January 28, 2016 • Cee • Holy Mother Cover


Inspired by What She ReadsPure Imagination Blog, and Stacked.

I admit I’m a book cover snob. Who isn’t though?

Book covers are the first thing that attracts readers to a book. A good cover can draw someone is, just as a bad cover can easily draw someone away. It can essentially make or break a book. Holy, Mother Cover! is where I showcase the book covers that stand out (or make me cringe) and discuss cover changes.

(A big special thanks to Georgie at What She Reads for bestowing me this fabulous name and to Charlotte at The Simple Tales for creating the beautiful feature banner you see before you.)

What can you do with an anthology cover? Well, you can do many things.

One of the many things I love about anthologies are the covers.There’s a connected theme inside the stories of the anthologies, and I just love that it’s reflected on the cover. Cover designers can go many ways with it, and in these batch of covers I’ve put together, you see ones with gorgeous typography, excellent attention to detail, illustrations, and so much more.

Let’s check out those covers!

THEME: YA Anthologies

21 Proms Geektastic • Slasher Girls & Monsters Boys • Kisses and Curses A Tyranny of Petticoats

Zombies vs. Unicorns • I See Reality • Open Mics • Summer Days and Summer Nights Rags & Bones

Taking Aim • Monstrous Affections  Who Done It? • My True Love Gave To Me Unnatural Creatures

(Note: click on the images to see a bigger size of it.)

Best YA anthology cover? It’s really hard to choose. I love: the illustrations of My True Love Gave to Me, Summer Days and Summer Nights, and Monstrous Affections; the typography and detail of A Tyranny of Petticoats, Rags & Bones, and Unnatural Creatures; and the cleverness of Zombies vs. Unicorns and Open Mic.

What about you? Which anthology has the best cover? Can you think of any other anthologies with awesome covers?


7 Responses to “HOLY, MOTHER COVER | Theme: YA Anthologies”

  1. This reminds me that I haven’t read very many anthologies!! I really like the color combos on Who Done It?, but not really the graphics and fonts. I love the way Summer Days and My True Love go together. It’s so cute!!

  2. Julia E. says:

    I love Anthologies and I never make time to read enough of them. Shorts are so under-appreciated sometimes with all the hype surrounding high profile fantasy releases. Will definitely have to check a few of these out!

  3. Alexa S. says:

    I do love these anthology covers, Cee! They’re so gorgeous, and the typography/illustration styles are amazing. I love that they convey a particular feel for each book they represent ;)

  4. I rarely read anthology, but they’re so gorgeous! So far, I only have read My True Love Gave to Me and I love all the cover editions (the blue one, the pink one, the us edition, and the new one with the christmas ornament) It’s so hard to choose when one book has multiple beautiful covers and editions!

  5. I don’t read many anthologies, because I’m more into longer stories, but some sure have pretty covers! Slasher girls & monster boys is pretty stricking and I love unnatural creatures! Rags & bones is also one that would grab my attention in the bookstore :)

  6. I love the covers of My True Love Gave to Me and Summer Days and Summer Nights. I love trying to match the illustrations to the characters from the story!

  7. Rada says:

    Hello,The blue one, the pink one, the us edition, and the new one with the christmas ornament) It’s so hard to choose when one book has multiple beautiful covers and editions!

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