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 Last Boy and Girl in the World by Siobhan Vivian
I really like the hardcover of The Last Boy and Girl in the World. What I love about this cover are the illustrations (it has a minimalistic quality to it); the colors (love that there’s different shades of blue for the water and that it’s all in the shape of diamonds); and the sans serif typography (nice effect of the words start bleeding into the water).
The paperback cover is…okay. The thing I really like about this cover is the typography of the title. It’s so pretty. Other than the title, I’m indifferent to what’s portrayed. There’s a couple in a boat, showcasing the romance in the book, and the water that looks like everything’s underwater.
Final Verdict: What cover do I like better? Definitely the hardcover.