Cover Snark (193): A Snark the Size of the World

Welcome to Cover Snark, where the people are snarky and the covers quiver in fear. Since I don’t write many snarky book reviews here on A Reader of Fictions, Cover Snark is my outlet. If you click on the title of the book, where possible, I’ve linked to Goodreads. Clicking on the cover itself will show you the cover in a larger size, in most cases. Feel free to love covers I hate and vice versa. Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

Please note that you should by no means contact the author if you do not like their cover; they likely have ZERO control. Feel free to express opinions in the comments, but please do not @ an author on Twitter because of anything you’ve seen here. Let’s keep it kind.

Shiny and New:

1. The Whole Thing Together – Ann Brashares
The Whole Thing Together - Ann Brashares
Thoughts: Okay, which of them dies? Just tell me now.

2. A Void the Size of the World – Rachele Alpine
A Void the Size of the World - Rachele Alpine
Thoughts: This sounds like the set up for a super sad book but I am crylaughing at the cloudy cut out person.

3. Geronimo (Songbird #8) – Melissa Pearl
Geronimo - Melissa Pearl
Thoughts: SAY GERONIMO!

4. Almost Missed You – Jessica Strawser
Almost Missed You - Jessica Strawser
Thoughts: The cover had me thinking this would be a depressing adult literary fiction book.

5. The Last Magician – Lisa Maxwell
The Last Magician - Lisa Maxwell
Thoughts: Dinosauroboros.

6. The Spring Girls – Anna Todd
The Spring Girls - Anna Todd
Thoughts: LAURIE AND JO BETTER FUCKING END UP TOGETHER. YOU HEAR THAT, AMY???

7. Wonderful Feels Like This – Sara Lovestam
Wonderful Feels Like This - Sara Lovestam
Thoughts: Wonderful feels like a rainbow sprinkle to the eye.

8. The Heartbeats of Wing Jones – Katherine Webber
The Heartbeats of Wing Jones - Katherine Webber
Thoughts: Ah yes, the beauty of looking at your reflection in a puddle of car oil; they’re so surprisingly colorful.

9. The Princess and the Page – Christina Farley
The Princess and the Page - Christina Farley
Thoughts: You can’t sleep with a book under your mattress because obvs you need to read it.

10. Fenway and Hattie and the Evil Bunny Gang (Fenway and Hattie) – Victoria J. Coe
Evil Bunny Gang (Fenway and Hattie) - Victoria J. Coe
Thoughts: “HELLO THIS IS DOG REPORTING FOR DUTY I WILL GET ALL THE BUNNIES”

11. Forget Me Not – Ellie Terry
Forget Me Not - Ellie Terry
Thoughts: Moving will probably end their friendship, but at least one of them got this sweet wall hanging from grandma.

12. The Chemist -Stephenie Meyer
The Chemist -Stephenie Meyer
Thoughts: WHY WOULD YOU PUT A NEEDLE ON A COVER OH MY GOD WHY

13. Ventures – Betsy Cornwell
Ventures - Betsy Cornwell
Thoughts: Two words: STEAMPUNK PEGASUS.

14. Going Solo (Girl Online #3) – Zoe Sugg
Going Solo (Girl Online #3) - Zoe Sugg
Thoughts: Purple and orange is such an inspiring combo.

15. Devil’s Advocate (The X Files: Origins) – Jonathan Maberry
Devil's Advocate (The X Files Origins) - Jonathan Maberry
Thoughts: Designer, on finishing: NAILED IT.

16. Agents of Chaos (The X Files: Origins) – Kami Garcia
Agents of Chaos (The X Files Origins) - Kami Garcia
Thoughts: Designer, on finish: X marks the spot. *coworkers groan*

17. Freya – Matthew Laurence
Freya - Matthew Laurence
Thoughts: Freya’s favorite vacation shot is this one, because she loves that she’s the perfect height to pose in front of this graffiti.

18. Enemy Exposure (The Raven Files) – Meghan Rogers
Enemy Exposure (The Raven Files #2) - Meghan Rogers
Thoughts: Basically looks like this person is about to wave at whoever is targeting her, so yeah I’d say exposed.

19. Ten Miles One Way – Patrick Downes
Ten Miles One Way - Patrick Downes
Thoughts: I bet these shoes are useful in a fight.

20. Crazy Messy Beautiful – Carrie Arcos
Crazy Messy Beautiful - Carrie Arcos
Thoughts: Raise your hand if you’re thinking of Crazy/Beautiful, the Kirsten Dunst movie.

21. Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined – Danielle Younge-Ullman
Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined - Danielle Younge-Ullman
Thoughts: This would be better if the just closed the curtains. Or set them on fire.

22. Flying Lessons and Other Stories – Ellen Oh, ed.
Flying Lessons and Other Stories - Ellen Oh, ed.
Thoughts: That font makes me feel like this should be a collection of stories inspired by Dr. Seuss.

23. Rules of the Game (Endgame) – James Frey & Nils Johnson-Shelton
Rules of the Game (Endgame) - James Frey & Nils Johnson-Shelton
Thoughts: I like to think these ugly covers are karma.

Cover Battles:

1. Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1) – Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy
Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead

US Original vs. 10th Anniversary: I actually couldn’t puzzle out all the VA editions, but this one’s the most common older edition. Here’s hoping they do the whole series because almost anything would be an improvement. I actually quite like this design, despite the lack of originality, except for the title font.

2. The Ring and the Crown (The Ring and the Crown #1) – Melissa de la Cruz

The Ring & the Crown - Melissa de la Cruz
The Ring and the Crown - Melissa de la Cruz

US Hardback vs. US Paperback: Well, this one looks like it actually is historical fiction, so good redesign, I guess.

WTF of the Week:

WTF of the Week began as a special category for one cover I saw, but was so popular it became a recurring feature. Here, I highlight covers, both new and old, that I’ve found, which, upon viewing, made me either snort or say something along the lines of “Dear God, what is that thing?”

1. A Lie for a Lie – Robin Merrow MacCready
A Lie for a Lie - Robin Merrow MacCready
Thoughts: *sighs*

2. Give Me a K-I-L-L (Fear Street Relaunch #6) – R.L. Stine
Give Me a K-I-L-L - R.L. Stine
Thoughts: *rolls eyes*

3. Against the Elements – Esme Carpenter
Against the Elements - Esme Carpenter
Thoughts: *sigh and eyeroll combo*

3 responses to “Cover Snark (193): A Snark the Size of the World”

  1. Julia Gomez says:

    Again- I LOVE YOUR SNARKINESS

  2. lissa says:

    I Like cover #13 but that’s about it, none of the other covers seems good at all, so maybe some of them aren’t final versions but still, they put more effort into them if they want people to read them

    enjoy reading this, have a lovely day.
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  3. 1. Oh this is cute and summery.
    2. Yeahhhhh this does not work at all hahah.
    3. My friend got married last year and his last name is Girolamo so the wedding party kept shouting their names to the beat of that song all night. It’s stuck in my head forever. Also I like the water but her hair is too red.
    6. YES INDEED THAT’S THE ONLY WAY I’LL READ THIS. Delightful cover.
    9. The amount of books young Morgan would have bought because of their covers…
    12. I’m interested in the book but this is the most blah cover ever.
    17. HAH. It’s super fun at least!

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