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.
I both like, and don’t like this cover. I like the illustrative nature of it – that it isn’t a real photograph but a sweet artist drawing. I like that a lot. I love the waves, even if they are kind of too colorful. The plumeria on the bottom makes me happy. Because I love Hawaiian flowers.
The Tiki statue, I agree with Lynn, is terrifying. BUT it is kind of supposed to be, since it is an evil spirit causing trouble type of tiki.
I’m not too sure what’s going on in the sky though. Kind of a sunset, but not really? And Lynn is right, is that an eyeball?
The fonts are interesting. I like the top font a lot. But, the bottom font could stand out better against the ocean.
The water is a weird shade. Like if I was at the beach, and the water was that color, I’d be hightailing it in the other direction. And is that an eyeball in the top right corner. WHY IS THERE AN EYE IN THE SKY.
I do like the flower and the sun. I’m going to focus on those instead of the rest of the cover!
What are your thoughts on this cover?