Girl Wonder by Alexa Martin. This cover is a great example of how typography can “make” a design. Undoubtedly, the best part of the cover art here is the wonderfully flowing and elegant font for the novel’s title. The girl’s pink and blond hair blows back from her hidden face as though by a strong wind, and the title seems to curve and stretch back right with it, nestled in a colorful setting. The bright pink of the girl’s hair is also oddly attractive, both for its contrast against the large white title and its eye-popping saturation. The typography of the author’s name sticks with the color scheme and is very understated, as is appropriate next to the grandeur of the other title. The design shouts drama, youth, and femininity—perfect for a young woman’s high school tale.
Readers’ Average Rating: B+