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January 26, 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.)


COVER CHANGE: Dissonance by Erica O’Rourke

What do I think about the cover design? Beautiful colors, but oh so grainy.

Three things I love about this cover: 1. the colors! The shades or blue and purple work really well here, and I think a large part of that has to do with the grainy quality of the photo. It gives it an extra something—an umpf; 2. the overlay effect. I really love how it looks, especially with the model in motion; and 3. the double dissonance. Do you see how there’s a faded, yet bigger “dissonance” over the title? I really like that!

However, the one thing that really bugs me is the weird “S O N” in big lettering on the top. Does it say “Dissonance” or something else? It’s just so weird that you can’t see it in its entirety.

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

What do I think about the cover design? Meh, not very memorable.

It’s such a bland cover. Origami star-flower? I’m not sure what significance it is, but it just seems really odd. And it’s against a white background? Like what? I really don’t understand why the hardcover needed a redesign. The paperback hardly catches my attention; it’s a big fat yawn.

Though, I do like that the color scheme stays pretty much the same for this cover and the way that the colors of the title turns from white to the blue-purple shade.

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

Final Verdict: I guess the hardcover. 

Which cover design do you prefer? Would you buy the hardcover or paperback cover?