So this week, it looks like Parajunkee and Alison Can Read, the hosts of this great meme have 2 different questions – so i’m going to answer them both
Q: Best Cover? What is the best cover of a book that you’ve read and didn’t like?
This question came from Parajunkee and made me think. So often I am drawn in by a cover and then the book is only so-so…so I went to dig through my goodreads records of books that I have read this year and since I am sitting at 250+ books it took a few minutes. But I finally found one. I think I might be one of the few people in the world who read, but didn’t really enjoy Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally. It wasn’t so much the romance aspect of the book that I had issues with (although there were some that I had, mostly focused on a TSTL high school female…and yes, I remember being like that once), but rather the perpetuating of the dumb jock stereotype (taking shop class as a senior in high school, while trying to get into the University of Alabama), or the fact that the author used a real NFL team in the book but made up her own players (I would have preferred that she make up a team – would have made it more believable). But I did like the cover – very simple, whimsical and you can obviously tell that it is going to be a YA romance off the bat.
Q: Best cover? What is the best cover of a book that you’ve read and loved?
Alison Can Read’s question was much easier to answer and I knew what book I was going to use as soon as I read it. The cover of Daughter of Smoke and Bone immediately drew me to it and I was soon sucked into the audiobook. The narrator was awesome and only served to enhance the plot. This book had a great mix of contemporary and fantasy elements and made me want to visit Prague. I loved the mysterious nature of the cover, the person with the mask trying to hide their identity, but at the same time, the blue of the mask marking them more of as an individual. This book got my first 5 star read of the one, and one of only 5 that I have given out so far. However, I am now stuck waiting (albeit rather impatiently for the next book to come out, and the cover for it, seems to be equally as great and mysterious).