We're always told not to judge books by their covers but, really, it's hard to help it. There's a lot of aspects that make a cover good or not and everyone sees them a little differently. So, in these posts I'm doing what we all do when we pick up a book - judging their covers.
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
I adore this book. This cover . . . well, it's okay. I like the colors and the font and I definitely like the side eyes the man and woman are giving each other. But when I first saw it, it kind of turned me off from the story. While there's not necessarily anything wrong with it, it just doesn't capture my attention.
Rating: Okay, but not as absolutely spectacular as the actual story!
Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer
Mmm . . . no, I'm not a fan of this one. In general, I don't like it was real people are pictured on covers. Plus, this is a young adult book, and a magical realism one at that. When I first saw this book, I thought it was an adult novel based on the cover. It's a bit misleading. I do like the little wand though.
Rating: Generic and kind of flat. Gimme some color.
Shadow of the Wolf by Tim Hall
LOOOOOOOVE. I love this cover. It's so creepy and cool looking. It is a bit misleading though. At first glance, you'd think this was a book about werewolves or something. Nope, it's a Robin Hood retelling.
Rating: Misleading but gorgeous enough that I don't care
The Hit List by Nikki Urang
This is one of those cases there I don't mind the fact that there's a real person pictured on the cover. The fact that's she's behind the words and shows a detail from the story is awesome. Plus, I love the muted gray background and the bright title!
Rating: Simple and lovely!
What do you think of these covers? Any you love? Hate? How do you feel about having real people pictured on covers? Let me know in the comments below!