Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday 04.05.11

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's top ten is: Top Ten Book Covers I Wish I Could Redesign.

The Julian Kestral Mysteries by Kate Ross. Ok, the fourth book has a nice cover, but the first three I would redo. They do a good job at depicting a scene in each book, but I don't think they really represent the story itself. Perhaps if they had covers like C.S. Harris' Sebastian St. Cyr mystery series they'd have a bit more attention.

Mariana by Susanna Kearsley. The cover is nice, but I think this really beautiful story needs a really beautiful cover.

The Courtesan by Susan Carroll. Completely wrong century represented on the cover. The story takes place in the 16th century, this is not the 16th century!

Dark Road to Darjeeling by Deanna Raybourn. A little two Twilight-y for me. I wish this series could go back to the style of the original covers for the first two books. Those were lovely.

Cheri and The Last of Cheri by Colette. Yeah, I don't know who this is suppose to be on the cover, but it's not either of the two main characters: Lea, a woman in her 40s; or Cheri, a man in his 20s.

Hm, that's about all I can think of, for now.


The Phantom Paragrapher said...

Some good points here, alot of covers are doing the Twilight inspired now. New Follower

Unknown said...

I definitely agree with the first, I quite like the fourth cover but the others aren't as pretty.


Joanne said...

As usual, you bring up some good points. I ADORE the Kate Ross books and I agree they need an update (book 4 is nice).

Mariana needs a much more gothic looking cover to accurately depict the mood of the story....an old house perhaps, too.

Sarah (The Brazen Bookworm) said...

I totally am with you on the covers that don't match the time in the book...bugs the heck out of me!

Birdie said...

The picture on the last of the books is, I believe, actually Colette herself.

The historical solipsism on the Courtesan cover would send me into a literary rampage

Anonymous said...

I like the fourth cover also.

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Anonymous said...

I hat books with covers that do not represent the story itself. They just deceive you just like that of Kate Ross.

LBC said...

I like the anachronistic cover. In hate when they misrepresent the content.

Here is mine http://hawthornescarlet.blogspot.com/2011/04/top-ten-tuesday-stop-embarassing-me.html

Anonymous said...

Re: Dark Road to Darjeeling -- I hate it when covers go into redesign overhaul mid-series. Irks me to no end.