Welcome back, wonderful readers, to another Which Cover Wednesday! Which Cover Wednesday is a meme I host where I compare two different covers of the same book and give my opinion on which does it better. And feel free to join in and give your opinions on these covers in the Comments Section below! The covers for this week are are:
1. The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler
I’m sorry, but even though I can see the elegance of the first cover, the second one just appeals to me more. It’s mainly because of the motorcycle and the way the model puts her arms up in the air as well as the font face of the title. I do like the first cover’s typography though…
2. Ten Things I Hate About Me by Randa Abdel-Fattah
In this case, I’d choose the second cover. While the title’s typography for the two covers are pretty much the same, I like the cover art of the second cover more. Whether it’s the background, the photos alternating between Jamilah/Jamie’s different identities, or the message on the top outlining the main issue of the book, I think that the second cover does a better job of conveying the story than the first cover.
3. Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt
This round goes to the first cover! 😉 While I like the second cover’s typography as well as the dress and vintage camera, it’s a bit more bland compared to the colour bursting from the first cover. The first cover gives the book a retro feel without looking washed out, which is why I like it more.
4. Airhead by Meg Cabot
The first cover gets my vote! The main reason I chose the first cover over the second is that the second one looks more MG than YA, with its cartoonish cover. The first cover also looks more organized in terms of where the words on the cover are placed, whereas the second cover’s word placement seems random. And I really like the typography of the first cover, with the font used for “Airhead” alone capturing part of the story. Then there’s the line on the bottom, illuminating the issues of the story more than the second cover’s line on the top.
That’s all I have to say about the covers for this week? Were there any that caught your eye? If you have any thoughts or questions about these covers or Which Cover Wednesday in general, be sure to share it in the Comments Section below. Thanks for reading, everyone!