Thursday, July 10, 2014

This Week in Book Covers 30th June - 4th July

Another week! Another round of covers to analyse!

The Tale of the Body Thief (The Vampire Chronicles #4) by Anne Rice

Anne Rice book - I am going to say the same about this one as I have the previous 3, alas. The author is so big, so iconic and so famous that there could be anything on the cover and so long as “Anne Rice” is there in big letters, that’s all that matters. So we have something pretty, abstract and relatively irrelevant to everything.

Captured (Fallen Siren Series #0.5) by S.J. Harper

Oh. Ok the wings are semi-appriopriate. I can go with the wings. And I know when you call the series the “Fallen Siren” series there’s going to be a level of sexualisation… but not really? There’s one sex scene at the end of this book, the rest is about professionally searching for a kidnapped child. A task that does not require anyone to lead arse first.

And she’s an FBI agent. Ok, my knowledge of FBI attire isn’t exactly extensive, but isn’t it a little more… formal than this? “Plainsclothes” detectives do try to be a little more professional than jeans and a tank top. Oh and guns. Big big guns.

Tethered (Iron Seas #2.5) by Meljean Brook

I love the covers of this series - the steampunk is so clear with the dirigible with an added sense of travel and maritime elements with that anchor. And, of course, it’s pretty pretty pretty. Did I mention it’s pretty? But… I don’t know but I kind of want something else in the middle. Does it need a figure, a person, something around that anchor? It’s like a photoshoot where the model slept in

The Remaining: Aftermath (The Remaining #2) by D.J. Molles

The bold American soldier prepares to go into battle. The American soldier prepares to go to war. The American soldier holds out against the threat. The American soldier appears in a PSA about forest fires. The American soldier sits by the fire and and recites poetry.

The American soldier could be doing absolutely anything with no indication of what he is actually doing. This could be a dystopian, it could be a war novel, it could be a romance, it could be poetry. Who knows? It’s the very essence of an overly vague cover