Monday, November 11, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Cover Redesigns


This is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. I've had to basically abandon my little blog for a while, but I'm happy to be back. This week, the topic is:

Top Ten Covers I Wish I Could Redesign 

Redesigns I Hate  

Venom (Secrets of the Eternal Rose, #1)      Venom (Secrets of the Eternal Rose, #1)

1. Venom by Fiona Paul - Honestly, both of these are pretty, but I think the old one with the girl in a mask is more mysterious and more likely to make me pick it up.

Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)      Shades of Earth (Across the Universe, #3)

2. The Across the Universe series by Beth Revis - This is probably the redesign I have the strongest feelings about. The first two were absolutely gorgeous, and suddenly the third one comes out and it looks like THAT. *shudders*

The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1)    The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1)

3. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa - The new covers have actually grown on me a little, but I still like the old ones more.

Redesigns I Actually Like 

Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)       Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)

4. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi - The eye thing has definitely been done before, but the detail in the picture is stunning and much better than the standard beautiful-girl-in-a-gorgeous-dress-that-makes-me-insanely-jealous thing.

Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)       Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)

5. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins - It's not that the old cover isn't cute, I've just never been a fan of people on covers. The new one is really pretty.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)      

6. All the new Harry Potter covers - I kind of regret buying a box set of all seven of the books because having the new ones would have been great.

Just ListenJust Listen  The Truth About ForeverThe Truth about Forever

7. All the new Sarah Dessen covers - In real life, the new ones are really shiny and I love them.

Covers I'd Like to Re-Do in General 

 Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)Frostbite (Vampire Academy, #2)Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy, #3)Blood Promise (Vampire Academy, #4)...

8. The entire Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead - I realize that these actually did get a redesign, but I'm just as 'meh' about the new covers as the old ones. They could have done much better than this for such a good series.

Delirium (Delirium, #1)Pandemonium (Delirium, #2)Requiem (Delirium, #3)

9. The Delirium series by Lauren Oliver - There's really nothing wrong with these; I'm just not overly fond of them.

For Darkness Shows the Stars (For Darkness Shows the Stars, #1)

10. For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund - It's not like this cover isn't pretty. It is. But it in no way relates the actual story, which is why I'd change it.

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