I admit I’m a book cover snob. Who isn’t though?
Book covers are the first thing that attracts readers to a book. A good cover can draw someone is, just as a bad cover can easily draw someone away. It can essentially make or break a book. Holy, Mother Cover! is where I showcase the book covers that stand out (or make me cringe), and discuss cover changes.
Cover Change: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
I hope I’m not the only one who felt extreme disappointment when they saw the cover design of the Carry On hardcover. It left a lot to be…desired. The shadowed profile of the Simon and Baz? Meh. This cover is very disappointing to me. I wished for more, especially since the Fangirl cover design is absolutely gorgeous. I had hoped Carry On would be similar be just as awesome as Fangirl.
The paperback design is exactly what I hoped this cover would have! Look at that! A visual look of Simon and Baz! They’re cute, aren’t they? And you know who illustrated this paperback cover? The great Kevin Wada, who I absolutely adore. All watercolor and gorgeousness. I could stare at this cover all day.
Final Verdict: What cover do I like better? Paperback design! Kevin Wada’s art = love.