Top Ten Tuesday is an original meme created by the wonderful blog The Broke and the Bookish.
This week I’ll be sharing the top ten covers I wish I could redesign.
1. Taste Test – Taste Test
Don’t get me wrong; I loved this book. That said, I wouldn’t be caught dead reading it in public with this cover, so thank goodness I got an e-arc instead. For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of reading this book, don’t let the cover deter you: it’s super fun and definitely worth a read.
2. Altered – Gennifer Albin
I’ve already ranted about how much I hate the new covers for the Crewel trilogy, but they’re so bad it bears repeating. The first Crewel cover was beautiful, and I guess it might have been hard to continue in Altered, but surely they could’ve done better than this.
3. Divided – Elsie Chapman
The cover for Dualed wasn’t too special, but at least it didn’t stand out as badly as this one does. I absolutely hate the color scheme on this one and think it makes the book look super cheesy.
4. Shatter Me – Tahereh Mafi
This cover never made sense to me. I get that the girl-in-a-dress trend was big the year it came out, but it makes absolutely zero sense for the story. Also, it is an ugly dress.
5. Unravel Me – Tahereh Mafi
The Shatter Me series was redesigned, but I don’t like the new design either. I just don’t get the big eye thing, and the first two book covers look WAY too similar.
6. Painted Blind – Michelle A. Hansen
I hated the first cover for Hansen’s novel because it was much too literal (and pink), but I ended up really liking the book. The second cover is a little better, but again, THE COLORS.
7. The Weepers – Susanne Winnacker
I don’t like either of these covers. The butterfly one makes no sense, and the second cover has horrible colors, yet again.
9. Love & Lies: Marisol’s Story – Ellen Wittlinger
This one needs a cover and a title makeover. It’s too pink for Marisol, who’s super cool and hip. Plus, I absolutely. Freaking. Hate. Titles that have “so-and-so’s story” as part of them. Uber lameness.
9. Rape Girl – Alina Klein
Nothing about this book is appealing. It’s definitely memorable, but for all the wrong reasons, including the title and that almost disgusting cover. I think I could handle the title if the cover wasn’t so awful. I mean, what is that?
10. Pandemonium, etc. – Lauren Oliver
Nothing’s really wrong with these covers, I guess. I just loved the original cover for Delirium, so I was really sad when they changed it. I’m not a fan of the whole big face thing either, especially since I don’t like the face on the cover and didn’t picture Lena that way at all. Also, I feel like the covers for Pandemonium and Requiem were way too similar, so that didn’t help either.