After spending an hour in rush hour traffic, I decided to stop by Barnes and Noble before I got home from work. Maybe it's because I've spent the last year reading ebooks or I just never noticed, but an entire section devoted to teens was right smack in the front of the store. So I decided to check out the covers to see what was appealing about them. I noticed that unlike a lot of adult fiction, the young adult shelves were stocked with books with pictures of sexy young people versus the adult sections that boasted more illustrated covers (if you read cozies or chick lit, you get what I mean).
As an "adult" over the age of 30, perhaps that's why I was drawn to my own cover art. It is a beautifully illustrated cover, but does it scream YA? I don't know. It's certainly something to consider before I publish.