A while ago we’ve done a Genre by Cover Quiz, where we showed you covers and had you guess the genre. I was looking on Amazon for unrelated reasons, trying to find something for Mod R, and stumbled on this.
To be clear: THIS IS NOT A BOOK RECOMMENDATION. I have not read any of these books and have no idea how fun they are. I just wanted to show you what happens when publishers want to make sure their book fits into a particular genre category.
These are 4 books in unrelated series by 4 different authors. There are more with the same cover treatment and exact same color scheme.
Publisher driven genre placement: you see it in action.
I don’t even have to say but just in case, please do not be critical of authors in the comments. Authors have very little say in what goes on the cover.
If you read any of these titles and liked them, please let us know in the comments below. However, please do not recommend other books. We have a book recommendation thread for that.