Inspired by What She Reads, Pure 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.
I’ve been feeling a bit nostalgic about amusement parks. It’s been a while since I’ve been to one (and by a while, I mean a lonnnng time ago). And you know the one thing you can find there? The ferris wheel! Fun fact: I’ve never been on a ferris wheel.
Similar to the maps theme, the good ferris wheel book covers were a bit hard to find. I swear they were hiding from me (except the ones I picked for this post).
THEME: Ferris Wheel!
My favorite cover? Out of these five, it’s hard to pick; I like certain aspects of each one.
- In Four, I love the sparks coming from the ferris wheel.
- In What I Had Before I Had You, I like that it’s simple and that it’s like any normal day at the boardwalk.
- In The Wicked Girls, it looks very ominous like bad shit will happen.
- In The London Eye Mystery, I love the way the ferris wheel is angled, so that it’s as if you’re like the figures in the cover looking straight up at it.
- In Joyland, I love that it looks very 1950s horror-esque, and I’m a big fan that it was painted.
Best ferris wheel? Hands down, Four. Look at it! I realized that the majority of these covers have ferris wheels that are off in the distance or cut off so you can’t see the entirety of the wheel. Ha.