The question that everyone was asked this week was:
Have you ever looked at a book cover and thought 'this is going to be horrible' but, were instead pleasantly surprised?
Show us the cover and tell us about the book.
I'm one of those who does usually pick a book up because of the cover it has - so I would say that most of the books that I read actually have quite nice covers!
However, as always, there are of course some exceptions. Firstly, I'd have to mention TV/Movie tie-in versions and original classic book covers. Whilst most that I've read have been fantastic, the covers just seem to put me off!
Here are a few more covers that I'm not that fond of:
I think that the majority of people that I know love the cover for Under The Never Sky but I really, really don't like it - mainly due to the processed picture. I don't like the pink and red mixed font either. It all just looks really over-edited and after reading the book, I don't see the characters like that at all. I did actually really enjoy it though!
I never really liked the original Divergent cover [left]. I thought it looked like it's going to be some awful heavily-based on sci-fi book at first. I have grown to like it now though as it just seems to suit the book - probably because I've seen it around a lot by now. I think the new UK cover [right] for it is horrible though and doesn't suit at all!
l'm not much of a fan of these UK versions of The Hunger Games - though because I think that the series is so amazing, I have come to accept them. I just think they're a bit crass and childish. I much prefer the newer 'adult' covers and I think that the US covers look nicer, too.
I thought that the cover on this book was so off-putting. I can't actually remember why I picked it up - maybe due to some good reviews, but I would've definitely not picked it up just from looking at the cover. It looks very boyish and war orientated - it wasn't bad at all though and I ended up really enjoying it!
They are just a few covers that made me a little hesitant of the stories behind the covers. I would probably say that I've had more let-downs from pretty book covers than not so nice ones - maybe I should try harder not to judge books by their covers!