August 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: The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

What do I think about the cover design? How romantic.

Who else thinks this cover is cute? I am very into this cover because of the sunset. I just love the colors that it’s giving out. It’s very saturated and trippy.  I love covers with lens flare because it’s such a cool effect; I like the effect of someone or something being partially blocked by light.

I love that this book matches Emery’s debut book, Open Road Summer, which also has a lens flare and nature in the background. I’m sad that they won’t match anymore because the paperback of The Start of Me and You and When We Collided are drastically different.

Would I buy this book based on the cover? Sure.

What do I think about the cover design? Cute!

How cute is this paperback cover, guys? While the hardcover has the photograph cover, this is all illustration! Whenever covers are illustrated, I’m all for it. I looovveee the girl diving into blue watercolored chevrons. It’s such an awesome and clever use of the shape to represent the waves. Also, the heart fits perfectly in the sea of chevron waves.

I’m not a big fan of the sans serif font they used for “the start of me” because it doesn’t seem to mesh well with the handwritten “and you.” It’s too thin. Other than that, it’s a very cute cover.

Would I buy this book based on the cover? Yes. 

Final Verdict: They are drastically different, so I’d pick either depending on what’s in the bookstore. 

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


12 Responses to “HOLY, MOTHER COVER! | Changes in The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord”

  1. Chrystal says:

    I like the hardcover version better. I like the imagery the best.

  2. I think both of them are beautiful for completely different reasons. I love them both. I think if I had to chose then I would buy the hardcover edition because then it matches my copy of Open Road Summer but I ADORE the illustrated cover because I DIE for illustrated covers.

  3. acps927 says:

    I was ready to be outraged, but the PB redesign is cute. BUT I definitely still love the hardcover more though, and I’m glad it’s the one I have! Even though the scene on the cover never happens in the book I feel it fits the mood of the book better than the redesign.

  4. Katherine says:

    I think both of these covers are cute, but I think the original hardback is better because it matches Open Road Summer. Of course, her next book’s cover doesn’t match at all.

  5. Jackie says:

    I would be reluctant to pick up the hardcover version of the book. It looks to serious and mushy. But, I love the paperback version of the cover! The illustration and the colors make it look quirky and fun :D

  6. I feel like the paperback is more for an adult audience? Or to draw in the adult eye?

    I do love them both!

  7. Honestly I love both and I think I may just have to get the paperback because it’s so pretty xD But I should read the book first, in the hardback that I own. But PRETTY COVER

  8. Sarah J. says:

    I will definitely be buying the paperback edition of this one. I just love this redesign! I usually feel like redesigns can either be helpful or harmful to the novel, but I think that this design is something that will catch a lot more eyes.

  9. Alexa S. says:

    I kind of want to buy the paperback for the sole reason that it is utterly adorable! <3

  10. Annie says:

    i absolutely adore the paperback but i totally agree that the “and you” part of the title doesn’t seem to mesh well with the rest of it. i feel like they should’ve just picked one font and stuck with it for the entire title instead of doing this awkward contrast / split thing. i like soft, pastel colours so the paperback cover wins in that aspect for me too!

  11. Shannelle says:

    I didn’t know about this, but OMG, the paperback is the cutest!

  12. I’m going with the paperback for sure! I honestly don’t care about the cover from the hardback. I don’t know why.. I can’t pinpoint out what I dislike, but I think it’s the color scheme. The paperback is adorable and I love the soft colors.

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