Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke & The Bookish. Each week they host a different top ten topic. This weeks is:
Top Ten Covers I Wish I Could Redesign
Now this is a good one, because even though they say don't judge a book by it's cover, we still do. If a book has a gorgeous cover, well I am more likely to pick it up and flip it over and see what it's about. If a book has an awful cover, than I am much more likely not to buy it. Not sure if I can think of ten though!
1. Almost all erotic romance covers!
They all seem to be black covers, white writing and then some random inanimate object. They are in now way exciting, or enticing and they don't make me want to pick up the book and see what it's about. I know it's good that you can look at them and know what they are about, but it's so unoriginal and boring.
2. Flame by Amy Kathleen Ryan
This cover just doesn't work for me. I really loved the cover for Glow, it looks gorgeous! Spark has quite a nice cover too, but then this one just doesn't match either of them. I think it's important that book series covers look similar, you see it and you know it is from that series. This doesn't work for me.
I actually had to go into a book store and buy Dare You To, I was mortified. Those covers are kind of atrocious. Why are they sitting on the floor, in the rain, kissing? Makes no sense and is cringe inducing. If I could, I would redesign all three of the covers.
Again, I would redesign them all. They are also cringe inducing, and way too romantic and full on for me. And what is it with all the covers of people kissing in water. Have you ever tried to kiss someone in a shower or in pissing down rain, it is not that easy! When these arrived at work I immediately shelved them, instead of putting them on the new book display.
I read this for the first time this year and had to track down a different cover. I know this is such an iconic image and so important to the story... But, my god, it just looks awful. And the colours are so wrong and it hurts my eyes. I would love to redesign it for something simpler. And I actually really loved the movie cover.
I have heard some great things, and with the movie coming out, I really wanted to at least start this series. But every time I see it on the shelf at my library, I can't pick it up. The cover is not enticing and it doesn't make me need to pick up this book and read it. Also, I think the girl looks like a young Angeline Jolie in this as well.
Yes the book is called Uglies, but this doesn't mean it has to have an ugly cover. Plus. this cover is not just ugly but creepy as well. This series has had several cover redesigns, but so far I haven't really liked any of them.
I love the book, hate the cover. Like so many covers on the list, it's just boring. When a book is as amazing as this, I really wish it had a cover to match!
Two Covers I Wish I'd Designed
9.These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
These covers are both amazingly stunning and I wish I could have been the one to design both. They instantly caught my attention, made me pick up/request the book, and I wasn't left disappointed.
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