So if you look at a lot of book covers over the years (as those of us who work in libraries do) you start to notice there are trends in book covers. Sometimes when a book is really popular other books that follow will have similar covers, and sometimes it just seems like there are a rash of covers with similar graphic design elements.
Then there are times when it starts to get really close.
Take, for example, this cover, for a book about a teenage girl who is a spy, due out later this month:
Then take a look at this book, part of a series about a teenage girl who is a spy, which came out in March of 2012:
What do you think: too close, or just close enough?