Follow Friday #9

by 12:29 AM 12 comments

Feature & Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read!

Q: Worst cover? What is the worst cover of a book that you've read and loved? 
I'm really terrible in the way that I judge a book by it's cover maybe 80-85% of the time. If the cover is sucky but the summary is amazing then I'll maybe give it a chance. If the cover is sucky and the summary is too cryptic then I probably won't. I know that's very terrible but I can't help it! With that being said, I do still read badly covered books from time to time because the summary and the reviews are just too good to pass up. I can only think of one book that I absolutely loved even with the not-so-attractive cover:


When I first saw the cover, I thought, "Eh..." but the summary was so completely unique that I had to read it! Now that I have, I've grown to really like the cover because it summarizes what happens in the novel really well :) If you haven't read this book, I highly recommend it!

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Carmen Shaw


Carmen N. Shaw is currently a biology major at Georgia State University. She is the owner and developer of the book blog, Understanding Carmen's Story.


  1. It is a plain cover. I might not look twice at it either.

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  2. That is an EH cover. Not really doing anything.

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  3. Very plain cover thats for sure, I would've passed it up.

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  4. There's not much creativity :/ New Follower.

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  5. Haha, great answer. It is a kind of weird cover but I agree with you-- I usually have to read the summary and look at other reviews before I pass judgment. Thanks for stopping by! Old follower.

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  6. No, I agree about cryptic summaries and weird covers. LOL. And strange titles, too. I wouldn't pick that book up, if not for a very good review. :)

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  7. New GFC follower

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  8. Hi!
    I just came across your site and it is really lovely! I happily followed you and will enjoy reading your updates. You can find me over at Rainy Day Reads, It would be great if you could stop by and I would love to have a fellow book lover as a new follower.
    Christine x
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  9. Wow, credits to you for reading the book anyway! I get really turned off by bad covers - most of the time I don't even read the synopsis!

  10. If I saw this I'm not so sure I'd pick it up! Maybe I'll have to read it since you highly recommend it!

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  11. I completely agree! I didn't pick this book up for a while because the cover turned me off but once I started reading I was surprised by how much I liked it. And you are right, once I realized how the cover ties in with the story, I appreciated it so much more. I actually really liked being able to see what the tattoo looked like.


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