March 5, 2015 • 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: Tease by Amanda Maciel

What do I think about the cover design? So into the typography.

Of course, the thing I really love about this hardcover of Tease is the typography! Cursive, baby! The title looks like it was written out in reddish-pink pastels or a lipstick. The page of text that is under the title makes good use of the empty space. In person, the cover is silver than that dull gray that’s shown in the photo, which I like because it’s very shiny and eye-catching with that pin color.

I don’t like the extra sans serif “Tease” on the left side of the cover. I just find that a bit awkward since we already have an eye-catching title.

Would I buy this book based on the cover? Sure.

What do I think about the cover design? It’s just okay?

This paperback cover is very contemplative. It focuses more on the side profile of a girl than the typography of the title. It’s not the most innovative or creative cover (because we’ve seen sooo many profile covers), but I like the shadowing of it, especially how you can’t see the right side of the girl’s face which is shrouded by the dark. The typography for the title is more subtle than the hardcover—both in style (it’s not cursive anymore, boooo) and coloring. I miss the silver and the hot red-pink!

Would I buy this book based on the cover? I don’t know. Maybe? 

Final Verdict: Definitely the hardcover! 

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


7 Responses to “HOLY, MOTHER COVER! | Changes in Tease by Amanda Maciel”

  1. Katherine says:

    I love the hardcover too! I got that book when it first came out and I love how shiny it is. The typeography is stunning and I love the passage behind the title. The paperback just looks more dramatic and doesn’t really have the same pop as the hardcover. I’d agree – hardcover wins!

  2. I definitely prefer the hardcover, the paperback doesn’t really grab my attention and as you mentioned this type of cover has been done multiple of times. I’m not even sure I like the photograph at all, I can understand why they went for a more dramatic look but it’s not as powerful or engaging as the hardback.

  3. Amber says:

    I like the hardcover a lot better. I was a bit surprised at such a big cover change for the paperback. It’s a little disappointing, just because there are already so many profile covers to begin with. And it kind of makes it seem like the girl on the cover would be the one teased (from first appearances).

  4. I’ve seen the hardcover of this and was THIS CLOSE to buying it simply because of the cover! I’m really not diggin’ the paperback, to be honest :/

  5. oh man, definitely the hardcover! First of all, IT’S VERY SHINY! And I love how simple it is. I usually like book covers with a person’s face up close, but the paper back just doesn’t work for me. Maybe it’s because of the font and colors.

  6. Shannelle C. says:

    I loved the Tease hardcover! I just didn’t want to buy it because I’ve heard it gets scratched easily. But honestly, I love the script, and the way it carries over on the spine. It’s so eye-catching, but the other one isn’t as lovely as the hardcover.

  7. I definitely love the hardcover more than the paperback. I really love that it has the faint text in the back and the lipstick title. The paperback makes it look like every other book out there.

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