This is a new series on my blog where I will be discussing one of my favorite topics, COVERS. In A Court of Covers, I will be judging book covers. (Haha, get it? court… judge?)
I’ll make a confession now. Yes, I judge books by their covers. Yes, sometimes I buy books solely because of their beautiful cover. Yes, sometimes I don’t read a book because I don’t like the cover. Yes, I buy multiple copies of books to get matching covers. As a book lover, judging a book cover is a must-do! Of course, beyond the cover we have to consider the content + more. But, first impressions DO matter, at least to me. I’m not trying to be shallow, but a pretty cover will definitely catch my eye better than a plain cover.
This series will include discussions of covers by theme, covers by seasons, cover reveals, cover changes, covers of a series, spines, typography + etc.
Today… we will be discussing the newly revealed cover of Colleen Hoover’s new book: It Ends With Us. You may or may not know this, (although you should), but I LOVE Colleen Hoover. I own almost all of her books and I absolutely love them. Of course, I was ecstatic to hear that she has another book coming out this year. (Bless her because I can only go so long without Colleen Hoover in my life)
Now, let’s talk about this cover.
The Case: The background is a tan/cream light wood pattern. The main subject of the cover is some dried crushed flowers sprinkled across the cover. The font is also with the wooden pattern but in a purple plum color. Details are in a small black font.
The Deliberation: Have you seen a cover before with flowers crushed like this? Not me. One thing I love about Colleen Hoover’s books are the COVERS. Goodness, they are always so beautiful, this one is definitely not an exception.
The color scheme… the background is a light wooden background and the font is a purple-plum color which definitely stands out from the background.
The font, is just a basic block font, not very different from her other covers. However, I’m perfectly fine with that. It’s easy to read and the colors look awesome!
The Final Verdict: I REALLY LIKE IT. It’s unique, it’s eye-catching. The contrast between the two colors are PERFECT. I feel like it is an exceptionally nice cover and definitely makes me want to add it to my book collection. It also drew my eyes in to read more about the book blurb which is always a good sign (getting a reader’s attention). I honestly can’t wait for this book to come out now.
Color Scheme: 5/5
“Wow” factor: 4/5
Now… your turn. What did you think about this cover? 🙂