Thursday, May 31, 2012

May TBR Challenge: Mayday Disasters

And by Mayday Disasters, I'm talking about book cover disasters.

Christa from Hooked on Books challenged us to find some horrible book covers and post them. Talk about what we don't like and what we would change.

I'm a shameless cover judger, so this challenge comes easily to me. When I see a book, I want the cover to give me a little hint at what the book is about or the overall tone of the book. Like if a I see a fierce looking chick holding a bow, I want to hear about a fierce chick who is skilled in archery.

So here it goes...

 The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
I'm not a big fan of the empty space on this book - I get that the dude is a wallflower, but how about instead of putting the picture in the corner...you just made that fit the whole cover and not have that ugly puke green color be the main attraction.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower


In the Arms of Stone Angels by Jordan Dane
I really don't like the contrast of pink with grey on this cover - it seems juvenile. Plus the wings just look a little lame. Overall, it just looks like the person who made the cover did this in 5 minutes flat.
In the Arms of Stone Angels


Delirium by Lauren Oliver -and- The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe
I absolutely despise solid color with the picture in block letters. I don't really know why. I just DON'T like it. It drives me bonkers. I have an alternate cover on my copy of Delirium and it is much better. The alternate cover of The Way We Fall is better too.
 Delirium (Delirium, #1)The Way We Fall (Fallen World, #1)

1 comment:

Christa @ Hooked on Books said...

Great post!

I'm totally with you on In the Arms of Stone Angels. The bright pink looks garish! And it makes the book look kind of cheap overall.

I have to admit I do like the cover of the Way We Fall though. The yellow makes me think of caution tape and danger!

Thanks for participating in the mini challenge!