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.
HC vs. PB: Love from A to Z by S.K. Ali
These covers of Love from A to Z share similar vibes, but the way they were created showcases two different art styles.
With the hardcover, that bright sky blue color is the first thing that pops out at you (which I love because I’ve stopped to pick up this book multiple times at my bookstore). The hardcover is photograph-centric, with the two models acting as the characters, sitting on seats at probably an airport because they have bags seated at their side and tickets in their hands. One can only assume that this book is probably gonna take place whilst they’re traveling or in a different country. The typography for the title is very cute, using a handwritten style that compliments the serif font that’s at the bottom part of the book.
The paperback takes on a different approach. It uses illustrations to portray everything that the hardcover did minus the seats in a different manner with the way the characters are lounging next to the title. It’s cute. I love that the characters and bags/suitcases in the hardcover were incorporated in this cover. This paperback has a duller color in comparison to the hardcover, which I don’t like as much because it makes the cover feel a bit muted and less exciting. I love the different typography used for all the words—a mix of cursives and sans serif. It just works well.
Final Verdict: What cover do I like better? This is hard because I like both—the hardcover for the bright blue color and how the models are positioned, and the paperback for the cute art style.