Top Ten Covers I Wish I Could Redesign
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Like most book bloggers/lovers I know, I judge a book by its cover. All the time. And you know what, I feel no guilt about that. Covers are supposed to look appealing and enticing, and if they’re not then they’re not doing their job. Finding covers that I actually wanted to get rid of was more difficult than I thought it would be. Apparently I only add pretty books to my shelves. Oops.
1. Endless Knight by Kresley Cole
I didn’t mind the cover of Poison Princess, but this one is a Photoshop disaster. Why does Death look like Spike? Why can’t we see Evie’s face? Why wasn’t the artist qualified?
2. Storm by Brigid Kemmerer
I love this series, I really do, and I very much appreciate the model’s arm veins. BUT, I hate covers with people on them, for the most part. Well, I hate covers that show people’s faces. I don’t know why.
3. Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout
The first three covers were also cringe-worthy, but JFC, Daemon, put some clothes on. You’re not a gladiator.
4. The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead
I really dislike the covers of this series and its predecessor – Vampire Academy. My VA editions are the nicer red ones, but the UK couldn’t escape these ones for Bloodlines. PEOPLE. I DISLIKE THEM.
5. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
I also dislike PDA.
6. Bumped by Megan McCafferty
Because this is a book about teenagers who are impregnated, and the egg makes me cringe.
7. Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready
The original cover for the first book was so dark and pretty. What happened?! Why did they think this redesign was a good idea?
8. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
What the hell is it.
9. Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs
If you’re a mermaid, why are you standing up?
10. Taken by Erin Bowman
This is a cover that I adore, I just want to redesign it so that it reflects the shit that is inside this book. I’m not here for abusive boys as the MC.