NALS cover voting header

Judging a Cover by Its Book: Choose the Cover Direction for NOT ANOTHER LOVE SONG

Cover Voting is now over. Thank you for your feedback!

Happy Monday, Swooners! We are so pumped for you to finally see the three amazing cover options for the recently renamed Not Another Love Song! An aspiring musician enters a songwriting competition against hosted by her idol, but a boy she meets there could jeopardize the dreams she has for her future in this sweet contemporary from Olivia Wildenstein. In case you need a reminder, here's the synopsis:

High school senior Angie isn’t usually a secretive person, but when her idol launches a songwriting competition which her mother forbids her from entering, Angie decides to do it anyway. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity... possibly her lucky break into the music industry.

When Angie meets Nevada, who has an extraordinary voice, she’s convinced that they’ll win if they work together. But Tennessee, Nevada’s older brother, is wary of Nevada’s friendship with Angie—especially when he learns about the contest.

Can Angie convince Tennessee that she’s interested in his family for the right reasons—or will her dream of becoming a songwriter crumble before her eyes?

Swoon designer Sophie E. took on this one and created three fantastic cover directions for you to choose from, and has supplied some thoughts about her inspiration behind each one. Remember, the below images aren't necessarily final. These are just directions, so there will most likely be some tweaks made before the book hits the shelves. (Want to see how a cover goes from concept to final? Click here.)

To view enlarged images, right click the image to view it in a new tab. Cover voting will close at noon EST on Monday, August 5.


Dream Cover

This cover plays up the romance element between Angie and Ten. Using a soft pastel color palette set on an ethereal cloud background this cover represents the parallels between dreams and love; both share a lucid and often unexpected quality!

For Final: The type will be refined. And the distribution of stars will be balanced.

NALS_torn paper.jpg

Torn Paper Cover

This cover dives into the inner workings of Angie's creative mind. This cover reflects the multitude of ideas she might come across in her writing process as a talented young songwriter.

For Final: We plan to explore using either pink foil or a neon application to Angie's silhouette.


Truck Cover

A pickup truck, a beautiful open road, and a sunset. Who says you can't date on a budget?!

For Final: For the final we will replace the couple so they fit the character descriptions more accurately. The type will be reworked as well.

Author spotlight

Swoon Reads Staff

For more information, check out the "Meet the Team" section of our About page (

See More