Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Never Judge a Book by its Cover

So it seems my holiday blog break has gone on a little longer than anticipated. I'm working on a bunch of different things getting ready for 2015. I've also been reading a ton. I just read the GONE series by Michael Grant and these books are amazing! There are six, and they're longish, but really you'll just fly through them.

Gone (Gone, #1)

I heard good things about the first book when it first came out six years ago, but I didn't actually pick it up until I was at a conference with Michael Grant and EVERYONE was talking about how I MUST READ this series. I hate to admit this, but the reason I didn't pick it up all those years ago was because of the cover. I honestly thought it would be a Christian romance. Not that I have anything against Christian romances, but I prefer Sci-fi or Fantasy. So I almost missed out on this awesome series because of the cover...even though we all learn as children not to judge a book by it' cover.

What about you guys...have you ever passed on a book because of the cover? Have you ever bought a book just because you loved the cover?

Okay, I'll be back when I have more news to share!


8 comments:

  1. Yes! I have bought books just for their covers and it has been good and bad. Some covers don't do justice to the story and some create high expectations.
    Ruty@Reading...Dreaming

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  2. I would be annoyed to buy a book with an awesome cover that turned out to be a Christian romance. :P

    I am going to add these to my TBR immediately. Thanks :)

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  3. I haven't heard of this one personally.

    While the cover can draw me to a book, it's the blurb on the jacket that's more likely to draw me into picking up the book.

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  4. Done that a few times (including this series for the same reason as you). I usually go by the jacket print, but some covers make me second guess my instincts. As a sci-fi / fantasy fan myself, I find so many of these books have cheesy or stock covers that hide great books (though it seems to be improving), but when someone badgers me to try it out anyway I'm so often pleasantly surprised, and some of my favourite books have been found this way. You'd think I'd learn.

    So, long story short, I guess Gone is on my reading list now.

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