June 7, 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.

(A big special thanks to Georgie at What She Reads for bestowing me this fabulous name and to Charlotte at The Simple Tales for creating the beautiful feature banner you see before you.)

Neon lights! Big city! That’s what I wanna see! (I may or may not have “That’s the Life For Me” from James and the Giant Peach stuck in my head.)

Neon lights is the next trend I wanted to showcase. Like the post-it theme, I couldn’t find a lot of book covers with neon lights on it. I figured it would be fairly easy to find because designers can do excellent typography awesomeness with neon lights. Unfortunately, I only found four (which is better than none)! And those four are definitely fabulous ones.

TREND: Neon Lights

Love Me Back by Merritt TierceYes Please by Amy Poehler

Kissing In America by Margo RabbI’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

Best neon lights cover? Gahhhhh, it’s definitely between Love Me Back and Yes Please.

I love the simplicity of Love Me Back, the background color, and the lights not being turned on. I love Yes Please because HOT PINK BOLDNESS + AMY POEHLER! Need I say more?

What about you? Which book cover do you think has the best neon light? Can you think of any other books with this theme?


10 Responses to “HOLY, MOTHER COVER | Trend: Neon Lights!”

  1. I’m drawn to I’ll Meet You There, since I read that one and really liked it, but the more I look at it, the more I love the one for Love Me Back. The color is really soft, and it’s interesting that the lights aren’t on – it makes me wonder what the book is about!

  2. Krystianna says:

    I’ve noticed this as a trend too! This is the first I’ve seen the cover of Love Me Back, but I definitely think it’s my favorite. It’s much more subtle than the others.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  3. Sarah J. says:

    I really like the cover for Kissing in America. I think it has something to do with how it looks like an authentic American neon-sign. I also really like the Love Me Back cover. It’s a pretty interesting cover!

  4. Oooh! I actually wasn’t entirely aware of this trend until you pointed it out, but now that I think of it, it definitely makes sense. I have to agree with the previous commenters and say I’m very drawn to the Love Me Back cover—the soft colors, the sparse picture, and the fact that the lights are off all work in its favor. Great post, Cee!

  5. JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH! You know the way to my heart.
    I must agree with your choices. The first cover says a LOT to me with the lights not being turned on! Neon lights are fun! ;D

  6. I think I am loving this trend! I too love the Amy Poehler cover and Love Me Back. They sure did grab my attention!

  7. Rachel says:

    This is the first time I’ve seen the cover of Love Me Back, but WOW do I love it. I think it’s simple, yet also detailed in a careful way. It’s an understated neon since the sign isn’t lit up. This is mildly unrelated to the ‘neon lights’ theme, but it annoys me so much how similar those bottom two covers are. Like, I’ve been avoiding reading them for that reason alone (which is a horrible reason, I know). But if I had to pick one over the other, I’d go with I’ll Meet You There. I love the detail in that one!

  8. Shannelle says:

    Love Me Back looks so clean, and the lights stand out even more because they’re not turned out. And the Yes Please cover, well. Amy Poehler’s pose is just perfect. And Kissing in America and I’ll Meet You There both remind me so much of each other, actually. Maybe it’s the placement and everything.

  9. Wowza, that cover of Love Me Back! I want to keep staring at it and want it to glow, too. =(

    I love all of these covers! Why aren’t there more neon lighted covers, world?

  10. I like them all but am most drawn to Love Me Back because I like the blue.

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