Thursday, August 23, 2012

#FF: Bad Cover, Great Book?




The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!
 

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Happy Follow Friday!
 
Question:
Worst cover? What is the worst cover of a book that you’ve read and loved?
Answer:

I have seen a lot of bad covers out there, which saddens me. I have an intense dislike of bad covers, I’m of the school of thought of why would you spend months and months of your life pouring your heart and soul into writing a piece of work and then just covering it in inferior work. Don’t you want the outside to be just as good as the inside? 

I have however learned to look past a bad cover and there have been many cases that I am glad that I did. I’ll not include any self published covers in my assessment as they are notoriously not great. So the big publisher cover that sticks out the most in my memory is Christine Feehan’s – Water Bound.  I absolutely HATE this cover! If it hadn’t featured a Pranskii brother there is no way I would have picked this book up in the first place. Thankfully the book is not as bad as this cover, it is actually really good.

So here it is!


Is this a bad cover or is it just me?

While you are here check out my best of 2012 so far post just below this post!

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35 comments:

  1. I agree with you!! The cover's too... literal.. water.. bound.. HAHA (Am following back!) :)

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  2. I agree. Not a great cover.

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  3. I do agree, that cover is rather horrible.
    Thanks for the follow. Following you back! =)

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  4. It's not the most innovative cover design, lol. Glad to hear that the book was good, though.

    Thanks for stopping by and following! Following you back via GFC.

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  5. Oh man! I agree. It's so cheesy. Horrible. Thanks for the visit and follow. Sorry my post wasn't up yet. you were too quick for me.
    http://todayinshenaya.blogspot.com

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  6. I haven't read any Christine Feehan books but I would definitely not pick them based on their covers.

    I'm a new GFC follower.
    Here's my Follow Friday

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    1. She seriously has some of the worst covers!! This is not the only awful cover she has.

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  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Returning the favour. :)

    I agree with you on this one...I am one of those people that need to read a series in order. When Spirit Bound came out, I loved the cover, and decided to give the series a try. But when I saw the cover for Water Bound, the cheesy cover kind of threw me off and I didn't buy the books. Shame, I still want to read them. One day.

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    1. I'd start with the Drake Sisters series first if you haven't read that series. This one is a spin off of that one. The British cover of this book is actually a lot better, wish they would switch this cover up with that one.

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  8. ahaha, it's not just you, that is certainly a craptastic cover! Thanks for sharing and for the follow! Following back via GFC ^__^

    Scarlett @ Books Before Bed!

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  9. Hi, new follower through GFC as lucyatmax, no pic. Please visit/follow me at bethartfromtheheart.blogspot.com . My response was...the Stephanie Plum series covers. I truly love the books, but could do without the colorful jackets. Course, since I own every book in the series and I love them all, the jackets are acceptable by associated love for the books.
    Have a great weekend!
    Beth

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  10. Oh, wow. Totally have to agree with you on that cover being bad, it looks like they're stranded in the middle of the ocean during a storm, fully clothed, and not worried about it at all. It's a shame when good books have bad covers because that's what draws a lot of people in. Thanks for sharing, I'm a new follower :)
    Here's my #FF

    ~Kaitlyn @Books and Bandanas

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  11. Yeah that cover is kinda blah! But sometimes books with the worst covers surprise us!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  12. Whoo hoo!! Follower 400!! Yay for you..*Throws Confetti*

    That isn't a nice cover, they don't even look like they are really in the water...

    Thanx for visiting my FF
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
    New Follower :)


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    1. Yay!!! A milestone,400 strong!!! Whoot Whoot

      No they really dont, its one of the worst covers of any books I've read.

      Thanks for the follow back!

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  13. Here's mine. :)
    Have a great day and happy hopping!
    New follower.

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  14. Oh my gosh that's terrible!
    Thanks for stopping by!
    Happy Friday!

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  15. That's not a good cover. It looks off somehow. =/

    Thanks for stopping by My FF and I'm following you back =)

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  16. Thanks for stopping by, old follower. The whole thing is kind of off. The couple in the middle of the water is just wrong

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  17. I haven't heard of that book. New GFC follower.

    Here's my FF - http://bookbloggermom.blogspot.com/2012/08/feature-and-follow-friday-3.html

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  18. I have to agree with you...it's pretty bad! New GFC Follower!

    My FF
    ~Caitlin :)

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  19. The cover is...alright. Old follower :)
    My FF: World of Books

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  20. The cover's EH for me. :)

    Thanks for stopping by the blog! :D New follower.

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  21. Oh that one looks OK! I love the water and the waves. but the two people just doesn't look natural in there though. Thanks for stopping by!

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

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  22. Haha! That cover is pretty bad! New follower! =D
    My FF

    -Emily @ Emily Hearts Books

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  23. Naw, it's not just you, haha. I agree that it's not the best. Thanks for stopping by my blog! New follower!

    Mary @ Books Equal Brains!

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  24. It is not just you...that cover is awful! I haven't read anything by Feehan, but everything I've heard says she is worth much more than bad photoshopped water and bizarre half-naked people. Old follower.

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  25. Haha, that cover is soo bad! D: I've never heard of it before! :o
    Thanks for stopping by my FF! <3 I'm a new Linky follower, old GFC follower. C:

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  26. WOW. Yeah, I'd never look at that book a second time. It looks too prototypical romance.

    Thanks for stopping by Sarcasm&Lemons! Now following via email. (:

    C.J.

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  27. I have to agree. That cover's ugly. It looks like it's basically smut. But I'm glad you enjoyed it!

    Following back via GFC! Thanks for stopping by my FF!

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  28. AHHH Extreme cheesiness alert! Lol bad covers are a huge turn off for me too! New follower via linky! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

    Shae @ Understanding Shae's Story

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  29. Hi! I am a new follower. Yeah, I agree, not the best cover I've ever seen. If you would like to view mine or follow me back, please visit
    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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  30. Haha, this cover... Oh dear.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF post. Can't wait to check out more of your blog. :)

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  31. Huh. That is an interesting cover. Thanks for stopping by my FF and the follow! Back atcha!

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  32. Oh that cover is horrible. lol I find that the Romance area has a lot more with that problem.

    Thanks for Stopping by my page. Sorry I got back to you so late.
    Old Follower.
    Hope you had a great weekend.

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