Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Top 5 Wednesday 10/12/16

Welcome to this week's T5W!!! If you want more info be sure to check out the goodreads group here.

Today's topic is Inaccurate Book Covers. A few examples of this would be covers that don't reflect the story inside, pictures that don't look like the character descriptions in the book, etc...

To start off we have Stranger at Wildings by Madeleine Brent (now published under the title Kirkby's Changeling). Okay, first of all, this is just a horrible cover. Second of all, it's not really related to the story. Yes, the main character does run away from the circus at the beginning but then there's the whole rest of the book. Cam we please have a cover that does justice to this gothic romance???

Next we have Bimbos of the Death Sun by Sharyn McCrumb. And yes, I am using this book twice (I could have used it for the entire post but I refrained). Okay the title of this book is bad enough but who in their right mind would pick this up off the shelf? Sadly, so many people have missed out on a great, light, fun read by judging this book by it's cover. The picture on the right is the latest edition and thankfully the one I own. Pretty, right? is there a castle on the cover? It's a murder mystery set at a sci-fi convention?!?!?!


 Next we have another pretty cover, Rainbow Valley by L.M. Montgomery, the 7th book in the Anne of Green Gables series. I honestly really like this cover but I can never quite figure out who the children are supposed to be. Anne and Gilbert had six kids but there were three boys and three girls. Who is the extra girl and which boy is missing? There are several friends that could be pictured but why just one and why is one of the Blythe children not pictured? I just don't understand...

Lastly, (and I have saved the best...or worst...) is The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. I can't even begin to describe how epicly wonderful this book is. Whoever created this cover art did a great disservice to Mr. Rothfuss and to anyone who has to defend his works to their skeptical friends. I have nothing more to's just too awful...

That's all for today! Feel free to share your least favorite covers in the comments!

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