Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Least Favorite Book Cover of Books I've Read

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Today is a Top Ten Freebie, so I'm piggybacking off last weeks topic of favorite book covers:

Top Ten LEAST Favorite Book Covers of Books I've Read

1. Cinder by Marissa Meyers
It pains me to say this because I adored this book, but something about the leg with the metal joints really creeps me out.  It reminds me of the leg lamp from A Christmas Story.  At any rate, it certainly didn't make me want to read the book.

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)   

2.  The Runaway Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
I actually liked the first book's cover of The False Prince.  The blue is gorgeous:

The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy, #1) 

But I didn't like the second cover very much.  The green is almost too green.  I think it is missing some of the nuanced coloring of the first.

The Runaway King (The Ascendance Trilogy, #2) 

3. The Delirium Trilogy by Lauren Oliver
I just don't get it.  The girl, the flowers.  Why are you staring at me?!

Delirium (Delirium, #1) Pandemonium (Delirium, #2) Requiem (Delirium, #3)  

4. The Abhorsen Series by Garth Nix
Great books, super creepy covers.

Sabriel (Abhorsen,  #1) Lirael (Abhorsen, #2) Abhorsen (Abhorsen, #3) 

5. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
The first cover is so weird and has nothing to do with the story.  Why does she looks like some weird fairy princess?  Why is she purple?  Of course, the redesign wasn't any better.  Calla superimposed with her wolf self?  Pass.

Nightshade (Nightshade, #1)  Nightshade (Nightshade, #1) 

6. Across the Universe Trilogy by Beth Revis
This series has gone through a lot of redesigns.  I actually really liked the covers of the first two novels:

Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)  A Million Suns (Across the Universe, #2) 

But I really disliked the redesigns.  I hate the font and it it isn't nearly as eye-catching as the first designs.  Now it strikes me as a middle grade choose your own adventure sci-fi cover:

Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1) A Million Suns (Across the Universe, #2) Shades of Earth (Across the Universe, #3) 

7. Nation by Terry Pratchett
For a book written in 2008, this cover screams 1995 to me.  


8. Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
The eyes and mouth are super creepy to me

Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones, #1)

9. Lament by Maggie Stiefvater
This cover looks like a self published novel cover done on someone's friend's computer.  In other words: very amateurish.

Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception (Books of Faerie, #1) 

10. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan 
I'm including this one because I was so confused when I started this book because I totally thought it was sci-fi for some reason!  This cover didn't help the situation at all.

 Will Grayson, Will Grayson


  1. I'm glad someone else did worst covers :) I agree with most of your picks, so many of these are just so generic. And the girl on the Delirium Series covers has always freaked me out!

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  2. This was a really fun list! They say don't judge a book by its cover, but it really is a shame when a bad cover just doesn't do a book justice. I laughed about your Delirium comment - so true! And it's a shame because I originally read the Advanced Reader Copy and the cover was much better. Also the Across the Universe redesigns - what the heck? They took beautiful covers and made them look generic and ugly.

  3. Lol at number 3! I would prefer the other cover of Delirium, the one with just the text. As for Bridget Jones, my sister has the one with the silhoutte of Bridget holding a cigarette. That one was much better. And now that I think of it, Will Grayson does look science fictionish. I also initially thought Cinder was more on the paranormal side rather than fantasy/sci-fi. :D Thanks for swinging by my list!



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