Monday, May 30, 2011

Cover Cringe #4

I was recently looking online for new book covers and I found some doozies! I cringed SO HARD, in between laughing, that it looked like I was having a seizure. My gosh, they are so scary and confusing... want to see?

*scratches head* A story in bad what? Covers? Graphics? You know this reminds me of when I was a little girl. On the fridge you would have the different magnets and you could put them in random places. As a small child, you were pretty impressed with yourself because it looked good. This makes me wonder how old Edward is. - maybe he needs to spend more time playing cars and super heroes then designing covers LOL I still can't get over the title... did they leave a word out? "Hmmm can't fit another word on my random cover.. I think I'll just not include it... leave the reader wondering."

ROFL - This title CRACKS ME UP!! What "stump" is on fire? Maybe if he wasn't naked and exposing himself, it wouldn't have ignited.  I'd be worried to so maybe there needs to be a truckload of exclamation points added *inserts !!!!!!* Yep that would definitely be add to the intensity. Makes you wonder - why they're naked to begin with... I'm almost tempted to read it to find out... almost.

Anyone else confused? My giddy heart beats a little faster when I read romance but what's the stone? And why oh why are they trying to hang themselves? Did the stone reject them? Did the stone dump them for a cooler best friend? Maybe it's just a matter of perspective - that's not really a noose but one of the gymnast bar thingees. Part of his plan in wooing the stone is by bulking up and impressing it with his huge biceps. Or maybe it's a giant bubble maker and he's trying to blow some bubbles. Whatever it is, I'm a little scared!

Hope you had fun!


Ladybug07999 said...

Oh Goodness . . . those are going to make a persons head hurt trying to figure them out.


Thanks for posting them!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Those are beyond awful... seriously who would ever pick up these books based on that cover?

Escape by Fiction said...

Those don 't even qualify as craptastic! Thanks for the laugh:)

Good reading ~ Escape by Fiction :)

Loren Chase said...

These made my morning! I feel so much better than I did when I woke up. I'm still confused about the noose, it seems so random! Well.. everything about these covers seems random. Great post! ;)


Selina said...

Great feature! I agree with Sheila: I would never pick these books up. They look horrible!

aobibliophile™ said...

hi Bels! lol! the first one's really Bad. fridge magnets indeed! now the second one cracked me up as well. why was he naked and why did it end up to be a stump in the first place? accident? an ex-lover with razor-edge jealousy? - pardon the pun
the last one was confuzzling too! i'm guessing stone dumped the person for a pet rock or something similar. what do you think?
thanks for sharing another LMAO post! c",)

Bookish Brunette said...

Oh dear god... Those are freaking awful!

ChrisS said...

I always enjoy these. Thanks for the great post!

BooksforCompany said...

Love this post, so funny.
The covers are just awful (sorry authors!)

Marg K. said...

HAHA! Wow!

I don't really know what to say...

Oh wait, yes I do:

What the hell were they thinking?!

Or better yet:

What the hell were they smokin' ('cos I see no other excuse than being totally high out of your mind)?!

Sally Sapphire said...

Story wins for worst cover (hands down), but Stump definitely wins for worst title - it's so awful, it's almost ironically amazing. LOL

Khloë Kamalis said...

Dies laughing!! Where in the world and who in the world would have even "thunk it" ha ha. Thanks for the good laugh Bels. xo 8-)

Jessica said...

Those were pretty bad. I mean just bad bad. They weren't even ludicrous, they were just bad!

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Kelly said...

Great feature! Those are definitely some of the worst covers I've ever seen, especially the first one. They certainly don't make me want to read any of these books--I am more than happy to judge books by their covers when the covers are that bad.

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Not sure which is worse..the covers or the titles!!!

BLHmistress said...

I don't even have the words for those covers wow just I think you summed it up just right LOL

Laura said...

How about this cover?

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