And let me tell you, there are some terrifying book covers out there.
I'm talking blood-soaked boats and monstrous creatures and stormy skies with tsunami-type waves, all of which would only be, like, the most terrifying thing I could imagine, so I'll pass on reading those.
I did manage to find some covers I actually liked, but there are also some truly ridiculous books and book covers that are so bad they're hilarious. So of course I couldn't resist showing you both :-)
Cover Characteristics is a weekly meme hosted at Sugar & Snark. This week’s topic is:
Books Covers featuring Sharks
Jaws by Peter Benchley
Can’t say I’ve read it, but it’s definitely a classic!
Date Shark Series by DelSheree Gladden
I know it’s just a shark fin in the title, but they’re still nice looking new adult contemporary covers.
The Shark’s Paintbrush by Jay Harman
The simplicity and the blue and white contrast is pretty, on both versions.
The Shark Curtain by Chris Scofield
It’s simple and minimalistic, but the overall feel is more quirky than anything, which makes me interested.
Sharks & Boys by Kristen Tracy
It’s kind of cutesy, perfect for YA.
The Shark-Infested Custard by Charles Willeford
It’s kind of art deco and very Miami, which is perfect because it’s a Miami crime mystery.
Bunny and Shark by Alisha Piercy
I know it’s not the most exciting, but I almost chose it as my favorite because I love the minimalism, bold color, and contrast. Yellow and black are a good combo.
The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall
This book actually has six different versions of the cover that are all good. My favorite is the one in the middle, but the red one is also pretty cool.
And Now the Weird Ones…
I think the question is, which came first: Sharknado, or this phenomenon to make shark media as absurd as possible? Because I’ve never seen so many utterly absurd, weird books about any other topic. I think my favorite in this bunch would have to be Big Ass Shark. I wonder what it’s about.