Happy New Year! Welcome to the first 2013 edition of The Good, the Bad and the Are-You-Kidding-Me? Now that 2012 is behind us it’s time to take a look at what 2013 has in store for us. We’ve decided to begin with the PNR/Fantasy/UF genre and what a spread we have for you!
So grab a drink, step in the Delorean get ready for our journey through 2013!
Susi: I’m currently on the first Night Prince novel and I really can’t wait to get my fingers on this one. i do like how he looks even though it is a bit tacky. His stubble is awesome. *g* Love the man boobs.
Caro: I haven’t read this series yet but it’s on my TBR pile. I admit this is absolutely not how I pictured Vlad but oh well. This cover is more ‘ kitsch’ than the first one. I could have done without the bat lol. But I can’t lie, that man is hot.
Susi: Is it a bat? I was hoping for a dragon- a tiny dragon would be okay too. LOL (I swear I’m not drunk)
Caro: bwhahahaahahah a tiny dragon! Well now I’m hoping it is one! I’ll be super disappointed if it’s not! (btw is that Paul Marron?)
Susi: Well the Psy Changeling covers are usually meh and this one is no exception but I do not mind- still will devour this as soon as I can get my greedy fingers on it. Seriously sad though that such an outstanding series gets crappy covers like this.
Caro: I agree that the US covers for this series are always very bland and easily exchangeable. And yep this is the case with this cover too. Even the colors are boring. But it’s still far from the worst we ever got in the series. I guess we should be happy for that lol.
Susi: Hmmmm another steampunk novel. cover is okay- don’t like the chicks hair though. The guy reminds me of the Doctor but well I just had a Doctor Who marathon so I’m biased- the bowtie is missing though- those are cooler, you know.. *wink*
Caro: LOL I did think of the Doctor too when I first saw it (Probably because I also had a Doctor Who Marathon not long ago *wink*). I’m really looking forward to this book. I think this cover rocks. I’m still not sick of Steampunk covers. Hey her hair is fun!
US / UK
Susi: OMFG what is that purple thing. *covers her eyes* Seriously bad- I know why I buy the UK ones. They aren’t that special but well at least kinda pretty. I like the way the covergirl looks even though she looks nothing like I picture Charley.
Caro: I know! I thought it was a joke when I saw the US cover. It’s nothing like the previous covers in the series. WHY??? WHYYYY? I didn’t really like the UK covers until now…I guess it’s the less horrible of the two It’s not that it’s ugly, just that it’s really not the heroine. REALLY not her.
Susi: I like the right one more. I don’t like the scary black bird on red thing. Reminds me of a King novel. And I prefer the weirdness of the street. The colors are prettier too.
Caro: I can’t remember which is UK and which is US. I like both covers but I think the red one is more creepy. Well both are a bit gloomy, so we can expect a gloomy and dark story. But the red one makes me uncomfortable, which I guess is the goal. Also with a title like Omens, it has to have a raven on it.
Susi: Educated guess- the Sunday times bestseller is British and NY one US? LOL
Caro: *headdesk* Of course I could have read what was written on the covers. But it would have been too easy, would it? LMAO
Susi: Reading is highly overrated. *wink*
Susi: These covers are just so different. Seriously, they make me think kid book. Prolly why I never read one even though I know they aren’t for kids but well they look childish and a bit cheap. Really don’t get why they do that.
Caro: How did we end up with such a cover??? HOW? I loved the first cover. It was just made of awesomeness. It was different and highly original. But then with each passing new cover it got worse and worse. I hate the black bands. And yes now it looks like a kid book. Just no.
Susi: I like the dudes back but the tattoo is awfully fugly. I do like the rest of the cover. the setting and typography is great.. Love it.
Caro: If I’m not wrong this is Paul Marron, once again. I swear is guy is everywhere! I love his body, look how muscled he is! *swoon* Ahem, sorry. I like the feel of this cover. The font too. The tattoo isn’t pretty so I hope the guy really has a Reaper tattooed on his back. Otherwise it’s just a shame to ruin such a nice back with something so ugly!
Susi: This cover is so different. Where are the aliens, the gators or the poofs? And no Jamie? O_o Kitty looks so different- no Chucks??? I’m confused. It’s pretty and all but it does not fit in. I’m already unsure if I will like to see that one besides the rest in my shelf.
Caro: This is one of these series I own every book of and still haven’t read them. Well I’ve read book 1. I’ve kept buying them because I loved the covers so much. I do like this one too but I agree it’s way different. And yep I’m confused too. This one has a retro detective story feel. Give us the aliens back!
Susi: I do like this cover even though it is a bit over the top. The guy holding up his arm with this huge phallus like that while gazing adoringly into the woman’s eyes. Puhhhhleeeeez! But pretty colors and I love the Dogma font on Brook’s covers.
Caro: I’m torn. It’s both too much and pretty. At first look it nearly gives you a headache. Too much is happening on this cover. But I do like how it has an epic painting look. God this guy has a huge…sword! I can understand why she seems in such bliss. All in all, I think it’s fitting to have an epic cover to end such a huge series.
Susi: I like this cover. It’s sexy and sweet and cute. Well now that I stare at it the guy looks fake. Hmmm Well still nice. It Looks ll soft and mysterious. I do like her hair- I might be envy.
Caro: Honestly, look closer. The guy is definitely looking at her boobs. ‘BOOBS Gahhh BOOBS’ He even has this highly intelligent look on his face LOL. I ‘like’ the cover but something seems off. I’m guessing it’s supposed to be claws on his hand but it looks like silver nail polish. Still not too bad.
Susi: Let him look if her boobs are pretty. She looks hot- I would prolly check her boobs out. LMAO
Caro: Oh I’m sure you would, you perv!
Susi: This cover is pretty bad ass. I like. Does he have a gun arm like Rose McGowan’s leg gun in Planet Terror??? LMAO now I see his hand and it’s not a gun but a lamp thingy. Damn, I like my gun arm idea more. Well, shrug. Cover still rocks.
Caro: I agree this cover rocks. And it screams bad-ass. I like your gun arm idea. Lamp Arm is way less impressive but very useful lol. 2 thumbs up for this cover. Also the guys reminds me of Gerard Butler so I approve.
Susi: Okay I am happy that we didn’t get another Tricked cover- this one feels more back to the roots. But I miss our Druid gal with the name I can’t spell cuz I listened to all the books in audio and have no idea how you should possible put that in letters. His hair looks a bit off but I still want this book like right now.
Caro: Yes!!! Back to the roots. I still can’t look at Tricked without wincing. This is much better. But it looks like they used old pics from that first shoot and tried to make it look different. I know I know I’m being picky. I still like this one. That mysterious thing in the background is bound to be interesting. (btw that girl is Granuaille! lol)
Hit: Cold Copper but the gun arm version. LOL
Miss: Tempest Reborn
Hit: Bronze Gods
Miss: Tempest Reborn.
What do you think of these 2013 PNR/UF/Fantasy covers?
Do you have a favorite? One you more than hate?
Are you getting tired of seeing Paul Marron on every cover out there? *hides from the rock throwing*
Am I the only one who didn’t see that New York Times and Sunday Post was written on top of the Omens covers? (please say no! lol)