Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Top Ten Covers I Wish I Could Re-Design

Top 10 Tuesday is a post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this week's topic is Top Ten Covers I Wish I Could Re-Design.

So I'm no design guru or anything like that. As a matter of fact, I think I stink at most things visual. But I know what I like and what I don't like. These are the ones I'd change...

    1) Frigid by J Lynn - Who has their shirt off in a snow storm? (review coming soon)
    2) Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry - I'm all sentimental when it comes to this book, but the cover is not my favorite.
    3) The Power of a Praying Kid by Stormie Omartian - I get that this is probably designed and marketed to kids, but the mustard yellow is not an attractive color.
    4) The Forever of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen - In a way I like the simplicity and the cleanness of these new covers, but this one doesn't reflect what's on the inside of this book at all IMO. Plus I was a fan of the red of the original covers.
    5) The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa - I liked the first cover for The Immortal Rules, but when they released The Eternity Cure they did a new version of the cover for The Immortal Rules...well not my favorites.
    6) Origin by Jennifer L Armentrout - It's not a bad cover, but it just doesn't fit with the rest of the series. Books 0.5 - 3 are very dark. Origin is very bright. There are some things that tie them together--like the cover model who thankfully is the same on each book--but I would have gone darker is all. (review coming soon)
    7) The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay - I LOVE this book. But I don't really like silhouettes too much, and while the cover KIND OF makes sense for the book, I just don't really love it.
    8) The entire Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich - BORING!
    9) What I Didn't Say by Keary Taylor - This was a cute read. The cover is just a little too "homemade" looking to me. Plus the cover models are cheesing it up.
    10) The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater - Kind of boring.


  1. Interesting list. I haven't read any of these and those covers are probably part of the reason why.

  2. Haha...yeah, they're not the best covers even though some of these books are REALLY good! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Great list! I totally don't get the half naked guy standing in snow! Katie McGarry's books also made my list, those covers are very cringe inducing. My TTT.

  4. I actually liked the covers for Dare You To and Crash Into You. They're not like my favorites ever or anything like that, but they're not too bad for me. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. The 'Frigid' cover is hilarious! His lack of clothing definitely doesn't match her coat and scarf!

    Lauren @ Head in a Book http://laurenwritesablog.wordpress.com/

  6. I know right??? Plus the whole title of the book, and considering there's a huge snow storm in the book. It's just all too much! Thanks for stopping by!

  7. I didn't end up with time to do this category, but I totally agree with you on Frigid. How silly!

  8. Truly all I could do was shake my head on that one! Thanks for stopping by!