We have started a new section on the blog called “Cover Justice”, we were originally going to go with “Always Judge a Book by Its Cover” or something like that, but that’s long. Anyway, don’t judge our title.
In this new section we will rate cover art and also give a full synopsis (psychic prediction) of the book based solely on the front cover and our intuitive skills.
This seems like an impossible task, but to psychics like ourselves, it’s a cake walk. Not an angelfood cake walk though, it’s hard to walk on something so light and fluffy. More like a dense chocolate loaf walk.
If you are an author or publisher and would like your book cover judged with an 87% completely accurate synopsis written of it let us know. Or if you are an avid reader who just can’t get to reading back cover blurbs because you are too busy reading our blog, send us the book covers you’d be interested in knowing more about! We have email!
The first book we decided to look at is Amelia Unabridged by Ashley Shuamacher.
Design: We love the colours used on this cover including the black and white portrait. So much nice contrast happening. Little sadness mixed with happy colours. Totally gives away the synopsis. Pretty sure we’ll get this 100% accurate.
Synopsis: Here is what we believe the book is about based solely on the cover and our insanely good intuition.
Amelia is a kid without parents who has bounced from one foster home to another and is living on the streets. One night, she’s caught spraying graffiti at a whale sanctuary. Ameilia is caught red handed. Soon after Ameilia is placed with a new foster family. Her foster mom is a librarian and her foster dad is a leaf collector. Amelia is forced to volunteer at the whale sanctuary where she quickly befriends a whale. Ya da ya da. She helps whale jump over a giant pile of rocks to access the ocean of freedom.
We can tell just by looking at this book, How Beautiful We Were, by Imbolo Mbue that it’s going to be a real PAGE-TURNER.
Design: Arms cast in clay, it’s obvious what this one is about.
Synopsis: Two lovers lived in Pompeii in 78 AD…yes a YEAR before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Their love was forbidden because they were both horses, and horses shouldn’t fall in love. They knew they had to come up with a plan, so they wrote to the old man from Edward Scissor Hands, and asked him to make them human arms and legs so that they could pretend to be human and get married. The man did what they asked, and they were able to trick the priest into marrying them. Once they were married they ditched the arms (seen on the cover here) and galloped into the sunset, finally settling in Florida where they lived happily ever after. To this day people think those arms are from the famous eruption, but they’re really just fake arms made for a couple of horses! Isn’t that CRAZY?!