July 27, 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.

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Cover Change: Tell Me Something Real by Calla Devlin

What a terrible mistake. Who approved the paperback of Tell Me Something Real? Because they need to get their eyes checked if they think it’s a great cover design. When you compare it to the beauty of the hardcover, I am at a loss of words.

I love the hardcover because the illustrations are gorgeous. The coloring of it is what makes it amazing. I like that the colors look semi-fade or rubbed off. I really like the title font because it meshes with the overall cover. However, the paperback, what even. The placement of the title is a mess. The positioning of the author’s name is awful too. The flowers are fake as hell. Just why.

Final Verdict: What cover do I like better? Hardcover.

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


5 Responses to “HOLY, MOTHER COVER! • Changes in Tell Me Something Real by Calla Devlin”

  1. Tasya says:

    I agree, the paperback cover looks like a mistake! The hardcover one is already so gorgeous, why do they feel the need to change it?

  2. annie says:

    i totally agree with you cee! i love the hardcover cover, mostly because it has all the things i generally love when it comes to covers. the paperback cover is just weird. everything just feels very imbalanced and personally, i’m not a huge fan of that blue and red together.

  3. YIKES. I definitely had trouble reading the title on the paperback. Hardcover allllll the way.
    *cringes one more time*

  4. Sarah J. says:

    The paperback is a hot mess. The only thing I like about it is the bleeding flowers, but the hardcover just looks and feels so much more original. Flowers bleeding on covers is generic, but illustrated peaches are unique.

  5. The paperback cover is certainly a mess and I definitely agree that the hardcover is so much better. However, I don’t really know how to feel about the hardcover’s cover other than it’s better than the paperback.

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