Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where each week we get a new topic for a top ten list. Sometimes you see a cover in a bookstore and think…what we’re they thinking? I know I’ve had this happen to me plenty of times, but for some reason I could only come up with five examples, so here’s my abbreviated post for this week.
1. Under the Never Sky, Veronica Rossi. I feel like I see this happen a lot with dystopian/sci-fi/fantasy. I actually really like the background, which I’m assuming represents the aether. But add a person to the cover and it just turns meh and lame.
2. Throne of Glass, Sarah J. Maas. I like the idea behind the cover, which is to show how badass Celaena is. But I think the execution made her look like she’s in a video game.
3. Unearthly, Cynthia Hand. I feel such a disconnect between the cover and who the main character, Clara, actually is. She’s just not the kind of girl to stand around looking forlorn while wearing a ball-gown. The cover is gorgeous and I love the typography, but I don’t think it matches the story.
4. Wild Magic, Tamora Pierce. Pierce’s books have undergone plenty of cover changes and this is my least favorite. It’s just so lame and Daine would never look so pensive. She’s a girl of action.
5. Vampire Academy, Richelle Mead. Honestly, these covers were huge turnoffs for me and one of the reasons I was so hesitant to start this series. I’m glad I got past the covers and gave them a chance, but seriously, these are awful.