Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Similar Covers: Girls

I was recently toodling around on a YA blog and came across three soon-to-be released books that have lookalike covers.

The first is Frost by Marianna Baer (Harper Collins Children’s, September 2011), which reuses the image found on the cover of Echo by C.L. Kelly (Zondervan, 2007)...

Then there’s Where It Began by Ann Redisch Stampler (Simon Pulse, March 2012), which reuses the image found on the cover of Dreamrunner by Clare Jay (Piatkus Books, 2010)...

And finally, there’s Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard (Delacorte, March 2012), which features the same girl found on the cover of Create in Me a Pure Heart: Answers for Struggling Women by Steve and Kathy Gallagher (Pure Life Ministries, 2007). (To see the original photos, click here.)

I have to admit that I think I like the new covers better in all three cases!


  1. I don't mind the same model being used, like the bottom two, but the rest just bug me. It just seems like they don't think enough of the book to use an originial cover.

  2. Very similar, indeed.

    Hey, how are you? The summer flew by and now we are heading into fall. Almost time to pull out the Halloween decor. I know, I know...why rush it?

  3. I wonder why the same images are used. . . .

  4. I do think that even though the same images were used, they managed to differentiate them pretty well.

  5. WEIRD!
    (this post came up in my google alerts.)
    what's funny: the girl on my cover looks exactly like I envisioned the MC of my book, whereas the shot of the same model (I think?) on the second cover looks nothing like my MC. (in my head.)