Friday, August 31, 2012

Follow Friday - Good cover, bad book


Follow Friday is a feature created by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  It's a fun blog hop where you meet other book bloggers and find people to follow.
Question: Best Cover? What is the best cover of a book that you've read and didn't like?
This is a GREAT question.  Occasionally books have beautiful well designed covers and the book is just not good.  I'm a sucker for unique and interesting covers.  Sometimes I've bought books I know I shouldn't because the cover is just SO beautiful that it's hard to imagine the contents could really be that bad.


I love the artwork on this cover.  The partial silhouette with satellites, the interesting font that goes vertical rather than horizontal.  This is not your typical YA cover and I absolutely love it.  This isn't just a book cover it's art.

But the book is pretty dreadful.  The characters aren't believable, there's a big dose of instalove and overall it just doesn't make sense.  If you want to know more you can read my review.

33 comments:

Nina said...
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Nina said...

I'm a sucker too for wonderful, beautiful, eye-catching covers! And somethimes the story inside isn't that awesome! Boohoo, right? Love the cover, but sorry to hear that the story itself isn't that great.

New follwer.
My FF

Angie F said...

This cover is definitely interesting and does stand out! I don't know anything about it, but it's too bad you didn't enjoy it.

Kristan said...

I'm actually reading this book now and finding some of the same problems. The insta-love is KILLING me. Its my biggest book pet peeve. And so far, I'm not seeing anything spectacular about Liam. I have the UK cover, which isn't as pretty as the one you have here, so I'm kind of at a lose-lose right now.

My FF
Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

Interesting cover. Haven't read this one, didn't really grab my attention. I've been a lot pickier since my TBR pile is out of control!

Here's my Friday Hops

Have a GREAT weekend!

Old Follower :)

Amelia-Rose said...

Interesting answer! I LOVE THIS COVER! But havnt read the book yet..im curious to see what i think!:) Thanks for sopping by! new GFC follower!:)

unconventionalbookviews.com said...

Hi Cassi, thanks for stopping by my FF post earlier :) It's nice to see that I'm getting the new blog up and running!

I am also following you via RSS now :)

have a great weekend.

Emma said...

Hey, Thanks for following Never Judge a Book by its Cover...

I have seen this book, and it looks really interesting, its a shame you didn't enjoy it.

thehopefulheroine said...

Wow, this cover is like artwork. I could almost see it hanging up on my wall :)

New twitter follower!

ladystorm said...

Never heard of that book, but it does have an interesting cover. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Old follower. :)

Shawn Keenan said...

I love it when a wonderful story happens to also have a wonderful cover and you can refer back to it while reading for inspiration. Sorry this book wasn't one of those!

Cherie Colyer said...

That cover is eye-catching. I haven't read the book yet. I have to admit I'm sorry to hear it's not amazing.

Old follower.
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Escapism Fanatic said...

Good for me I never liked the cover nor was interested in this book when it came out.
Good for me.

Krystianna said...

I'm actually hoping to read this one next month. I absolutely love the cover! I'm sorry to hear that you didn't like the book. I hope I enjoy it at least a little.

New follower via GFC! Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

Erika Anderson said...

I love that cover too but I haven't read the book yet. Old follower and thanks for stopping by!

Christina said...

I was thinking of reading that book! Maybe not so much anymore :-)

Thanks for stopping by!

Page (One Book At A Time) said...

I actually didn't mind this book but didn't really like the cover. Funny how that can happen!

Shelby said...

Absolutely stunning cover.
I'm a new follower!

Michelle @ Book Briefs said...

I love the cover of this book too! I havent read it yet though but it seems really good. Bummer that you didnt' enjoy it.

Thanks for stopping by my FF, im a new follower of yours :)

alice-jane said...

Thanks for stopping by my FF!

I was drawn to this book cover too, but it's too bad you didn't like it.

Daphne said...
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Daphne said...

Sorry messed up last comment. What I meant to say was...Really unique cover! In fact, i'm reading this book right now. New GFC follower!

Here's my Feature and Follow

Vonnie Rivera said...

That's too bad. I almost bought this book.


Old follower.

Kah Cherub said...

You didn't like it? I was SO excited about it!!! :(( Maybe I'll still give it a try... LOL. Thanks for stopping by!

Jennifer said...

I was excited to read this, but now I'm a little hesitant. I'll probably still read it! The cover is amazing though! Old follower.

Lynsey Taylor said...

Oh no, I have the Forsaken on my TBR! the premise sounds so good but you're now the second person to say it's bad so I guess it's really bad, huh? :(

Thanks for the follow, I've returned the favour :)

Leah Woods said...

It is an awesome cover though! Thanks for stopping by my FF

Heather Topham Wood said...

Thanks for stopping by my Friday Hop! I've been hearing mixed things about this books, but I think the cover is cool too =)

roryeoconnor said...

Because it is absolutely realistic that two people me and fall insanely in love - I hate that. It's enough to make me never read the book. The covers interesting, but I don;t know that I would pick it up...

Kelly TheWellReadRedhead said...

Great cover pick! Thanks for visiting my FF post. New follower :)

Catherine Coffman said...

Aww man I'm bummed to hear this one didn't live up to its cover! Thanks for stopping by!

Lea @ The Yearning Mermaid said...

Yep, I can see why you liked the cover...I´m sorry to hear that the story itself isn´t that convincing! :/
Have a great week!

Liza (Reading with ABC) said...

That's a shame, it is a beautiful cover and I was looking forward to reading it.

Thanks for stopping by!