Monday, May 21, 2012

Shelfmates #6

Some covers just work together...and some, not so much. I've decided to start up a semi-regular feature called Shelfmates to showcase series covers. I love getting the sequel to a novel and putting it up next to the first book so I thought this might be a fun way to do that on my blog! So here are some series covers and my opinions on how they look as a couple (or series...)!

Newsoul series by Jodi Meadows
I was pretty sure that no matter what the cover artist did, he wasn't going to top Incarnate for me because Incarnate is just so beautiful. It is seriously one of my favorite covers of all time. Then they debuted Asunder and my jaw dropped. How can Asunder be even prettier? Together, these to make a fine pair as well! I'm in serious love with these covers and series!

The Watchers series by Veronica Wolff
I don't think these covers are anything too special. In fact, I actually don't think they look all the young adult. However, the first two aren't bad to me even though those faces do not look teenage. I'm less fond of the third since it doesn't follow the same pattern as the first two. Overall, my favorite has got to be Vampire's Kiss mostly because of the background color. I'm left sort of underwhelmed by these covers which is sad because I hear the story is great.

Shadow Falls series by C.C. Hunter
I was sort of obsessed with the Born At Midnight cover because it really intrigued me. I think the second and third are nice as well though not as good as the first. The fourth cover is interesting but it doesn't seem to fit with the rest of the series. The model is in different clothes and there is a lot more going on with that broken down fence. Overall, I have to say that I like the first cover the best.

Lost Voices series by Sarah Porter
I loved the fresh feeling of the Lost Voices cover. Seriously, I still think it is brilliant and makes me want to go swimming right now. I think they were able to capture that again with the second one as well. The little dots (rocks or jellyfish?) add interest and I like the murky looking water. These two work well on their own and as a pair.

Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
So I like these covers okay but I have a few complaints that keep me from loving them. The models are nice looking but they don't look like teens to me. Also, I'm not a fan of the washed out coloring of the background. I think both the green and the blue are just not pretty. I wonder if this is just the photo and they are better in real life but I'm just not feeling the faded colors. However, I've heard they are amazing novels so I'm not letting them put me off.

A Need So Beautiful series by Suzanne Young
I'm a big fan of these books. I think it's because of the airiness of the coloring. A Need So Beautiful has such a nice sunshine feeling in the yellow and A Want So Wicked looks ethereal in that blue. I think that even the simplistic look of the model's face adds to that softness about them. While these covers aren't groundbreaking, they certainly are pretty.

My favorite bunch in the batch, hands down, has to be the Newsoul covers. They are too pretty for words! Which covers leave you wanting more and which are a little less perfect to you?


  1. Also wanted to point out that the fence in Whispers at Moonrise cover is broken in a heart shape. Yeah. Enjoy that knowledge.

  2. I'm not crazy about the Lux series covers but OMG Obsidian is AMAZING! Such an awesome book. I can't wait to read Onyx!

    I love the cover for Incarnate- so striking!

  3. I really love all of them! I need to start on Shadow Fall series and A Need So beautiful. I'm looking forward to the next one.

    Great picks! :)

  4. I LOVE the A Need So Beautiful books and covers. They look so gorgeous together!

  5. I know I've seen the model from the Lux series on a different YA book cover and it's going to drive me crazy until I can think of the other book.

    As for the 4th Shadow Falls books, I get why they changed it up, because the book is going to take place in the fall, but I agree, it is weird it doesn't fit in with the rest of the series.

  6. My favorites were Incarnate (it's so simply elegant, and the butterfly wings are a nice touch) and Awake at Dawn (I was torn between this one and Born at Midnight, but I thought the waterfall looked more spectacular). For the most part, though, I agree with your opinions. The washed out colors of the Lux series and Blood Fever's break from the pattern lessened the beauty.

  7. I actually don't like Asunder at all... I find the cover so creepy looking! Which is disappointing cause I love the Incarnate cover. I love this comparing of the sequels side by side though. The Suzanne Young and Sarah Porter ones are probably my favourites.

  8. Yes, yes, yes, you MUST read OBSIDIAN!!! I like the covers, but maybe that's just because I associate that model with Daemon...

    I really loved the cover for INCARNATE, but I'm not gonna lie - ASUNDER doesn't do it for me at all. The model looks really old, and why are her lips so gigantic? I was really disappointed.

  9. Love the C.C hunter's covers and Meadow's covers as well ^_^


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