What is up with headless women (or girls in this case) on covers? Here are three pairs of similar covers that feature headless (or near-headless) girls:
First, I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (2004) and A la intemperie (the Spanish translation of À l’abri de rien) by Olivier Adam (2008)... (Apparently, the Spanish title translates as in the open or in bad weather, while the French literally means sheltered from nothing.)
Then, The Tricking of Freya by Christina Sunley (2009) and Among Others by Jo Walton (2011)... (Technically, this girl is not headless, but the cropping is still odd since it cuts across her face.)
Finally, Millie and the Night Heron by Catherine Bateson (2005), which was republished as The Boyfriend Rules of Good Behavior with the same cover image, and Heathen Girls by Luanne Jones (2007).
In each case, elements have been added (or removed) in one of the covers, which makes each distinctive, though still very similar. I can’t say I really like any of these covers, though I really want to read both I Capture the Castle and Among Others!