Friday, May 11, 2012

Let's Talk: Book Covers

Let's Talk is a weekly feature at i swim for oceans.

Question: What books can you think of that have covers better than the content and vice-versa?

I'll start with books that had fantastic covers, but whose insides were disappointing.

Topping this list would have to be Luminous by Dawn Metcalf. (my review)
An amazing and gorgeous cover. Very well done and completely eye-catching. Then you read the story. I'm not the only person who was throughly lost and confused and disappointed by the tale held inside this gorgeous cover.

Next up we have Mister Death's Blue-eyed Girls by Mary Downing Hahn. (my review) This cover is so perfect. There is nothing I don't love about this, even the title wraps in so nicely. But the story was just sort of meh. I love love love love love this cover though. Definitely need a print for it to go in my collection.

Last one for covers I love to books I didn't love, is one that I actually do have a print of the cover for. This cover is so gorgeous. Tris & Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison. (my review) I mean look at that cover!!! Not only did the cover lend to the idea that this book would be amazing, but the fact that it was a re-telling of the GREATEST love story of all time made the stakes high. Unfortunately the story did not live up to the cover expectations.

Now for the one book I could thing of that had a blah cover, but was so so amazing! It was tricky to come up with one, because I do judge books by their covers and don't often read any with unappealing covers. But this one came highly recommended. Ender's Game by Orson Scott card. (my review) This cover is just so blah, even the new cover isn't good. Regardless of the cover though, this book was completely amazing. I was totally blown away by Ender's story and just found this book to be a surprisingly fantastic read. Seriously, if you haven't read it pick it up soon.


  1. Oh gahhhh yes to Tris & Izzie. That book was just a cluster, in my humble opinion. There was no substance, no thought and no real anything to it. I was so burned out about it. Yuck.

    Brilliant choices...thanks for linking up!

  2. The luminous cover is stunning! I wish the story had been as good.

  3. The cover for Ender's Game really doesn't do the story justice at all (new one included). Love the one for Luminous, though :)

  4. Oh my goodness, the list of book with pretty covers but not-so-good insides would be SO long! Covers can get my hopes up so high only to have the book disappoint me!


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