Let’s Judge the Book by Its Cover♥Giveaway: Becoming Human by Eliza Green

Two worlds. Two species. One terrifying secret.

In 2163, a polluted and overcrowded Earth forces humans to search for a new home. But the exoplanet they target, Exilon 5, is occupied. Having already begun a massive relocation programme, Bill Taggart is sent to monitor the Indigenes, the race that lives there. He is a man on the edge. He believes the Indigenes killed his wife, but he doesn’t know why. His surveillance focuses on the Indigene Stephen, who has risked his life to surface during the daytime.

Stephen has every reason to despise the humans and their attempts to colonise his planet. To protect his species from further harm, he must go against his very nature and become human. But one woman holds a secret that threatens Bill’s and Stephen’s plans, an untruth that could rip apart the lives of those on both worlds.

Will it attract my attention in a book store? Personally no. But that is simply because I don't think I read much of the genre with covers like this.
 
Pros?Very beautifully designed, by that I mean it is photoshopped perfectly and the fonts, etc fits very well. It is clean, simple and direct.

Cons?I don't particularly hate anything because I really don't know how this cover could've designed better. Personally I won't change one thing about the cover. If things have to change, the whole cover have to start from scratch and be designed from another POV (by that I mean that the redesigned cover have to be completely different from this one, so no changing the font, the colours etc). 

Colour Scheme?I love it! It is crisp, bright but also misty-ly scary. <—-I hope that makes sense. 😛 I mean the planet totally attracted my attention because of the bright colours!

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Let’s Judge the Book by Its Cover♥Giveaway: Becoming Human by Eliza Green

Two worlds. Two species. One terrifying secret.

In 2163, a polluted and overcrowded Earth forces humans to search for a new home. But the exoplanet they target, Exilon 5, is occupied. Having already begun a massive relocation programme, Bill Taggart is sent to monitor the Indigenes, the race that lives there. He is a man on the edge. He believes the Indigenes killed his wife, but he doesn’t know why. His surveillance focuses on the Indigene Stephen, who has risked his life to surface during the daytime.

Stephen has every reason to despise the humans and their attempts to colonise his planet. To protect his species from further harm, he must go against his very nature and become human. But one woman holds a secret that threatens Bill’s and Stephen’s plans, an untruth that could rip apart the lives of those on both worlds.

Will it attract my attention in a book store? Personally no. But that is simply because I don’t think I read much of the genre with covers like this.
 
Pros?Very beautifully designed, by that I mean it is photoshopped perfectly and the fonts, etc fits very well. It is clean, simple and direct.

Cons?I don’t particularly hate anything because I really don’t know how this cover could’ve designed better. Personally I won’t change one thing about the cover. If things have to change, the whole cover have to start from scratch and be designed from another POV (by that I mean that the redesigned cover have to be completely different from this one, so no changing the font, the colours etc). 

Colour Scheme?I love it! It is crisp, bright but also misty-ly scary. <—-I hope that makes sense. 😛 I mean the planet totally attracted my attention because of the bright colours!

Font?
I love it! It seems like the font that a TV series will use for their program like…

It is not fancy, or crazy. It is simple but not “nooby”.


Unique Features?I just like the attention to detail for this cover. The cloudy “sky”, the cracked dirt, the fog-like atmosphere. It kind of chills you to the bone.
Others?

I just like how this cover makes me feel. It kind of reminds me of sci-fi, dangerous, paranormal (just a bit due to the moon/planet), and dystopic (dirt and city). I don’t know. It just gave me this “feeling”. I mean it is not the best cover ever, but it is good enough, and I have seen way worst.

Overall: 
7.5 out of 10.
What do you think?
And now a GIVEAWAY! (All my opinions above were mine. In no way did the authors told me what to write.)
For a kindle copy of Being Human, comment below on your thought of the cover?

Let’s Judge the Book by its Cover: The Immortal Rules

Let’s Judge the Book by Its Cover is not a weekly meme, but more like a super flexible meme. You can post when ever you want; no commitment required. I am pretty sure some awesome people out there in the amazing blogosphere probably came up with something similar but these LJdBbiC (yes, the short hand is still long) posts basically will be me and my sister judging the covers of recent cover releases. We might be harsh sometimes depending on the covers but we just want to get our thoughts out there. Censorship, absolutely zero.
 
Will it attract my attention in a book store?
Yup! I mean I know I am not a fan of “girl face” covers but I do say they attract my attention. Plus this one is very dark and creepy looking, which is slightly different from most “girl face” covers.
Pros?
The darkness. It really draws your attention. The dirty edge makes it really cool looking; it looks old and worn.
Cons?
I do think it is slightly bad photoshopping. It looks a little harsh and unrealistic.
Colour Scheme?
It is not the best colours but it do reflex the darkness and the gory blood. I think I want more black and less blue in the cover.
Font?
I like how the font is simple so it doesn’t distract the cover.
Unique Features?
The “Blood of Eden” part of the cover. SUPER COOOL! *sparkly eyes*
Others?

I love how the eye is red and there is blood trickling down the face. OHHHH! Super gross/creepy! I especially love the “Blood of Eden” part on the cover. It is in a super awesome, fancy font that I adore!


Will it attract my attention in a book store?
The “The Immortal Rules” one will but I don’t think the “The Eternity Cure” will.

Pros?
I really like the darkness and the contrast of “The Immortal Rules” cover. And it seems to fit if Julie wants to promote more boy readers. It somewhat reminds me of one of the Chaos walking series.
Cons?
I don’t like “The Eternity Cure” cover at all! It looks…unprofessional and carelessly put together. It seems like someone was lazy and just put some tree branches in and a background and some fonts.
Colour Scheme?
I love the “The Immortal Rules” colour scheme. I think it really reflects the darkness and this mysterious…evil!
Not liking the second cover. The colours just seem weak.
Font?
I do like the fonts from these covers than the original. It is not that big of change but it seems more clean and professional.
Unique Features?
The “Blood of Eden” part of the cover. I am so glad they kept that! Phew!
Others?

I love how “The Immortal Rules” cover have this dirty, old feeling too like the original. And as look at “The Immortal Rules” more and more, I think I prefer this one over the original. But I still don’t like “The Eternity Cure”.


So there isn’t a winner this week. It is a…

TIE!




So that was it for this week. What do you think? What other covers should I cover for next time?

Let’s Judge the Book by its Cover: The Immortal Rules

Let's Judge the Book by Its Cover is not a weekly meme, but more like a super flexible meme. You can post when ever you want; no commitment required. I am pretty sure some awesome people out there in the amazing blogosphere probably came up with something similar but these LJdBbiC (yes, the short hand is still long) posts basically will be me and my sister judging the covers of recent cover releases. We might be harsh sometimes depending on the covers but we just want to get our thoughts out there. Censorship, absolutely zero.
 
Will it attract my attention in a book store?
Yup! I mean I know I am not a fan of "girl face" covers but I do say they attract my attention. Plus this one is very dark and creepy looking, which is slightly different from most "girl face" covers.
Pros?
The darkness. It really draws your attention. The dirty edge makes it really cool looking; it looks old and worn.
Cons?
I do think it is slightly bad photoshopping. It looks a little harsh and unrealistic.

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Let’s Judge the Book by Its Cover! #2

Let’s Judge the Book by Its Cover is not a weekly meme, but more like a super flexible meme. You can post when ever you want; no commitment required. I am pretty sure some awesome people out there in the amazing blogosphere probably came up with something similar but these LJdBbiC (yes, the short hand is still long) posts basically will be me and my sister judging the covers of recent cover releases. We might be harsh sometimes depending on the covers but we just want to get our thoughts out there. Censorship, absolutely zero.


Remember the HC?
Everybody knows Cate Cahill and her sisters are eccentric. Too pretty, too reclusive, and far too educated for their own good. But the truth is even worse: they’re witches. And if their secret is discovered by the priests of the Brotherhood, it would mean an asylum, a prison ship—or an early grave.


Before her mother died, Cate promised to protect her sisters. But with only six months left to choose between marriage and the Sisterhood, she might not be able to keep her word… especially after she finds her mother’s diary, uncovering a secret that could spell her family’s destruction. Desperate to find alternatives to their fate, Cate starts scouring banned books and questioning rebellious new friends, all while juggling tea parties, shocking marriage proposals, and a forbidden romance with the completely unsuitable Finn Belastra.

If what her mother wrote is true, the Cahill girls aren’t safe. Not from the Brotherhood, the Sisterhood—not even from each other.

Will it attract my attention in a book store?
The hardcover edition will more but the boldness of the paperback cover will also.
Pros?
Paperback: The simplicity and the colour. It draws your attention.
Cons?
Paperback: Too mature. It seems like an adult romance cover. The photoshop job can clean up a bit.
Colour Scheme?
Paperback: I like how it is light but I wonder how it relates to the book. Anyone read the book and can explain it? 😀
Font?
Paperback: I love it! It is so simple. It is not some fancy font. It is clear, visible and cute.
Unique Features?
Umm…nothing really stands out for me.
Others?

I really like the hardcover better. It seemed like more effort was put into it. It had this vintage feel to it. Adore it!

UK Cover
Remember the US cover?
Don’t look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them.


That is Ethan Chase’s unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he’d dare to fall for.

Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister’s world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myth and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.

This novel is one of Julie’s books that will have you demanding for the second one as soon as you finish your read.

Will it attract my attention in a book store?
The UK one, DEFINITELY!
Pros?
UK: Detail and complexity. It exotic and different.
Cons?
UK: Need a little polishing with the photoshopping. Some of the elements look very harsh and forced together.
Colour Scheme?
UK: LOVE IT! I love how there is this sense of darkness but also brightness. It really catches my attention.
Font?
Not very noticeable. The cover art just attracts so much of my attention. But it is good they kept it simple. I like how it is not competing with the art.
Unique Features?
The whole art itself. I can stare at it forever and realize more detail and things I didn’t see before.
Others?

I like the UK cover better, mainly due to the fact that the US just didn’t do it for me. I mean the Iron Fey series had beautiful covers, but this one…ugh, not good. It was badly edited. I mean the markings on Ethan just…WHAT? D:? But I like how they kept the theme of the the Iron Fey series. I immediately identify as Julie’s work.

Oh right! Check out how the UK cover was made here.

This week’s winners:

Now your turn! 🙂 What do you think? And what did you guys think of these covers in general? What covers should we discuss next? Anything else should we discuss about the covers? Maybe target audience?  Cover Model Battle?

Let’s Judge the Book by Its Cover! #2

Let's Judge the Book by Its Cover is not a weekly meme, but more like a super flexible meme. You can post when ever you want; no commitment required. I am pretty sure some awesome people out there in the amazing blogosphere probably came up with something similar but these LJdBbiC (yes, the short hand is still long) posts basically will be me and my sister judging the covers of recent cover releases. We might be harsh sometimes depending on the covers but we just want to get our thoughts out there. Censorship, absolutely zero.


Remember the HC?

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