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: Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore
I might be the only person on the world who actually likes the hardcover design of Jane, Unlimited. It’s just a holographic cover; it’s mesmerizing. I love the angles, the different colors, and the textures. It tells readers nothing about the book, and just as well because Jane, Unlimited is a delightfully disorienting read—depending on who you ask. I like that you don’t quite know what to expect from this book, and the cover reflects that.
The paperback design of Jane, Unlimited reflects the weirdness you’ll find when you read this book. There are many options the character takes, and this cover with the way the leg is poking out the hole looks like the character’s gonna pop down into this box. It’s…not the best cover. It looks like a generic general fiction cover.
Final Verdict: What cover do I like better? The hardcover.