Recently The Broke and the Bookish did a Top Ten Tuesday revolving around favourite book covers and this inspired me to do a series of book cover posts, each focusing on a different genre. In the last month of reading emails and checking out books, more so than usual, I’ve also started to notice something concerning Young Adult fiction in the paranormal department. For the first post in the book cover series I have decided to combine these two ideas and have come up with…
The Windswept, or Wild, Hair Epidemic
Have you noticed how many YA (and some adult paranormal) covers have women with wild hair? Following is an example of how common the trend had become and that it’s still going. What do you think?
Some of these titles are older, but mostly they’re new releases or ones pending. And it didn’t take me long to search for them at all. It basically took a browse through the Young Adult tag on GoodReads and I had the majority of book covers for this post.
Personally I don’t have a problem with long hair or windswept hair, but when I see so many covers like this it makes me yearn for book covers with women who have short hair. Or maybe even wearing hats, but I don’t think that would really take off. I do know one thing though thanks to this trend, when I see a woman with windswept locks I find myself wondering if she’s special. Special in the paranormal way.__ Have something bookish you’d like to share with BA’s readers? We’re always looking for guest posters, regular contributors, and we’d love to hear from you. All images are linked to The Book Depository, our affiliate. You can support Bookish Ardour by purchasing one of these titles via our links.