We’re starting a new feature here on Chapter Break called Chat About Covers. ‘Cause you know we all judge books by covers, whether we admit it or not. We judge the style, the color and font choices, and just the overall look. That might not keep us from reading the book, but we do still judge.
There’s just so much wrong with this cover.
The lady with the bright purple wings looks like she’s really trying to think about something. They are random but pretty I guess.
But that creepy dude in the background? First, he has no head, so he’s all chest and nothing else? Second, the position of the girl’s head in front of his package? Um, either blatant or completely accidental, but it doesn’t work.
I do like the font…
I love how Julie thinks those purple smears are wings. That is totally not what I see. I see those chocolate-orange slices, the kind that you smash into the table and the segments break apart. The purple smears are really driving me crazy every time I see this cover. What are those things even supposed to be? It’s very distracting against the rest of the black and white cover.
And the floating torso is just weird. I’m hoping the suggestive placement of the female model was an accident. Because, yes, it does not work for me, either.
I’m also completely distracted by the weird wallpaper in the background. It makes me feel like a 70’s-style room. And it’s way too busy for me to look at.
What are your thoughts on this cover?