Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

Don’t Judge a Book by It’s Cover is a  feature where I showcase some of the covers I dislike, but ultimately loved the book!

Finnikin of the Rock by Melina MarchettaFroi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta

Finnikin of the Rock & Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta

You guys! Finnikin is my FAVORITE read of 2012 so far and I LOVED Froi as well. Oh how I loved them…but those covers….They’re not the greatest in my opinion. Especially Froi. I think that I’m not a lover of fantasy covers in general, though. Fantasy is my favorite genre but the covers never make me think ‘Oooo pretty.’ If you’re like me and don’t care much for the covers, don’t let that stop you from reading the books! They are two of the most amazing works of Young Adult Fantasy that you will ever read.

My reviews

Starters by Lissa Price

Starters by Lissa Price

I do not like this cover. Not even a little. I’ll admit that it does look somewhat better in person because it’s shiny but I don’t like the digital look at all. I would never have picked this up on my own had it not been for other bloggers saying how amazing it is. I read it and loved it! I thought maybe after I read the book I would like the cover more, but I don’t. I like the computer panel images. That suits the story well, but I still don’t like the girl.

My review

So, what do you think of these covers?

 

 

The One Where You Shouldn’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

Don’t Judge a Book by It’s Cover is a new feature where I showcase some of the covers I dislike, but ultimately loved the book!

Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick

This book kind of rocked my socks. It scared me. I may have had a panic attack about 100 pages in. What I’m trying to say is that it was a awesome book. The cover isn’t bad. I’ve saw worse, but it doesn’t scream PICK ME UP…to me at least. Having read the book I like it more but it still seems like a odd choice for the cover in my opinion. I think it’s very boy friendly which is good, but there’s just something about it that I can’t love. Do you like it? Have you read the book? You definitely should because it’s just….WOW.
My Review

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
The cover for this put me off for awhile. I just can’t fully like it. It has potential with the stunning red hair and the gold details….but where did honest Abe come from?  I can’t look at that dude and think Jack the Ripper…he just looks like Abraham Lincoln to me. It some sort of glitch in my brain.The book was fantastic! But that cover just doesn’t do it for me. Do you like the cover?
My Review

Don’t Judge a Book By Its Cover -The Flip Side-

Don’t Judge a Book by It’s Cover is a new feature where I showcase some of the covers I dislike, but ultimately loved the book!  
The Flip Side is where I showcase some covers I love but…kind of didn’t like the book as much as I wanted to.
Hereafter by Tara HudsonThe Water Wars by Cameron Stracher

I love both of these covers. The colors or Hereafter are fantastic and The Water Wars is so different. It’s even better in person too, but neither of these lived up to their covers for me. Both of these feel unique and eerie and the books didn’t feel that way for me, so maybe the covers set too high of a standard. What do you think? Do you like these covers? Did you love these books?

Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover!

Don’t Judge a Book by It’s Cover is a new feature where I showcase some of the covers I dislike, but ultimately loved the book!
Divergent by Veronica RothEnclave by Ann Aguirre
I don’t completely dislike these covers but if I was just a casual reader I would not give these a second look if I saw them on the shelves. Maybe I’m too girly? I don’t know, but these covers are definitely not girly which suits the books perfectly, but that isn’t the type of cover that catches my eye. Now that I’ve read both of these I couldn’t picture them any other way. I loved them both a lot, but my first impression was…ehh..
My Divergent review
My Enclave review
What do you think of them?

Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover! (3)

Don’t Judge a Book by It’s Coveris a new feature where I showcase some of the covers I dislike, but ultimately loved the book!

Deception and Betrayal by Lee Nichols

I don’t hate these covers…I just don’t like them very much. I don’t think they are a very good representation of the fun unique story inside. The girl on the cover is okay. That’s how I would picture Emma, but what I really don’t like is the background images! They seem a little…silly. I do, however, like the Betrayal cover better than the Deception cover.
These are fantastic, fun books! You should definitely check them out if you are in the mood for some paranormal on the lighter side.
My Deception review
My Betrayal review

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

No! Before you say anything, I LOVE this cover now! I do! It’s perfect for the series. But at first I didn’t like it so much. It might be one of those covers that you just have to see in person. I think my issue with it at first was the light blue version that was everywhere online.

I didn’t like the light blue at all. But that’s not how the finished copy looks…at all. So it worked out. Now there’s no way I could picture it looking any other way!
My very old, very silly review of Shiver

So, what do y’all think? Do you love these covers?

Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover! (2)

Don’t Judge a Book by It’s Cover is a new feature where I showcase some of the covers I dislike, but ultimately loved the book!

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Eek! I know! I know! I’m a horrible person, but the cover did keep me from picking this up for quite awhile. If you haven’t read the book then I think it’s easy to see the cover as kinda blah and boring, BUT! Once you read the book, it makes much more sense. Now I couldn’t picture the book with a different cover. Am I the only person that was put off my the cover at first? *hides* I hope not!

Mostly Good Girls by Leila Sales

I don’t like this cover…at all. But the book was AWESOME! I’m so happy I read the reviews…I’m so happy I don’t judge books by their covers! ;) Because I would have missed out on this intelligent and supremely funny read.
Oh you wanna know what I don’t like about the cover? The unnatural legs…Yes, I know it’s tights, but…They look kinda weird to me. Plus, I don’t like the shoes either. If I remember correctly the cover doesn’t really suit the book either…But read it! Cause it’s awesome!
My review of Mostly Good Girls

So, what do y’all think? Do you love these covers?

Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover! (1)

Don’t Judge a Book by It’s Cover is a new feature where I showcase some of the covers I dislike, but ultimately loved the book!

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

I know! I must be the only person in the world that doesn’t like this cover! I honestly didn’t even add it to my wish list until I received the book in the mail unexpectedly. I was completely turned off my the cover, because it looks like a adult paranormal romance cover to me. I have no problem with PR but I guess I just don’t want my YA covers to look like them. But I did end up LOVING the book, that just goes to show that I shouldn’t judge a book by its cover!
Oh and I do like the cover for Wolfsbane much better!
My Review of Nightshade 

I wrote the above before the new cover controversy! It was announced a couple of weeks ago that the covers were going to be changed to this:

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer new coverWolfsbane by Andrea Cremer

I really like the new covers, buuut it seems like other people did not! So Penguin is in talks to maybe not change them. We’ll see how it turns out.

Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton

Here’s another cover that I didn’t like, although it looks much better in person. When I first saw it, though, I did not like it. It’s too…plain! And after reading the book I’m still not a fan of the cover, because the story is awesome! There is so much potential for a awesome cover, but it just didn’t happen! I’m sooo happy that I read the book, though. Because it was fantastic!! Maybe the sequel will have a more interesting cover!
My Review of Darkness Becomes Her

So, what do y’all think? Do you love these covers? And what do you think of this feature? Should I expand it to include covers that I LOVE but didn’t like the book? Let me know your thoughts!