October 25, 2011

Cover Like/Dislike - featuring Cindy!

Today's post is brought to us by Cindy, from Oodles of Books!

C O V E R       W A R
Wither VS This is Not a Test


 Hated Cover: Wither by Lauren DeStefano
I know. Some of you must think I am insane, but yes, I hate this cover. Okay, hate is a strong word. I don’t like it too much.
Why? Well, for starters, what is up with her hair? That’s the first thing I think when I see this, every time. I know that this poof hairstyle is quite common these days for models and such but I honestly don’t find it attractive. I also think her dress is…a little strange. I mean all those frills and stuff? I don’t like ‘em. She also looks sort of like she’s sitting on a throne but that could just be me being crazy.
Wither does sound really good and I cannot wait to read it but I find the cover weird. I do think that the caged bird and the significance this may hold is pretty interesting, but I’m sort of a hater. So I am sorry, but I just dislike this cover.

Loved cover: This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers
The drops of blood, the girl in mid fall, the mysterious background…what is going on here?

This is one of the best covers that I have seen in a while, I think. It’s so simple, but so eye-catching and it makes me want to pick up the book and find out what is happening. It also reminds me of a cross between The Dead-Tossed Waves and Imaginary Girls.
It does seem like it’s going to be a pretty amazing book, so maybe that’s why I like it so much, and I can’t wait to read it. I really loved this cover from the moment I saw it.  

* Thanks for the great post, Cindy!

What do you think of these covers? What makes or breaks a cover for you? Fonts? Pictures? Sparkly vampires?


  1. Ha, I'm gonna have to disagree :P. I think the cover for This is Not a Test is kind of...creepy. I don't know, I wouldn't be pulled towards it if I saw it in a shop, whereas while Wither isn't perfect, I do think it would catch my attention. My only complaint about it is it's a bit too fussy - for me, simple covers are the best. Oh, and the font of the title has to be good. Really annoys me when there's a pretty cover with horrific font that ruins it all...

  2. Wow, I have to agree. I never really saw how the cover for Wither was pretty.

  3. THIS IS NOT A TEST and WITHER both look amazing, but I'm also going to go with the zombie book here. It's eye candy! WITHER has a futuristic gothic air about it, which I love.

    Great post. :)


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