09 March 2012

Follow Friday (27)

Follow Friday is a really fun way to network your blog and meet some other really cool bloggers in the process! This weekly event is hosted by Alison Can Read.  This week's featured blogger is Novel Days.

Q:  Have you ever looked at a 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.

The first book that comes to mind for me is Divergent by Veronica Roth (my review).  I did not like this cover at all before I read it.  I thought it was going to be some weird action book that I was going to have no interest in. But, because of the amazing reviews it was getting, I bought it.  And then it sat on my nightstand, just staring at me, daring me to read it.  It must have sat there for a good two months at least.  Then, as most of you have experienced, I started it and finished it the next day because it was SO GOOD! And now I think it's the perfect cover for that book.

Another cover that just didn't appeal to me right from the beginning is Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols (my review).  I bought it, again, because I had heard she is one of the best YA contemporary writers out there right now.  So I bought the book but it sat on my shelf for about three months before I cracked it open.  then, for some reason I can't remember now, I read the first chapter and put it down without finishing it.  I didn't even think about it again until about a year later when I read another review saying how awesome it is.  So I grabbed the book off my shelf, sat down and read it in literally a couple of hours.  It has now become one of my all time favorite books!  And I would never want it to have a different cover!

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Steph@TheYAReader said...

I'm glad you enjoyed Divergent! It's a great read even though the cover is a little intimidating. I haven't heard about Going Too Far though. I think I need to add it to my wishlist :) Great picks.

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Rachel @ Unforgettable Books said...

I really enjoyed reading your Going too far story. there are so many great books that take me years to read because I am not interested in them at the time. then later i love them.

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Jenni said...

I absolutely loved Divergent but I had hesitated for months before picking it up because of it's cover. It was honestly so much better than I expected. I didn't like the cover of Going Too Far when I first picked it up but that hasn't stopped it from becoming an all-time favourite :)
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