a critique site for book lovers, hosted by author Jude Hardin
I don't know why but this cover reminds me of the old choose your own adventure book covers.Looking at the cover I would say YA fantasy, a boy and his dog story. As for the text, I'm not a big fan of having three different type faces on the same cover. I do also dislike the "Adventures of.." font I always find the upper case hard to read. I don't think that the vines growing on the title "The Journey" is helping, in the smaller thumb nail it just looks odd. The artwork is alright, but to be honest, I would be tempted to Photoshop the boy and the dog and make them bigger.
The genre looks like kids' fantasy.While the content of the image is appealing (who doesn't like a story about a boy and his dog, and castles and forests?), the font at the top is hard to read, and the image looks like it's been just plopped onto the cover; the edges feel too harsh. I don't know if the title font is quite right, but if there are leaves growing from it (hard to tell at small size), that's kind of neat. Maybe the font is too chunky?The idea of this cover is good, but I think it needs more finessing.
Looks like a kids' story.Maybe it's just my old(er) eyes, but I can't make out the last two words (the boy's name, maybe?) of the curly font title at the top of the cover.I do like the boy and the dog, esp. the dog (since I'm a real dog nut), but I'm just not loving that curly font. Maybe you should use a font that's not as hard to read; the other font is fine, as are the colors used.
Why is there a lens flare on the cover?