Thursday, October 30, 2014

This Week in Book Covers 20th October - 24th October

This week we have a lot of the same issues repeating themselves - 3 books, 3 authors I’ve read before (and 2 series) and the same cover issues are continuing.

Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth

This reminds me of the other covers in the series and it definitely gets points for consistency. I like the overarching theme that has continued through the series. Still, while I think the cover is beautiful and interesting and intriguing, I can’t say I’m a huge fan of covers that are this abstract. To understand the cover, you have to have read the book which feels a little backwards, though it works for a third book in the series (and these books don’t even really try to be stand alone). But, then, it’s probably a testament to the popularity of the series - certain series and authors don’t need covers to describe their work

Business Makes Strange Bedfellows by E. E. Ottoman

Another cover that reminds me of a past book by the same author. It’s beautiful. It’s intriguing. I love it and think it’s some really gorgeous artwork. I also am not quite sure how the subject matter on the front even closely relates to the content inside.

Otherworld Nights by Kelley Armstrong

Why is there a naked woman on this cover? Really, why? None of these books particularly revolved around naked women. I don’t think any of them sat down naked somewhere just for funsies. And what’s that hand on her head? What is that supposed to be? Who is that supposed to be? How does this cover even remotely relate to the book even slightly?