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 Start of Me and You by Emery Lord
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.
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.