Friday, June 15, 2012

Before I Read Once

Before I read a book, I look at its cover. Despite what people say, you can tell a lot about a book based simply on what it looks like on the outside. Although you can't judge a story by its cover, the outward appearance of the book is what can draw you in and make you want to read it. I love talking about covers maybe as much as I love talking about the books themselves, so I started this feature that spotlights the covers of upcoming books I am excited to read.

Once by Anna Carey

Release: July 3, 2012

Sixteen years have passed since a deadly virus wiped out most of the Earth’s population. After learning of the terrifying part she and her classmates were fated to play in the rebuilding of New America, eighteen-year-old Eve fled to the wilds and Califia, a haven for women determined to live outside the oppressive rule of the king of New America. However, her freedom came at a price: she was forced to leave Caleb, the boy she loves, wounded and alone at the city gates. Eve quickly learns that Califia may not be as safe as it seems and soon finds herself in the City of Sand and the palace of the king. There she uncovers the real reason he was so intent on her capture, and the unbelievable role he intends her to fill. When she is finally reunited with Caleb, they will enact a plan as daring as it is dangerous. But will Eve once again risk everything—her freedom, her life—for love?
I have some serious mixed feelings about this cover, just as I did with the cover of Eve, the first book in the trilogy. On the negative side, it looks a bit photoshopped. Most books covers do a better job of making the image look more real and seamless.

However, the redeeming factor is the gorgeous font used for the title. It is absolutely perfect. Enough said.

Of course, I can't help comparing the covers of series books to the covers of the previous books, and I have to say I like Eve's cover better. The green-and-black color combination used is more appealing to my eyes than the blues and pinks of the second book.

Although Once's cover could be better, it is overall more good than bad. I am so excited to get my hands on a copy, because, who knows, the cover could look much better in person.

What do you think? Are you as obsessed with the title font as I am? Does it override the obvious photoshopping? Let me know in the comments!

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