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All of them! No, I do like some covers, but wow some of them are so painful D: Some aren’t so bad but I want to tweak things to make them more consistent with the story ya know?
Just Need a Tweak
So I’m really mostly okay with these covers, but I just don’t feel like they capture the book quite right or I just want a small change to make me happy. Alienated’s cover originally appealed to me, but the guy DOES NOT look like that at all and it pisses me off so much! I like the general feel of Pawn’s cover, but I could do without the giant eye and I honestly don’t get the labyrinth, there is no labyrinth! The Under the Never Sky covers have always bothered me because there is no way they would be wearing those clothes! They don’t make any sense!! I like the steampunk-iness of The Rithmatist’s cover, but I wish that the chalk drawing magic (ie Rithmatism), was a more central aspect. From that cover I think the horse is going to be central…. Finally, the Kate Daniels covers have always been a bit meh, but since they got the new cover model, I love them so much more! I really want the old books to be redone with the new model, haha.
Let’s Try This Again…
After Eden is not about a rave…. It’s about time travel and I suppose they did get the romance aspect right. But seriously, every version of this cover burns my eyes! The Lies of Locke Lamora is one of my favorite books of this year, but I really don’t think the cover does it justice. It’s a bit too busy I think and doesn’t convey the witty mischeviousness of Locke! I’ve never been a fan of the Song of Ice and Fire covers, they are just so plain for fantasy books. When a book has dragons in it, there should be awesome dragon illustrations on the cover! I’m also not a fan of the Delirium covers with this whole face and plant thing. Is that a Bird of Paradise?? Why?? Finally, Elantris is my favorite Brandon Sanderson book, but that cover does not do it justice. There is such an awesome magic system and world to illustrate!
What covers do you want to redo? I hope I didn’t smash anyone’s favorite covers D:
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