April 8, 2018 • Cee • Holy Mother Cover


Inspired by What She ReadsPure Imagination Blog, and Stacked.

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.

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Cover Change: Done Dirt Cheap by Sarah Nicole Lemon

I love this cover because it gives me girl gang vibes. I know this book has nothing to do with girl gangs, BUT two girls from different backgrounds (hopefully) becoming friends and sticking together? Yup. It really looks like they have each other’s backs, and I love that. I love the art and the simplicity of the cover; it’s the girls who are the focus, and there’s no question about it.

This paperback redesign is not even in the same league as the hardcover. Why?! It’s so boring. A hilly background with a silhouette of a girl on a motorbike? This could’ve been far better. I like the font for Sarah Nicole Lemon’s name, BUT the font for the quotation at the bottom is awful because it’s hard to read. This redesign just doesn’t pop.

Final Verdict: What cover do I like better? The hardover.

Which cover design do you prefer? Would you buy the the hardcover or paperback cover?


4 Responses to “HOLY MOTHER COVER! • Changes in Done Dirt Cheap by Sarah Nicole Lemon”

  1. I agree with you. The hardcover works better. The colors. The Typography. It just worked. I hate generic covers, it’ll only make people not want to buy it.

  2. Tasya says:

    I love the hardcover one better too, it stands out more in the sea of books, while the paperback is just so generic! I read it already and while it’s not something I’d enjoyed, I’m surprised to found that I really liked it! :)

  3. I’m ashamed to be so superficial, but I’d never pick the paperback. 🙈 But the hardcover is so cool! 😍 I love the art, it’s really pretty and the colours work well. Definitely like it better!

  4. The cover art for the hardcover is honestly what drew me to the book in the first place, and it’s just so no-nonsense in portraying what the book is about! While I like the colors of the paperback, it’s so generic and reminds me of being interchangeable with really any other YA book. Also, I’m getting so tired of contemporary novels now always having different paperback covers!

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