Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Before I Read The Wrong Side of Right

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 cannot judge a story by its cover, the outward appearance can draw you in and make you want to read the words inside. I love talking about covers maybe as much as I love talking about the novels themselves, so I started a feature to spotlight these essential works of art.

The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne

Release: March 17, 2015 from Dial
Kate Quinn’s mom died unexpectedly last year, leaving Kate grasping. But when the totally unexpected shows up in her living room, Kate must confront another reality she never thought possible—or thought of at all. Moving in with a politically powerful family she never knew she had, joining a presidential campaign in support of a man she barely knows, and falling for a rebellious boy who may not have the purest motives—this is Kate’s new life. But who is Kate? When what she truly believes flies in the face of the campaign’s talking points, Kate must decide. Does she turn to the family she barely knows, the boy she knows but doesn’t necessarily trust, or face a third, even scarier option?

Set against a backdrop of politics and family conflict, this is a story of personal responsibility, delicious, complicated romance, and trying to discover who you are even as everyone tells you who you should be.
When I first saw this cover, I could barely believe it was the real, final product that would encase the printed books. I am not saying is not attractive; it is. I love the watercolor sunset overlaid by artfully printed writing. However, this image looks nothing like any other cover I have seen. Instead, it reminds me of something one might see on Tumblr, one of the many images featuring quotes in fancy fonts on top of pretty backgrounds. And this is precisely why I love it. Not only will this cover stand out thanks to its bright colors, but it will stand out thanks to its individuality, the fact that it barely resembles any other YA cover I have ever seen. I cannot wait to see this Internet-esque but clearly professional image in real life.


  1. I agree with a lot of what you said. For me, in so many ways it doesn't look like anything I've seen, but in some ways it does. Nonetheless, it looks like a really cute contemporary story... tell me if I'm wrong after you read it?

  2. It does look like a print or something homemade someone posted on tumblr but it's so lovely! I really like the watercolour gradation effect and the lettering! I think that's my no. 1 thing on covers is pretty lettering. And clearly this cover has it!

  3. It's really simple but it's pretty! I may be biased cause I like pink haha. I think the different fonts really make the words stand out and I can't wait to read this book :)

    Eileen @ BookCatPin

  4. Oh my freaking goodness, its beautiful! The colour scheme is like an awesome tie dye!

  5. I have been wanting to read this for such a long time, and you have put it straight to the top of my tbr pile!! Great review :)


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