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 versus UK: Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell
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.
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?
First sentence: “Once upon a time, a hundred years ago, there was a dark and stormy girl. “
Back in June, I wrote a love letter to The Wolf Wilder, desperately in need of it because holy wolves + Russia! I managed to get myself a copy, and is it everything I had hoped it’ll be? Well, I’ll tell you.
Dear Katherine Rundell and The Wolf Wilder,
I smell found family with wolves! And that’s everything I never knew I wanted!
Feo’s life is extraordinary. Her mother trains domesticated wolves to be able to fend for themselves in the snowy wilderness of Russia, and Feo is following in her footsteps to become a wolf wilder. She loves taking care of the wolves, especially the three who stay at the house because they refuse to leave Feo, even though they’ve already been wilded. But not everyone is enamored with the wolves, or with the fact that Feo and her mother are turning them wild. And when her mother is taken captive, Feo must travel through the cold, harsh woods to save her—and learn from her wolves how to survive.Goodreads