So, uh…what in the world is up with the recent trend of YA covers featuring someone—usually a girl—with no, well, features? WHY DON’T THESE GIRLS HAVE ANY FACES? Did they lose a bet? Were they the victims in the scary story the babysitter tells in Adventures in Babysitting? (“They didn’t have any faces!”)
So I decided to guess what the books might be about based entirely on their covers. Please note:
Oh girl, no! Don’t try to breathe in the vacuum of space! That never ends well! This book appears to be about a girl lost in the vacuum of space. So sad. P.S. This gives a whole new meaning to starry eyed.
This is obviously the sibling cover to A Breath Too Late, and its hero makes a similar mistake! Don’t touch the stars! They will burn you! This book appears to be about a giant who only wants to find love.
This book appears to be a retelling of several fairytales combined: “Snow-white and Rose-red” (see: the title), “Sleeping Beauty” (see: the vines), and possibly “Giselle” (those girls look like they could be the Wilis). Actually, I am leaning toward “Giselle.”
This is not a girl, it is a tree (or several). Trees CAN talk, but you have to know how to listen. I assume that is what this book is about.
I don’t even care what this book is about because it has THE BEST TITLE OF ALL TIME. But for the sake of conversation, let’s assume it is about a girl who gets fed up with the cliques at her school and lures them each systematically to their deaths.
This book is about a woman who sells her soul to join a biker gang. Despite the extremely ominous cover, it is actually a sweet romantic comedy about finding yourself.
This book is about the giantess of “Jack and the Beanstalk” fame. In this book she terrorizes the boys in a small town who have, until her arrival, terrorized the girls in the town. It’s a revenge story. It’s gruesome.
In all seriousness, I can’t wait to read these books!