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.
US vs. UK: History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
Water motif in both covers? Yes! You know the water is important when it reflects a main part of the book. The blues in the covers? LOVE. It just flows nicely. ;)
In the US cover, I love that you can flip it around, and it’ll portray a different sky—night or day. I like that the skies can also represent the water like the silhouettes are overlooking a body of water. It’s minimalist, but does and says so much. In the UK cover, I love the lines of the waves. It’s so simple, but it makes a cool effect. I love the little dots for the stars in the sky and the title swimming in the waves.
Final Verdict: What cover do I like better? I think the UK cover for me!