Cover Talk #1. Don’t judge a book by its cover.

Cover Talk is a feature, where I talk about covers. Beautiful covers and ugly covers. Covers that I love and covers that I hate. Covers that lured me to read a story and covers that were a reason I passed a book. I was inspired by Cover Fever at Reader’s Den

I’m a very visual person. It’s so easy to lure me in with a catching picture. I always take notice of book’s cover.

As a result there were books that I dismissed on sight because I didn’t like their covers. Later I discovered that they were good books.

Covers that were a reason I passed a book:

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

The cover has this Middle Grade vibe, and I don’t read MG (with very few exceptions). Also it tells nothing about the book and it doesn’t catch my eye with color, image or text. I was very surprised when reviews from my friends began to appear. So this book is actually YA. There is Dragon. There is romance. And heroine’s name is Agnieszka. Needless to say I changed my mind and I’m currently reading this book.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Such unappealing cover and this mouthful of a title, and I dismissed this book immediately. And again I was later surprised by the amount of positive reviews. I plan to read this book when I’m a mood for a cute and adorable read.

Archetype (Archetype #1) by M.D. Waters

Another victim of my cover dislike. And I’m so mad at myself for this. If not for Jasprit from Reader’s Den and her wonderful review, I probably still consider this book as “not for me”.

Burying Water (Burying Water #1) by K.A. Tucker

This book was released more than a year ago. I clearly remember that I didn’t like the cover; I didn’t ever bother to read the blurb. Somehow this series disappeared from my radar until recently. With the release of surviving Ice in October everyone began to talk about it. So I finally read the blurb to Burying Water and several reviews, and I realized that I want to read this book, this series actually.

What about you? Have you ever passed a good book because of its unappealing cover? Have you read books from my list?

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7 Comments on “Cover Talk #1. Don’t judge a book by its cover.

  1. Oh yes, it happens to me that books slips from my radar because it has uneappealing cover. But I wouldnt judge book based only on its cover. If reviews were great and blurb sounded good, I would give book a chance even though it had terrible cover :)

  2. YES. I originally didn’t want to read the Every Breath series by Ellie Marney because the covers are horrendous. Seriously google the AUS covers? They’re not good. XD So cover love means a lot to me! Although it is hard because what appeals to one person won’t appeal to another. Like I adore the Simon Vs. cover. XDXD But I’m with you on the Burying Water. It seems generic and boring. D:

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