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1. The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver: For this one, I just wish they'd use the UK cover for the US too. It is so much more fierce and mysterious! The US cover makes it look like she's holding the moon -- so then you're like, Oh? Is she a witch? But NO, that's not actually the moon and she's not a witch! Gotcha! I really enjoyed this book, but this cover just doesn't draw me in like the UK one does:
2. Haven by Kristi Cook: I just don't get this cover. It doesn't tell me anything about the book -- even after reading the book I don't get it. Plus, the colors are so muted and bland that it probably wouldn't catch my eye on the shelf, which is what a book cover needs to do. I think a picture of a brooding Gothic boarding school would be more intriguing and make more sense with the story.
3. Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann: Another one where I wish they'd use the UK cover. Inanimate objects just don't draw me in the way people do -- and for the longest time, I didn't even realize that this was a picture of a desk. The girl on the UK cover, however, just looks so haunted:
4. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte: This applies to all the classic novels they're trying to make look like a cheesy romance novel. These are brilliant pieces of literature, and they're trying to turn them into pop culture fiction. Honestly. This cover of Jane Eyre looks like a modern paranormal romance novel. I don't get it. What does this cover have to do with the story? I'll tell you: Nothing! I'm not sure which is worse, this or that Wuthering Heights cover that says "Bella and Edward's favorite novel!" *facepalm*
5. The Body Finder by Kimberley Derting: This looks cool, especially side-by-side with Desires of the Dead, but I don't really see the connection to the story. I guess maybe it's a violet, to go with the main character's name? That's kind of a big leap to make when you're browsing the bookstore and see this on the shelves. It doesn't tell me anything about the story.
6. Delirium by Lauren Oliver: I didn't even notice the girl the first few times I saw this. It's a neat idea, but it makes my eyes go all fuzzy when I look at it. I also don't see the point of doing it this way, except for the "neat" factor. It would be much more raw and true to the story if it was just the girl's face -- you lose the emotion when you obscure it with that second layer.
7. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer: I can get the symbolism of the other covers (though Eclipse is stretching it), but this one just makes no sense. What does a shredded flower have to do with anything? It looks like it has feathers for petals -- weird. My grandfather thought this was a hummingbird when he saw me reading it.
8. Dark of the Moon by Tracy Barrett: I am SO excited to read this book -- I love Greek mythology. However, this cover is easy to miss. I didn't realize until just now that the shadow is supposed to be the Minotaur (I guess, based on the book description). Unless you give it a second look, it just looks like a stone wall -- not very exciting. Perhaps this problem will be lessened in real life rather than on a computer screen?
9. Glimpse by Stacey Wallace Benefiel: Looking at this cover makes me think the book is contemporary MG/YA about life in the boondocks, not an intense star-crossed paranormal love story.
10. Fallen Angel by Heather Terrell: All the colors run together and make the picture indistinct. Everything except her face is dark dark dark. There are no details, just a general sense of gloom. Even the flower in her hair is washed-out. However, she does have this au natural look going on and combined with the sharp features of her face it gives her an otherworldly look that fits perfectly. Just lighten up the rest of the image and we might be good to go.
It would be much easier to do a list of Covers That Make Me Stand In Awe.
What covers would you like to makeover?