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There are a lot of awful covers out there, and I’ve seen it first hand at the library how an unfortunate cover and deter people from reading a book. Of course, I don’t personally want the responsibility of redesigning these covers, because I have about as much artistic ability as a snail, but there are still lots of covers I wish I could HAVE redesigned by someone who knows what they’re doing. Oh, and have final say, of course 🙂
*I’m only including covers of books I’ve actually read.*
In no particular order . . .
1. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
The cover has been redesigned, but I don’t like either one. The girl looks way too young.
2. Awkward by Marni Bates
It’s just too cutesy for me. I know this book is really light and funny, but that girl who’s kind of shrieking – no, I just don’t like it.
3. The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade
Do I really need to explain this one?
4. The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
It’s not really clear what’s on the cover. Even though once you read the book you know what’s on the cover, it still doesn’t really convey what this book is about.
5. Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday
I don’t hate the cover, but I don’t think it fits the book. This cover feels very sci-fi and/or post-apocalyptic.
6. The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
This one has been redesigned as well, but I don’t like either one. Neither cover really shows how AMAZING this book is.
7. Losing It by Cora Carmack
Ugh! The girl and that guy. I just really don’t like this cover.
8. Close to Famous by Joan Bauer
My problem with this cover is that it looks like it’s a teen book, when really it’s middle-grade.
9. Forevermore by Cindy Miles
The couple is just too cutesy. Ick!
10. Storm by Brigid Kemmerer
The four guys – I don’t know, it just doesn’t do it for me. Also, some of the clothes seem not right, either.
I’m so sure that I’m forgetting certain covers, but I’m so tired to think about it anymore. Either way, I’ve got problems with all these covers.
What do you think of these covers? Do you like any of them? Do you agree with me? And what’a re your least favorite covers?