Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Best and Worst of Covers (1)

Every Saturday, I will post one book cover I love and one I hate from books that I have read. I've seen other bloggers do cover memes, so I put a different spin on mine. For each cover, I will post information on the edition of the book, the summary, and my thoughts of the cover. Summaries are from Amazon.

The Cover that I LOVE:

Title: Wicked Lovely
Author: Meli
ssa Marr
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication Date: June 12, 2007
s: 336
Edition: Hardback
Reading Level: Young Adult


Rule #3:
Don’t stare at invisible faeries. Aiislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in the mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty—especially if they learn of her Sight—and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens.
Rule #2: Don’t speak to invisible faeries. Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer.
Rule #1: Don’t ever attract their attention. But it’s too late. Keenan is the Summer King who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. He is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost—regardless of her plans or desires.
Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working anymore, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; her life; everything. Faery intrigue, mortal love, and the clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in this 21st century faery tale.
Thoughts of the Cover:

I love this cover because of the colors and the font/vines. The vines are so pretty, and the picture is just very unique. The blues are interesting and make the cover eerie like the story line. The cover goes very well with the book, and the book is fantastic.

The Cover that I HATE:

Title: Promise of the Wolves
Author: Dorothy Hearst
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
on Date: June 3, 2008
Pages: 352
Edition: Hardback
Reading Level: Young Adult


Promise of the Wolves begins 14,000 years ago in what is now southern Europe, and follows the adventures of Kaala, a spirited young she-wolf who is destined to bring wolf and human clans together. Born of a forbidden mixed-blood litter and narrowly escaping the fate of her executed brother and sisters, the orphaned Kaala is allowed to join the Swift River wolf pack where she must fight to prove herself and survive against the odds. But when Kaala rescues a human child from drowning, she risks expulsion from her pack and banishment from her home in the Wide Valley. Unwittingly, she has set in train a series of events which threatens the very survival of her species.

Thoughts of the Cover:

I received this book from Simon and Schuster's old program PulseIT. When I opened up the package I instantly hated the cover and didn't want to read the book at all. The colors, the wolf, and the crows were just so ugly to me. However, I forced myself to read it and actually started to really like the book. I know the saying "Don't judge a book by the cover," but I do that all the time. When I don't like the cover, I usually don't read the book which I probably shouldn't do. I'm glad I read this book because it turned out to be quite good. The cover does describe what the book is about, but I think the cover could have been a lot better.

What are your thoughts on these two covers?


  1. I LOVE the cover of Wicked Lovely! Lol, I also judge a cover by the book which is NOT good! But I'll still read the book even if I think its going to suck.
    -Liz :)

  2. I didn't like the Promise of the Wolves cover either, but I ended up really liking the book. :)


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