I did a fun interview with Deena Lipomi, a YA Librarian at Brighton Memorial Library in Rochester, NY. I asked her about book covers, in relation to the Cover Stories series, and she gave me all kinds of fun tidbits. Here's part 1 of her interview. I'll roll it out in small bites because what she says is such fun!"The types of covers that get checked out most often tend to be: a) Iconic. WAKE & FADE by Lisa McMann, THIRSTY by M. T. Anderson, EVERMORE by Alyson Noel. I think this is spillover from the Twilight covers. b) Bright and fun, definitely illustrating a chick lit YA. SOMETHING TO BLOG ABOUT by Shana Norris, GERT GARIBALDI'S RANTS AND RAVES: ONE BUTT CHEEK AT A TIME by Amber Kizer. c) Hinting at an urban fantasy story. FRAGILE ETERNITY by Melissa Marr, The Faerie Path series by Frewin Jones. d) Single word titles. See (a) above." Interesting, right? What makes you pick up a library book? Any of the things above? I think I'm most drawn to those "iconic" covers above, honestly. More from Deena soon! And in the meantime, here are a few places to visit if you want to try to win Lovestruck Summer: 1. Talk about unicorns and bunnies with Khy, and you may just win a copy of Lovestruck Summer. 2. Go to Cynsations for yet another chance to win a copy of LS! 3. Enter to win a ton of books (yes, including LS) from the Green Bean Teen Queen in her birthday contest.