As a reader I see quite a few book covers. Some are amazing. Breath-taking even. And some are… well… not so great. This post is dedicated to the fabulously flawed book covers that are out there.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve walked down the isle at the bookstore or browsed Goodreads only to roll my eyes and think “Oh. Ya. There’s no way real men look like that!” or “Wait! Now I need eye bleach!” The bad covers are not limited to any one specific genre either. Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Romance, and Horror all suffer from the affliction.
Keep in mind that the authors usually have no influence in the cover. So, cheese ball art design in no way reflects the quality of the story between the covers. I’ve found that covers can miss the mark for several reasons; Bad CG art, ridiculous unnaturally ripped men, and what-were-they-thinking/how-would-that-ever-be-a-good-idea!? With that said, prepare to be amazed.
Muscles on Muscles:Target Acquired!
I didn't realize a 24 pack was possible.
Oooooh! How many push ups can you do?
Stir Until Confused? No need. I’m already there!
How is the view from up there?
This chicken can’t cross the road. HE’S ON A LEASH!
My pet Polar Bear
::Queue Ariel’s voice:: "Aahhhh ah aaaaaaahhhhhhh..."
How does an electrified cross-eyed cat contribute enough to the story to earn a cover spot?
This one was ridiculous enough to deserve a make over. I’m confused. Horse or primate? And how is one better than the other?
I’ve showed you mine. Now show me yours. I would LOVE to see some that you have come across!