Aug 23, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday {6}


Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read!

This Week's Question...

Worst cover? What is the worst cover of a book that you've read and loved?


Oooh I like this question- gives me the opportunity to bring a little bit of my rage-bookworm out :P I actually found it quite difficult to pick out a cover I didn't like because I'm one of those people that choose books based on their cover designs (I know- I'm terrible) but have no fear, I did find one that has bothered me for a while.  The worst cover of a book I've read or loved would have to be Elixir by Hilary Duff (The new cover...not the old one).

OLD DESIGN <3

 
 NEW DESIGN >_<  *Ewww*

Not only did I purchase the old cover before the publisher redesigned the covers (on my bookshelf, I have two different styled covers for book one and two- I cringe whenever I see it) BUT they also made the new covers really blahh. I can see how the new cover represents the story better, but if you see these covers in person, they look washed out and do not capture your attention the same way the old one did. It's very frustrating....a tear or two may have been shed...

Be sure to leave your FF links below- I'd love to visit, meet, and follow all of you ! Happy Friday!

Your Y.A. Bookworm,
Caitlin <3

73 comments:

  1. Ha ha! Love this answer! I'd often wondered what these books were like! Glad you enjoyed them and sorry about the mismatchedness! I hate that too!
    Thanks for stopping by!
    Happy Friday!

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    1. The mismatching is the WORST- It breaks my heart seeing it on my bookshelf! :'( Thank-you so much for stopping by!

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  2. SIGH, totally agree, I hate those bad redesigns. The old cover is definitely prettier in my opinion, too! Thanks for stopping by, and have an awesome Friday. :)

    Mary @ Books Equal Brains!

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  3. I'm not a fan of covers being redesigned, especially if it isn't an improvement.

    My FF Post

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    1. I've seen publishers do this a few times and most of the time the re-designs aren't that great :'( Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Haven't heard of this but I like the new one better :D

    New follower
    Talk Supe F&F

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  5. I feel you! The original cover was definitely better!

    New follower!

    And thanks so much for stopping by the blog! :)

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  6. I dislike when the release a book with a new cover. Part of me wonders if they do it to rip people off- or in the hopes they can rip people off. I've unintentionally bought a book because of a new cover- didn't realize I had read the book until I got home. Yes, I know I didn't have to buy it. But it happens more when I go to the used book store because if you don't buy the book, it's usually not there when you go back.

    Following. My FF

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    1. I can see what you mean- publishers changing the look of covers is possibly a way they can get committed readers to buy the book again :(

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  7. I also get upset when a book cover is redesigned midway through a series and then you have a mismatched set. I think that the old Elixir cover was better, too.

    Old follower. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. The mismatched set is really killing me :P Thank-you for dropping by!

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  8. THanks for the foolw! Returning the favour. I totally agree...the old cover is much nicer than the new one.

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    1. Thank-you for stopping by and following! =D Happy Friday!

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  9. I don't know why publishers are constantly redoing covers. If it works, stick with it! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by! Old Follower via GFC ^__^

    Scarlett @ Books Before Bed!

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    1. I'm totally with you on that one....thanks for stopping by! Happy Friday!

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  10. Yeah I wasn't impressed with that cover change. Girl looks a little like Hilary. Nothing wrong with that, but it's just kind of dull.

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Yes, that's another point I forgot to make! It's a bit strange, and like you said, dull :( Thanks for stopping by !!

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  11. Yeah, definitely agree, the old cover is much more appealing than the new one. You can view my FF at: Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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  12. I still need to read that book! Thanks for stopping by! -Emily @ Emily Hearts Books

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    1. You definitely should- I featured it as one of my Memory Lane Mondays :)

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  13. Thanks for stopping by my #FF! I've been wanting to read this book, I've seen it at the library and the first cover really does stand out so I totally agree with you.
    Have a great day!
    ~Kaitlyn @Books and Bandanas

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    1. There's just something so striking about the old cover! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  14. I get it,they shouldn't redesign covers until the whole series comes out.I hate it when my covers don't match.

    I'm a new follower :)
    Thanks for stopping by my Follow Friday

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    1. That's a good point- if they would have re-desinged the covers after the series was complete, I probably wouldn't have minded so much. Thanks for dropping by and following!

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  15. I like the old cover a lot more. I hate when pubs change covers in mid series. It drives me bananas!

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    1. LOL, it drives me bananas too Amber :P Happy Friday!

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  16. Huh.. I think both covers are pretty though!!! Thanks for dropping by my blog! *Following you back*

    ~Ariella @ A Sprinkle of Books

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    1. The new one for Elixir isn't too bad...but the cover for the second and third look so different from each other that they don't mesh well at all. Thanks for the follow!

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  17. The old cover for this book looks much nicer and stands out more, they shouldn't have changed it:P
    Old follower,
    Danna

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    1. Thank-you so much for dropping by Danna! Happy Friday!

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  18. Oh my, the new cover is horrible! The old one is gorgeous though. Thanks for stopping by my FF and following. I'm following you back via GFC :)

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    1. Thank-you so much for stopping by and following! Happy Friday :)

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  19. Hi, Caitlin, thanks for stopping by my blog. Never read this book but the old cover is sort of ugly.

    Stormi

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  20. I don't know why they change so much, but I don't hate the new one. I think it's still quite pretty.

    My FF!

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  21. Thanks for stopping by. The second one is definitely worse, but I have to say, I don't like the first that much either.

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    1. It's definitely not original- but does stick out compared to the other one. Thanks for dropping by!

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  22. Awesome answer! Loved it :D

    And thanks for checking out my blog! New follower.

    I have a awesome giveaway at my blog, check it out! http://karenschoice-books.blogspot.no/2012/08/kindle-giveaway-last-kiss-in-venice.html

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    1. Thank-you for stopping by and following!! :)

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  23. I prefer the first cover as well. Thanks for stopping by! Following back via GFC!

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  24. Totally with you on this! Why change something that isn't broken? LOL

    Thanks for stopping by :) New GFC follower.
    Happy FF! Renee @ Succotash Reviews

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  25. I do hate re-designs... It's a shame they did it to that series. The old cover is beautiful! New GFC follower. I'd love to see you stop by! My FF

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    1. Thanks you for stopping by- I visited your blog! Already following :)

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  26. Hi there!

    Thanks for the follow. I'm following you back!

    Grant Morris on Writing, etc.

    Have a wonderful Friday :)

    Grant

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  27. I just followed you. Would love a follow back. http://nightmarchersseries.blogspot.com/

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  28. Lol, I hate covers with blonde women, I think it is so clicheeeeee >_<". But the first is amazing! But I doubt she wrote that book, frankly... ._.

    http://lenalostinbookland.blogspot.com.br/

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    1. She co-writes it with an other author- seems like a lot of celebrities are doing this now. Now following you! :)

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  29. I see what you mean on the new cover. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I followed by. :)

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  30. It's a pretty enough cover, but there are SO many just like it. >.<

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  31. Awesome answer! Thanks for sharing.

    Following! Feel free to visit my blog.
    SeeitORreadit


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  32. The first cover is SO PRETTY!<3 And then the second one is okay. I'm like you, I DO judge a book by its cover! x_x we're so bad. :P

    I'm a new follower via GFC! Thanks for stopping by my blog, your is so lovely.<3

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    1. Ahh, love to hear I'm not the only one *muhaha* ;P
      Thanks for following, I really appreciate you stopping by!

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  33. Hi Caitlin - Found you on Bookblogs (follow for follow). I'm subscribed to your blog and following you. Would you kindly follow me too?
    My blog: http://carlacoon.com/blog
    or bottom right corner "Follow" button

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    1. Thanks for the follow Carla- I'm following you :)

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  34. I really like the old covers as well! For some reason, I really want to read Hilary's series. It actually sounds pretty good. :)

    New Follower via GFC!

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. Definitely think you should try it out- thank you so much for following! I'm now following you back =D Happy Monday!

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  35. Ew! Sometimes I think authors/publishers should just leave book covers alone! That's how I feel about the Uglies series... I loved the old covers and I feel like the new ones just aren't the same! (Except the Pretties cover... I like that new one better.)

    PS: How do I get into doing this Feature and Follow Friday? I love it!

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    1. I'll visit your blog and leave a comment letting you know how to get started :)

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  36. Just curious - Does the flower on the original have ANYTHING to do with the story?

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  37. The old cover is really striking - I can see why you'd be disappointed with the change! I'm really late catching up on last week but now following back :)

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