Judge A Book By Its Cover: 10 Prettiest Covers of 2017

I don’t know if it’s just me, but the covers for YA (contemporary) novels have gotten more and more stunning over the past two or three years.

I remember when every cover had a random girl and / or boy on the front (who looked nothing like the MC by the way), and while those covers still exist, I’m glad we’re seeing other covers too. And THEY. ARE. STUNNING!

It’s gotten to the point where I’m buying books I’m not 100% convinced I’ll love them or books I’ve already read** but I buy them anyway because I NEED that book on my shelf. Please tell me I’m not the only one who does that.

(**Harry Potter special 20th anniversary edition, anyone?)

Here are 10 of my favourite covers for 2017 releases

Do you ever buy books because of the cover? Do you agree with my choices? Which covers do you love? Let me know in the comments!

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13 thoughts on “Judge A Book By Its Cover: 10 Prettiest Covers of 2017

  1. Covers are the first thing that make me look at a book. I consider myself a cover snob, often finding it difficult to get past a bad cover (or a bad title for that matter). It takes a really high star rating and a lot of persuading if I don’t like the cover. These are all lovely. I have only read D&R, but it lived up to its fabulous cover.

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    • I’ll read the book if I don’t like the cover (and I like the blurb) but I’ll think twice about spending money on it. I might choose to download the ebook or get it from the library if possible.

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  2. I’ll definitely buy a pretty book that I know nothing about and don’t know if I’ll even like it haha. It has also worked in my favour though! I discovered some great books that aren’t that popular (which is quite strange because their covers are beautiful and every bookworm would’ve drooled at the sight of it and bought it immediately?) And buying a book several times *nervous laughter* I own 5 different editions Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. All of these are so gorgeous though!

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  3. Your choices of covers here is PERFECT, I fell in love with these just as well ā¤ I most definitely look at the book's cover before anything else and I can't help being more curious about it and drawn to it if it has a stunning cover, that's for sure – in a way, we're all like that, aren't we? šŸ™‚
    I read and loved When Dimple Met Rishi, The Color Project and A List of Cages from your list ā¤

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    • Yes, I think none of us can resist a pretty cover. šŸ˜
      Oh, I’m jealous! I still need to get to all of those. Here’s to hoping I can read them soon šŸ™‚

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  4. Strange the Dreamer is another BEAUTIFUL cover! I LOOOOVE all the covers you put here — but Tash Hearts Tolstoy is misleading because I thought it was historical. XD I think covers are very important in how your book sells! We won’t even read the blurbs if the cover doesn’t interest us. XD

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  5. They Both Die at the End looks gorgeous ā¤ I think that the increase of social media users definitely has something to do with the increase in pretty covers ā€“ people only have a couple of seconds to swipe through something and have it catch their interest!

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