Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Top Ten Books I'd Love to Redesign

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  I usually don't participate in this one, but when I saw this week's topic I couldn't resist! :D


I did like how this one matched the first, but I don't know, she just looks wierd and overly-photoshopped to me.  With the content of these stories, it would have been neat to see something more steampunkish as well!

Sort of the same problem with this one. The first cover was pretty, then it got to this one and she just looked so fake and slightly distorted. And a little too much with the swirls.

This was a pretty cool story and while the cover encompasses what it's about, it looks kind of cartoony and self-published to me. 

I love these books to death--but the covers, all three of them: Not so much. Both characters look like snotty super models posing awkwardly for the camera.

This one just feels lazy to me.  Stock photo of girl. Stock photo of fence. Slap them together with a boring-fonted title and we're good to go?  No.

Loved the first cover of this series. SO pretty. This one is a bit cheesy though. It's something about her top hat and the pose.

Again, loved the first cover of this series.  But this guy just looks so corny to me. Still love the title design, though.

You know, I acually love this cover, but I'd also love to see how this series could be redesigned to make it look less like an MG series. 
Yeah this series is pretty, BUT it always bothered me that in the book Clara was either very blond or had dyed orange hair.  Why the brunette on all the covers?  I love the Aussie cover for exactly that reason.

With so many gorgeous covers out there getting redesigned unnecessarily, WHY on earth have the cheesy VA covers never been touched??  This series wins for my absolute #1 set of covers that seriously needs a cheese-free makeover. :D


  1. Yes, I am totally with you on all of these. Great choices for a redo.

  2. LOL I love the cover for Dance but yeah the rest are meh.

    Jaime @ Two Chicks On Books

  3. I wasn't expecting everyone to have Vampire Academy on their list but it even made its way to mine lol I think the chick on there looks too much like Angelina Jolie!

    Here's My TTT

  4. Ha, I put VA on my list too, those covers are awful! I haven't read the series yet as I have been put off for years by the god awful cover! My TTT.

  5. "snotty super models posing awkwardly for the camera" Haha, so true! The covers actually are one of the reasons I haven't picked up that series!

  6. I love TT and the cover but you're right the cover does have a MG feel.

  7. VA made my list too. I was honestly surprised at how many other people really don't like them either.

  8. Awesome post :D Yeah, I agree with a lot of these covers.. thank you for sharing. <3 wish every cover could be gorgeous :)

  9. I love hearing people's thoughts on covers . . . especially now that my publisher is redoing the 18 Things cover before 18 Truths comes out . . . I did love my cover, but did feel a little like your complaint with The Wicked Game toward it :-)