Book covers that give me pet peeves
We all get told never to judge a book on it’s cover. But let’s face it there are just some book covers that we just dislike. And although the book may be good the cover takes away from the beauty of the story. Behold! I am here to list some of the covers I personally dislike. Feel free to disagree but this is a just a list of 10 that I don’t really like much.
DEVIATE by JAY KRISTOFF
The cover for Lifelike was cool but the American version was so much better. Same goes for Deviate. The Australian versions of both Deviate and Lifelike don’t suit each other like the other US editions.
LOSERS BRACKET by CHRIS CRUTCHER
I got the ARC of this and I thought the cover might look better when published but the font and cover illustration is completely different to what the story is about.
WARCROSS by MARIE LU
My favourite book ever^^ But the american version’s font just looks so much worse than the australian edition. The version given to me by the Inky Awards was so much better. There was a lot of backlash with the American version when the cover was revealed.
GENUINE FRAUD by E. LOCKHART
This is a crime story and seriously you’d think they’d pick another image for a cover than cut hair.
PAPER CRANES DON’T FLY by PETER VU
A fantastic and poignant book worthy of the Inky Awards trophy but the cover like Loser’s Bracket doesn’t do the book justice. The book is about a kid with a brain tumour and it would make you full on ugly cry. Maybe a different font or maybe a different cover background would make the book really stand out!
BYE BEAUTIFUL by JULIA LAWRINSON
A modern Australian classic but the cover colours and the illustration don’t do the story justice. This book was published in 2006 so maybe a 10+ year edition revamp could be in the works?
THE BOOK THIEF by MARKUS ZUSAK
Look I haven’t read the Book Thief but I have no idea what the book has to do with dominos. Also the fonts could’ve been enlarged. The movie edition version is much better and I love that copy a lot.
THE HOST by STEPHENIE MEYER
Twilight’s book covers work but….. this one doesn’t. The whole thing with the eye (and yes I am aware that is a whole thing in the story) just doesn’t work for the cover. Also I have a massive pet peeve of lower case titles so….
I’D TELL YOU I LOVE YOU BUT THEN I’D HAVE TO KILL YOU by ALLY CARTER
Okay so yet again we get lower case capitals for the authors name and we get Every Word In The Title Written Like This and also the magazine cutouts in the title. Also I really hate when people’s bodies are on front covers in school uniforms and super short skirts. It’s just a big no for me, it’s a pet peeve of mine. I’m sure the book is great though 🙂
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS by SARA SHEPARD
So much praise but yet again the doll on the front cover! And yes I am aware it’s all to do with metaphors and stuff but it’s just a pet peeve of people on the front cover of books.
What book covers do you dislike? Write down below 😉
Also don’t come @ me this is just my personal opinion feel free to disagree if you like the covers 🙂