February 28, 2018 • 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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Cover Change: A Totally Awkward Love Story by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison

Well, that hardcover design is surely memorable. Two fingers acting as the main characters. It’s cute and creative. It does look awkward—at least to me—and those finger models do look like they’re enjoying each other’s company aka love. I like creative covers, but this cover doesn’t make use of the focus. The title’s typography looks out of place, and that background…it doesn’t look like it was done with much thought outside of the finger models.

The paperback design may not be as memorable as the hardcover, but I love it. There’s no awkward open spaces—it makes good spacial usage by having the title take up the majority of the cover. It stands out, but not enough to distract from the illustrations and texts. I love the text—I can only assume are lines from the book—used in the background; it’s not too busy or makes the cover look clutter. I love the the illustrations that shows the couple (and a couple of their friends) in different moments of them being together. It’s lovely.

Final Verdict: What cover do I like better? The paperback.

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


2 Responses to “HOLY, MOTHER COVER! • Changes in A Totally Awkward Love Story by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison”

  1. Lauren says:

    i wish we could have a cover that was the baby of them both???

  2. Kacey says:

    I definitely prefer the paperback. It’s so cute.

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