5 Great Covers

22 Dec

Adele of Persnickety Snark is hosting the FIVE challenge on her blog during these last few days of December and today is the day to highlight great book covers of 2010.  I give you, my five favorite covers of books from 2010, along with their summary from Goodreads.

The DUFF by Kody Keplinger

Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn’t think she’s the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her “the Duff,” she throws her Coke in his face.

But things aren’t so great at home right now, and Bianca is desperate for a distraction. She ends up kissing Wesley. Worse, she likes it. Eager for escape, Bianca throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with him.

Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out Wesley isn’t such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she’s falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone.

Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

Scarlet March lives to hunt the Fenris–the werewolves that took her eye when she was defending her sister Rosie from a brutal attack. Armed with a razor-sharp hatchet and blood-red cloak, Scarlett is an expert at luring and slaying the wolves. She’s determined to protect other young girls from a grisly death, and her raging heart will not rest until every single wolf is dead.

Rosie March once felt her bond with her sister was unbreakable. Owing Scarlett her life, Rosie hunts ferociously alongside her. But even as more girls’ bodies pile up in the city and the Fenris seem to be gaining power, Rosie dreams of a life beyond the wolves. She finds herself drawn to Silas, a young woodsman who is deadly with an ax and Scarlett’s only friend–but does loving him mean betraying her sister and all that they’ve worked for?

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?

Samantha Kingston has it all—looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. Friday, February 12th should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it’s her last. The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. In fact, she re-lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she had ever imagined.

Smile by Raina Telgemeier

Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth, and what follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth attached. And on top of all that, there’s still more to deal with: a major earthquake, boy confusion, and friends who turn out to be not so friendly.

This coming-of-age true story is sure to resonate with anyone who has ever been in middle school, and especially those who have ever had a bit of their own dental drama.

Three Rivers Rising by Jame Richards

Sixteen-Year-Old Celstia spends every summer with her family at the elite resort at Lake Conemaugh, a shimmering Allegheny Mountain reservoir held in place by an earthen dam. Tired of the society crowd, Celestia prefers to swim and fish with Peter, the hotel’s hired boy. It’s a friendship she must keep secret, and when companionship turns to romance, it’s a love that could get Celestia disowned. These affairs of the heart become all the more wrenching on a single, tragic day in May, 1889. After days of heavy rain, the dam fails, unleashing 20 million tons of water onto Johnstown, Pennsylvania, in the valley below. The town where Peter lives with his father. The town where Celestia has just arrived to join him. This searing novel in poems explores a cross-class romance—and a tragic event in U. S. history.


Posted by on December 22, 2010 in Book Review, YA Books


8 responses to “5 Great Covers

  1. Ginger @ GReads!

    December 22, 2010 at 9:17 am

    I think the Sisters Red cover is very pretty 🙂 Nice choices.

  2. Melissa

    December 22, 2010 at 9:23 am

    I love these covers, too, and I’ve never seen some of them, too. Have you read The Duff? I haven’t, but I keep teetering on the edge of actually reading it! 🙂

    • literarywife

      December 22, 2010 at 9:25 am

      Yes, I have read The DUFF and enjoyed it. Definitely not my favorite read of the year, but the characters are great!

  3. thatcovergirl

    December 22, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Every time I see that Smile cover, it always makes me…well…smile. =) Great choices. Sisters Red was definitely shown a lot of cover love this year, too!

  4. Pixie

    December 22, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Great picks, and great reads! Here is our 5

  5. Audrey

    December 22, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    great picks, i love the Smile one, so cute :p i really liked the DUFF cover but it didn’t make the cut for my list :p

  6. Jessica Peter

    December 22, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Ah, if I had done this list, Before I Fall probably would have been on it. And I had seen it before, but I think that Sisters Red reminds me of Holly Black’s White Cat. (Interesting, consiering the titles, actually).

  7. Becky

    December 23, 2010 at 12:53 am

    Sisters Red made my list, cool how the three pictures intertwine! All five are great choices!


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