I’m once along going along with Top Ten Tuesday for their prompt “What Makes You Want To Buy A Book”, and I’m again adjusting it to my own needs because…yes. I do that. Anyways, one of the top reasons why I buy a book is because of the cover. When the covers are beautiful, honestly it’s super hard for me to not pick it up. So, here are my guilty cover buys, in no particular order other than the order in which I thought of them.
Storm dancer (The Lotus War #1) by Jay Kristoff
I love this cover!! It’s so beautiful and it matches the story super well, which is always a bonus. The covers that don’t match their stories are always a terrible advertising method in my opinion. Also, I feel as though this is a very under-hyped book by Jay Kristoff. It was wonderfully written and has just the right amount of steampunk mixed with supernatural creatures and sword fights and robots and corrupt dictators. I mean, what more could you want from a beautiful book?
Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler
I haven’t yet read this book but I really was attracted to this book because of the cover. I don’t think I even knew what it was about when it was purchased. I should say that the title got me looking and the cover picture really attracted me basically because I would really like to be exactly where she is at that moment. Plus it’s about boys and wolves, but I’m guessing not werewolves because this is a contemporary.
5 to 1 by Holly Bodger
When I first started blogging, this is one book that had caught my eye, but for some reason I never actually grabbed it until recently. I remember seeing it on another person’s blog (and I have no clue whose and I’m so sorry for that!) and being so drawn to the cover and then I read about it and figured that it would be something definitely worth reading. Not to mention it’s so different because it’s written in verse. Since I haven’t really ever read anything in this style that wasn’t a play, I’m very intrigued!
100 Days of Cake by Shari Goldhagen
Who doesn’t love cake?? I honestly expected this book to be about cake. I mean there’s cake on the cover and it’s titled after cake. Also, what a waste of cake! But I was disappointed as this book was not about cake, or at least not entirely, and it turned out to be a bit more predictable than I had hoped it would be. The cake itself comes from Molly’s mother’s view that a cake a day will help her daughter’s depression go away. While entirely unrealistic, it is kinda adorable in a motherly-I-don’t-know-what-I’m-doing kind of way?
Jackaby (Jackaby #1) by William Ritter
I’m a sucker for any sort of serial killer book, and this is a retelling about Jack the Ripper (I believe). I LOVE this cover! With the scene inside the silhouette of his head and I love that all of the books have the same cover. I believe that this is about a man named Jackaby who can see supernatural beings during a time when there is a serial killer on the loose. I believe that he is trying to figure out if the the killer is a supernatural being or not, but don’t quote me on that! I do own the first two so that will hopefully be one to read soon.
Heroine Complex (The Heroine Complex #1) by Sarah Kuhn
This cover is just so exciting! I mean you have the awesome superhero on top, but there is also the sidekick who you can just tell is a sassy child on the bottom of the cover. That is what I look for in this type of book: something fun and yet there’s for sure a story here that I want to hear! I have recently heard that this book is also the first in a trilogy. Basically, this is the story of Eva who works for the main super-heroine but has issues keeping her own life together. But then it is realized that she has her own powers, just in case her world wasn’t complicated enough as is. See! Cute story!!
The Adoration of Jenna Fox (The Jenna Fox Chronicles #1) by Mary E. Pearson
This isn’t a cover that I would normally find myself attracted to, but I couldn’t look away and had to give it a shot. I don’t know a lot about this book but I have learned that it is a trilogy. From what I remember, Jenna Fox wakes up from a year long coma with no memories of her life before the accident, which no one is talking about. She ends up questioning whether or not she is who everyone says she is and what actually happened. Interesting? Quite possibly!
Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
This is going back into what I usually am attracted to as far as covers go. This is so artsy and I immediately knew that it had something to do with swimming or the water. While it wasn’t exactly what I thought, I was not disappointed and I think one of my favorite parts is that there are also drawings throughout the story as you learn more and more about our dear main character.