Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover Issue 159: Young Adult Contemporary (Part 40)

Today’s post is sponsored by Walker Books US and Never Trust A Gemini!

Title Never Trust A Gemini
Author Freja Nicole Woolf
Intended Target Audience Young Adult
Publication Date May 9th 2023 by Walker Books US
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Cat Phillips has her head in the stars, but her romantic fantasies may ruin her shot at real-life love in this sweet and funny lesbian story.

It’s Libra Season, and Cat Phillips is ready to run headfirst into love. The only problem is that her crush is on her best friend, Alison Bridgewater, who is more interested in chatting with boys. Maybe Cat should take this as a sign to get over Alison, even if that means dating the musically challenged Jamie Owusu. After all, a new boyfriend is the best cleanse, at least according to Cat’s friends. Unfortunately, having a boyfriend is a lot harder than Cat expected. And then Morgan Delaney swoops in with her green glasses, enigmatic smile, and talent for teasing Cat in ways that make her feel überlicious. But Morgan is a Gemini, and there’s no way that’s in Cat’s horoscope.

Will Cat finally get the girl of her dreams? Or is there a chance there’s more to life than Alison Bridgewater? The stars align for the cast of this energetic romp full of comedic misunderstandings and sparkling language.

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 and artistry.

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 or if I’ve credited someone incorrectly, please let me know and I would be happy to include proper attribution in this post. Their work is lovely and deserves attribution.

01. Good As Gold by Candace Buford

02. Wild Wishes and Windswept Kisses by Maya Prasad
Cover design by Marci Senders, Cover art by Chaaya Prabhat

03. Love & Resistance by Kara H.L. Chen
Cover design by Laura Mock, Cover art by Steffi Walthall

04. Ride or Die by Gail-Agnes Musikavanhu
Cover art by Bo Feng Lin

05. Everyone’s Thinking It by Aleema Omotoni
Cover design by Corina Lupp, Cover art by Otesanya

06. The Fall of Whit Rivera by Crystal Maldonado
Cover art by Ericka Lugo

07. Rhythm & Muse by India Hill Brown
Cover design by David Curtis, Cover art by Pinklomein

08. Firebird by Sunmi
Cover design by Erica De Chavez, Cover art by Sunmi

09. When The Vibe Is Right by Sarah Dass
Cover design by Jessie Gang, Cover art by Sarah Madden

10. Lose You To Find Me by Erik J. Brown

11. The Rules Of Us by Jennifer Nissley
Cover design by Trisha Previte, Cover art by Salini Perera

12. Ander & Santi Were Here by Jonny Garza Villa
Cover design by Kerri Resnick, Cover art by Max Reed

13. The Secret Summer Promise by Keah Brown
Cover design by Jade Broomfield, Cover art by Vivian Lopez Rowe

14. Wren Martin Ruins It All by Amanda DeWitt
Cover design by Lily Steele, Cover art by Ella

15. Even If The Sky is Falling edited by Taj McCoy
Cover art by Adriana Bellet

16. Time Out by Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner and Carlyn Greenwald

17. All That Shines by Ellen Hagan
Cover art by Jeff Östberg

18. Up In Flames by Hailey Alcaraz
Cover art by Jeff Östberg

19. When A Brown Girl Flees by Aamna Qureshi
Cover design by Sheila Smallwood, Cover art by Kate Forrester

20. Fatima Tate Takes The Cake by Khadijah VanBrakle
Cover design by Kelly Martin, Cover art by Fevik

21. The Search For Us by Susan Azim Boyer
Cover design by Olga Grlic, Cover art by Petra Braun

22. With or Without You by Eric Smith
Cover design by Ricardo Besso, Art Direction by Kathleen Oudit

23. Cool For The Summer by Dahlia Adler
Cover design by Kerri Resnick, Cover art by Petra Braun

24. Picture Perfect Boyfriend by Becky Dean
Cover design by Ray Shappell, Cover art by Libby VanderPloeg

25. Always Isn’t Forever by J.C. Cervantes
Cover design by Kristie Radwilowicz, Cover art by Karmen Loh

26. The Other Side of Infinity by Joan F. Smith
Cover design by Samira Iravani, Cover art by Beatriz Ramo

27. The Name Drop by Susan Lee
Art Direction by Alexandra Niit, Cover art by Michelle Kwon

28. Love Match by Priyanka Taslim
Cover design by Loren Catana, Cover art by Shazleen Khan

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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!