Top Ten Tuesday #7 - Top Ten Covers I Wish I Could Redesign

Top Ten Covers I Wish I Could Redesign

1. The Fire Chronicle - James Stephens
The Fire ChronicleThe Emerald Atlas (The Books of Beginning #1)

I loved the first book in this trilogy's cover (image on the right), it screamed adventure and magic...this book, not so much. I actually got this out of the library today and was so disappointed to see that the characters had faces! It's not how I pictured them at all and they should've stuck to the pattern of the old cover, which just consisted of their silhouettes. 

2. Heroes of Olympus: Mark of Athena - Rick Riordan
The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus, #2)The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #2)

I love the other covers of these books, the hardback versions (one on the right), these paperback ones are...terrible. He looks green and like a zombie and Medusa (I presume) looks fake and her facial expression scares me. Definitely prefer the other cover.

3. 13 Little Blue Envelopes - Maureen Johnson
13 Little Blue Envelopes (Little Blue Envelope, #1)

I really don't like this cover.  It should've had more of a postcard effect to it. I don't think they should've put the cover model on.

4. Twenty Boy Summer - Sarah Ockler
Twenty Boy Summer

The font is quite plain and I'm not a huge fan of the cover either. I haven't read this book yet, but the cover is a no-no for me. Perhaps if the font were different.

5. The Summer I  Turned Pretty - Jenny Han
The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer, #1)

I really don't like this cover version, the cover models aren't how I imagined the characters to be at all, although I do like the sunset and the font, which screams summer!

6. Between the Lines - Jodi Piccoult
Between the LinesBetween the Lines

*sigh* These books do not look like they fit into the young adult genre AT ALL. When I first saw this around the blogosphere, I honestly thought it was a book for adults. It needs a new cover!

7.  Stella Etc series - Karen McCombie
Frankie, Peaches & Me

I'm not particularly sure what I don't like about this cover. It's pretty cute but the colours are a bit dull.

8.  Scarlett - Cathy Cassidy
Scarlett. Cathy CassidyLucky Star. Cathy Cassidy

Okay, so these aren't the same book, but it's the same cover redesign. Cover models. I loved the previous covers for these! They were so pretty and artistic!  These aren't bad but I'm not a fan of cover models.

9. The Power of Six - Pittacus Lore
The Power of Six

I'm really not a fan of this cover. It doesn't make sense and it's too green. Other colours would have been nice as well as a picture that made sense.

10. The Way of the Warrior - Chris Bradford
The Way of the Warrior (Young Samurai, #1)

All the covers seem quite similar to me and I also don't really like that silver bit at the top, it would've looked really nice it it were all red. I know they need it silver because of the red circle and the swords but they could've made a plan.


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  2. I actually am a big fan of the Twenty Boy Summer cover. It could have gone very badly, like a generic cover of a boy and a girl on the beach or something. I think it was a fresh and creative cover. Great list! Thanks for stopping by my blog, Book Savvy.

    1. That is true! I think if the font were slightly different, I would love the cover a lot more! :)

  3. I've wanted to read Little Blue Envelopes for a while, but that cover makes me cringe every time I see it. I like the seaglass part of Twenty Boy Summer, but I think the rest of the cover is too dark and I agree, the font could definitely be changed.

    1. I know, I really wish that they would redesign the LBE cover! :P

  4. I hate the cover of Little Blue Envelopes. The cover model needs a new outfit at the very least. But probably would be better if she wasn't there at all. I thought Between the Lines was an adult book too at first. It just doesn't say "teen" at all. You should definitely read Twenty Boy Summer. It's really good. I like the seaglass heart and think it stands out a lot... but I guess I could go for a font change on it.

    Thanks for stopping by My TTT

    1. I know, her clothes are just...bleurgh. I really want to read Twenty Boy Summer, it sounds amazing!


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