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This Face Match App is Proof That YA Book Covers Are Works of Art



This Face Match App is Proof That YA Book Covers Are Works of Art

This Face Match App is Proof That YA Book Covers Are Works of Art
If you’ve been anywhere near the social media sphere lately, you might’ve seen posts pairing peoples’ faces with classical paintings that look weirdly like them. Thanks to a brand new face match app from Google Arts and Culture, now you can find your art doppelganger too!
But obviously, because we are book nerds obsessed with YA, we decided to test it out on something other than our faces. We turned the tables and used the app on some of our favorite book covers instead! We never thought we’d be so thankful for the cover model trend. The results were, naturally, hilarious, and now we have all the proof we need that YA book covers really are the works of art we imagine them to be.
Scroll through and prepare to literally laugh out loud!

YA Books and Their Art Doppelgangers

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1. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Main character Monty graces the cover of this book, and considering it’s set in the 18th century, we thought it would be a phenomenal starting point. We were correct.

About GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE: Henry “Monty” Montague doesn’t care that his roguish passions are far from suitable for the gentleman he was born to be. But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quests for pleasure and vice are in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.


2. The Crown by Kiera Cass

When we think of girls on covers, we think of THE SELECTION by Kiera Cass! America and Eadlyn are so graceful and beautiful, we were hoping their doppelgangers would be the same. We weren’t… completely wrong…

About THE CROWN: In THE HEIR, a new era dawned in the world of The Selection. Eadlyn didn’t think she would find a real partner among the Selection’s thirty-five suitors, let alone true love. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you… and in THE CROWN, Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more difficult—and more important—than she ever expected.


3. My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows

We weren’t sure if it would be able to detect the face on this hilarious historical romp, but boy, are we glad it did. Lady Jane Grey will never be the same.

About MY LADY JANE: At sixteen, Lady Jane Grey is about to be married off to a stranger and caught up in a conspiracy to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But those trifling problems aren’t for Jane to worry about. Jane gets to be Queen of England.
Like that could go wrong.


4. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

We can only hope that when Celaena’s story is told for centuries to come, Erilean artists paint her a little nicer than ones from our world would have.

About HEIR OF FIRE: Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak―but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth… a truth about her heritage that could change her life―and her future―forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed?


5. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Tessa Gray is a legend and an angel and we are RELIEVED to see her honored this way.

About CLOCKWORK PRINCESS: A net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute. Mortmain plans to use his Infernal Devices, an army of pitiless automatons, to destroy the Shadowhunters. He needs only one last item to complete his plan: he needs Tessa Gray. Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment, and the tangled threads of love and loss intertwine as the Shadowhunters are pushed to the very brink of destruction in the breathtaking conclusion to the Infernal Devices trilogy.


6. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Um… first of all… have you see the new trailer? Both Simon Spier and Nick Robinson are dear to our hearts but we’re not 100% sure how to feel about this face match.

About SIMON VS: Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: If he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing with, will be jeopardized.


7. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

They even managed to match the beanie…

About BEFORE I FALL: Samantha Kingston has it all: looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it turns out to be her last. The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. Living the last day of her life seven times during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death—and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing.


8. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

We had to take to the back of the cover for this beautiful shot of Dimple, but it was absolutely worth it for this phenom character. We’re LOLing.

About WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI: Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers… right?


9. Unfiltered by Lily Collins

Were we surprised to see the face match app identify Queen Lily’s iconic, flawless, unattainable eyebrows? No, no we were not. But no painting can top them.

About UNFILTERED: In her groundbreaking debut essay collection, actress Lily Collins is opening a poignant, honest conversation about the things young women struggle with: body image, self-confidence, relationships, family, dating, and so much more. Lily shares her life and her own deepest secrets, underlining that every single one of us experiences pain and heartbreak.


10. Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows

Mira is looking fierce on this book cover, and we weren’t sure if any pieces of classical art could actually do her justice. But you know what? They did.

About BEFORE SHE IGNITES: Mira has always been a symbol of hope for the Fallen Isles, perfect and beautiful—or at least that’s how she’s forced to appear. But when she uncovers a dangerous secret, Mira is betrayed by those closest to her and sentenced to the deadliest prison in the Fallen Isles…


11. Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson

This book won’t be out until the summer, but y’all NEED it on your reading lists. It’s a chilling take on true crime inspired by the missing D.C. girls, and the cover is just so stunning that we needed to include it. But forget the art—can we just have this book already?

About MONDAY’S NOT COMING: Monday Charles is missing, and only Claudia seems to notice. Claudia and Monday have always been inseparable—more sisters than friends. So when Monday doesn’t turn up for the first day of school, Claudia’s worried. When she doesn’t show for the second day, or second week, Claudia knows that something is wrong. Monday wouldn’t just leave her to endure tests and bullies alone. Not after last year’s rumors and not with her grades on the line.
Now Claudia needs her best—and only—friend more than ever.


12. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Wonder Woman for Lara Jean? Yes please.

About TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE: Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.


Have you been playing around with this app? Which book covers do you think would make good pieces of modern art? Let us know in the comments!
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