Cover Love

Cover Chaos / What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera / International Book Covers


Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it.

Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things.

But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them?

Maybe nothing. After all, they get separated.

Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited.

But what if they can’t quite nail a first date… or a second first date… or a third?

What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work… and Ben doesn’t try hard enough?

What if life really isn’t like a Broadway play?

But what if it is?


This is actually one of my favourite contemporary romance covers, and this combined with the sequel being released next month has finally pushed me to get a copy of the book – ironically my copy is not this edition – I just hope I can finish both this year!


This is my edition! I think there’s a lot about it that I like more than the US cover, I love that it kept the characters and the edition of the tagline and tearaway strips gives more clues as to what the story is about.


The more I look at this cover the more I hate it. At first glance, this is a great cover, it fills the space well, the guy I presume is Ben has his box of crap like on the original. But then I really don’t like the overlay of white text, and both of them look SUPER shifty, the yellow font reminds me of cheese and Arthur looks like a 30 year old wearing Business Casual.

Portuguese? I think?

Sorry this was the largest, clearest version of this cover I could find. I really don’t like that they tried to make this look like Simon Vs because there’s a whole other author attached to this book, this isn’t just Becky’s book.


As a society, we have progressed past the need for converse shoes on young adult book covers.


This is so BRIGHT and COLOURFUL, I actually love this cover very much. I also love that so many cover designers for this book decided that Ben carrying a box of crap was a Very Important Element That Had To Be Included.


This cover is just *chefs kiss* We’ve got the box of crap, there’s a cute little Broadway sign, I’m already rooting for this version of Ben and Arthur as a couple, and in the background there’s a years worth of bread. No improvements needed.


This is such an odd cover. There’s so much empty space, and the lack of Box Of Crap means I cannot tell who is who. WHY IS HE MYSTERIOUSLY FLOATING? It has a slapped together feel, the cityscape in the back has colours, particularly yellow, that doesn’t match the illustration of the boys at all.

Which cover is your favourite? Let me know in the comments!

Follow me: Twitter / Instagram

7 thoughts on “Cover Chaos / What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera / International Book Covers

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s