October 12, 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.

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US versus UK: Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell

What do I think about the cover design? Cute and simple.

Let’s talk about the use of silhouettes here. It’s done so well in the US cover of The Wolf Wilder. I love that the night sky and a forest serve as a background inside the big wolf silhouette. I like that the gold is the only color that won’t blend with the colors that are used; it makes the title stand out more that way. This cover portrays all it needs to in an image that isn’t cluttery. You’ve got the girl, her wolves, and the setting. That’s it.

Would I buy this book based on the cover? Yes.

What do I think about the cover design? Holy beautiful illustrations!

Okay, I admit I am blown away by the UK cover of The Wolf Wilder. I can’t stop staring. While the US cover keeps it simple, the UK cover has so much colors and details in the illustration. Look at the snow and the branches. The typography in this is absolutely gorgeous, and I love the way the title sits on the tree branches so naturally. There’s so much color in this, and it blends together beautifully. Love.

Would I buy this book based on the cover? YES, YES, YES.

Final Verdict: Yes to both covers because they have gorgeous illustrations on it! But if you really force me, the UK one.

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


6 Responses to “HOLY, MOTHER COVER! | US versus UK: The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell”

  1. I love both of these! They each have their own charm. I don’t know if I could pick just one. I do now want to read this book.

  2. Shannelle says:

    Both covers are wonderful. I’m drawn to the simplicity of the first one, but all of the type and illustrations in the UK one has my heart swooning.

  3. Alexa S. says:

    Both these covers are very, very gorgeous! I love that they’re striking in different ways :)

  4. Jackie says:

    This is one of those rare occasions when I really love both covers. The US version is some how very detailed yet simple at the same time. It’s not a cover I’ve seen often, which makes it eye-catching. The UK version is just beautiful. I love the snowscape and I love the colors and it’s whimsical. I’d buy both of these books if the cover was any indication of the story inside.

  5. Both covers are gorgeous. I love the colours from the US, but the silhouette from the UK.

  6. Sarah J. says:

    Wow! These covers are both excellently done. I love the wolf silhouette, but the UK one is beautifully illustrated. This is that odd moment when both the covers are fantastically done. I want both. *grabby hands*

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