Let’s be honest, nobody follows the age-old cliché that tells us not to judge a book by its covers. If you say you do, I am side-eying you. Book covers are the first thing that attracts any of us readers to a book. Before you pick up a book, the cover can essentially make or break a book. If I don’t like a cover design, I won’t pick it up. Lucky for us, publishing companies publish different cover designs, especially when a paperback book comes out. Sometimes we like it, sometimes we don’t. Let’s discuss these cover changes, shall we?
Today, we look at the cover of Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles #1) by Jessica Spotswood!
Hmmm, I’m not particular against or for the cover change in Born Wicked.
What I love about the hardcover of Born Wicked is the decorative embellishments in the title. I like how it looks like vines are emerging from certain letters. It fits with the nature-esque theme of the cover. (Y’know, every time I see a flower crown, I want one.) I actually haven’t read the book, but the cover makes me think that nature plays a part in it. (I hope it does). The coloring of the overall cover is a bit dark and muted. It doesn’t make the book all that exciting. If I saw this on a bookshelf, it wouldn’t grab at my attention, whereas, if I saw the paperback, I would be more inclined to pick it up.
The paperback of Born Wicked really captures my attention. I love that the purplish-pink color grabs at me. It’s a great color that doesn’t overpower the image. If anything, it adds to it. The moon frames the model beautifully. It’s bright and glowing. It makes me think that the night is when witches come out to play. I like the usage of the crows, especially the one chilling inside the ‘O’ and the one in the model’s hand. It’s a sign that bad things will happen in the book. The model with her hair billowing in the background looks like she’s trying to summon something (just like a witch would). ;D And her dress, you guys. It’s so gorgeous. The detail on it, gahh! Get on my body!
Which cover design do you prefer? Is there anything you would change in it?