Friday, December 23, 2011

We Shall Rise by J.E. Hopkins

What's the genre? What is it you like or don't like about this cover? Does it make you want to know more about the book? Does it make you want to BUY the book? Discuss.


  1. Romance. Apocalyptic? I'd be interested if the blurb sounded good.

  2. I have some issues with this cover.

    I am alright with the people and the flames event though the lighting is a bit off on the people. My problem is with the bottom which as the faded in city/town/dock??? I can't really tell what that is and is it suppost to be on fire?

    My other problem is with the very small text at both the top and bottom, it is un-readable in this thumbnail format.

  3. It's an eye catching cover. Suggests romantic adventure to me.

  4. Love the colors and the intimacy. It promises a vibrant and fiery story. Well done!

  5. It's clearly a romance cover and I light the bright colors. Probably apocalyptic or great trauma from the title.

    I agree with Eric about the small print, especially at the bottom. Even with my old eyes, however, I CAN read the bottom, which I think is important b/c it suggests a series. That's important to romance readers.

    I'd suggest leaving the top tag line off and upper casing all the bottom so it stands out.

    But I like the cover and I'd definitely read the back blurb to see what it's about!

  6. I'm going to go paranormal romance because of the typeface of the Misfits of the Lore subtitle.

    I think this cover is a *great* print cover. Nice melding of elements, clear genre branding, good typefaces and type effects without going overboard.

    It's a little less successful as an ebook cover because of type size. But I can still read it all. So overall I really like it.

  7. I like the colour scheme which draws my eye.

    I would prefer it if the image of the couple was solid. The translucent lower bodies with the townscape showing through is visually confusing.
    For me, the cover would work better if it was simpler - the couple in the foreground on the right, the town and flames in the background on the left.

    I would also be inclined to leave the slogan out, because it can't be read at thumbnail size. Anything illegible at thumbnail size doesn't help create interest and merely distracts from the other elements. It's a good slogan, but it would be more effective in the blurb. (Ignore this advice if the book is intended purely for sales in brick&mortar bookstores where buyers see it at full size, and not at Amazon or other online venues).

    These are just my personal responses, for what they're worth (£0.02 in British currency).