Top Ten Tuesday #29: Books Most In Need of a Cover Re-Design

November 11, 2013 Bethany WIggins, Carey Corp, Julie Kagawa, Kat Falls, Lorie Langdon, Shana Abe, Top Ten Tuesday 13

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new topic is given and weeks topic is:

Books Most In Need
of a Cover Re-Design

B of E

This hurts because Julie Kagawa is one of my favorite authors, and I love the Blood of Eden series.  But I’ve got problems with both of these covers.  The MC in this series is Asian, and the girl on the cover of The Immortal Rules is…not.  The decision to use a white cover model was no doubt done out of fear that readers would somehow be scared off to see a minority on the cover, and that’s offensive to not only readers, but also to Kagawa.  The Eternity Cure escapes this faux dilemma by not having a person on the cover, but this cover choice is so blah.  Pretty shade of blue, though.

 

inhuman

inhuman

 Inhuman by Kat Falls looks suspiciously like Divergent.

 

abe

Would you guess from looking at these covers that this series is set in the UK during World War I?  Aside from that, the “girl in an ethereal dress” is so overdone and these covers are cheap-looking, to boot.

 

pretty

For a little change of pace, I actually LIKE the covers of Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon and Stung by Bethany Wiggins.  It’s what’s underneath the cover that is objectionable.

Your turn!  Share your cover nightmares with me below!

 Also, be sure to check out my giveaway of a set of the beautiful new UK paperbacks of The Hunger Games trilogy!

Stephanie

13 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday #29: Books Most In Need of a Cover Re-Design”

  1. Krista

    I’ve made the comment several times about the Allie on the cover of The Immortal Rules not looking like the Allie described in the book. That being said, I like the original cover better than the redesigned one, which matches The Eternity Cure. Blah.

    TTT @ Krista’s Dust Jacket

  2. Kristen@My Friends Are FIction

    I love the header of the blog! Very pretty! Now to the covers. I totally agree with the Immortal Rules. That’s always bothered me. I actually preferred the Eternal Rules cover. I’m not usually a huge fan of books with faces on them anyway. I had no idea the Deepest Night books were set in WW1! Shocked actually. I love a pretty dress but I agree it’s overdone.
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