October 8, 2017 • 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.

(A big special thanks to Georgie at What She Reads for bestowing me this fabulous name and to Charlotte at The Simple Tales for creating the beautiful feature banner you see before you.)


Cover Change: Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here by Anna Breslaw

It’s hard to decide which cover of Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here I like better. They both have their merits.

With the hardcover version of the book, I love how the model is just laid down on the grass, chilling with her laptop—I’m assuming writing fanfiction about her beloved show. I love the font for the title. I especially like the emphasis of the lines under “hates it here” because Scarlett really hates where she is to escape into her own world. I like that there’s lined illustrations to make the photograph not seem so bare. It’s a perfect indicator of what to expect of Scartlett.

I like that the photograph of the paperback cover is a school yearbook picture. I especially like the doodles made on the photograph—the sunglasses and the dialogue bubbles. (I do like that type of mixed media.) I like that everything about this cover has a teenager’s touch, like she went at the picture with a pen and doodled all over it.

Final Verdict: What cover do I like better? I can’t pick!

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


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