Huzzah to the brave souls who boldly assembled their debut YA book covers (click here to give it a try). Below is a gallery of the sometimes outstanding, sometimes outstandingly unfortunate results.

breakcover

Break @ Words on Words by Maggie Stiefvater (author of the recently released Shiver)

strumcover

Strum @ Pop Candy.

signalcover

Signal @ princessdeia.

blustercover

Bluster @ Divinest Sense.

clickcover

Click @ It Came From Outer Space.

overdressingcover

Overdressing @ Bellas Novella.

believecover

Believe @ Reading at the Beach.

timecoverpromisecover

Time and Promise @ The Queen Bees Book Club.

findcover

Find @ Willing to See Less.

bowcover

Bow @ Cosy Catastrophe.

namecover

Name @ willmetz.

untwistedcover

Untwisted @ Penryn’s Dreams.

aircoverafraidcover

Air and Afraid @ Throwing Away Breadcrumbs.

jogcover

Jog @ Bookatopia.

endcover

End @ Paperback Pirate.

gaugecover

Gauge @ Libbie on the Label.

focuscover

Focus @ Booth & Dimock Teen Spot.

barragecover

Barrage @ Nothing Rhymes with Rachel.

stumpcover

Stump @ A Fuse #8 Production. Eco-themed YA coming up.

unwrapcover

Unwrap @ Libri Dilectio.

badmouthcover

Badmouth @ Bleatbox.

rubcover

Rub @ Today’s Adventure.

Peepcover

Peep @ Sunshine Edition.

lurecoverloitercover

Lure and Loiter @ Hey! Teenager of the Year.

enquirecovervomitcover

standcoverspotcover

Enlighten, Vomit, Stand, and Spot @ In the Booley House.

enlightencoverhaulcover

Enlighten and Haul @ Morike of the Chair.

rewardcover

Reward @ transientme.

betraycover

Betray @ Teacherninja.

vaultcover

Vault @ The YA YA YAs.

beatcover

Beat @ Half Asleep in Paisley Pajamas.

elevatecover

Elevate @ Lady Lazarus.

sighcoverhumourcover

Reachcover

Sigh, Humour, and Reach @ Gignacery.

returncover

Return @ Calliope and Thalia’s Modern Day Musings.

sheltercoverWranglecover

Shelter and Wrangle @ Alien Onion.

bathecover

Bathe @ Moored at Sea.

drapecover

Drape @ The Zen Leaf.

crumplecover

Crumple @ BookEnds.

sobercover

Sober @ The Infinite Shelf.

slumpcover

Slump @ The Summer.

Embracecoverembracecover2

Embrace (two versions) @ Oops…Wrong Cookie. Man, I couldn’t just see these possibly being on shelves – they should be.

votecover

Vote @ bookbrig.

thrashcover

Thrash @ Blog Was Star.

slidecover

Slide @ Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

slumbercover

Slumber @ Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

disemblecover

Dissemble @ Romantoes.

conspirecover

Conspire @ C.K. Kelly Martin.

mollycoddlecover

Mollycoddle @ Layers of Thought.

jumblecover

Jumble @ Nan’s Corner of the World.

pitchcover

Pitch @ The Vintage Reader.

adorecover

Adore @ Life on the Bookshelf.

cartwheelcover

Cartwheel @ Life on the Bookshelf.

expresscover

Express @ Linz.

surprisecover

Surprise @ this cat! it is not a cheesecake!

concludecover

Conclude @ Mrs. McGrew’s Blog.

manipulatecover

Manipulate @ Bookworm Buddies.

flipcover

Flip @ I Read, I Write, I Shelve Things.

straycoverfrozencover

Stray and Frozen @ I Read, I Write, I Shelve Things.

liarcover

Liar @ LibrariYAn. Alicia took the recently controversial-for-it’s-cover YA novel Liar and put it through the Create Your Debut YA Cover steps. A vastly different result.

sipcover

Sip @ LibrariYAn.

keepcover

Keep @ Stray Kitten. This one’s pretty smooth. The first of a few of these that I could see actually working in the real world.

yankcover

Yank @ Diana Peterfreund. Another one that I could envision on shelves. Where is the third hand coming from? Someone write a story for this ASAP.

reminiscecover

Reminisce @ Diana Peterfreund. This character is sad. An kind of mad about it.

huffcover

Huff @ Underage Reading. I think I saw this one on shelves back in the 80s.

pluckcover

Pluck @ Tanita S. Davis blog. Aww, yeah. I was just thinking the other day that eyebrow plucking has not been the basis for enough books. This one fills a much needed gap.

tensecover

Tense @ YABOOKNERD. A YA book about rock wall climbing ? Belay on!

centrecover

Centre @ Wish I Were Baking. “Look, look – I know the cover isn’t jumping out at you, but you just have to read it, man. So good.”

kickcover

Kick! @ Book Nut. I think I know about 53 cheerleaders in the making who would grab this as soon as it hit the shelves.

crowcover

Crow @ Anna Jarzab. Wow – ghost child makes for YA gold.

claimcover

Claim @ NBPL Teen Book Blog. Final line: “Just go out there and claim your life, dude.”

guzzlecover

Guzzle @ Shalan. Ha -

scorncover

Scorn @ ALD Youth Services Interest Group. I dare you to pick this one up.

whiskcover

Whisk @ Abby (the) Librarian. This could go the happy/funny route or veer toward the quirky/dark end of the spectrum.

wondercover

Wonder @ Emily’s Reading Room. I would venture to say that this one might work in real life.

sabotagecover

Sabotage! @ One Librarian’s Book Reviews. Bringin’ the gunplay that youngsters can’t get enough of.

eludecover

Elude @ Holly’s Red Bike. A good ol’ fashioned chase story.

stuffcover

Stuff @ The Reading Zone. Pushing the envelope.

stillcover

Still @ CMIS.

cleavecover

Cleave @ Finding Wonderland.

plungecover

Plunge @ Maples and Fiddleheads.

bendcover

Bend @ Spinning Jennie.

showcasecover

Showcase @ The Further Adventures of Seagull Boy.

archcover

Arch @ Under the Covers.

pluckcoverII

Pluck @ The Magic of Ink.

YAcover

Yawn. This one’s mine.