Okay, okay I know I already posted something today but I’m posting again. I generally try to avoid posting twice in the same day just because 1. it’s probably annoying for you guys and 2. I don’t have the time to do it haha But I really wanted to be part of the cover reveal earlier and I also didn’t want to miss this week’s Top 5 Wednesday theme. So here I am. 😛
Top 5 Wednesday is currently being hosted by Sam at ThoughtsOnTomes. If you want to learn more about or are considering joining in, check out the Goodreads group. Each week has a different topic and you just post 5 books that fit that topic.
This week’s topic is: inaccurate covers. Those books that have nothing to do with the story, or the cover model doesn’t look anything like the actual main character, or it’s a really cheesy cover for a great read! Admittedly, most of my picks are ones where the cover looks so cheesy but the story is great. 🙂
This has two different covers but honestly, they both look super cheesy to me. The one on the right is a little better, but like I said, still cheesy. I’ve only read the first two books in this series so far but they were both way better than the covers had me expecting them to be.
I can’t be the only one who doesn’t like this cover, right? It just seems… weird. If I were going off this cover alone, I would have no idea what to expect out of this book. Some sort of fantasy, but other than that… I’m lost. But reading this book is totally different. It was a fantastic story and probably one of my favorite reads from this year.
Another case of “really cheesy covers, but great books.” Based on nothing but the covers, I would expect something really lame and I probably wouldn’t bother picking them up, to be honest. Luckily Michelle contacted me and asked me to review them because this made me actually look past the cheesy covers and read the books (which are really great, if not a bit cliche).
Okay, so a lot of my picks this week are from self-published authors. 😛
It makes sense, I suppose, since they don’t really have access to the cover designers from a big publisher.
Anyway, this is another one where I looked at the cover and just felt kind of “meh” about it. It really makes the story look boring and… strange. The story was a bit strange but in a good way and it definitely wasn’t boring. I liked this book a lot and I know a lot of other bloggers got this to review and liked it as well.
Look at how beautiful that cover is. Look at it! I almost bought this after seeing the cover but decided not to and I’m honestly quite happy about that. I borrowed this from my library and it wasn’t necessarily a bad book, but it wasn’t great either. It’s just one of those kind of forgettable books that are entertaining enough, but nothing super special. Side note: they’re changing the cover design for this series which I feel is a HUGE mistake because the new covers look so stereotypical whereas this cover is beautiful and pretty unique. I mean look at the above cover and then look at the new one:
WHY?! It makes it look so cheesy.
Anyway, enough of my ranting about the new cover haha That’s all I have for this week!