Once upon a time, I wrote a post about a YA trend that involved hearts. Lots and lots of hearts.  Well, apparently hearty covers must really be selling well, as they are still absolutely everywhere.  And, the more I looked into it, the more I found heart-astic covers on not-so-recent releases.  It’s been something we’ve been stumbling into over the last 5 or so years.

In other words, the heart is here to stay.

You Had Me At Halo by Amanda Ashby
Undercover by Beth Kaphart
Jenna & Jonah’s Fauxmance by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
In a Heartbeat by Loretta Ellsworth
My Beating Teenage Heart by C.K. Kelly Martin
Mad Love by Suzanne Selfors
The Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder
Dangerous to Know by Katy Moran
But I Love Him by Amanda Grace
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
Recovery Road by Blake Nelson
While some of these I find rather blah (see Fauxmance), there are also some pretty unusual takes on the idea.  Like the last two with a girl making a heart with her hands – it’s cute but also slightly sad…
But my favourite has to be the very first – You Had Me At Halo.  The pun is fantastic and the cover adorable – all round, very cute!
Favourites anyone?
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