September 12, 2016 • Cee • Holy Mother Cover

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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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US vs. AUS: Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow

The US and Australian cover both share the thing I love most about each cover: the lettering!

The lettering on both are so frickin’ fantastic. The title on the US cover looks like it’s been written in an oil pastel. I love that it’s handwritten because it gives the cover and title a bit of personality, especially considering the cover has nothing else on it except the lettering. I also the smudges because to me, it conveys that things will get messy. Girl in Pieces talks about self harm and suicide, and the cover does a good job of showing that through the skin-toned color background and the red strikes through the title that seems to convey cutting without being graphic. It’s quite minimalistic, but it’s a powerful effect.

The Australian cover has the title stitched into it (well, the cloth background). I like that the cover seems to convey that in this book, readers will see a girl trying to stitch herself back together like the title is doing. I love that the stitching has thread leftover, making it a bit messy, and that it’s made from two different color thread. The stitching isn’t exactly tidy, but what life is?

Final Verdict: What cover do I like better? I think…the US cover. 

Which cover design do you prefer? Would you buy the the US or AUS cover? 


 

5 Responses to “HOLY, MOTHER COVER! US vs AUS • Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow”

  1. Definitely US for the win on this one! That pink color and calligraphy has my heart.

  2. Tasya says:

    Definitely the US one! The AUS one just looks too creepy for me :\

  3. I agree with Tasya that the AUS cover looks too creepy. I’m not grossed out by blood but STITCHES IN SKIN IS TOO MUCH FOR ME SOMEHOW.

  4. Morgane says:

    It’s funny. I like the Australian cover. Somehow I found that it conveys more the theme of self-harm and suicide.

  5. AngelErin says:

    I like the US cover better, but only because I don’t like the color on the AUS one. :)


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