It’s happened to the best of books. It’s not their fault…it comes down to the designers and direction from the publisher. Some designs simply miss the mark. The story is still excellent, but it’s the cover we could do without.
What good books need a cover overhaul?
Discuss: When Bad Covers Happen to Good Books
Here are a few covers I think could benefit from a makeover….
Big Face, Bigger Problems
Delirium series, COME ON!! Every cover has these HUGE faces up in our grillz. The main problem is you can’t tell ANYTHING about the plot Delirium from the book. It’s just a girl who’s by a tree. GAH!
Your Raise Me Up
Although I love Josh Groban, I’m not sure this is what he meant by his famous song. Cuz, why? Why are these girls lifted in the air, supported by cloth, a boy and water? Five times out of ten, there is no reason.
I Got Your Back
Playing coy is always done best by peeking back over your shoulder. Or by simply turning your back completely away from your audience (<--cardinal sin in theater acting). I do actually like the Gemma Doyle cover, but it's only because she is wearing something interesting. Otherwise...these covers bore me.
Can You SEE What I’m Saying?
Although none of these covers are horrible, it totally freaks me out that they don’t include the cover model’s eyes! Why cut them out?!?! It’s like from a horror movie! With the two guys on the covers with no clothes on, I think I can guess why their eyes weren’t important, but still. AH!
Am I overreacting? Which covers do you agree or disagree about?