Happy 4th of July everyone. To celebrate we’re sharing some of our favorite red, white and blue book covers. YA covers are usually pretty, so we had a tough time picking our favorites. Did we miss one of your proffered book covers? Let us know in the comments!
1. Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin
Blood & Honey is one of the prettiest book covers. From the bright red background to the gold highlights, it shines just like a firework in the night sky.
2. Inferno by Catherine Doyle
Inferno is the second book in Doyle’s Blood for Blood trilogy and we love how all the small details represent the story. From the flower, to the match, to the key, it gives you clues about this amazing YA thriller.
3. The Elite by Kiara Cass
The Elite follows America Singer while she competes for the Prince Maxon’s hand in marriage. America gets to wear amazing custom clothing and the red gown on the cover represents this fashion.
4. The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson
For some reason red covers seem common the second book in a series, including The Vanishing Stair. Johnson’s cover highlights the mystery of the series with the collage of staircases.
5. Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
We like the simplistic cover of Why We Broke Up. Min Green spends the book writing a letter and giving a box to her ex-boyfriend Ed Slaterton about why they broke up. The box contains many random items that tell the story of their relationship.
1. Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
The cover of Tell Me Three Things is super cute for a YA contemporary romance. We love this book about an online relationship between Jessie and her mysterious helper.
2. We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han
We’ll Always Have Summer is the final book in the trilogy The Summer I Turned Pretty. If you haven’t read or watched the series yet, we won’t spoil anything. Just know the white cover and white dress have strong symbolism for Belly’s final summer on Cousin’s Beach.
3. I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter
The simple cover showcases Cammie Morgan in I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You. This girl is tough, smart and always ready for an adventure.
4. A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
A Very Large Expanse at Sea is a powerful YA book looking at discrimination in a post-9/11 world. The cover is simple in the best way. It doesn’t need to be over the top to show the important message of the book.
5. Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter
Okay, so in Not If I Save You First is set in Alaska’s harsh winter. The cover represents the sparkly white snow that the main characters have to trek through to reach safety. If you’re a winter lover and miss the chill of January, check out Ally Carter’s book
1. Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier
Sapphire Blue is one of the prettiest covers in YA. Gem stones are a big part of this series and each time traveler is assigned one. Learn more by picking up the Precious Stone trilogy.
2. Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter
Cammie Morgan made our list twice! Don’t Judge a Girl by Her cover is gorgeous shade of blue the goes well with the plaid uniform.
3. Ali’s Pretty Little Lies by Sara Shepard
Who doesn’t love the OG mean girl Alisson DiLaurentis. In Ali’s Pretty Little Lies, the reader gets to learn Ali and Courtney’s background story and how they ended up switching places. It’s a perfect summer read full of drama and murder.
4. Diplomatic Immunity by Brodi Ashton
Since We’re from D.C., the cover with the U.S. Capitol made us want to read Diplomatic Immunity right away. The cover is super Washington and we love seeing our city represented in books.
5. The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
The cover of The Testing tells reader it’s about to be a wild ride. The maze and the symbol told us a lot about the plot of this YA dystopian series.