Thoughtful Thursday: Rename this horrible cover!

fantasy and science fiction book reviewsI felt it was time we do another cover rename segment. The cover I have for you today is form Death’s Daughter by Amber Benson. We gave this book a good review, and if you dig Urban Fantasy you should probably give it a read. It’s not the book, but the cover that is my target today. It’s quite awful, and I would love to rename it.

The first thing my eyes are drawn to on this cover is the creepy puppy photobombing in the corner. I believe he is supposed to be adorable, but he somehow manages to appear as exactly the opposite. I’m not sure if the lady on the cover is supposed to appear ethereal, but at a brief glance it kind of looks like Jaclyn Smith with no left arm. You also cannot help but notice the heavy amount of fog. I keep thinking her pants are on fire. My title suggestions are Jaclyn Smith and the Smoking Pants of Power. or The Ugly Ass Puppy of Fog Town. Please suggest your own cover titles for a chance to win a pick from the FanLit Stacks.

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JUSTIN BLAZIER (on FanLit's staff since September 2009) is a Cyber-Security Analyst/Network Engineer located in Northern Kentucky. Like many fantasy enthusiasts, Justin cut his teeth on authors like Tolkien, Anthony, and Lewis. Due to lack of space, his small public library would often give him their donated SFF books. When he is not reading books he is likely playing board games or Tabletop RPGs. Justin lives in a quiet neighborhood with his wife, their daughter, and Norman the dog.

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  1. Curbing Your Zombie Dog.

  2. Well, she is a hellhound, after all. ;)

  3. “51 Cool Photoshop Effects”

  4. Sir Read-a-Lot /

    “How My Pants Caught on Fire: why it is a bad idea to let strange dogs chew on your arm.”

  5. “The disturbing case of the blue dog’s flatulence”

  6. “Help! A Muppet Ate My Shoulder!”

  7. Hot Pants and Cool Style, by Amber Benson.

  8. I only came up with something dirty. She DOES look a little bit like a transvestite…

  9. Her face always looks oddly hard and stern on these covers, and older than the character actually is. Not sure why.

  10. Kieran, if you live in the USA, you win a book of your choice from our stacks. Please contact me (Tim) with your choice and a US address.

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