Hi everyone! Its time for another Top 5 Wednesday 🙂
Top 5 Wednesdays is hosted by Sam @ ThoughtsOnTomes and Lainey @Gingerreadslainey. You can check out the Goodreads group here.
Here is this week’s topic: Those books that have nothing to do with the story, or the cover model doesn’t look anything like the actual main character, or it’s a really cheesy cover for a great read!
Graceling, Fire and Bitterblue by Kristen Cashore
I loved Graceling and it is still one of my favorite fantasies. Fire and Bitterblue are both companion novels, each focusing on a different character in the Graceling world. While I think the covers are beautiful, I didn’t pick up Graceling for the longest time because the cover just made it seem like a generic fantasy! I don’t know what I was expecting from Graceling, but the cover certainly didn’t give me any insight.
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Shirtless Jace on front? At least I’m assuming that’s Jace. Okay…why do we need that? Is Jace even the main character in this book? Why is he shirtless?! He’s doesn’t even have any shirtless scenes in the book. This cover definitely gives me the wrong impression of this book, and I actually enjoyed it.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
I know this is the older cover, but I still don’t like it. THIS is the notorious, deadly assassin? She looks like a love-struck teenager. This does not give me the impression of the Celaena I know and read about.
Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
I’m assuming this is supposed to be the gem in Elisa’s belly button, which I know is already kind of strange but it works with the story. This cover tells me absolutely nothing about this wonderful, thought-provoking fantasy and its a shame! This is one of my favorite trilogies, and very underrated in my opinion.
Imdalind Series by Rebecca Ethington
This is a very good series and these covers make it looks like a romance! There is so much more to it than that. This is another great fantasy series (from what I’ve read). I’m not a huge fan of real people on the cover, it usually cheapens it for me.
Here are my Top 5 inaccurate book covers. What are some of yours? Do you agree with mine? Thanks for reading!