Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Cover Trends I Like/Dislike

 Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish

Some of these aren't really trends, I guess, but more like things on covers that turn me on or off.

Cover Trends I Like:

1. Girls in Pretty Dresses
I can't help it.  I love it.

Everneath (Everneath, #1)

The Selection (The Selection, #1)

The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)

2. Stars
There is something just so pretty and mesmerizing about stars and space.  Even better when combined with pretty dresses!

Plus One

For Darkness Shows the Stars (For Darkness Shows the Stars, #1)

Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)

These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1)

3. Covers with Character
Especially when it gives little clues about the story

No One Else Can Have You

Paper Valentine

 Sisters Red (Fairytale Retellings, #1)

The Assassin's Curse (The Assassin's Curse, #1)

Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy, #1)

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer (Necromancer #1)

4. Big, Blocky Font

Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3) 

We Were Liars

The Things You Kiss Goodbye

This is What Happy Looks Like

5. Interesting Fonts

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Between, #1)

Ruin and Rising (The Grisha, #3)

Dangerous Creatures (Dangerous Creatures, #1)

The Chaos of Stars

Cover Trends I Dislike:

1. In Your Face
I hate it when the cover stares at me

Obsidian (Lux, #1) 

The Iron Traitor (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten, #2)

If You Find Me

Firelight (Firelight, #1)

2. Get A Room
It's not that I'm prudish, but I don't want half naked people making out on my covers.

Down to You (The Bad Boys, #1) 

Someone to Love (Someone to Love, #1) 

Hard to Love

3. Weird or Creepy Looking People
I'm looking at you, Unhinged!

Unhinged (Splintered, #2)

Infinite (Newsoul, #3)

The Madness Underneath (Shades of London, #2)

Level 2 (The Memory Chronicles, #1) 

Nightshade (Nightshade, #1)

4. Pretty Much Any Urban Fantasy
Why with the leather and the smirky face and that stupid crouching pose?

Killer Frost (Mythos Academy, #6) 

Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1) 

Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1) 

Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, #1) 

Cast in Shadow (Chronicles of Elantra, #1)

5. Too Cutesy Contemporary YA
Too busy, too cutesy, too smirky.  Say no to the smirky!       

Not in the Script (If Only . . . #3)

United We Spy (Gallagher Girls, #6)   

Royally Lost 


1 comment :

  1. I'm with you on those first three cover dislikes. With a few exceptions, staring, creepiness and half-naked couples do not make me want to pick up the book. Nice list!



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