Ten points to whoever can guess what book that is :)
"Don't judge a book by its cover."
We've all heard that. Whether someone is telling you to literally not judge a book by its cover or whether they're telling you not to judge a person by their appearance. This saying is all over the place. But, no matter how many time the words are repeated, we can't help but judge. Especially when it comes to books.
I know I am personally guilty of this. If a cover doesn't click with me or it feels cheesy or unoriginal, chances are I won't pick up the book (this is the reason it took me so long to pick up Anna and the French Kiss when it had the old covers). A cover can tell a lot about a book but, if done wrong, it can also completely misguide the readers. So today, I thought it would be fun to judge some covers to my favorite books!
Colors: Of course, this is mostly pink but I feel like it just works well and I really like it! Especially when you put this one next to all of the other books in the series.
Font: Simple and elegant. It fits the feel of this series and, despite the fact that the words take up the entire cover, it doesn't feel overwhelming.
Images: Spot on. The Eiffel Tower in the background is perfect!
Cover Relevance: This book takes place in Paris, France so the art and background on this cover is awesome. It actually tells you something about the story. Plus, it has a heart and is colored pink, both of which are generally related with love and romance which is huge part of this book!
Rating: A perfect fit!
Colors: I'm not a huge fan of the teal and the red. They work for the most part but it's kinda eh.
Font: It's simple and easy to read so I don't have a problem with it!
Images: As cute as that boy is, I'm not a fan of the close up face thing we have going on with our covers. Also, I don't like the sillouette in the background.
Cover Relevance: I mean, the main characters are on the cover...kinda. And there's a "comet" falling in the background which is relevant but I feel like this one could have been done better. I prefer the old covers to these new ones.
Rating: Could use work.
Colors: Dark and mysterious and YES. These colors work so well for this cover. I love.
Font: The title almost feels like an afterthought to the cover but it works well with the cover. I love the font and I like how it spans across the whole cover.
Images: Looooooooooooooooooooove. It's so elegant and the details are wonderful. I'm not normally a fan of having people on covers but this takes that trend and does it right.
Cover Relevance: Very relevant, when you look at it more abstractly. Mara is barely staying afloat after what happened to her and her friends and Noah (the love of my life) is keeping her from drowning.
Rating: PLEASE DON'T EVER CHANGE. EVER.
Colors: I like the colors a lot! They are simple and clean and wonderful.
Font: I'm not a huge fan of the font but the way they incorporated the words into the cover is awesome.
Images: Yes, perfect. I love the whimsical feel of the sun and the dark silhouette of the people and the bench.
Cover Relevance: Despite how much I like the colors and images, it's not super relevant to the story. In fact, it's a bit misleading. This isn't the bright, cheery story the cover suggests.
Rating: Pretty but doesn't match the story.
Colors: These colors are lovely and I they work and blend well together.
Fonts: Perfect, yes. I especially love how the end of each word is sort of blurring away.
Images: I don't think they could have found a more perfect image. Teens at the beach. Seriously great fit. And it works all the more by the fact that it is sort of blurred and unclear.
Cover Relevance: So relevant I can't. I won't say much else because this is a book you don't want to spoil.
Rating: Yes, you are wonderful.
Colors: The background sunset is really pretty...
Fonts: I really, really dislike the title font. It feels clunky and awkward. But it's a "sporty" font so I guess it semi works.
Images: Ugh, classic, cheesy couple just sort of hanging out. I do not like. Although, it does have a football so that works.
Cover Relevance: It's relevant to the story with the couple and the football.
Rating: Awkward and cheesy.
Welp, there we go folks! Here are a few covers and what I think of them. I'm considering doing this regularly so if you like the idea, let me know and tell me in the comments below!
Are there any covers you'd like me to talk about next time? What are your opinions on these covers?