Cover Re-Create: XVI by Julia Karr

I made this cover for Down the Rabbit Hole’s A Cornucopia of Dystopia contest. I was feeling a little creative this morning so I decided to whip something together. It took a little over an hour and I’m really happy with how it turned out.

Original Cover:

My Cover:

I ended up looking through other picture-based YA covers just to get a sense of their composition. I had to alter the picture to make the empty space up top since that seemed to be prevalent in a lot of covers. I was really lucky to have stumbled upon this picture. Thanks to the artist at stock.xchng.

Round 1 of voting begins April 8-15th so keep an eye out for my entry! :)


  1. Wow I think your cover is awesome. It really captures the idea of the book, with the guys in the background watching the girl and the girl looking like she is taking a pill. Great job!

  2. Oh I love it. Why didn’t I see this before? Darn laws of nature any way I love it more than the actual cover I must say. The blurb has more of an impact now that I can actually read it and it goes with the image very well.

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