Top Ten Book Cover Trends or Elements I Like or Dislike (75)

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Top Ten Book Cover Trends I Like/Dislike


1. Covers that use metaphors

Cruel Beauty
2. Girls in pretty dresses

Everneath (Everneath, #1)
3. Purples and blues

Skylark (Skylark, #1)
4. Floating or underwater models

Imaginary Girls
5. Pretty font




6. Objects

Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
7. Creepy disembodied body parts

Unwind (Unwind, #1)
8. White hetero couples making out

Fallen Too Far (Rosemary Beach, #1; Too Far, #1)
9. Bad photoshop

Saved by the Rancher (The Hunted #1)
10. ‘One of these things is not like the other’

UnSouled (Unwind, #3)



About Nemo

A lover of kittens and all things sparkly, Nemo has a degree in English Literature and specialises in reviewing contemporary, paranormal, mystery/thriller, historical, sci-fi and fantasy Young Adult fiction. She is especially drawn to novels about princesses, strong female friendships, magical powers, and assassins.

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7 thoughts on “Top Ten Book Cover Trends or Elements I Like or Dislike (75)

  1. Stefanie (ดอกแก้ว)

    I agree with many of these, particularly the dislike for bad photoshop and white hetero couples making out (thinking of Nicholas Sparks covers). I adore covers which display a symbol of their romance instead the act of it.

  2. Broc's Bookcase

    Some great choices. I love the Cruel Beauty cover and any cover that is purple! I agree with you about the body parts one, it’s really creepy! That photoshop one is awful! I haven’t seen any like that before, thank god because it really is bad!!!

  3. Clodie

    Yes, I love cool fonts and pretty dresses. But I hate seeing white hetero couples making out on book covers (actually I’m sick of even reading about white hetero couples) and bad photoshop jobs. I don’t like metaphors on covers though, as I feel they make it cheesy.

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