Tuesday, June 24

Top Ten Things I Like/Dislike on Book Covers


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish, this week's topic is the top ten things I like/dislike on covers. I wrote down five things I like, and five what I detest, and added a few examples to it. 
I'm so excited to share this with you, so let's get started!




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When the cover has a clear connection to the story which could be seen by every single reader, for example Cinder's cover is very simple still it connects to the story and If He Had Been with Me has a beautiful cover and it fits the book perfectly. 

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2. 
I know I've just said that I need connection but I can easily accept a cover which has an incredibly beautiful dress on it, it's even better if it somehow connects to the story like The Selection Trilogy, all three books were wonderfully pretty and I couldn't imagine a better cover if I tried. Even if the Fallen books aren't really good, their covers are absolutely stunning I think. 

Review of: The One


3. 
I like when the genre of the book is clear from the cover, when it's obvious if its a sweet contemporary romance or a fantasy or a dystopian novel. 








4. 
I happen to like covers like These Broken Stars or Burn for Burn where the font size is really big and it conquers the whole cover still it never takes away the prettiness of the picture under it. You don't have to concentrate to see the title and cover you see both at the same time. 

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5.
Finally, I like when all the covers in a series fit together and have the same styling, again like The Selection Trilogy or The Sweet Evil Trilogy. 








1. 
 When the cover didn't connects to the story at all, Unravel has a beautiful cover but it didn't fit the story even if I tried to find some resemblances. 

Review of Unravel






2. 
I absolutely hate movie adaptation covers even if I liked the movie I can't seem to get the idea of a cover like that, I mean the book was way before the movie so why the hell should I buy it with pictures of the cast like I can't imagine my own cast, oh and my favorite thing is when I can't find the book with the original cover just with the movie cover. uggh 



3. 
Covers that look like an amatour did them, for example the cover or All Our Yesterdays, from a bit farther the two characters look like their head was cut off... This annoys me even more so because at first I saw this book with a absolutely stunning cover so I have no idea what is this.






4. 
I hate half naked guys on covers, I've seen some well-made ones but mostly they are horrible, to me at least. I mean if I pull this out of my bag on the bus most people would think I read some kind of porn book, I know it's more easy this way but come on... you should all find something which fits the story. 






5. 
Too plain covers, like Legend because they don't capture my attention at all, even if I don't judge a book by its cover if I go into the bookstore and see hundreds of books at the same time, the ones I'll first see will be the ones that look more noticeable. 








Thanks for visiting my blog, now tell me in which things do you disagree or agree with me? What are you top ten things you like/dislike on book covers? Tell me in the comments :)

6 comments:

  1. I also really like it when girls on the covers wear these gorgeous ballgowns, but that usually means the story sucks (I don't know, that's just my experience with ballgown covers). Great post!

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    1. Unfortunately sometimes it does, but I've read some that were definitely good. Thank you! :)

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  2. Ooh, I like your lists! Definitely a plus is when a book cover captures the story well. Also, I'm getting sick of guys with abs on the covers. I mean, I like looking at a great body just as much as the next girl, but it's been done wayyyyy too many times. I actually don't mind movie adaptation covers, but then again, I like to collect different editions of books.

    Thanks for stopping by Part of that World! :)

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    1. Thanks :) I hate it when the story and the cover have no connection at all. Yes, for a time it was okay but can't they come up with new ideas now?

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  3. Yesss! I love The Lunar Chronicles covers. Meyer has pulled a great one with these. Not many authors have luck with so great covers. I love a girl in a gorgeous, haunting dress and setting, but um.. I oly love it if it'll go with the book. Often it doesn't so it makes little sense. Since You've Been Gone, TBS and Burn for Burn are so gorgeous! I love me some big fonts. I love that Sweet Evil trilogy's covers suit.. buuuuut, the dresses aren't in the books :( I love that all Our Yesterdays cover. I could do without the faces though lol! Do you like the new Legend covers though? I love the dusty ones :)

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    1. Yes, it's certainly isn't good when the girl in the dress has nothing to do with the book. Big fonts are sooo beautiful! I haven't read The Sweet Evil Trilogy, yet so I had no idea but it's a pity the dresses aren't in the book. :( All Our Yesterdays would look much better without the heads but I still like the other edition better, it's really beautiful. I don't like the new covers either, but I didn't read the book so maybe the cover fits it. Meanwhile I liked Prodigy's cover but disliked Champion's. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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