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Top 12 Fonts Used by Teen Fantasy Bestsellers

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When choosing a font for book covers there are a ton of options. Knowing what others use can help spark new possibilities for your own work.  Besides, font is an art form all its own and looks cool.  Luckily there is a website that can help lookup what these fonts are: http://www.whatfontis.com/  Here you can upload an image and they will provide possible matches to the font.  The top twelve books (with different fonts) from the bestsellers from the Teen/Fantasy/SciFi section of amazon had to following fonts:

1. Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins (Click Titles to see original at Amazon): 1 - Catching Fire

Font used: P22 Constructivist Square;  Similar Fonts: Bike Tag JNL, Sweet Square Head, Iron on Gothic

 

2. Defiance by C.J. Redwine

Possible Fonts: Square 721, FZ Yao Ti M062 - Defiance

 

3. Divergent by Veronica Roth

Possible Font: Klein Slabserif Font 3 - Divergent

4. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

4 - Clockword PrincessPossible Font: Pterra

 

5. Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia5 - Beautiful Darkness

This is not a font, but rather a custom design made for the book cover.  This, however, may give you ideas on how you can use font as a starting point for a custom image.

6. A Clash of Honor by Morgan Rice

Possible Font: Felix Titling Regular

6 - A Clash of Honor

 

 

 

7. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

Possible Font:

True Golden Bold7 - The Hobbit
8. Inferno by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Possible Font: Gascogne TS-XLight
8 - Inferno
9. Scorch by Kaitlyn Davis
Possible Font: ?

Similar Fonts:

Thrashr Regular, Bogdan Siczowy Cursive9 - Scorch
10. Ceaseless by Abbi Glines
Possible Font: P22 Sherwood
10 - Ceasless

 

11. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

Font used: Zephyr11 - Twilight
12 - Requiem12. Requiem by Lauren Oliver
Possible Font: Bodoni Antiqua CE Light
Similar Fonts: Corporate A Regular, NewCaledoniaLTStd
Sometimes when picking a font to use on the book cover can be intimidating or maybe the font comes out looking amateurish.  One great way to help get the ideas flowing is to see the fonts that others have used on their own books.  If you see a font that catches your eye you can use a font lookup website to find similar fonts.  Often the exact font you want is cheap or there are free alternatives that look just as good.
  1. The font for Ceaseless is called Starstruck. I have it. I should know. LOL.

  2. The font for the words inside Divergent is Filosofia 😀

  3. Katherine Hayward says:

    This gives me a good idea of what type of font to use 🙂 thanks. I love the Twilight font

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