Tell me about some of your least favorite covers. I know you'll be diplomatic...
Friday, May 25, 2012
TGIF: What's Under The Covers?
I'm joining TGIF again today. This meme is hosted by GReads. It's a chance to recap the week on our blog and answer a question.
Today's question: What's Under That Cover? What are some not so great book covers with great stories inside?
I accidentally answered this question last week -- duh!! A few people read the post before I could take it down. If you did, I apologize!
I have the highest respect for the people who design book covers. I can't even draw a stick figure. But sometimes I feel like the cover doesn't really fit the book inside. Or the cover just doesn't grab me.
The Too Bland Cover
This cover, pretty as it was with its mixed metallic design, reveals absolutely nothing about the book. To me, it looks like a corporate logo. Or that emblem thingy on the front of a car. But the book is fantastic! Put it on your list if it isn't already!
The Too Embarrassing Cover
This cover was cute -- too cute for me. I thought this book was YA but the cover feels very tweenish. The book inside might be amazing -- I don't know. I was too embarrassed to pick it up.
The Clever, but .... Cover
I get the point of this cover, and it does fit the book, but something about it disturbs me. I'm not sure what bothers me. The headless girl, the bleached-out hair, the fake bake, the lipstick ammo? All of the above? Maybe that was the point? Doesn't matter, because I LOVE Libba Bray. I'll read anything she writes. Her grocery list. If you haven't read Beauty Queens, get the audiobook. Libba Bray reads it herself and she's AMAZING. I think she's an actress in her spare time.
What Happened This Week On My Blog:
I had some Blogger-related challenges that can only be blamed on the fact that my brain can't handle a calendar that starts with Monday instead of Sunday. So some of my posts went up when I was least expecting them. My Saturday review went up on Monday, and so on. As Emily Litella would say, "Never mind!"
Monday I reviewed Pretty Amy by Lisa Burstein. Click on that red text to check it out.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday I ran my "Love and Loss" review series. I looked at First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky, In Honor by Jessi Kirby and Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson. Click on the red titles to open those reviews in a new window.
Today I'm reviewing Golden Lily by Richelle Mead plus a fun Adrian Ivashkov quote quiz. Scroll up to the next post after this one to check that out!