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: The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia
When I first saw the hardcover design of The Lovely Reckless, I wasn’t a fan. I couldn’t see myself picking up this book because of the cover. The typography left a lot to be desired. I didn’t like the glare of the gray in Kami Garcia’s name. I thought the watercolored graffiti-like couple could’ve been done a bit better. It’s just super forgettable.
Now that paperback cover, I like. The font is fabulous. I found it extremely fitting with the muscle car because it gave a sort of retro vibe. I like the blurs behind the car, making it look like the car is on the go. The red is very eye-catching. It’s a simple, yet striking cover.
Final Verdict: What cover do I like better? Paperback!