This Week's Topic:
Top Ten Covers We Want to Redesign
01. Because of Joe by Liz Flaherty— I LOVE this author and I LOVED this book but ummm, what is this cover? This is such a sweet romance and if I haven't already read this author before, I wouldn't have looked twice at this book. God, it's AWFUL.
02. Dearly, Beloved by Lia Habel— This is cover is NOT bad HOWEVER, it does not match the beautiful first book cover!
03. Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys by Kate Brian— this is a great book but the cover is solo outdated.
04. Real Live Boyfriends by E. Lockhart— there is nothing super bad about this cover but IT DOES NOT MATCH AND THAT IS ANNOYING!!
05. Look at Sharon's 5 pick because YES and YESSS.
01. The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead. I'm not the biggest fan of any of the covers of this series, but this one is by far the worst. It is just SO AWKWARD.
02. The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller. It does look better in person, but I just don't really like the font. And I think that such a fun, cute, nerdy book should have an equally fun, cute, nerdy cover.
03. The Spymaster's Lady by Joanna Bourne. This book is absolute amazing, and it has an incredibly strong heroine! But the cover is totally cheesy and boring and not at all indicative of the original, intriguing story inside.
04. Always on My Mind by Jill Shalvis. Although all the Lucky Harbor covers are cute, I was a little disappointed by this one. It's a little unimaginative. Plus, her hair just disappears! Lousy Photoshop.
05. Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas. This was the first book to jump into my head when I saw the category for this week. The first two covers in the series are gorgeous, original, with bright colors and lots of negative space. Racquel and I have decided that this one was designed on a Friday afternoon before leaving for Christmas break, and the designer just grabbed the first vaguely contemporary stock image he could find, slapped it on there, and called it good. I still dream of the day this cover will be redesigned, hopefully along the lines of the first two.