Cover Love

Cover Chaos / All Our Hidden Gifts by Caroline O’Donoghue / International Book Covers


Maeve’s strangely astute tarot readings make her the talk of the school, until a classmate draws a chilling and unfamiliar card – and then disappears.

After Maeve finds a pack of tarot cards while cleaning out a closet during her in-school suspension, she quickly becomes the most sought-after diviner at St. Bernadette’s Catholic school. But when Maeve’s ex–best friend, Lily, draws an unsettling card called The Housekeeper that Maeve has never seen before, the session devolves into a heated argument that ends with Maeve wishing aloud that Lily would disappear. When Lily isn’t at school the next Monday, Maeve learns her ex-friend has vanished without a trace.

Shunned by her classmates and struggling to preserve a fledgling romance with Lily’s gender-fluid sibling, Roe, Maeve must dig deep into her connection with the cards to search for clues the police cannot find – even if they lead to the terrifying Housekeeper herself. Set in an Irish town where the church’s tight hold has loosened and new freedoms are trying to take root, this sharply contemporary story is witty, gripping, and tinged with mysticism.


I love unique YA covers that don’t try and fit the genre mold, and this cover is stunning. I’m surprised it didn’t get more attention when it was released for the cover alone.


This is one of those rare cases where the US and UK covers are drastically different, and the UK doesn’t choose something that looks utterly crap (I’m looking at you, Inheritance Games). I have this cover, and I really love the symmetry of it, the colour choices and the vintage font.


I don’t hate this, but I don’t love it either. If this cover was all metallic foil like Scapegracers, this could actually be stunning. I did check and there seems to be some foiling on the eye, but it’s hard to tell. Flat illustrations are never eye catching – ironically.


This illustration is fine by itself, but not on a book cover – especially as this gives the book a middle grade feel. I can’t imagine many teens wearing the outfit the character is wearing.

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

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12 thoughts on “Cover Chaos / All Our Hidden Gifts by Caroline O’Donoghue / International Book Covers

  1. I had only seen the UK cover before this post, but that US cover really is amazing 😍 I wish i had seen it sooner!! 😍😍
    The Italian one does look like a middle grade.
    My favourite one has to be the US though!!

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  2. I first heard of this book on German bookstagram (which is ironic because that’s not really my community lol) and the cover didn’t catch me at all. My favourite of the bunch is definitely the US one, mostly because it looks the most like a classic tarot card!

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