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: 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.