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Today's topic is: 10 things you hate or like on book covers. For this one, I'm going to do half and half. 5 things I like, 5 things I don't. I'll show examples of books that I've read in the past, just so you get an idea of what I mean.
(No order to my lists)
5 Things I Love
-I love when the cover has beautiful colors going on. I just love when they use beautiful colors to draw the eye in! It makes the book feel so special. ^.^
-I love when they put on lovely gowns. I just love the gowns! Except if the character never wears the gown. It has to make sense on WHY they are wearing it. (IE. The time period, a wedding, and etc)
-I love when the cover has objects that tie into the story. Before you read it you don't really appreciate the cover as much, but when you read it, it all makes sense! Clever cover makers. ;)
-I love when they actually use the model's full body. I love it when they actually include the head and face of the model.
-I love when they use old pictures. Book covers that have lovely old paintings make me feel giddy! It just adds something to it.
5 Things I Loath
-I hate half/no faces on my covers. If one is going to use a model, SHOW ME THEIR FACE! It is creepy with just half a face.
-I hate overly simple book covers. Don't get me wrong, I do like a nice simple cover, but sometimes its rather boring.
-I hate when the model or drawing has a weird face going on. Don't they look before pick a picture? I mean seriously, I hate when the person's face is looking like they have to fart or they look just plain odd.
-I hate cheesy book covers. You know the ones I'm talking about. They are just so cheesy you can't help but roll your eyes at them.
-I hate awkwardly placed items. I hate when they put something in an odd spot and so it makes the cover look weird. You know what they were aiming for, but it just failed.