Eight book covers that made me go – WTF!

Nov 2, 201853 comments

Of course we are going to judge a book by its covers. Let us be honest, does any one follow that proverb in its literal sense. More often than not, it works so well. So well that they tell us off some books.

I am sure you have seen some interesting covers on books. Who has not?

Here I am presenting some covers that have freaked me out and go WTF, recently.

Let us get on with it, shall we?

Disclaimer: This post is intended for fun and not intended to hurt anyone. If it did, I am sorry and it was purely unintentional.

WTF


Did he cut her head with the axe? If so, shouldn’t the blood mark be on the sharper side? Where are her eye balls?

So many questions!

WTF


Where did they find these weird looking kids? And if this is what feelings make us look like, please let us destroy them!

WTF


What animal is that? And why is it an Australian art? 

WTF

Why is she having a crocodile head and why is it titled ‘carnivore romance’? Is it a romance between the crocodile and the red dress wearing, poker playing lady? And what kinda romance ends up with their bodies morphing into one?

Curiosity got ahead of me and I checked the author on Amazon and guess what? All her covers have an animal head human body combo!! Wut?

WTF

I get this one. Almost.

Thelma and her fiance are in love. Hint: Silhouette image
And he has a pet snake, also pictured. 

But what is that weird white thing with syringe or pen or dagger thing in its hands? 

WTF


What is in that cupcake? Why are they both scared of it? And does she have an Adam’s apple or is it just me?

WTF

Did they just show us a literal balance to indicate the pH balance? And it sure makes me think it is a spiritual thing, rather than science-y. 

WTF

I. am. not. even. gonna. attempt. 

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Did you like these covers? Which is your favorite? Should I make another list with such covers? Do you have a cover that weirded you out? Let us chat.

WTF

53 Comments

  1. Lauren

    girl.
    no. why. why did you have to share these lmaoo.
    not a fan :’)

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Why did I have to see them? They made me laugh too.

      Reply
  2. Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books

    Oh my god how and where did you find these haha they’re both terrible and hilarious. That first one kind of freaks me out, with the woman without her eyes…. and the woman with the crocodile head, ugh no thank you hahaha not for me. Thank you for the laugh hahaha!

    Reply
  3. Jovita

    What a treat, these are crazy funny and weird. Thanks for the laugh.

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      I am glad you enjoyed this post.

      Reply
  4. Meg

    These are amazing! Someone must have thought “Yup, that’ll grab readers and increase our sales. Well done!”

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      I can’t think of one person who would do that.

      Reply
  5. Katiria Rodriguez

    Haha, what a great fun post the last book had me in tears like Meat Erotica what the…… Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      I can’t unsee the image still.

      Reply
  6. Shantala

    This was HILARIOUS! I had made a list like this once, but never published it. It’s possibly still lying in my drafts somewhere, but let me tell you, I hadn’t come across any of these books. Which goes to say, no dearth of ridiculous covers, LOL.

    If I ever publish that post, I’ll link to this one on your blog too.

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Yes please, I am curious to see your picks.

      Reply
  7. Sim @ Flipping Through the Pages

    OMG 😀 These are seriously so weird. How did you even collect them 😀 I don’t know why publishers do this with their books and how do even writers allow such covers? 😀

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      I think most of them are from indie authors. But I am surprised they chose these covers.

      Reply
  8. Ara @ Open Pages

    What even are those covers? I’m torn between cringing and laughing.

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    • Gayathri

      I cringed all the way.

      Reply
  9. Kristina

    Omg such a fun post xD

    Why is it BLACK on the axe and her head ???
    mh. “how to destroy them”. send this my way xD I might need that. also .. why do some have arms and others not, what was the “concept”
    … I won’t tell you what it looks like to me ..
    breasts. wow.
    omg… looks like someone had fun on MS paint xDD hahaha or didn’t properly know photoshop
    .
    .
    ahahahah ohhh my

    I’d gladly take more of thoses posts !!

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    • Gayathri

      You gave it as much thought as I did.

      Reply
  10. Julianna Aislynn d'Merricksson

    What. The. Feck.

    Do people not realise that these covers might turn people off from reading them….??

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      These covers are definitely self sabotaging.

      Reply
  11. VIDYA TIRU

    oh well, i am commentless 🙂 now i will be looking for weird covers

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      I plan to make another post on this line soon.

      Reply
  12. Eline

    Wow… I….. wow. I’m speechless. I absolutely admire everyone who manages to finish writing a book and putting it out there into the world for others to see. But I wish everyone could simply resist the temptation of saving a bit of money by photoshopping the covers themselves.

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Some of these covers are half baked works for sure.

      Reply
  13. Jenn @ Bound to Writing

    That last one! 😂😂😂 Thanks for throwing together these fun covers!

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      I was literally fuming seeing these covers.

      Reply
  14. themelodyinwords

    Oh wow! How did you come across these? 😂

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Things we do for our blog, sigh.

      Reply
  15. Karlita

    Can I say..wtf?! This is unreal.😅

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Yes, that is what I told myself too!

      Reply
  16. Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks

    OMG how did you find these xD it’s hilarious xD and also, I think it’s her collarbones, not Adam’s apple – in the cupcake one. These are hilarious xD

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Collar bones! Why did I not think of that!

      Reply
  17. Robin Taylor

    This is just too funny!

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      That is what I thought too.

      Reply
  18. Laura Thomas

    Yuck! Who in the right mind would want these covers on their books. LOL A couple were funny though.

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      That is exactly what I thought as well.

      Reply
  19. Marcia

    Some are really scary! Funny to think that might be people actually interested in reading those…

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Some of them are book series, I don’t wanna think about it.

      Reply
    • Gayathri

      I have no idea why would they do this to their books.

      Reply
  20. Jo Linsdell

    Haha meat erotica 😂 Great post.

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      I don’t even wanna talk about it!

      Reply
  21. Luana @Bookstormgirl

    These are so weird!!! I’m scared of some of them 😂 How did you find them?? Great post!

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Every one of them freaked me out.

      Reply
  22. Cassie Winters

    The first cover I had to look up because it looked super familiar. I was right. It was from an old EC comic book. These were the publishers of comic books like “Tales from the Crypt.” They tended to just go for gore and less for realism. Though she does have eyeballs. They are in weird places if you look up the comic book cover. For some reason they acted like eyes go all over the place if cut off. Who knows why? These covers though had me laughing. They are so bad! Thanks for sharing.

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    • Gayathri

      Wow, you really went all through to check it out, didn’t you? Glad you liked the post.

      Reply
  23. Kelsey

    This is hilarious, I have no idea where you found these books though! IK think my fave is Awesome! Seriously, what is that animal.

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      That animal completely weirded me out. We should wait for some Aussie to name it.

      Reply
  24. Kate @ Bitch Bookshelf

    I think the animal head one has to be a satirical book but everything else, OMG. 😂

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      No it is not. It is a book series.

      Reply
  25. jennifer gaarder

    I really don’t know what to say. These are really strange. Where you found them I have no idea. But truly, I wouldn’t be interested in reading them.

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      I am never ever gonna read any of them as well.

      Reply
  26. SARAH NOWICKI

    OMG! I love this! Great idea! Meat Erotica? Wow!

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      I know right!!

      Reply

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