This week's TTT is to show off those not so great covers! They can either be from books which you've read already and feel don't live up to what's inside, from books which you've been hesistant on reading or from books which you've bypassed completely!
This meme is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.
In no particular order:
1. Luminous by Dawn Metcalfe
Yes, I get what the designers were going for but I'm sorry to say that it just looks like bad photoshop!
2. Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton
It's very plain and not an eye-catcher! I know that if I walked past, not knowing what it was about, I wouldn't give it a second glance.
I can't pick out what exactly it is about this cover that I dislike. Maybe it's just that I think it should be more spectacular. Something that better represents what the book is about!
What's with the cover? I've heard so many great things about this book! I know that this was published a while ago but still....2007! Not 1997!
The two people hugging looks very tacky. I have no problem with the idea and positioning, but it was just executed poorly. The title doesn't really mesh, so the whole cover seems to have multiple elements, just shoved together at the end with no connection between them!
If this is meant to be a real person...fail. If it's meant to be an animation type thing then...it's still bad. I don't particularly like fake-looking things! Also, I'm not really digging the dull colours...
Do I even need to explain why I don't like this?
Again...very self-explanatory. If I had room, I'd put the Vampire Academy and Dark Swan series up here too. The VA covers get better but the early UK covers are absolutely terrible!
Old fashioned and not in a good way!
This one also looks old and amateurish! Styling just doesn't look very professional.
I think there's a lot more covers I would change but I just grabbed a small sample. What covers would you change?