Cracking the spine of a hardcover book and discovering beautiful endpapers is a lot like opening the door to a literary surprise party. At first, you’re taken aback: you wonder is this all for me? A stunning cover immediately followed by equally stunning endpapers? Yes, let it sink in, because book designers know, sometimes you deserve to be spoiled.
With the help from our fellow book nerds on Instagram, here are some of the most breathtaking YA endpapers we have ever seen!
(Pictured above: Every Day by David Levithan, Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter and We Were Liars by E. Lockhart)
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
The Kiss of Deception by Mary Pearson
Between by Megan Whitmer
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Mosquitoland by David Arnold
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Zombies vs Unicorns by Holly Black
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
Blood of Eden series by Julie Kagawa
The Archived by Victoria Schwab
Fairest by Marissa Meyer
Talon by Julie Kagawa
The Shadowhunter’s Codex by Cassandra Clare
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
Winterspell by Claire Legrand
The Ring and the Crown by Melissa de la Cruz
White Rabbit Chronicles by Gena Showalter
What are your favorite endpapers? Link us to your pics in the comments below or tag @EpicReads on Instagram and use the hashtag #EpicEndPapers!