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The Monday Poll: Cover Trends

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Good morning, Hub readers!

Last week in honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked who you thought the most tragic star-crossed lovers were. For a while, there was a bit of a race between Lyra Belacqua and Will Parry from Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy and Hazel and Augustus from John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, but over the course of the week, Hazel and Augustus pulled ahead and came out the winner. Thank you to all of you who voted and commented! For results of any of our previous polls, check out the Polls Archive.

This week, we’re revisiting a previous poll in spirit. In November, we wanted to know which trend in YA lit you were most ready to see end (vampires won that one handily!). This week, we want to know which trend in YA lit book covers you’re most ready to see come to an end. Vote in the poll below, and leave a comment if there’s something we didn’t include that you’re so over.

Which trend in YA lit book covers are you most ready to see end?

  • Covers that show headless female bodies (42%, 47 Votes)
  • Covers dominated by faces or partial faces (22%, 25 Votes)
  • Covers that have pictures of couples kissing (21%, 23 Votes)
  • Covers featuring feet or shoes (12%, 13 Votes)
  • Covers that show the back of a head (4%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 112

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7 Comments

  1. What, no Sad Girls in Pretty Dresses? ;)

    • I totally thought about including that! And really, I think about SGiPD often whenever I’m ordering or at the book store or reading reviews or generally interacting with YA lit in any way. Sheesh!

  2. All of the above!

    I am annoyed by all of them, though I chose “dominated by partial faces” in the end because I think that bugs me the most. ;)

  3. Eesh, it’s a tough call between headless females and face dominations. I feel like they’re almost two sides of the same coin.

  4. Dee Dee Davis Dee Dee Davis

    While the half faces, back of heads, and so on are a bit tiresome, I have a suggestion to add. Dupilicates! One of my teens brought it to my attention on the covers of “The Dashwood Sisters Tell All,” “Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart,” AND “Juliet Immortal” the cover-girls are wearing the exact same dress. Not just a look-a-like but the EXACT same dress. My teen gushed she wants to know who the designer is. Forget that! I want to know who the designer’s publicist is! And might I add, all the books came out roughly the same time. . . . Curious, eh?

  5. […] asked before about cover trends and books in need of a cover makeover, but today we want to get specific about one particular kind […]

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