Sunday, June 5, 2011

Covers That Make Me Say...Really??

  I'm writing this post because there are sooo many book, magazine, video, and even game covers that truly make me say....Really?? So I've decided to share :D
   In complete fairness, I'll also add information, and/or reviews on the current apple of my eye. For although their covers may be an enigma to me, that is not to say that they aren't amazing works. Dhampir...Thief of Lives Apparently, this will be a recurring

   So, I've been reading the Nobel Dead series by Barb & J.C. Hendee. I was just about to start the third book and  needed a cover pic to update my currently reading gadget.
As I said in my last review, the characters look so much better in my head then they do on the books themselves. Although I'n not completely averse to Magieres' outfit in book
Back on I'm looking for images I see these beautiful pics of what can only be Magiere, Leesil and Chap....yes...the ones I've been envisioning in my head!!! That was my "Really??" moment.
Needless to say I clicked on the link and....low and behold, there they were....the covers that should be on these books!! At least in my opinion ;)
Do you know where they're from?.....The Czech Republic. I'm including US and Czech pics...I'd love to hear your views :D
US Cover Art.

Czech Cover Art
Thief of Lives
Sister of the Dead
And just for fun, here are the German covers as well. I'm not as much of a fan of these...They look scarier then the books actually are.


Carmen said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh I positively love that 1st German one. Wow - what an image but I agree, having only read Dhampir - it doesn't really represent it. Cool image on it's own though. I think my cover was different again... will google... (leant it to someone years ago and it never came back!)

Yep - this is the book I had I did like the cover on it I must admit.

Must admit out of Chzech and US the Chzech wins hands down.

animewookie said... Best Blogger Tips

Oooo, that cover's pretty cool too :D That first German cover really does make an impact...really eerie, but I agree, It doesn't quite fit Dhampir. Love the czech versions :D

....Petty Witter said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm with you in preferring the Czech versions and even the German versions to the US covers.

Novroz said... Best Blogger Tips

The US version looks like a children fantasy book.

The Czech kinda look like the woman who played The Underworld.

I love the German one!! so mysterius and such beautiful art

animewookie said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, It does look like the girl from Underworld...LOL

Carl V. said... Best Blogger Tips

Those are all better than the U.S. covers. Wow! My only problem with the Czech covers is that she looks a little too much like she was modeled after Kate Beckinsale. Now I luv me some Kate Beckinsale, but I generally am not fond of illustrations looking so much like they used a famous person for the cover model.

animewookie said... Best Blogger Tips

Indeed, she is a whole lot a gorgeous Carl, but I agree, even though It's well drawn, I would have liked it to be a little more original. Still better then the US cover

Carl V. said... Best Blogger Tips

Yes indeed. Some book companies either just cannot afford good art (something I have a hard time believing since there are several budding artists who would probably work cheaply) or just don't have good taste (the more likely reason).