Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by gingerreadslainey and hosted by Sam @ ThoughtsOnTomes, you can find out all you need to know about taking part by clicking here. This weeks topic is “Inaccurate Book Covers.” So for example, covers that have nothing to do with the story or the cover model doesn’t look anything like the main character and so on. I’m honestly finding this one a little difficult, if a cover doesn’t look nice but I want to read the book, I tend to just buy that book on my Kindle and totally forget all about the hideous cover! But, after scrolling through my Kindle, I’ve finally found my 5! Let’s take a look.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.
This cover is awful. It just doesn’t scream assassin to me. When I look at this cover and see her tiny little blade and sweet innocent face, it does not make me think of Celaena one bit.
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
I have only read the first book in this series so far, but these covers? WHY? I much prefer the newer ones, with the big red door and the handprint, I mean it makes more sense than masks. Personally this cover just doesn’t make me think anything magical at all.
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
I never really had that much of a problem with these covers, that is until the new and much improved ones came out and I realised how mediocre they actually are. I’m so happy I got these on my Kindle and not in paperback, I’d have been so annoyed when the new ones got released.
Recurve by Shannon Mayer
Now I don’t actually have that much of a problem with this cover, it’s fine, could be better but not terrible. My only problem is, this same cover is used for every single book (not including novellas). Every single one and there’s five of them! Yeah, so the title is changed, the background will change to water or fire, depending on the book, but still, its annoying having them all the same. I am a huge fan of this series though, so I keep buying em!
The Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead
I’m not a huge fan of people/faces on books to start with, but when you take a series of books like Vampire Academy and plaster every one with just a pretty face, it’s kind of annoying. A lot happens in these, a lot of action and a lot of death and there’s some pretty kickass leading females. I just don’t think these covers really do this series justice at all. Just looking at the cover, without reading anything about the book, you would think that this would be like Twilight, but it really isn’t.