Cover Review: Royally Lost by Angie Staton

Okay, let me start out by saying that I bought this book on a whim during one of Kobo’s sales. I then proceeded to read this book. I now hate this book. I have decided to review the cover anyway because I have not bought any other books recently. So, here goes basically nothing.

How cute is that book cover? Super cute right? Well, it’s not. It is evil with a caked on layer of cute foundation that has ruined my life. That book was awful. Just awful. I can now see how awful the cover is too. That skirt? So 2001.That belt? 2002 at the latest! Has anyone heard of fashion around here? Book covers should be timeless, guess this one missed the memo. Anyway, this book was so bad that it put me into a lull. I haven’t read a book in a week because of this wretched piece of literature, and now I have come to hate a seemingly obsolete book cover. I can’t even type more about this before it turns into a book review instead of a cover review.

If anyone has read this book please let me know what you thought about it! I would love to share opinions on it!

Keep designing your own catastrophe, as long as it does not include reading this book.

Hannah

Cover Review: Even in Paradise by Chelsea Philpot

The other week Kobo sent me a dangerously tempting email about my ‘weekend offer’ this one was promoting their sale on YA contemporary books. I have currently been going through a YA contemporary book binge. So, naturally, I bought some more ebooks, Even in Paradise, being one of the titles that I added to my cart.

I have heard this book described as a mixture between The Great Gatsby and Looking for Alaska. I have also heard that the latter of the two novels can be replaced by We Were Liars for comparison. I personally love all three of these books, and The Great Gatsby is one of my all time favourite books. With this all being said, one can see how excited I was that this ebook was on sale for under $5 CDN. Anyway, I will stop talking about how excited I am to read this book, and I will start talking about what I think about the cover!

Well, this cover obviously makes it look like a fun summer read (look how deep I am!). But in all seriousness, this books cover even reminds me of We Were Liars the font used and how the word ‘paradise’ is designed truly reminds me over the We Were Liars cover. This book has been getting some mixed reviews, but I am still ecstatic at the idea of reading it! What I also find very interesting is the fact that this cover is hard to get anything from. Even looking at the We Were Liars cover does not give you any revelations as to what the book will be about though. Maybe this book will be like the Colleen Hoover covers I have reviewed, it all makes sense in the end! If not, I don’t think I will be too disappointed though!

Anyway, if anybody has read this book or even if you have something to say about it let me know in the comments! I am genuinely curious!

Keep designing your own catastrophe…

Hannah

Cover Review: Slammed by Colleen Hover

Hey guys whats up?

That was a weird way to start it….well…anyways. I recently went out and bought Slammed by Colleen Hover and I thought it would be a good idea to cover review it.

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Right now, by looking at the cover, knowing nothing about the book I think its probably my least favourite of the ones I have read so far. Its not as eye catching as the others in my opinion. I can tell that the art form is most likely poetry which I am hesitant about but also really excited for! I think maybe its about the boy who reads poetry by himself which is why the chair is up in the spotlight but he is really lonely just no one knows it.

I hope that this is a good book, I am certain it will be because I have loved all her books so far! I also really love all of her covers because they don’t look like romance novels so I don’t feel embarrassed to be reading them in public, but lets be honest if you are reading some Colleen Hover I wouldn’t feel so ashamed because she does it right!

What did you think of Slammed so I can know what to expect! Where do you rate it compared to the rest of her books?

Keep on reading!

Jordan 🙂

Cover Review: P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

If you have been reading any of the blog posts over the past week you have probably picked up on my excitement for P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han, that is coming out on May 26th! I read To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before in late April and fell in love with the story. It may be one of my favourite YA contemporaries, and in honour of the fact that I am ecstatic for the book to come out, I decided to celebrate with a good ol’ Cover Review!

                       

To truly talk about this cover I thought it would be best to put its former beside it. I like how this book keeps the integrity of the first cover, showing how Lara Jean has retained her own personality, and has developed a sense of self that exceeds what she used to hold true. The cover shows just how connected these two books are going to be, while still showing that she has undergone some sort of change. The lighting has changed, as well as her overall style, and her focus seems to have moved away from herself. This can be seen through her change in posture and where her gaze has been averted. Actually, don’t take my word for this, I may have my mind chalked full of ideas from last semesters’ Psychology class. The cover to P.S. I Still Love You shows that the integrity of the first novel will be kept, and because of this I am adding to my excitement for this new release.

You know what I just realized – I am leaving on a plane for 11 weeks in a month. One month, and I am gone for literally my whole summer. I won’t see Jordan the entire time (unless she decides to come visit me out in British Columbia). In all honesty, I am a bit nervous to go, but at the same time I know that ‘adventure is out there,’ and that my experiences there, either good or bad, will teach me things that I wouldn’t be able to learn staying home all summer.

Anyway, you guys didn’t click on this page to hear me rant about getting on a plane, so I am going to leave you here, with the excitement of knowing that P.S. I Still Love You is coming out in three days.

Keep on designing your own catastrophe…

Hannah

Cover Review: Ugly Love by Colleen Hover

I just finished Maybe Someday a few days ago and so now I’m onto my next Colleen Hover book, Ugly Love! I am already about 50 pages in and am enjoying the characters so far. So I’m going to do a cover review before I get too invested!

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I love this cover because it doesn’t look like those really corny romance novels. Its very simple and uses a great graphic. (I’m a graphic designer for school so I see things like this) the font is really simple but makes it really stand out against the rest of the books out there. I have no idea where there is water on the cover, maybe because water makes things blurry around the edges so its hard to tell whats really going on? Thats my only guess at this point. Or maybe they just drink a lot of water. Yea that’s it.

Have you read this book? If so let me know what you thought of it!

Keep on reading…

Jordan 🙂