#1 – Covers The not so Good, the Bad, & the Ugly

Recently I ran across a post from It Starts at Midnight that talked about Topics I Need More Of. One topic was Ugly – Ass Covers. Today I’m going to showcase some Book Covers that I think are Not So Good, Bad, & Ugly at least to me!



We all love covers. We look at them daily. We fantasize. We pet them. They are the first thing we see. The first thing that gets us to even look at a book and maybe pick it up.


So, why on gods green earth would the publishers, authors, and cover designers not make a cover look good? I do get we all have different tastes, but their are just some covers that someone should have said: NO.


For this first edition of The Not So Good, The Bad & The Ugly I’m going to be featuring books off my to-read-list from Goodreads. Just looking at these I can’t understand how they got on my to-read-list. Might have been a giveaway of some kind. 



I Kissed a Dog
(Werewolves of the West #1)
by Carol Van Atta
Published October 20th 2012 by Charles River Press


Why? Everything about this cover is odd. I don’t like the girl on it or the coloring. 



A Pirate’s Curse
(Legends of the Soaring Phoenix #1)
by M.L. Guida
Published July 24th 2013 by Buffalo Mountain Press


Why? To much red, dislike the ship, and the man is a bit distracting. 



The Alpha’s Mate
(The Wolvers #1)
by Jacqueline Rhoades
Published July 30th 2012


Why? It’s just pieced together. A shirtless man, a girl with gun, and plane bold letters.



(Darkride Chronicles #1)
by Laura Bradley Rede
Published January 9th 2012


Why? Don’t like the horse or man in the background.



Honor Among Orcs
(Orc Saga #1)
by Amalia Dillin
Published April 1st 2014 by Thorskona Books

Why? To dark and not into the letter type.



What Are Your Thoughts?
Do think one or all of these covers need some work?




I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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