I’ve Got You Covered (12)

I’ve Got You Covered has replaced Cover Snark. It’s less frequent and all positive. In this feature, I’m sharing all my favorite new book covers. Hope you find some shiny new reads! Tell me your favorites in the comments.

Middle Grade

1. Ghost Squad – Claribel A. Ortega

Suspicious chunker cat is everthing.

2. Nordic Tales: Folktales from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark

Did I read this solely because of this cover? MAYBE. DO NOT JUDGE ME. This lovely, illustrated fairy tale collection is out now!

3. Friend or Fiction – Abby Cooper

Okay but is her imaginary friend wide-ruled or college-ruled?

4. Martin McLean, Middle School Queen – Alyssa Zaczek

I’m picturing a wee Jonathan Van Ness basically, and it makes my heart happy.

5. City Spies – James Ponti

Points (pontis?) for at least including a different part of the Eiffel Tower.

6. My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich – Ibi Zoboi

The title confuses the shit out of me tbh, but the cover’s as delicious as an ice cream sandwich, so fair enough, I guess.

Young Adult

1. Starsight (Skyward #2) – Brandon Sanderson

The fonts are slightly uninspiring but damn that space mermaid hair.

2. The Start of Me and You (The Start of Me and You #1) – Emery Lord

I am living for this redesigned cover, which is basically the perfect instagrammable book corner. I liked the paperback redesign, but this one’s EVEN BETTER.

3. The Map from Here to There (The Start of Me and You #2) – Emery Lord

TBH the illustrated photo of the friends freaks me right out, but everything else is perfection. I love the way the Alcott’s Books mug ties this together to the prior cover.

4. Open Road Summer – Emery Lord

Bloomsbury, I am feeling this new Emery Lord cover style. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!! I mean, I don’t think they were traveling the open road in a car, but whatever. I’ll still take it.

5. Tweet Cute – Emma Lord

I can’t be the only one who thought this was new Emery Lord for a moment.

6. Light It Up – Kekla Magoon

This cover 100% tells you what the book is about, the art is unique and distinct, and you can just feel her powerful rage translating into a fierce need to create social change.

7. Late to the Party – Kelly Quindlen

An apartment with see-through walls doesn’t seem like an ideal venue for teens who are probably up to no good to me, but I guess you go with what you’ve got.

8. Find Me Their Bones (Bring Me Their Hearts #2) – Sara Wolf

Did I add book one to my to-read shelves solely because of how ridiculously amazing this cover is? No, I didn’t because it was already there, but you should know that I WOULD HAVE.

9. The Library of Lost Things – Laura Taylor Namey

Hello, book nerd trap.

10. Saving Savannah – Tonya Bolden

*trumpets joyfully*

11. Splinters of Scarlet – Emily Bain Murphy

Flower covers are overdone but holy shit that stitching is absurdly amazing so I think this rose to the occasion.

12. Bone Crier’s Moon (Bone Grace #1) – Kathryn Purdie

I SHIP IT SO DAMN HARD OMG. I can read a whole hate to love ship just off of this cover.

13. Sick Kids in Love – Hannah Moskowitz

I’m mostly here for the sick burn in the tagline.

14. We Are Totally Normal – Rahul Kanakia

Again, I already ship the hell out of it. Though I’m also laughing at how it looks the person just out of frame is reaching out to touch the guy on the left inappropriately.

15. The Upside of Falling – Alex Light

Are velcro sneakers a thing for teens these days?

16. Goodbye from Nowhere – Sara Zarr

This is such a great use of negative space.

17. Chasing Lucky – Jenn Bennett

Am I biased because I want this so badly or do I just love her practical traveling outfit? Layers are where it’s at. It’s a bit schmaltzy, but I feel like it leans into it in a rather pleasant way, since they’re actually leaning forward.

18. Don’t Call the Wolf – Aleksandra Ross

BUT IT IS SO CUTE!!!! *immediately calls wolf*

Adult

1. 25 Days ‘Til Christmas – Poppy Alexander

The illustrations are cute, but it’s also so freaking clever to do make it look like an Advent calendar.

2. Darkness at Noon – Arthur Koestler

I read this book in college and loved it. This new cover perfectly matches the text and is gorgeous besides.

3. Things You Save in a Fire – Katherine Center

The flowers should be cheesy but they just look so good on the bright blue background, and I like the way the flowers simulate fire while also indicating that this is a contemporary romance. This one’s already out and FYI I really liked it!

4. Sword and Pen (The Great Library #5) – Rachel Caine

The covers in this series have been pretty good, but oh my god how does this one match them while also being 700 times more stunning????

5. Love Her or Lose Her (Hot & Hammered #2) – Tessa Bailey

They need to bring down the wall between them? Get it? Do you get it???

6. Been There, Married That – Gigi Levangie

Adorably macabre.

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