Artsy Shelf – 33 – White Dresses

It’s no secret by now that I love dresses, and while now a book with shoes on the cover will barely get my attention, a beautiful dress will always do the trick.

This week, I picked a few recent YA covers with girls in white dresses. I love seeing white dresses out of the wedding day context! I hadn’t realized, until I put them all together, how similar the tones are, too, among those picks.

I love the energy, the movement, the abandonment on the first two. I prefer Dragonswood‘s cover to A Beautiful Dark though, since we get a complete view of the girl and her springing out of water gives it another dimension.

For me though, books 3 and 4 are definitely the winners. The Splendors Fall is a bit dark and creepy without even a trace of dark color. As for So Silver Bright, I’m just a fan of the illustrator, and the covers in this series are all really pretty.

Do these covers work for you, or do they miss the mark? Which one is your favorite?

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9 responses to “Artsy Shelf – 33 – White Dresses”

  1. Juju at Tales of Whimsy... says :

    All cool. I think Dragonswood is my fav.

  2. BermudaOnion says :

    They do work for me. I think So Shelly is my favorite.

  3. toothy says :

    i really like ‘so silver bright too’. the illustrations definitely make me want to pick up the book and read. (yes i know, shame on me, but i do tend to judge a book by its cover :p)

  4. zibilee says :

    I love these covers, and it’s really hard to choose a favorite! I think my favorite would have to be a tie between the first two. Very observant for you to have noticed all these white dress covers!

  5. lisa says :

    at least The Goddess Test has some color behind the white! the rest keep with the muted greyishness. interesting.

  6. Jill of The O.W.L. says :

    Ohhhhhhh pretty! I love book cover collages. Dragonswood is my top pic.

  7. Violet says :

    wow all are really beautiful but I love Dragonwood and So Silver Bright the best…

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