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3 Favourite Aussie YA Covers
People say don’t judge a book by its cover but we’re totally meant to, they’re marketed that way. It helps us recognise what kind of an audience they are trying to appeal to.
Here are my three favourite covers for books written by Australian YA authors.
Lirael (Old Kingdom #2) by Garth Nix
Love how cold and bright this cover is, really evoking Lirael’s home in the Glacier. I have a very deep and abiding love of snowcaps on mountains (probably because it doesn’t really snow where I live EXCEPT on the mountain next to my city). I find the colour scheme associated with winter and cold really attractive (which is why, although I’m not a huge fan of Frozen, I love Frozen merchandise). I love the picture of Lirael and the Dog as well.
Captivate (Submerged Sun #1) by Vanessa Garden
I love awesome photo used in this cover. Although the underwater world where this is set, Marin, is on dry land under the sea, so it’s not entirely accurate, but it does show how Miranda and Marko are romantic interests under the water, so it is representative of the general theme. I just love how floaty everything is. I’m Australian, we love the water. Practically every kid in Australia learns to swim.
I’ve also included the new cover in case you’re interested in reading the book and go looking for it.
These Broken Stars (Starbound #1) by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
I’m seeing a definite theme here: Apparently I really like blue covers. I love the colours used in this cover. I love the unusual colour of the girl’s gorgeous dress: not quite green, not quite blue, kinda teal, which is a colour I love and goes great with the blue of the background. I like stars in covers, too, I actually really like space/galaxy covers, so this one’s really appealing to me. I like that it’s hinting that the two characters are reaching for each other in zero-gravity, which makes recognising this as not only a sci-fi but a romance as well really easy.