Cover Commentary #2

Posted March 18th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Cover Commentaries / 0 Comments

The world of romance is filled with all sorts of weird and wonderful books with equally weird and wonderful covers. They say not to judge a book by its cover, but covers have an important job. In a busy market, they need to get the attention of potential readers. We thought we’d have a little fun each Sunday, sharing with you all some of the covers that do manage to do their job and catch our eye. Share with us your covers and thoughts in the comments!

Since this is all about covers, we’re not going to give you too much info on the books. If you’re intrigued and want to learn more, we’ve got links to both Goodreads and Amazon. If you hop straight to Amazon and purchase the book, it’ll help to keep LiatoF alive and sharing more of these covers!

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Faerie Queen

This cover is worthy of a good chuckle. I like the model on top of a sketchy backdrop, but oh my word is he trying to pull of that sultry nerd look. It’s too earnest, too pouty, and all I can see is a stereotype hipster with a ripped body. Also, that belly button is very in my face.

GingerSnap

I didn’t even notice the belly button at first, but oh my is that an outy. Do you think if he squints like that long enough, his face will just stay that way? Also, it looks like he has a leather jacket thrown over his shoulder, but is he planning to rock the jacket with no shirt combo? That’s never a good look.

Goodreads Amazon

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Faerie Queen

What? The? Fuck? That editing is just…disturbing. This cover is a hot mess. That being said, I’m curious about which parts are human and which parts are robotic. Imagine having vibrator for a dick.

GingerSnap

Okay so what is going on with those guys’ limbs? Is the shiny, gold stuff supposed to be reminiscent of their cyborg nature? It just looks like they slapped on some of those gold-leaf tattoos everyone was wearing at Coachella 3 years ago. Also, realistically, she’s most likely holding onto their heads because otherwise, standing on one leg with the other knee hiked up, she’d definitely fall.

Goodreads Amazon

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Faerie Queen

Isn’t this a promotional poster for a Step Up movie? Or dance exercise DVDs? I’m guessing this book is about a couple of street dancers? Actually, it’s more likely what Emily says… she’s trying to seduce him with her smooth moves.

Side note, his muscles are scaring me. He has like a 5-pack going on right now, and they’re wrapping around the side. That seems a bit…enhanced.

GingerSnap

Going out on a limb here and saying that she’s the one asking him to dance, since he looks BEWILDERED in this cover.

Goodreads Amazon

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Faerie Queen

This book has three wonderfully bad covers, and I love it! Can you see the heroine in the first cover has been edited to look like she’s crying? And in the second, I’m getting serious pop singer vibes with that pose. I can see the author went with a few different options for covers here, and all of them are…intense. I’m not sure which is my favourite, and I’m not sure if my definition of favourite in this case is the nicest or the most insane.

BUT IT GETS BETTER. Go read the synopsis.

Also, look at her other books. The same cover model photos are used, from the guy in cover 2 to a baby photo that’s just swapped around. Miss Brandy K’s covers are a goldmine!

GingerSnap

What worries me about this first cover is that she’s crying and looks absolutely miserable, and that, coupled with the title, makes me think that she’s being forced into marriage by the steel-jawed guy behind her.

Goodreads Amazon

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What do these covers make you think? Have you got any books you’d like us to comment on?

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