Thursday, February 11, 2016
Cover Chat: Double Trouble! Doing a Double Take at Some Lookalike YA Covers
Welcome to Cover Chat, a periodic feature in which we chat about .... you guessed it: book covers. I'm always amused and confused by lookalike covers. Are the publishers trying to copy a popular cover to capitalize off its success? Are they trying to confuse me? Or do great minds just sometimes think alike?
Can covers look too much alike? I think they can. Here are some covers to upcoming books that reminded me a lot of other covers...
Headphones and a cord in a heart:
In Real Life by Jessica Love (St. Martins, March 2016)
Encore to an Empty Room by Kevin Emerson (Katherine Tegen, April 2015)
Run by Kody Kiplinger (Scholastic, June 2016)
Kissing in America by Margo Rabb (Harper, May 2015)
I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios (Henry Holt, Feb 2015)
Take the Fall by Emily Hainsworth (Balzer + Bray, February 2016)
The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Bloomsbury, July 2015)
The Last Place on Earth by Carol Snow (Henry Holt, February 2016)
How do you feel about lookalike covers? Tell me in comments!