With covers this creative, you should judge the book by them. No need to feel guilty. The stories won’t disappoint either.
Go ahead, buy the book because you love the cover so much. Throw the old cliché aside and rest assured these books won’t leave you feeling remorseful.
More and more authors and publishers are taking creative liberties with covers becoming more artistic and interpretive. The results are not only eye-catching but often a great representation of the well-written story inside.
17 & Gone
Nova Ren Suma
The lines between psychological and paranormal blur in this novel just as beautifully as the colors on this cover.
Finding the Dragon Lady
Monique Brinson Demery
Uh, this cover would be freaking amazing without any reference. Now factor in that this is a real picture of a real woman holding a gun and looking fierce. And that’s just where her awesomeness begins. You’ll have to read the book to discover the Dragon Lady’s other secrets. And she had many.
For a book about the art world, this cover is brilliant — like peeling away the canvas to unveil a masterpiece both on the front and within the pages. Not to mention, this is the book on everyone’s reading this right now.
Out of My Mind
Sharon M. Draper
I laughed out loud when I saw this fish, especially accompanied with the title of this book, but between this cover is an amazing story that has both heartache and spirit. It’s the story of Melody, who is trapped in her own body, just like the fish is trapped in the water. But she’s about to prove to everyone what she’s capable of.
Life After Life
With themes of philosophy and exploration into the meaning of life, this book is as poetic and delicate as the cover. Beautifully written and fascinatingly haunting, it’s a must-read for 2013.
The Never List
This cover is enough all on its own to inspire a case of the chills. Throw in a haunting story, and the book is a complete thriller package. Don’t enter into this tale lightly just as you wouldn’t go barging toward that house on the cover without some initial investigating.
J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst
If you haven’t seen J.J. Abrams‘ TED Talk, go watch it now and you will understand how perfectly this book lines up with everything Abrams stands for. It’s a mystery box all on its own. Open the book, turn the pages and discover the adventure within.
This young adult novel is part X-Men with just the right amount of Twilight. The cover is beautiful enough to warrant a closer look, with dark secrets hiding in the image. This novel will also take you by surprise.
For some reason, this book made me think of a Tim Burton-esque style. The cover screams it as well. If you like the uniquely twisted and dark, this book is for you.
When video games meet reality, the result is a story that’s as fantastically interesting as this cover. This book is young adult like we’ve never seen.