Top Ten YA book covers Part 2

And I’m back 🙂

5. The Selection – Kiera Cass

The selection

Look at that dress! Beautiful! I love the colour and the use of the mirrors behind her. It is a brilliant cover!

4. Endure – Carrie Jones


I have loved all the covers but the close up on this one and the intricate design in the background gives it a little something more.

3. Matched  – Ally Condie


I fell in love with this cover from the get go and I’ve loved the rest of them too. They are beautiful, yet simple covers. That one image sets up the entire book. This is a great way of showing that less is sometimes definitely more.

2. Entwined – Heather Dixon


You may see a pattern occurring here but I’m obsessed with pretty covers. This dress is also to die for! You are going to pick it up and look at the dress and once the book is in your hands, you’re going to be hooked!

1.  Shatter Me – Tahereh Mafi

Shatter me

Wow! I have yet to read this book but I’ve bought it because the cover was so striking. I love the use of the trees for eyelashes. Every time I look at it I find something new around the eye.

So, that’s it. I hope by showing you some covers of books that I’ve had to buy because of the designs they will somehow trigger your interest.

I will be coming back here to reveal more details on my upcoming book so keep coming back and checking! 🙂


Top Ten YA book covers Part 1

Hi everyone,

I hope 2013 is being good to you all! I’m quite busy with the drafts of my two books that are coming out this year but I’m never too busy to read. It’s my second love after writing.  I plan on reading lots of books this year. So whilst I’m taking a break inbetween drafts I have been taking part in a book challenge and it has got me thinking about book covers.

I don’t care who you are or what you actually say, everyone judges a book by its cover 🙂 It is the same as judging people before we’ve really got to know them. We all do it, even just a little bit and we don’t want to admit it. I will put my hands up and say that at least 80% of the time I will read a book because the cover has enticed me first then the blurb will reel me in and make me want to read the book.

So, I have been thinking about covers and I’m going to share with you the book covers I absolutely love. Let me know if you would pick anything different… 🙂

10. Cirque Du Freak – Darren Shan

Cirque du freak

Darren Shan changed the original covers to these but I like both sets. The characters really come to life on the covers!

9. Emily the Strange


These books have always caught my attention, the black and reds are just so vibrant! Plus the moody girl makes me laugh!

8. Wither – Lauren DeStefano


Now if you read these books you can see the little clues on the front cover 🙂

7. Alice in Zombieland – Gena Showalter

Alice 1

The cover is perfect for the book. Nothing more I can say to that really. Just look at the fluffy dress! LOL, I’m a woman! Plus I love the quote ‘off with their heads’ 🙂

6. Skulduggery Pleasant – Derek Landy


Now I love all the book covers so I had to pick one. What I love about these covers is the use of colour, they are so eye catching and of course Skulduggery himself appearing on the covers makes it interesting. He is a rather strange skeleton 🙂

5 -1 to follow…

First Soul

Happy new year!

I’m looking forward to 2013! I have three books coming out, ones that I’m very excited about!

The second Pendle Hill book will be released later in the year, I know those of you that have read it are dying to read the second. Sorry, but you will have to wait 🙂 I also have a lovely Christmas book (I know, I mentioned the C word- sorry!) coming out during the holiday season 🙂 The book cover is already designed so towards the end of the year I will put this on amazon. The book will be FREE so you can enjoy this without the pennies disappearing! 🙂

For now, I’m revealing the title and design of the first book in the Soul Keeper trilogy. I can’t give too much away regarding the plot of this trilogy. I can say that it’s a story surrounding three friends who have a very important task to complete. I’m in the process of finishing the design of my book cover and I will reveal details and snippets in the coming months 🙂 But for now, I’ve played around with the title of my book and this is what I’ve come up with is this…

First Soul

The cover is amazingly vibrant and I can’t wait to share it with everyone! 🙂

For now, I hope everyone is well and they are enjoyign their start to a new year.

I’m looking forward to blogging and sharing things with you in 2013! 🙂