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.
US vs. UK: Belladonna by Adalyn Grace
You know what I love about having these covers side by side? They both have belladonna flowers incorporated into the illustration and they have similar palettes, and I find it satisfying to see them like this.
Things I like about the US cover: The belladonna flowers framing the girl’s face, the flowers embedded in the skin with the roots spreading out like veins, the saturated coloring giving the cover an ominous vibe. All giving that gothic vibes.
Things I like about the UK cover: the incredible illustration of the belladonna flowers with birds—the detail in the leaves with some crinkled, dry-looking ones with holes; the details of the birds where you can see the softness of their feathers; how one bird has a belladonna flower in its beak and the other looks possessed or in a trance not upright; the belladonna fruit hanging.
Final Verdict: What cover do I like better? The UK cover.