Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes and created by Lainey @ Ginger Reads Lainey. You can check out the group’s Goodreads page to join and check out the topics of the month.
This Week’s Topic: inaccurate book covers
These are the covers where they either:
- completely irrelevant to the story
- the model on the front is nothing like the character described in the story
- the cover is cheesy but the story is not
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1) by Sarah J. Maas
The original cover for Throne of Glass was actually more accurate than the current cover. It is said in the story that Celaena has golden hair, but clearly in this cover it’s white/silver. I’m not mad at the cover. I think the cover looks amazing, and golden hair would probably ruin the whole color scheme that’s happening.
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
It’s not that this book cover is inaccurate, but I don’t think it captures what the story is actually about. Just looking at the cover, it just looks like red smoke and flames. Nothing much on the cover reveals that most of the story takes place in space. The cover still looks pretty cool, though.
Jackaby (Jackaby, #1) by William Ritter
Like Illuminae, I don’t think this cover of Jackaby really captures what the story is about. Sure, there are the two main characters on the cover, but it doesn’t show much about those characters other than the fact that one’s a boy and one’s a girl. One might mistaken that the characters on the front are going to fall in love, which is not the case. Jackaby and Abigail’s relationship is completely platonic.
The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1) by Marie Lu
There is nothing on the cover that gives me any hint about what I’m about to read other than the fact that there will be a dagger involved. I might deduce further that the story is about a fighter or assassin, but that’s about it. When this book first came out, I found that the cover was pretty plain. There’s nothing wrong with a plain cover, but I just wished there was more on it to give the book more character.
Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
I’ll be the first to admit it. These covers are pretty cheesy. However, the story isn’t. I keep trying to convince my friends to read the series, but they won’t because of the covers. If you’re debating on reading this series and won’t because of the covers, JUST READ IT. THIS SERIES IS AMAZING AND OH MY GOODNESS DAEMON AND KATY ARE SO CUTE TOGETHER!
Until next time….