LGBT YA Covers

LGBT MonthThis month’s discussion topic for the LGBT Challenge is LGBT YA Covers.

I love a pretty cover. If I can pick from several different covers I am likely to buy the edition with the prettier cover even if it’s more expensive. I absolutely love the more ‘modern’ abstract and/or colourful covers that seem to be in fashion right now!
Openly Straight Will Grayson, Will Grayson Boy Meets Boy

And sometimes I don’t understand redesigns… Like Boy Meets Boy. I LOVE the cover above, but the new one (which I had no choice but to buy) is kind of meh:
Boy Meets Boy

Will Grayson, Will Grayson however seems pretty lucky with all its covers, I mean how cool is that cover above? And these are the more popular alternatives, not too shabby either (I love the purple one):
Will Grayson, Will Grayson Will Grayson, Will Grayson

I don’t mind photos on the cover if it’s done nicely. I really like these ones:
Ask the Passengers Stir-Fry
By the way, that redesign of Stir-Fry I like more than the edition I have:
Haha XD

Another thing that annoys me about covers is the big logos of all the prizes a book has won. It’s cool if a book has won prizes but… For example, I LOVE the cover of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, but…
This is the cover: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe and this is MY cover: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe πŸ™

I don’t know why but I’m not a big fan of these covers of Huntress and Ash… but then look at the cover of Malinda Lo’s Adaptation! I love it!
Ash Huntress Adaptation

So do I judge a book by its cover? I try not to, but I do love a good cover πŸ˜‰


  1. The cover of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe!!! <333 And I have the "old" edition, so no stickers (yay!) It deserved all those awards and more but the way they hide almost half of the cover is just not cool.

    Haha, I actually quite like both Boy Meets Boy covers. Though, I think I prefer the blue one too.

    And that purple Will Grayson, Will Grayson cover? LOVE. (and it's actually the first time I've seen that cover. Where was it hiding??)

    And that second Stir-Fry cover!! LOL.

    Aaand yes, I love those Malinda Lo covers too. Especially Adaptation πŸ™‚
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      Haha you’re lucky with the Ari&Dante cover πŸ˜‰ I’m sure it deserves the awards, I can’t wait to get started πŸ™‚

      Yeah I dunno about Boy Meets Boy… the yellow one just seems a bit tacky πŸ™ But then yellow is one of my least favourite colours so that might be it πŸ˜›

      The purple Will Grayson, Will Grayson fits in with a bunch of John Green novels (like this, this and this one) . The same way David Levithan now has a bunch of covers with the letters (like this and this one). I think it’s pretty cool πŸ™‚ Very recognisable!

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