Today, I am SO thrilled to be hosting a guest blog from Falling For You author Lisa Schroeder, as part of her official blog tour. I adore Lisa and all her books — and Falling For You is no exception. If you haven’t checked out this amazing new book, do so immediately — it’s already in stores!
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I’ve come across a few covers lately that I just love, where the publisher is taking a bit of risk, I think, and I thought it would be fun to talk about how readers feel about doing something different.
Here is an upcoming YA novel titled BIRD by Crystal Chan. I love the image within the image, and how it feels like you’re looking at a piece of art. I wonder if it takes longer to design something like this? I would love to see more artistic types of covers like this.
Or check out this one, FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK by Matthew Quick, that doesn’t have much to it, really, but it says so much with so little. I like the simplicity of it, but I’m curious – what do teens think of something like this? John Greens THE FAULT IN OUR STARS was a pretty simple cover and that book has done all right.
And this one, ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell is also artistic and personally, I would love to see more drawn covers like this one. I think it’s fun and different and really stands out in the sea of darker covers that always seems to dominate the shelves.
So tell me, readers, am I alone in liking these different and artistic types of covers? What kind of covers do YOU like? I’m also curious how much of a role the cover plays in you purchasing a book.