This week's topic is "top ten book covers I wish I could redesign". This isn't a very easy post for me to do, but I'll try my best! (Being on this list doesn't necessarily mean that I won't read the book...)
1. Altered by Jennifer Rush - Does anyone else think that this is just a hideous cover? How does putting a shirtless guy on a cover make it good? Ergh and that font! And the color? Ick. Also, I don't really understand the trees...
2. Control by Lydia Kang - Eww the test tubes! I really don't like them... and when I see the "There are no accidents" tagline, I immediately think of the glowy test tube stuff as sperm. Which is totally gross, I know... but for some reason... first thing that comes to mind.
3. The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau - I don't know, this cover just really doesn't make sense to me. A really basic font, with a weird maze going on in the background and what's with the shield?
4. After Eden by Helen Douglas - Floating faces and birds. Do I really need to say more? I think that the font is terrible... and the blue tint only makes the floating faces worse.
5. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire - No. Just no-- why would I want to look at lips with a gross font and a tongue with some kind of nude painting on it? I wouldn't. That's the thing.
6. Ashen Winter by Mike Mullen - I don't know what it is about this cover... maybe it's how uncomfortably positioned the reaching hands are? Or maybe the colorful cloth background... why is there a cloth background? I just don't understand the appeal.
7. Magestirium by Jeff Hirsch - The floating person in black is my first turn-off for this cover, but it sure doesn't stop there. What's with the birds from under it's feet and the random green? Admit it, this cover is hideous!
8. Quarantine: The Loners by Lex Thomas - You can't tell me that this cover doesn't nearly give you hives! The destroyed classroom looks way too "edited" and the title... ew. I really don't like that font.
9. Poltergeeks by Sean Cummings - I think that my problem with this cover is that her hair is floating out and her arms are raised, like it's supposed to be obvious that she has telekinesis. That and the sickly shade of green. I don't like that either.
10. Blackwood by Gwenda Bond - THE SNAKE. I just can't handle the snake on her face... and again with the sickly green background! I also wish that the fonts were more readable.
So, all in all, I think that most of my cover "redesign" candidates are green. Go figure! Are any of these ones you would redesign? Sound off!