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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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I’ve missed doing these theme posts. I’m not quite sure why I haven’t been doing it (maybe a bit of laziness and being overwhelmed by work and stuff), but here I am with this post! Taking that long break may have been a great thing because now, I’m pumped to collect the covers and talk about its beauty.
I was looking through covers for Summer books and noticed that a lot of them have that lens flare effect to them. I was absolutely mesmerized by them, and thought why not showcase that?
THEME: Lens Flare
I love that the lens flare in My Life Next Door
is subtle, and doesn’t overwhelm the picture. It’s just a little touch that adds a unique effect to the cover, and makes the coloring of it brighten even more. I like that the plants above the couple look as if it’s shielding them from the sunlight. The title font makes good of the space next to the couple.
I am absolutely blown away by how gorgeous the cover of Golden
is. The lens flare creates a warm vibe to it and enhances the coloring. I love the tone that the reddish-gold coloring makes. It’s almost like she’s absorbing the sun, gaining its energy. The gold outline of the flowers is intricate, which makes it stand out, but not in a way that distracts from the overall cover.
I didn’t the Open Road Summer
cover at first because the color had a washed out magenta look to it. However, the more I looked at it, the more I found myself appreciating the effect of the lens flare with the coloring. It kind of reminds as if the picture is part of a dream. The lens flare softens the picture, and makes it a bit romantic (if that makes any sense).
When You Were Here
not only has wonderful typography, but it also has that lovely lens flare effect. As you know, I don’t like seeing faces on my cover, so I like that the lens flare is hiding part of the guy’s face. (It’s better than chopping their head off.) And can we talk about how pretty the lettering of the title is? So pretty.
Double the lens flare in Ask the Passengers!
I find this cover absolutely gorgeous. I’m not usually a fan of covers with a lot of white space, but this cover makes good use of it. I love how the girl’s hand fades into the background where the sun is (also where the lens flare effect occurs). The coloring works well too. It’s just so pretty.
I like that the coloring of The Distance Between Us
is a bit darker than the other covers, and that the lens flare doesn’t hide the girl. I like the lack of distance between the couple (it’s a bit ironic, considering the title). I’ve noticed something that bothers me though. Do you see the position of the girl’s right leg? How is that that possible? Is she standing at an angle? How?
Which book cover has the best lens flare? Can you think of any other books with lens flare that you absolutely love? Do you like the format of this post?