Hidden by Marianne Curley
This cover is fairly simple, and yet I'm just having some major Cover Crush going on here. The black and white starkness with the turquoise title, the elegant frills and details around the edging, the feather covering up the girl's eyes - it's all so good! The white feather is probably my favorite part. It hints at so much, it's something you look at, glance away, and then find yourself looking at again. After I saw it and read the premise on Goodreads I added to my to-read list.
Summary taken from Goodreads.
For as long as Ebony can remember, she's been sheltered. Confined to her home in a secluded valley, home-schooled by her protective parents, and limited to a small circle of close friends. It's as if she's being hidden. But something is changing in Ebony. Something that can't be concealed. She's growing more beautiful by the day, she's freakishly strong, and then there's the fact that she's glowing.
A Wounded Name by Dot Hutchison
This is unlike anything I've seen lately. It's simple and yet so evoacotaive. It reminds me of another time, another place: it's haunting. It reminds me of medieval lore and faeries, of forgotten times and imagination. I also love the motion capture in this cover - the sweeping, flowing white dress with the pointed toes and blurred, flying hair. It's breath-taking. The purple font matching the flowers clutched tightly to the girl's chest is fantastic as well. And the hint of the reflection at the very bottom - instant love. I saw this cover and IMMEDIATELY clicked on the description. Unfortunately, it didn't sound like a book I wanted to read, but I'm so in love with the cover!
Summary taken by Goodreads.
There's a girl who could throw herself head first into life and forge an unbreakable name, an identity that stands on its own without fathers or brothers or lovers who devour and shatter.
I'VE NEVER BEEN THAT GIRL.
Sixteen-year-old Ophelia Castellan will never be just another girl at Elsinore Academy. Seeing ghosts is not a skill prized in future society wives. Even when she takes her pills, the bean sidhe beckon, reminding her of a promise to her dead mother.
Yet even in the face of certain death, Ophelia has a choice to make- and a promise to keep. She is not the girl others want her to be. But in Dot Hutchison's dark and sensuous debut novel, the name "Ophelia" is as deeply, painfully, tragically real as "Hamlet".YOU KNOW HOW THIS STORY ENDS.
So have you seen any covers you'd love lately? What do you feel about these?