Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Top 10 Tuesdays: Covers I Wish I Could Redesign

Top Ten Tuesday is sponsored by The Broke and The Bookish.   I often have trouble coming up with a total of ten for the top 10, and today is no different, but the book I finished yesterday isn't published till next year, so I can't post my review just yet.  But I like this topic this week, and I do have 8, some of them are series, so I'll count those to make up for the 2 I don't have.
This book hasn't been released yet, so maybe they'll change it.  And I guess it does kind of have to do with the story.  I just don't like it.  Sorry.
Now, I do love the cover, and I do think it is pretty but there is just something that makes it seem like it is for more of a middle grades reader than a high school/teen reader.  The 2nd book in the series I do like the cover better.  And while I know again, this cover has to do with the story, I just am not a fan.
The problem I had with the original cover wasn't that it wasn't attractive.  I mean it grabs your attention.  But, it really had nothing to do with the book in my opinion.  It was just another generic girl in a beautiful formal dress, but why?  The newer covers, and the paperback of this one, are much better.
The cover of this one is one of the main reasons I wasn't ever interested in reading it.  That is until I saw a preview for the movie, that told me what it was about, and then I was very intrigued.  I'd say again it is a cover that doesn't really have much to do with the story.

So in this case, I loved the original hardback cover that you see on the left.  The one on the right is cool, and makes sense with the story, maybe more than the first one, but once I'd already seen the first one, and loved it, it was just kind of plain to me.  And then the rest in the series ended up looking like the paperback cover, so it seems that we missed out on what might have been some more intriguing covers.
 Something similar happened with the Across the Universe series from Beth Revis.  Only we had the really beautiful covers for the first two books, which changed for the paperback, okay, I know that happens.  But then when the 3rd one came out, it got the same type of cover as the paperbacks, and no beautiful cover like the first two hardcovers.

This is the same thing as with Nightshade, you had a beautiful cover that really grabbed your attention, and then it went to this boring picture of a generic girl's face in paperback.  The rest of the series followed suit, so no more of the original type of cover.

 Now while I do actually like the newer series covers on the right, I already had all of the original covers.  Not only that, but they changed the title of the book!  What in the world is the point of that?

So, I really only have 8 listed, but for some of them, the series, there is more than one book in the series that I don't like the cover for, so I'll count it at 10.  What about you?  What do you think of my choices?  Do you have any books that you wish you could change the cover of?

While you're here, don't forget to join my November is for Novellas Challenge and try to get some of those cleared off your TBR lists, and maybe off your e-readers this month!