Okay, so I’m taking a bit of a different approach to today’s Top Ten Tuesday post. We’re supposed to be talking about the ten covers we wish we could redesign, but I was having a LOT of trouble with that. So instead, you get two topics: covers I wish I could redesign and covers I wish HADN’T been redesigned. Because some of the original covers were so perfect that the redesigns just make me want to cry!
1) Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
WHY?! Why go from something iconic and beautiful and wonderful to something so damn generic?
2) Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
While her dress is too short for the time period of the book, I just feel like it evokes the feelings and atmosphere SO much better than the redesign.
3) The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar
This cover is so darn cute and fits the mood of the book perfectly! And yet, for some reason Penguin decided that this was just the better way to go. Ugh.
4) Belladonna by Fiona Paul
This cover never even hit bookshelves. Instead, it was replaced by THIS. Penguin strikes again!
5) Fury by Elizabeth Miles
Another book to lose its amazing cover and go the more generic route. The redesign is particularly reminiscent of the Delirium books, which is probably what they were going for. At least the UK got to keep the gorgeous covers!
6) Infinite Sky by C.J. Flood
One of these things is not like the other! Look at that AMAZING UK cover! And then look at what the US is going to get instead. Epic failure! So much so that I bought the UK version from Amazon UK because I couldn’t handle being stuck with the soon-to-be-released US version.
7) Destiny’s Fire by Trisha Wolfe
This book has something to do with Egyptian Mythology, but you’d never guess that from this cover. Her pose is just really strange, and the pink fire across the bottom unnecessary. I’m just really not a fan of this cover at all!
8) The Minister’s Daughter by Julie Hearn
This one isn’t really bad, but I’m not really a fan of the color scheme. The hardcover version is much nicer to look at.
9) Requiem by Lauren Oliver
Delirium and Pandemonium weren’t too bad, but this one is just … ugly. There’s something weird about her face, or maybe it’s the fall of her hair. I dunno, but whatever it is, I’m not a fan.
10) Stone of Destiny by Laura Howard
Could the cover model be standing any further in the flowers? The whole thing just looks awkward and weird, although I do like the color scheme used. Just a really bad photoshopping fail.
So those were my ten fail-tastic covers! Which ones did you choose this week? Please link me!