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.)