Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Covers I wish I could redesign

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme held by The Broke and the Bookish.

This weeks topic is:

Top Ten Nine Covers I Wish I Could Redesign!

1. Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead

Super cheesy. And it's totally why I didn't pick them up for years because I thought they were another Twilight. And that's so not the case.

2. Easy by Tammara Webber

Makes it seem like it's going to be another lust filled NA book. Nope. Sure, it has its moments. But it's also a lot darker, fantastic story and writing.

3. Delirium trilogy by Lauren Oliver

This was an awful redesign. Another girl on another cover. They could have been so creative with these covers. Love is against the law. So many things come to mind.

4. Shades of Earth(Across the Universe #3) by Beth Revis

This cover isn't bad. It's the fact that they decided to do a redesign on the last book of a trilogy. Grrr... #BookNerdProblems

5. Dust Lands trilogy by Moira Young

Another redesign that was unnecessary. The original hardcover was so much better. Now the background and the kid(s) on the front are so out of whack. It bugs me!

6. Crewel by Gennifer Albin

Another redesign I don't like. I love the first book and the cover makes sense. Now they've added another girl. :/

7. Study Series by Maria V Snyder

I love this trilogy! It's such an epic fantasy. These covers don't do it justice. Just another girl...

8. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

You know what this book is about? Creepy fenced in towns because there's zombies! Not a girl creepin' on the boy she's crushing on.

9. Girls in dresses! Why is that the go to for 90% of YA books? So frustrating.

How about you guys? What are your top covers that need a re-thinking?

Happy reading!



  1. yes yes yes to the dust lands books! oooo that made me so freaking mad when they changed it. And the same to Across the universe books. I have the first two personally signed to me by the author then they go and change the last one. That was the lass straw. I refuse to buy hard covers now unless they are stand alone. Kindle copy all the way, that way it doesn't matter if they change it.

    1. That's true about Kindle. I just need my physical copy though. I'm trying to hold off buying the first book in a series until I know if it's going to be redesigned or not. Because it really matters! ;P

  2. How did I forget to add Dustland and Forest of Hands and Teeth? Those redesigns stink! I think I prefer my covers to be people-free. Thanks for sharing! ~Megan

    1. Because unfortunately there's so many covers that come to mind. :/
      And yes, for the most part sans people is usually better.

  3. Some really, really great picks. I especially dislike the Delirium ones, so glad they have nicer ones here! VA made my list too, I haven't read the books yet as I have been put off for years by the god awful covers! My TTT.

    1. Thanks!
      That's totally what threw me off VA too. But I definitely suggest picking them up. They're awesome! :)

  4. Have to agree, Vampire Academy cover, awful. Of course, I didn't much like the first book and the cover didn't help matters much, which has also made me hesitant to read the rest of the series.... I actually do like the Dust Land covers, except...the third. And the Forest of Hands and Teeth, that cover is what made me add it to the tbr pile....of course, I haven't read it yet so I cannot judge it....

    Ah! Girls in dresses...or close up on girl's faces, perfectly unblemished, photo shopped faces. Ugh.