girls in dresses became a trend in the first place. I love the ethereal feel of these particular girls in dresses, as well. It's wispy and ghostly.
Amazon | Goodreads

Do you also like any of these covers? There are a lot of books with gorgeous covers this month, and it was difficult to choose only three. Are there any that you're tempted to buy for the cover alone? What new little works of art will you be picking up for your shelves this month? Let me know in the comments!


  1. I love the cover for 'Before I wake' too. I am yet to have read anything by rachel vincent yet. The other covers were pretty cool too

  2. I love the cover of Shadow and Bone! It was a fab story too! And I agree, its nice when they are more unisex.


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