Tuesday, November 12, 2013

TTT: Covers I Wish I Could Redesign

This week's TTT topic: Covers I Wish I Could Redesign

Yes, there is the old and overused saying: Don't judge a book by its cover. But we all do it. A lot if we're honest. Sometimes I find a book I love so much and am greatly saddened that its cover does not reflect its amazing inside. Here are some of those.

The hardcover (left) was bad, but I felt they went and made it even worse with the paperback redo. This is one of my favorite books and the cover does nothing to capture the story.

 This is a wonderful story, and I feel like the cover does not come close to realizing the brilliance of the contents. The other two covers for LaZebnik's Austen retellings are cute and at least a little intriguing. This one is so boring.

 This trilogy is epic. The covers are anything but.

No, I'm not a big fan of girl in central object cover. Could you tell? (Read this book though because it is  awesome.)
I thought this book was a western the first time I saw it. (It's not. Not even in the neighborhood.)
This book has other covers, but really I'm not happy with any of them. This one is the one that gets to me the most though and is unfortunately the one I own. It is one of my all time favorite books and I want a better cover.

To be honest, I forgot about this one until this morning when I got on the Broke and Bookish site and saw they had included it, but it needs to be included. This looks like a steamy romance novel, and that is not at all what this book is. And I think it does what it really is about a disservice.


Britt Moore said...

Really great list, some of these I had forgotten about. The Chime covers are awful. Also Sorrow's Knot. I appreciate the concept, but the whole think needs to be scraped and redone.

Tiffany Bowcut said...

I always avoid the almost kissing covers. I always assume they are steamy romance novels.

Jessica said...

The new cover for Chime is just, ugh. The cover is kind of blah for Sorrow's Knot, though I still really want to read it!

Reviews from a Book Worm said...

I really, really hate when a cover doesn't do the content of the book justice. You just know that it will stop others from picking that really amazing book up. Great picks. My TTT.

Brandy said...

Completely. They are two wonderful books and I feel like they won't reach the best and fullest audience in their current forms.

Brandy said...

And this is a problem because the true audience for the book is missing. I also can't imagine how annoying it would be to pick up a book and think that's what you were getting and instead getting something else.

Brandy said...

Do! It is one of my top five reads of the year. So. Good.

Brandy said...

Exactly. The wrong cover and the book won't find the right audience. Which is the problem I have with most of these covers.