April 9, 2015 • 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: Roomies by  Sara Zarr & Tara Altebrando

[row][column size=”1/2″]What do I think about the cover design? Cute drawings!

Two things I love: 1. the cover uses only two distinct colors—the purple and the bright green—and 2. I love that the drawings are divided because it looks like the beds and tables are situated like an actual dorm room (even though readers don’t really see their lives in the dorm). I like how the block of the title emphasizes that the characters are still separated from each other, and in the book, they’re living across the country before college.

It’s a cover that it isn’t very common in YA, which I love.

Would I buy this book based on the cover? Eh, maybe.[/column] [column size=”1/2″]What do I think about the cover design? Oh god. My eyes hurt.

The coloring of this cover, no. Who thought it was a good idea to use cross-processing film on this? Because this is too much. It’s so oversaturated. The colors are intense and very orange. It looks like a filter that was popular with teenagers seven years ago, and I don’t want that to be brought back (because dear god, my eyes!).

I don’t like this photograph because it’s extremely misleading. It looks as if the two characters are embarking on a road trip together. However, from what I remember about Roomies, no, that isn’t the case. There’s no road trip in sight.

Would I buy this book based on the cover? Hahahaha, no. [/column][/row]

Final Verdict: I guess the hardcover.

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


4 Responses to “HOLY, MOTHER COVER! | Changes in Roomies by Sara Zarr & Tara Altebrando”

  1. I read the book and I have to say that the new paperback cover really doesn’t even fit the story. I do like how the first cover has one side messy and the other neat along with the colors showing how different the two are. I wouldn’t mind the papeback cover if it was for a road trip book in the past. It has like a retro vibe to me.

  2. Katherine says:

    I’m not a huge fan of either option, but I guess I’d pick the hardback cover. It shows the two different sides of the room. While I like the idea with the first one, it doesn’t get the point across as clearly and isn’t as catchy. I haven’t read the book yet though, so it’s hard for me to say which fits the story best.

  3. Shannelle says:

    *hisses at that paperback cover* It’s so bright. It looks like some cheesy road trip novel, and from what I’ve heard from reviews, that is completely not what the book is about.

  4. Rachel says:

    I’m totally alone in this (as of right now), but I’d go with the paperback cover. Yes, it’s horrifically oversaturated, but I’ve never been a fan of the hardback cover. Also, I guess I’m just drawn to super girly covers haha.

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