A lot of covers have models with beautiful dresses, and I have noticed a lot of books with them. Also, a lot of books have models on the covers. In my opinion, I don't really like covers with models on. I prefer an illustration of an object or design which grabs my attention better than characters on books. Today I am going to talk about a few examples and my opinions.
First of all, here are a few covers with dresses:
|The Luxe series by Anna Godbersen|
|Entwined by Heather Dixen|
|Forgiven by Janet Fox|
|The Princess of the Midnight Ball by |
Jessica Day George
|Fallen series by Lauren Kate|
Moving onto the models of the covers, I think sometimes they work best and sometimes they don't. I like to think of the characters up myself, and sometimes characters on covers don't work or portray a storyline that doesn't appeal to me. For example, I don't really like one of the covers for I'd Tell You I Love You But Then I'd Have To Kill You by Ally Carter (right). The girl on the cover gives me an idea of the typical high school, maybe something like I have read before. It isn't, because it is actually a really good book about a spy girl you can kill with a piece of uncooked spaghetti.......
What do you think? Do models on covers work?