Chat About Covers: Evil Secrets Series

March 21, 2016 Chat About Covers 3

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We’re starting a new feature here on Chapter Break called Chat About Covers. ‘Cause you know we all judge books by covers, whether we admit it or not. We judge the style, the color and font choices, and just the overall look. That might not keep us from reading the book, but we do still judge.

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Julie Review Avatar

Oh, there is so much wrong with these covers. They took nice-looking stock photos, added creepy floating heads, and difficult to read font. Can we just STAHP with the creepy floating heads? That trend makes no sense to me! The font choice is poor and difficult to read over the busy background. At least it is consistent over the series, so I’ll give it that.

I do want to add that these are the Amazon covers for these books. The covers have been “fixed” on Goodreads and no more creepy floating heads, but Amazon still reflects the original covers I saw for these.

 

Lynnpic avatar

These covers creep me out. I agree with Julie on stopping with the floating heads. That trend just does not work for me. The covers are too busy. And what’s with the fog? Mist? It definitely ups the creepy factor.

I’m also not likely to pick up, or even read the synopsis of any book with “evil” in the title. I’m sure whatever genre this is – horror? – appeals to some readers. But not me.

At least the font in consistent across all three!

What are your thoughts on these covers?



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3 Responses to “Chat About Covers: Evil Secrets Series”

  1. Bookworm Brandee

    Yeah, I think the covers would be okay if they didn’t have the floating heads…that’s creepy AND distracting. I also agree about the font, Julie. It is hard to read, especially on top of the busy background. I’ve never thought about whether or not I’d pick up a book with a certain word in the title…but “Evil” might steer me away. Hmm…
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  2. Melanie Simmons @mlsimmons

    I like the idea they were going for with the gate and the archway. I even get the fog. They are trying to make the cover creepy to go with the evil. I do agree with the floating heads. The book titles aren’t bad to read, but the smaller text is impossible. The author’s name over the gate is difficult. They could’ve done a much better job.
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