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.
COVER CHANGE: The Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead
I just don’t understand what this cover is trying to portray. The coloring and the overall design made me think it’s set in a futuristic society (which it is, so go me!). However, nothing is going on with this cover. A flock of birds and a face of a woman covered by blue smoke-like effect? It doesn’t evoke any excitement or desire to want to read it. It’s just so boring, and it definitely wouldn’t catch my attention if I saw it on a shelf at a bookstore. What else is there to say about this cover?
Would I buy this book based on the cover? No way.
Sure, this is a cover you see for this genre, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t badass. It totally is. The coloring and texture of the background is soo pretty; I feel a sense of warmth and fierceness. I love that it looks like the model is conjuring the effect, and that her stance says “I’m badass. I’m here to save the city.”
I have two issues with the cover though. The first is the placement of the blurb and the “#1 New York Times Bestselling Author.” The space is being used awkwardly because of the lack of one. And the second is the gray-ish green outline around the white fill in Richelle Mead’s name. It doesn’t do anything like make the name pop.
Would I buy this book based on the cover? Sure.
I will definitely choose the paperback cover over the hardcover one. At least that cover has personality and badassery.
Which cover design do you prefer? Would you buy the hardcover or paperback cover?
Waiting On is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.
In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her. . . .
But the struggle isn’t over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there’s still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure—and re-education—looms larger than ever.
Why I’m waiting?
ADRIAN IVASHKOVVVVV. My heart belongs to that asshole.
I love the Bloodlines series. I feel like I’ve been waiting for years for the next book (which I know the previous book wasn’t published that long ago). I get incredibly giddy when I read it because fuck, that Adrian Ivashkov is such a romantic. I’m extremely excited to read from his POV and to see his relationship with Sydney have progressed. JUST GIVE ME THE FIERY HEART. GIVE IT TO ME NOW.
What books are you waiting on?