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: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
What I love about the US cover of This Savage Song are: the font (which has a chalky-paint quality) and its loopiness, the violin outline that gives an opening to a city alleyway (as if saying that you can find the music there), and the orangey-red coloring. You just feel like something isn’t right.
I’m not as big of a fan of the UK cover of This Savage Song. It’s a bit too bare for me. However, the things I do like are the swirly ‘g’ in the title and the rose that looks like it’s been doused with some kind of liquid, and we’re seeing a snapshot of it. (Like, taken from a slow-mo video.)
Final Verdict: What cover do I like better? The hardcover!