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Can I let you in on a little secret? Okay, it’s not really a secret, as I’ve mentioned it here before, but I have a bit of an obsession with the Literary Slap. And even though I love talking about the outsides of books, I thought I might be nice to insert a little bit … Continue reading »


You’d think someone who had a feature called Cell Coverage would be able to take a decent, non-blurry photo with her phone. Au contraire. My poor phone’s backside has since been replaced (its glass got scratched!), but not before I had the chance to snap this quick pic at my local BAM: Here’s the thing … Continue reading »


A little over a month ago, I was ridiculously excited to learn that the designer of one of my favorite book covers of all time, Chip Kidd, did a TED talk. As I was watching it, I sent a few excitedly obsessive opinionated emails to my fellow cover-snob (and lovely) friend Sommer. These emails may … Continue reading »


What do you get when you cross big bold colors, 80′s retro typefaces and 8-bit graphics? You get the kinda face of a YA cover that’s a little hard to ignore: Ready Player One by Ernie Cline. When I first saw this cover, I initially thought to myself, “Man, I think I love this because I’m … Continue reading »


Nope, The Last Three Weeks isn’t an older read. Nor is it an ARC that’s going to be handed out this week at BEA. (Hi BEA friends! Hope you’re having fun!) I’ve been going 90mph in the last few weeks and haven’t had much time to investigate new goings-on in YA Cover Land, so here’s a … Continue reading »

Bryan Williams