“Never judge a book by its cover!”
But let’s face it, many of us do.
I think that the cover of a book gives a feel for the story, and having a nicer cover makes for a more enjoyable read. I think that’s because when I look at a pretty book sitting on my shelf, it makes me more excited to read it, so I tend to be more excited when I actually pick it up, which makes me enjoy it more.
Here are some of my favourite book covers…
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
– This cover reminds me of Christmas. I love the edge of mystery it gives with the partially open door and the handprint. It provides you with questions before you have even read the synopsis or opened the book.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
– When I first saw this cover I thought that she just had a ladder in her tights! I only realised when I bought the book that it was her cyborg features, which is totally, much, much cooler haha!
(Is there a black and red theme going on here?)
What are some of your favourite book covers?