This week will be different from our usual posts. We united for a cause. Last week the cover for Magic Slays, book 5 in the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews was revealed and to say we both were underwhelmed is an understatement.
We will dedicate this post wholly to the cause of explaining in great detail why we don’t like it. Okay perhaps we should have kept the suspense a bit up but nope we can say it out loud: Us not likey!
BUT because we are huge Kate Daniels fans we will still buy it and probably hide it behind the wonderful Magic Bleeds cover. That’s a secret, so please don’t tell anyone how shallow we are about our shelves. Yes we are weird.
to see the original cover
1. The Face
Caroline: This is the first thing i saw when I looked at this cover…it’s not the same Kate! *dum dum dum* <==yes this is my dramatic music. I know that the model looks more like what the authors had in mind when they gave life to Kate, but it’s too late!!! Too late in the series to give another face to Kate. It’s not too bad though, the change is not too dramatic but still…it’s not my Kate! *sob*
Susi: Me wants the old Kate back too. I loved her. She was so pretty and looked like a nice person while still being kick-ass. Perhaps I’m just pouty but she looks like a bitch. I liked the old model even though she didn’t fit the description 100%. And yes I agree it’s too late for a new model now.
2. The Nails
Caroline: I think that the French manicure is what irks me the most about this cover. I can deal with anything else but I can’t picture Kate with nails like that. BUT maybe in Magic Slays Kate IS getting her nail done. Who knows… O_o
Susi: I have to admit those nails weren’t on my radar before you pointed this out to me. Could be that I’m sitting in front of my netbook and it’s small. And I agree with everything you said. Kate would never have those. It’s too girly for her. OMG I hope she won’t get her nails done. That is so un-Kate.
3. The Boobies
Susi: Susi: I also hope she won’t get her boobies done in Magic Slays. Seriously who did think it would be great to give her those enormous boobies? Okay I admit her boobs were never tiny on the covers but those are just O_O. And no I’m not jealous at all, I just think that I can’t picture Kate slaying someone with her sword while having all those boobs in the way. And BF already said he will need a stare break every time he opens this book just to appreciate what this wonderful cover designer did to Kate. He really likes it. *snort* Men!!!
Caroline: Until you pointed it out, it didn’t even cross my mind. It doesn’t shock me. They are not THAT huge lol. Ahem…I have a theory why her boobs grew all of a sudden, should I share it with you? (not it can’t end well lol). Ahem…so now that she’s in a relationship Kate is being responsible and she started taking the pill to avoid fur babies. And Taaadaaaaaa…big boobies. hehe I told you it wouldn’t end well. 😉
Susi: LMAO you are awesome hon. Fur babies! *rolls laughing on the floor* Okay her boobs are allowed to be bigger for that. LOL
4. The Sword
Caroline: Ok I don’t have much to say about it, just that it doesn’t look very magicky! This looks like a normal boring medieval sword. Kate’s should look more…I don’t know…but it should look! Again mayyyybe this is a picture taken during Tech and the sword is just a plain old sword. *shrug* (Yes I’m being very picky today)
Susi: Huh I didn’t notice that at all. When I saw that I was like why do you want to talk about the nails twice. LOL But yeah the sword is not so much in focus on this cover because her boobs are. Yes I just can’t let it go. LOL a Tech pic? Oh my you have such a big heart for cover artists. LOL
Caroline: Lol You’ll never get past the boobs, will you? 😉
What do you think about the Magic Slays cover?
Are we too critical? Do you agree with the details we pointed out? If so, which?
Or do you think Curran will force Kate to get her boobs done?