Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and today’s topic is about the covers that we would like to redesign. This is another one of those topics that I initially thought would be hard to do as the first covers that came to mine had already been redesigned. But then I started to scroll through my goodreads read shelf and found that this topic wasn’t as hard as I had initially thought.
1. Mothership by Isla Neal and Martin Leicht (my review) – neither the hardcover (light) or the paperback (right) do this book justice. If I was going on cover alone I would run away from this story but the inside is just so good that I am glad I gave it a shot. Its just so quirky and fun and I found myself laughing throughout much of the book.
2. The Dead and Buried by Kim Harrington (my review) – another smart mystery ruined by such a blah cover. I get that it deals with a murder by Kayla Sloane isn’t newly dead, she’s a ghost so it should be something very ghostly.
3. Anywhere by J. Meyers (my review) – This cover is ok, but with one of the big plots of the storyline about how Skye travels across Europe I’d love to see something that encompass that on the cover. This one could be set anywhere, any country…and just doesn’t say anything about this being a ROAD TRIP THROUGH EUROPE book…which is the idea that sold me on this story.
4. Fifth Grave Past the Light by Darynda Jones (my review) – I love this series so very muchly and most of the covers for it have been pretty good but this one just falls flat for me. Good thing this wasn’t the first book in the series or I may have stayed away.
5. Vicious by Victoria Schwab (V.E. Schwab) – haven’t read this one yet and am torn on if I will do so or not as I’m just not sold on the synopsis. This cover also doesn’t do anything for me though I know a lot of people like it.
6. How to Love by Katie Cotugno (my review) – there is nothing about this one that makes me want to pick up this book and read it. If I hadn’t been sent the ARC for it then I may never have done so.
7. The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa (my review) – I loved how the first book in the series featured Ally and hinted at her Asian origins. The redesign of the series is just so blah and doesn’t give any hint at all as to the amazingly creepy story that is in its pages.
8. Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon (my review) – the original cover was just so beautiful that this one just makes me weep as its just so icktastic.
9. Unwind by Neal Shusterman (my review) – good story hidden behind another not so good cover.
10. Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer (my review) – this is the paperback cover and I dislike it so much. While I wasn’t married to the original cover I liked it far better than this one. This cover makes it seem like a typical cliched filled YA romance and this story is so much more than that. And while there is a romance is secondary to the main story.