Follow Friday is hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee's View, meant to spotlight two blogs and allows bloggers to link up and meet other fabulous bookish friends and share the Following love!
This week's spotlight blogs are: Novel Days & Hesperia Loves Books!
And the question of the week is:
Have you ever looked at 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.
I'm going to be honest here: I judge a book by it's cover. There's a very good chance I won't even try to read a book if I don't like the cover; therefore, I can't really think of one that I didn't like and then read. (I know, I feel horrible about this.)
Any books I've read don't have covers that I think are horrible/terrible - just some annoyances.
The Duff - Kody Keplinger
As soon as I found out what "duff" stood for, I knew I'd have to read it since it hit a very personal, almost-uncomfortably close insecurity of mine. But when I saw the cover, I was immediately annoyed: first of all, I can't stand the font choice or how it's set up because I didn't see the big picture of it for a good few seconds. But mostly? That girl on the cover doesn't look very "Duffy" to me! In any case, I got over it and read it and quite liked it (moderately...). The cover is forgivable, but definitely not something I'm crazy about.
But the real answer to the question...I adore John Green's books. I do. I'm completely on the John Green fan-train, Nerdfighteria, DFTBA, I'M SO THERE. BUT! I really, really don't like the covers to his novels! Paper Towns sort of redeemed itself when the re-released paperback had the map with the pin on it, and I admire the creativity in the original Abundance of Katherines cover (that formula!) - but I'm still not crazy about any of them and I don't find them to reflect on the amazing content and worlds within.
Don't hate me, Nerdfighters! He's still absolutely brilliant in every way.
What covers put you off? Leave your link in the comments and I'll hop by!
And if you follow, I'd be more than happy to return it :)
(PS. Can any commenters let me know if there is a security captcha? There shouldn't be!)