One of the worst things that a book lover can come across is the extremely inaccurate book covers. By this, I mean the book covers that just don’t match up to the story inside them. This usually works two ways. One being that the cover is god awful, you don’t want to pick it up but find out that the story inside is incredible. And the second being that the cover of the book is so intriguing and beautiful that you have to pick the book up, and it’s absolutely shocking inside. Here are my top 5 very inaccurate book covers.
Unbecoming by Jenny Downham
I read this book earlier this year, and whereas the cover of it is actually okay. I cannot understand the relevance to the novel itself. The cover that i picked up indicates fire and flame and passion and danger. However i didn’t really get any of that while i was reading. The story follows our main character and three generations of her family as they find out more about each other. That’s not really something that i get from the cover, to me it’s very inaccurate.
The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan
Now I know it shows a cement garden on the cover – I know this. However, the novels themes are about so much more than that one part of the plot. I did not expect the story I was thrown into. Not one bit.
The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer Trilogy by Michelle Hodkin
I absolutely adore this series. It’s one of my favourites in fact. However i still cannot understand the relevance of the book covers to the story-line. It looks as if an attractive young girl (who is not the character of Mara in anyway) and an attractive young boy are submerged in water. Where did this water come from? What is the relevance?
The 100 by Kass Morgan
It’s no secret that this is my obsession at the moment. However, i cannot believe how irrelevant these covers are. Understandably, there is an image of the main characters from the TV show on the front. But i feel like these had so much more potential for covers. It’s not necessarily inaccurate, but it doesn’t give any indication to what the story is.
How To Be Both by Ali Smith
Admittedly, i only got 2/3’s of the way through this novel before getting extremely bored and completely ridding it from my life. However, during those 170 pages i read, i still cannot understand the cover. It seems to be very misleading as it’s two women, supposedly in the 70’s, and gives off the idea of being very fun and lighthearted. However, the story itself was dense and heavy and unforgiving to a lighthearted reader. The cover quite literally seems to have no connection to the story, i was not expecting what was inside at all.