posted at Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 at 12:37 PM | Cover Snark
These really don’t have anything to do with Dystopian August, but…well, I like doing them, so I’m posting them anyway as usual. Comments will count toward the giveaway, because WHY NOT. So, in case you get too depressed by all the death in the books, I give you humor, judgment and shiny things.
Mountain Echoes (Walker Papers #8) – C. E. Murphy
Deadwood – Kell Andrews
Thoughts: I love everything that’s happening with the font here. Everything. Otherwise, I’m a bit unsure about the depiction of this tree’s roots; I’m finding them vaguely reminiscent of Ursula’s tentacles. Or of the tree in the animated movie of The Last Unicorn, which I won’t link to, since it continues to haunt many a person who saw it as a child.
Cover Battle: Pandemonium (Delirium Trilogy #2) – Lauren Oliver
US vs UK: I don’t love either of these covers. I think maybe the UK one is slightly better, although I personally think it looks like an awesome cover for a zombie novel. Much as we might compare the loveless folks to zombies, there’s a difference. What I don’t get is why it has nothing in common with the UK Delirium cover, which looks like this. Also, can we talk about that Delirium cover? Is it just me or is the model on it five? What is up with that cover? Ugh. It loses all of the cover battles.
Sidekick: The Misadventures of the New Scarlet Knight – Pab Sungenis
Thoughts: First, I would like to advise that Month9Books get their stuff up on Goodreads faster. I would like to link to them, but I had two last week and now this one that weren’t up on GR yet. Now anyone who loves this cover and wants to read it will have to REMEMBER. Sigh. Now for the cover itself. Well, the model definitely doesn’t look 30, so that’s good. His head looks a little out of proportion with his body, and like it was cut and pasted on. Maybe he’s going to use the sword to cut, then repaste a bit better? The cape also doesn’t look legit; it’s more like he took a curtain and shoved it in the neck of his t-shirt. I’m also bothered by how he’s behind the buildings and yet some of them fade away into him. What is that?
Don’t Tell – Mercy Amare
Thoughts: I really…have very little reaction to this cover. I’m not sure if people really dress like that, but, then again, it’s the skirt I most question and I have one like that (though I’ve never worn it). I kind of like the pink staticky background, because it really pops, but I’m not sure about the font. It could be more interesting.
Colonization (Paradise Reclaimed) – Aubrie Dionne
Thoughts: This is one of the better indie covers I’ve seen. The fonts could be better, but I really think the flour in the dome is well done.
Options – Abbi Glines
Thoughts: Dude,you get to be on a book cover and you have gorgeous hair, so why so frowny? Do you hate walking down pretty forest paths? What’s wrong with you?
Rua – Miranda Kavi
Thoughts: This is like Glitch but MORE. Pretty! Seriously, I am such a sucker for shinies. Anyway, I like the colors. No idea what’s going on here, though.
Battle Lines (Department 19 #2) – Will Hill
Thoughts: These covers are imminently ridiculous, like, seriously, what is happening here. However, they do ridiculous with style. These covers are hilarious.
Things I Can’t Forget – Miranda Kenneally
Thoughts: This is probably my least favorite of the three Kenneally covers, mostly because of the boring sandy foreground, but I love how her covers all work together. Also, that dress is super cute, although a really bad choice for a bike ride, since she’s going to flash everyone if she’s not careful, especially since her free hand is being used for hand, rather than skirt, holding. Both people are dressed to match their bikes.
The Mysterious Madam Morpho (Blud #1.5) – Delilah S. Dawson
Thoughts: The only other Dawson cover I saw had a shirtless dude that made me lol forever. This one, though, is lovely. I’m not sure about the texture of that character’s skin, but, otherwise, LOVE.