T5W: Inaccurate book covers.

Book covers, in my opinion are extremely important, as we gain our first impression about a certain book from its cover. We say that we should not judge a book by its cover, but we often do so. I almost never buy a book just because of the cover, but if a book has a trashy cover, I’m more likely to NOT buy it. 

Top five Wednesday is a weekly meme by Ginger Reads Lainey and Thoughts on Tomes. goodreads.

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City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. I have one question for whoever designed this cover. Who is the guy on the cover, AND WHY IS HE NAKED?

 

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Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. I’ve not read this book, and  I know it has had a cover change, but this cover tells us absolutely nothing about the book. It just has the face of a girl in it. If it was not so apparent from the name of the book, I would have thought it was a contemporary.

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. I frickin loved this book, but I don’t get the cover. It doesn’t mislead you, but it doesn’t look very nice, and doesn’t tell you much about the book.

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The Steradian trail by M.N Krish. I did not get the cover. At all.

 

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The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger. I don’t get this cover either. I wonder, is this horse shown some sort of a metaphor for angst?

 

 

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7 thoughts on “T5W: Inaccurate book covers.

  1. Good choices for the topic. I don’t think the cover artist really thought about who the guy was on Cassandra Claire’s cover and only wanted to show shiny tattoos so I do say one really needs to read the books to get the significance…

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  2. Good choices. The City of Bones – I always thought that the guy on the front seemed too old to be representative of the character in the story – but that’s probably just me. Vampire Academy – what is that cover supposed to mean really. I’ve read the series and I can never understand that cover choice. Ready Player One – not the most inventive cover – a play on a well known gaming phrase and a font with a Pacman type character is all I can come up to as why that cover was decided upon. I did see an alternative for that one that was much more sci-fi.
    Lynn 😀

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