Saturday, March 10, 2012

Follow Friday!

This Follow Friday we find ourselves questioning judging a book by it's cover!

Question: Have you ever looked at book’s cover and thought, "This is going to horrible?" but, was instead pleasantly surprised?
Show us the cover and tell us about the book.

Honestly, I have a really boring answer. I don't think so.

I know there's some terrible covers out there, but none come to mind. I'm fairly picky about what I read sometimes. I'm very bad at judging a book by it's cover, because it's another way to see what the story is about and what the author came up with. (Both in creativity and to explain the story/characters.) Everything laid out has to hook you in. The theme, the cover, the summary. One doesn't do the job and you're left asking yourself if the other two are enough to hold your interesting. "Do i think this this book worth reading?"
This has however left us with covers only getting prettier and prettier and our standards becoming higher over time. (I love pretty covers! But who doesn't?!)

Along with that, I'm the type of person where things grow on me over time. The more I look at something the more I see what I'm meant to see.

That said, I will try to think of a couple..

The Host by Stephenie Meyer does come to mind. Mostly because I didn't know what to expect from it.

Found the cover pretty plain and kind of boring. After reading the book, I fell in love with the story. And I didn't expect to. At most I thought I'd walk away knowing that Stephenie Meyer could write outside of the Twilight world.
Last paged turn, I wanted more, much much more.

Along with Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.

I had no idea what to make of the cover other than it screamed "Boy Book!" but I picked it up anyways since it was on sale for $3. (Funny story is, I went back to the get the second one, which was also on sale, and ended up running into a teacher that was looking at buying some for her class to read. We started talking, I highly recommend it and showed her they were on sale.)

I read the book and completely in LOVE.

Percy Jackson is one of my favourite Young Adult books. I try and recommend it to anyone that has a little bother or a little boy. It's a great series.
What got me really into Greek Mythology. (I've always been interested in, but it helped me along.)


  1. I have never liked the cover for The Host either. I haven't read it, so I don't know how good it is.
    New Follower.
    Waiting For Wentworth

    1. Gah sorry for the late reply. I was sure I clicked "Reply" but it didn't post in reply to you.

      It's actually very good, I made a post here about them making a movie of it, and ended up rambling on about the story and my thoughts a bit. (Should have written a darn review! But I haven't read in in a long time.)

      I won't get into any Twilight/Stephenie Meyer subjects, but it IS very different from Twilight, in a good way.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I actually really love The Host's cover. I thought it was super weird and after reading the story, it really works!

    But I agree about Percy Jackson, it looks like a total boy book! (BUT SO GOOD!)

    New follower!

    1. The Host is one of those covers that grew on me over time. I still thinks the cover is plain but after I read it, I could see what was being hinted at.
      Still left unsure of how I feel about it over all.

      Love love love Percy Jackson. I went head-over-heels crazy for the series. It is killing me having to wait so long for the next movie. (Which is one of my favourites in the series!)
      I haven't had a chance to read any other books by Rick Riordan but I plan to. I know he has a Roman series (which is after Percy Jackson) and an Egyptian series.

  3. Hello Eli,

    I will update the What to watch page soon! I liked this post, but I have to say I liked the covers you chose. I'm a new follower.

    Jess@ Jessy's Bookends

    1. Thanks!
      Ha, I forget to update mine all the time. Have to reminds myself to update every list once I finish something.

      Thanks for following!