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: Dissonance by Erica O’Rourke
Three things I love about this cover: 1. the colors! The shades or blue and purple work really well here, and I think a large part of that has to do with the grainy quality of the photo. It gives it an extra something—an umpf; 2. the overlay effect. I really love how it looks, especially with the model in motion; and 3. the double dissonance. Do you see how there’s a faded, yet bigger “dissonance” over the title? I really like that!
However, the one thing that really bugs me is the weird “S O N” in big lettering on the top. Does it say “Dissonance” or something else? It’s just so weird that you can’t see it in its entirety.
Would I buy this book based on the cover? Sure.
It’s such a bland cover. Origami star-flower? I’m not sure what significance it is, but it just seems really odd. And it’s against a white background? Like what? I really don’t understand why the hardcover needed a redesign. The paperback hardly catches my attention; it’s a big fat yawn.
Though, I do like that the color scheme stays pretty much the same for this cover and the way that the colors of the title turns from white to the blue-purple shade.
Would I buy this book based on the cover? Hahaha, nope.
Final Verdict: I guess the hardcover.