Cover Love: Our Favorite Illustrated Covers This Year!
We are LOVING the illustrated cover trend that has blessed YA recently. If you are too, here are 28 of our favorite illustrated covers from this year!
Margot Mertz Takes It Down by Carrie McCrossen and Ian McWethy
The laptop decals. The smirk. We’re here for it.
Huda F Are You? by Huda Fahmy
Did we mention the whole book is also illustrated? This graphic novel is a MUST.
Some Girls Do by Jennifer Dugan
The whole vibe of this cover just makes us so happy.
Winterkeep by Kristin Cashore
It’s hard to capture a world as vivid and riveting as the Graceling Realm, and yet, this cover does exactly that.
The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe
Between that bright red and the perfect simplicity of the illustrations, this was an instant favorite.
Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo
The cover alone stole our hearts. But just WAIT until you read what’s inside.
The Valley and the Flood by Rebecca Mahoney
The more you look at this cover, the more you notice.
The Wide Starlight by Nicole Lesperance
The northern lights. We want to wallpaper a room with this cover.
A Queen of Gilded Horns by Amanda Joy
Eva looks absolutely epic on this cover, and we’re here for it.
Tobyn: The It Girl by Ashley Woodfolk
Honestly, all of the Flyy Girls covers are top notch.
House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland
The Mona Lisa has nothing on the way Iris’s eyes just FOLLOW you from this cover.
From Little Tokyo, With Love by Sarah Kuhn
Let’s face it, this cover is just freakin’ adorable.
Luck of the Titanic by Stacey Lee
This cover is so beautiful it’ll distract you from the fact that you’ll be sobbing by the end of the book.
Switch by A.S. King
This cover is the perfect mix of eerie, unsettling, and thought-provoking, much like the words inside!
Aetherbound by E.K. Johnston
E.K. Johnston writes one hell of a space adventure, which deserves an equally epic cover!!
Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera
Fun fact: it’s impossible to look at this cover and not smile.
We Are Inevitable by Gayle Forman
That blue is EVERYTHING.
Heartbreakers and Fakers by Cameron Lund
This cover chose drama, and we love it.
The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons
In case you missed the memo: you need this instant 2021 favorite on your shelf.
Eat Your Heart Out by Kelly deVos
DIE ZOMBIES DIE. We love how epic Vivian looks on this cover.
The Taking of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglass
Let’s face it, this cover instantly became iconic.
Curses by Lish McBride
OBSESSED with this fairytale retelling, and equally obsessed with this cover.
Sugar Town Queens by Malla Nunn
We guarantee you’re going to fall in love with this friend group.
Edie in Between by Laura Sibson
We’re a lil obsessed with the tarot card cover concept.
Hello (From Here) by Chandler Baker and Wesley King
The sunset, the longing stare. There’s so much to love about this cover.
When We Make It by Elisabet Velasquez
We’re also just loving the purple cover thing lately.
The Falling Girls by Hayley Krischer
Say it with us: HEATHERS VIBES.
The Coldest Touch by Isabel Sterling
There are literal hearts coming out of our eyes.