This week’s topic is inaccurate book covers! It can be books with covers that have nothing to do with the story or the cover model doesn’t look anything like the actual main character, or it’s a really cheesy cover for a great read!
1) Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
I know this is the original cover but I absolutely hate it. It makes me cringe so much when I look at it! I hate when they use real people for book covers because it just makes the book look so cheap and disgusting. Maybe I am being a bit harsh but I really, really, really don’t like real people on book covers. When you read a book, you are imaging all these wonderful places and characters, so why ruin it for you by sticking a real person on the cover? Plus, I’m assuming this girl is supposed to be Juliette, but this is not how I pictured her to look at all.
2) Flawed by Cecelia Ahern
This is actually the US cover but I had to include it because I do not like this cover. Compared to the UK cover, it literally tells you nothing about the story. If I saw this book on a shelf, I would not pick it up because it holds zero interest for me. The sole reason I bought Flawed was because the UK cover was so eye-catching and so beautiful. It made me think she was on a journey because she is walking along a path with her back to you. I know we all say we shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover but I do and I am judging this one.
3) Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick
Again, this is actually the original cover and when I saw it, I refused to buy it. I have this weird obsession with my books having beautiful covers and I didn’t want to buy this because this cover is just horrible. The guy looks so weird and I was so shocked when they announced which character he was supposed to be because I did not picture that character to look like this at all. I was ecstatic when I found out they changed the cover because it definitely needed it.
4) The Maze Runner by James Dashner
I don’t know if this is an unpopular opinion or not but I absolutely do not like this cover. I just think it looks really boring and they just didn’t bother trying when they made this cover. The Mortality Doctrine covers look so beautiful and you can tell a lot of effort has gone into them. Why not for these covers? They could have made these so damn pretty and it annoys me every time I look at them. The only thing they have going for them is the colourful spines.
5) Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
I didn’t like these books so it’s probably no surprise that I don’t like the cover either. This is such a boring cover in my opinion. Why is there a girl randomly in the background and why is she smiling? It makes me cringe so much and I still have no idea which character she is supposed to be? Possibly Rose? Is that right? Such disappointing covers.
I hope you enjoyed this week’s Top 5 Wednesday post! Which covers have you found to be inaccurate? I would love to hear what book covers you’ve had a rant over!