Friday, 30 July 2010

I want to marry this cover art.

I interupt the Top 100 YA Novel countdown to show the fantastic US hardback cover for Lili Wilkinson's Pink.

Isn't it the bee's knees of cover art? (And you did see correctly, that's a John Green seal of endorsement. The man has taste.) It would be my favourite for the year and will look very eye catching on the US book shelves early next year.

Lili's been pretty darned lucky. Authors very rarely have control over their covers so if they don't like it, they have to live with it. Lili's scored two amazingly individual, statement covers for the same book.

Pink was released in Australia last year, it was a fantastic exploration of identity, sexual identity and independence.

What's it about?
Ava Simpson is trying on a whole new image. Stripping the black dye from her hair, she heads off to the Billy Hughes School for Academic Excellence, leaving her uber-cool girlfriend, Chloe, behind.

Ava is quickly taken under the wing of perky, popular Alexis who insists that: a) she’s a perfect match for handsome Ethan; and b) she absolutely must audition for the school musical.

But while she’s busy trying to fit in — with Chloe, with Alexis and her Pastel friends, even with the misfits in the stage crew — Ava fails to notice that her shiny reinvented life is far more fragile than she imagined.

The Australian cover was smashing.

Don't believe me...check it out -
I loved the book. My review's here if you are curious for a non-spoilery take.

Still's an excerpt.

Keep your eyes open for this HarperCollins release on February 8, 2011.


Nomes said...

how awesome is it? Can't wait to see pink launched internationally!

I thought I'd read a chapter before turning out the light and ended up staying up until 4am.

Loved it so hard.

R Williams said...

I think that both of the covers are hideous, but it does sound like something I want to read. =/

Unknown said...

That sounds fantastic, and I love both covers :D Going to check your review now :D

Unknown said...

This looks brilliant - and the cover art truly is fantabulous!

Anonymous said...

I still like the Australian art better, but the US cover is so bold and eye-catching (and more importantly, yay for Pink getting a US release!!)

Cat @ Beyond Books said...

I don't know if I like the Australian cover much, seems rather busy. But I love the North American cover (it's rare I like it over UK/Aus)!

Also just from the summary this is totally a book I will NEED to own. So I have added it to my wishlists. ;) Thanks for this post, Adele!

Lisa_Gibson said...

I totally <3 both the covers. Especially the first one. Yay!

Liviania said...

You've got me excited! I think I prefer the UK cover to the Australia one, but they're both eye-catching.

Stasia said...

Agreed. This cover is gorgeous! And if John Green approves, I'm buying the book--also the black lipstick if he tells me to :)

Chapter Chicks said...

That cover is AHMAZING!

prophecygirl said...

Yep, great cover. I shall be purchasing.