Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover Issue 146: Young Adult Contemporary (Part 36)

Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover is a regular feature on Pop! Goes The Reader in which I pay tribute to some of the best and brightest the publishing world has to offer in the way of book cover design.

After exploring the illustrated cover trend in last week’s contemporary adult edition of Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover, I was excited to see its influence in books aimed at a young adult audience, and I was not disappointed. I found so many stunning, illustrated young adult contemporary book covers, in fact, that I’ve had to split the collection into two separate posts, so if you enjoy the selection here today, be sure to keep your eye out for a second post featuring the same genre in the near future!

Please Note: As always, I’ve done my best to credit the designers and artists responsible for the stunning covers below, but was unable to find this information for a number of those listed. If you know of an uncredited designer and/or artist responsible for any of these book covers, please let me know and I would be happy to include proper attribution in this post. Their work is lovely and deserves to be credited.

01. And They Lived… by Steven Salvatore
Cover design by Jeanette Levy, Cover art by Andi Porretta

02. Those Summer Nights by Laura Silverman
Cover art by Ana Hard

03. Exactly Where You Need To Be by Amelia Diane Coombs
Cover design by Krista Vossen, Cover art by Jeff Ostberg

04. Flirting With Fate by J.C. Cervantes
Cover art by Karina Perez

05. Message Not Found by Dante Medema
Cover design by David Curtis, Cover art by Jack Hughes

06. The Charmed List by Julie Abe
Cover design by Kerri Resnick, Cover art by Vi-An Nguyen

07. Love Somebody by Rachel Roasek
Cover design by Elizabeth H. Clark, Cover art by Dominic Bugatto

08. It’s All In How You Fall by Sarah Henning
Cover art by Ana Hard

09. Boys I Know by Anna Gracia
Cover design by Kelley Brady, Cover art by Fevik

10. A Heavy Dose of Allison Tandy by Jeff Bishop
Cover design by Theresa Evangelista, Cover art by German Gonzalez

11. One True Loves by Elise Bryant
Cover design by Jessie Gang, Cover art by Michelle D’Urbano

12. Zyla & Kai by Kristina Forest
Cover design by Kaitlin Yang, Cover art by Adriana Bellet

13. Meet Me In The Middle by Alex Light
Art direction by Corina Lupp, Cover art by Andi Porretta

14. Breathe and Count Back From Ten by Natalia Sylvester
Cover design by Celeste Knudsen, Cover art by Loika (Yan Qin Weng)

15. Ride With Me by Lucy Keating
Cover design by Celeste Knudsen, Cover art by Leni Kauffman

16. Right Where I Left You by Julian Winters
Cover design by Samira Iravani, Cover art by Daniel Clarke

17. Places We’ve Never Been by Kasie West
Cover art by Ana Hard

18. Blaine For The Win by Robbie Couch
Cover art by Ana Hard

19. Love From Scratch by Kaitlyn Hill
Cover design by Regina Flath, Cover art by Ana Hard

20. Bad At Love by Gabriela Martins
Cover design by Casey Moses, Cover art by Flor Fuertes

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Hi! I’m Jen! I’m a thirty-something introvert who loves nothing more than the cozy comfort of home and snuggling my two rescue cats, Pepper and Pancakes. I also enjoy running, jigsaw puzzles, baking and everything Disney. Few things bring me more joy than helping a reader find the right book for them!