December 11, 2015 • Cee • Design


The YA Book Cover Choice Awards (aka YABCCAwards) aim to honor all the wonderful (and not-so wonderful) book covers that were published in the past year. It will be nominated and voted by readers (à la Goodreads Choice Awards and the *Book Shimmy* Awards) for the best cover design in each categories.

Over 250 people voted, and you guys, I’m very emotional about it because it has really grown from last year. (Triple the amount of people last year!) I owe each and every one of you a huge thank you and hugs with lots of confetti, dancing, and delicious sweets! <3

A month ago, the 2015 YA Book Cover Choice Awards kicked off with lots of cheers and support. I was hoping people will get pumped up because book covers maketh a book (sometimes), and you guys did not fail to express your excitement. You really showed the love and appreciation for book covers in this Cover Awards, and I am so grateful for the enthusiasm. I cannot stress enough how much it means to me to see all the votes, the sharing, and the excitement. It keeps me excited to do more of this! (Not that I was gonna stop. ;D) There’s so much we can do.

I won’t talk your ear off because we have covers to award!

Let’s see who came out as victor for each category! Expect delight, disappointment, and all the emotions with seeing your favorites win or lose.

What You Need To Know

  • When you click on the category links below, it’ll take you directly to the category.
  • Click on the covers to see the pie chart that will pop out (with the # of votes and percentage).
  • If you have questions or need clarifications, feel free to ask them and I will answer. :)


Best Typography | Best Minimalist | Best Illustrated | Best Use of Colors |
Best Mixed Media | Best Face/Headshot | Best Use of Model | Best Dressed |
Best Couple | Best GroupBest Scenery/Landscape | Best Scary Cover |
Best Foreign Cover | Best Spine/Outside DesignBest Interior Design | Biggest Letdown
Best Series Covers | Best Overall Photograph | Best Overall | Feedback Survey |


Here is a picture of the spine/exterior design: voila


Ship design · Page 90 · Page 425 · Skull

(* There’s a lot of gorgeous page designs in Illuminae, so I just linked a few that caught my eyes. But seriously, soooo many gorgeous pages. It was hard to pick. If you go on the #illuminae tag on Instagram, you’ll find more interior design.) 




This year’s YA Book Cover Choice Awards may have ended for now, but I want to hear your feedback and suggestions of how I can do it better next year! Please fill this survey out. I would be so thankful! (And good cheers will arrive on your door if you do. ;))) )

The only questions that are required are the yes or no ones (with the asterisk at the end). For the first Y/N question, I’m genuinely curious to know if people actually click on the links in the Google form poll. If people don’t, I’m gonna stop including them.

Thank you so much! <3


At the end of the 2015 YA Book Cover Choice Awards, a lucky participant will win a copy of whatever 2015 YA book they want! Yayyyy.


  • This giveaway is opened internationally.
  • It will run from November 12 to December 13, 2015.
  • You must be 13 years (with your parent’s permission) or older.
  • You will be disqualified if you pick up entries you haven’t done.
  • If the winner does not respond to my e-mail within 48 hours, I will have to choose another winner.
  • I am not responsible for any items lost in the mail.

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Did any of the covers you voted for win any of the categories? Were you surprised by any of the winners? Were you disappointed in any of them? If so, which cover did you want to win in that category?  


15 Responses to “2015 YA Book Cover Choice Awards! · What Covers Came Out As The Victors?”

  1. Aaahw Simon vs won nothing. :(

  2. I’m so happy that The Lunar Chronicles’s covers won by a landslide and that A Madness So Discreet won twice! And yay for Illuminae and Six of Crows winning but I’m sad that the UK cover of The Rest of Us Just Live Here didn’t. Oh, well.

    Thank you so much for doing this, Cee! You rock. =D

  3. Best typography: yeeees, pretty!
    Best minimalist: my vote :D
    Best illustrated: mweh…
    Best use of colors: really?? Not my pick at all.
    Best mixed media: as expected!
    Best use of model: YES, my vote. And also best photograph, that’s great.
    Best scenery/landscape: agreed :D
    Best overall: six of crows, oh yeah!
    I’m not surprised by the Lunar Chronicles as overall design, it is pretty!

  4. Sarah J. says:

    I had so much fun voting! These are the ones I voted for that won:
    Best Typography: A Thousand Nights
    Best Minimalist: Red Queen (I almost voted for Naked, but was just so conflicted. Minimalist covers are my favorite.)
    Best Group: The Rest of Just Live Here
    Best Spine Design: Six of Crows (Most beautiful I think I currently own.)
    Best Interior Design: Illuminae (There were so many beautiful features in this novel.)
    Best Series Cover: Lunar Chronicles
    Best Overall: Six of Crows
    That was so much fun! Thanks for hosting and putting together this awesome event!♥

  5. Shannelle says:


    *clears throat* Okay, now that that’s out of the way, hooray for all these beautiful covers!

  6. YESSS there are so many wonderful book covers here! I recently checked out the Illuminae hard cover and MY GOSH it is absolutely stunning in person. I just LOVE the Made You Up cover as well!

  7. Valerie says:

    Woah I feel like these were all really spot on to what I would have picked! So yay! I’m sad that I didn’t know about this until now (no idea why???), but glad it went SUPER WELL. I also have never seen some of these before, like Crow Moon! I really like how when you clicked on the cover, the stats would come up. You clearly spent A LOT of time on this! And look how well everything turned out!!

  8. AngelErin says:

    Those are some awesome covers!!!

  9. I must say, a LOT of these were my choices, YAY! Maybe about half? That isn’t bad. There are only a couple that I know I didn’t vote on the winner and REALLY wanted a different book to win/don’t like the winning choice. (The Extraordinary Means cover freaks me out, honestly. And I don’t really know what Crow Moon is so… yeah.) But this was seriously so much fun, and you did such an amazing job putting it all together! I am so impressed, and look forward to next year’s :D

  10. SO MANY PRETTY BOOKS OH MY GOSH. I picked Made You Up and Illuminae and a few of the others…Crow Moon is really pretty too, I hadn’t even realised!

  11. Yay, some of the covers I voted for won :D I think my favorite cover from this year would be A Thousand Nights. The art and typography on that cover is so beautiful! Bummer though that Air Awakens didn’t win best illustrated.

  12. Audrey says:

    Really sad that “Made you up” won twice, I really dislike this cover. But The Heir won best dress and that’s great ! Also great awards, it was really fun :)

  13. I’m super disappointed that I didn’t find your blog before the voting ended. This looks like so much fun, I’ll be sure to participate next year!

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