Inspired by What She Reads, Pure 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.
This past Tuesday was the book birthday of Jandy Nelson’s latest book, I’ll Give You the Sun (everyone should read this), and I wanted to celebrate it (even though it’s a bit late). I thought why not do a cover change/theme post of her first published novel, The Sky Is Everywhere?
And booom, here we are.
Not surprise that most of these covers use the sky theme. (It’s right there in the title!) Let’s see what else you can notice about these covers.
THEME: The Sky Is Everywhere by
Now for my favorite part!
Such a hard pick. I couldn’t decide. Both paperback covers are incredibly gorgeous. In the end, well. You see what I picked. I just love the colors that are used. [/column] [column size=”1/3″]FOREIGN FAVORITE[lightbox type=”image” src=”http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y425/thenovelhermit/JandyNelson-TheSkyIsEverywhereDenmark_zps8367b9c9.jpeg”][/lightbox]
I love that this cover emphasizes on the music, which is an important thing in the book. And I like the grainy image of the girl’s skin. It’s a nice effect. It makes me think she’s fading away or in the past still.[/column] [column size=”1/3″]LEAST FAVORITE[lightbox type=”image” src=”http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y425/thenovelhermit/leastfave_zps9301c049.png”][/lightbox]
Oh god, these covers. Horrible covers. 1. The font choice is alllll wrong and 2. it uses the space in the cover awkwardly. The placement of everything either uses too much space or doesn’t use it at all, which is a major problem. [/column][/row]