This was the first mermaid book I read and I absolutely loved it. I was sucked in by the synopsis and this GORGEOUS cover. I mean, look at it! I love the rippling water with that splash of colour coming in trom the surface AND the rays of light. It’s beautiful! And the mermaid? I love that there’s a mermaid on the cover! BUT, my one main issue with this cover is the fact that it’s a merMAID on the cover and not a merMAN. If you’ve read this book, you’ll know that the narrator is a guy. What I think of the cover is that it’s one of his (evil) sisters on the cover because why else would the publishers put a mermaid on the cover? But I rant. I also love the simplicity of the font. With so much beauty in the background, there’s no need for complicated typography.
Now, THIS cover I can get behind. I freaking LOVE this cover! I love the look of the main character, Calder, and kind of want to read the book again with this character in my head. I also love that he’s NOT underwater as a merman, but on the shore as a full man. While the above cover lures in the reader with gorgeous colours, this one lures in readers with the gorgeous guy (it had to be said!) and the subdued colours. I love that it’s a gloomy, rainy day and that Calder is searching, looking down at the water. It’s beautiful! And the typography for the title. LOVE IT! It just fits perfectly with the cover — as does the tagline. I really like how the tagline isn’t right in your face when you’re looking at the cover, but that it is more matching with the colours of the cover. I wish this cover was on the english books!
Which cover do you like better?
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