[quote]Before I talk about how you can vote, I shall talk about what the YA Book Cover Choice Awards is. Very simple. I love book covers, especially YA ones, and was sadden that there weren’t any posts celebrating the awesomeness of them. 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).[/quote]
Well, the results are in, and oh boy, there are some predictable winners and then there are surprising ones, at least to me. I’m excited to unveil all the winners.
Around 80+ people voted, and even though it’s not the amount I was looking for, I’m incredibly grateful to everyone who voted and promoted this. This little book cover awards is very close to my heart, since I’m such a book cover nerd at times, so it means the world to be that you took the time to partake in this.
Let’s get revealing and discussing!
Best Typography | Best Minimalist | Best Illustrated | Best Use of Colors |
Best Photograph | Best Mixed Media | Best Face/Headshot | Best Hair | Best Dressed | Best Couple | Best Scenery/Landscape | Best Foreign Cover | Biggest Letdown | Best Spine Design |
Best Interior Design | Best Series Covers | Best Overall |
*Click on the covers for a popup of the pie chart + percentages.
Everything Leads to You won best typography cover! YESSSSS. It took 28% of the vote, and I am an incredibly happy camper. It took the lead in the semi-final round, so it’s no surprise it won. Though, I was a bit surprised that House of Ivy & Sorrow had fewer votes because that cover has great typography—the details of the ivy, gorgeous! I didn’t know if I should vote for that or Everything Leads to You, but I ended up voting for the latter.
I’ll Give You the Sun won best minimalist cover with 39% of the vote! Yeeeeeee. It is one of the greatest YA minimalist cover I’ve seen. A beautiful book inside and out! Well-deserved.
I was incredibly conflicted about which minimalist book cover I loved better. It was this or Into the Grey. Have you seen the cover of the latter? How could I not pick it? Silhouette in another silhouette with the lettering connected inside? Speaks to me. ;)
Blue Lily, Lily Blue won best illustrated cover with 39% of the votes! I’m very curious to why people pick this as the best illustrated cover. I’m very partial (a lot so) to Endsinger since that cover is so gorgeous (the details!), so I was deeply sadden it got the least amount of votes.
A Thousand Pieces of You took a giant chunk of the votes in the best use of colors category. 62% guys! More than half the votes! Just wow! It does have a great color palette.
The Winner’s Curse won best photograph cover with 34% of the votes! Personally, not my favorite photograph cover, but you guys seem to love it!
Ignite Me won best mixed media cover with 29% of the votes! I was really surprised that A Thousand Pieces of You didn’t win or had one of the top two spots. When I saw The End as the runner-up, I was literally :O; it’s a great cover, but I didn’t expect it. Who voted for The End? I want to know why that was your favorite.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before won best face/headshot cover with 34% of the vote! The model does have a good face. During the semi-final round, it was this and Blue Lily, Lily Blue that had the most votes. I was expecting there to be a tie, but this cover won it.
Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair because your alter ego Cress won the best hair category with 49% of the votes. That’s nearly half! Hot damn! I am excited that the cover with braids won. It’s a really good-looking braid!
The Winner’s Curse won the best dressed category with 31% of the votes. I really would like to see the dress in all of its glory. It’s hard for me to tell if I like it since it fans around the model. What do you like about this dress?
The Retribution of Mara Dyer won the best couple category with 42% of the votes! I’m personally not a fan of this cover, but I think I get why people chose this as the best couple. Look at that embrace!
Empire of Shadows won the best scenery/landscape cover with 30% of the vote! I’ve never heard of this book, but the scenery in the cover is very vivid and eye-catching.
My True Love Gave To Me (UK) won the best foreign cover with 34% of the votes. Simple, minimalistic. Al you have is a string of Christmas lights and snow hearts. Very adorable.
The Young Elites’s cover won the biggest letdown with 26% of the votes, and I couldn’t agree more. I know it’s a gender neutral cover, but yawnnnnn. The votes didn’t change that much from the semi-finals round in terms of the winner.[/lightbox]
Yeeeee, Hexed! Won best spine design with 38% of the votes. It has such a great cover underneath that dust jacket. It looks like an old book of spells. So awesome.
Ruin and Rising won best interior design with 45% of the votes, and such a well-deserved book for this category. Just look at the interior. So gorgeous. I’m glad I own a copy, so I can stare at that gorgeousness.
The Grisha Trilogy won the best series cover with 25% of the votes. It was followed closely by the Lunar Chronicles (which had 24% of the votes) and Shatter Me Trilogy (with 23%). I have to say this was a realllly close one. I expected The Lunar Chronicles to win, but the Grisha Trilogy pulled right into the lead.
With more than half of the votes, A Thousand Pieces of You won best overall cover! Hooray! It is really the best 2014 YA book cover. Look at the pretty! Even though I really disliked this book, I’m so mesmerized by this cover.