Sometimes goods are not always as advertised. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is book covers and summaries that were TOTALLY deceiving.
1. Divergent by Veronica Roth
Why?: Confession: I did not love the cover of Divergent. I actually thought it was really ugly and then when I saw how thick the book was, I groaned a little in fear. BRO I WAS WRONG. Divergent is awesome.
2. Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
Why?: The cover of Halo is drop dead gorgeous, so you would think the inside would be equally awesome too, right. FALSE. I thought Halo was ridiculous.
3. The Jumbee by Pamela Keyes
Why?: Okay, don’t get me wrong, but I am so not in love with the cover of The Jumbee. And was a little tiny bit skeptical. BUT YOU GUYS THIS BOOK IS SOOOOO GOOD.
4. Choker by Elizabeth Woods
Why?: I don’t even know what I was expecting with that pink cover, maybe some lighter fare. Instead I got a WTF was that ending. And lots of death.
5. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Why?: Let me wipe the judgement OFF my face, cuz looking at that cover I am feeling the skepticism. But y’all Vampire Academy is the shit. Don’t be put off by the bad cover.
6. Anna And The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Why?: Oh you guys, I was expecting formulaic cheesy romance. Instead I got ETIENNE MOTHERCUSSING ST. CLAIR. Jeez, I need to stop being so judgmental.
7. Lovestruck Summer by Melissa Walker
Why?: So if you looked at that cover your first thought is going to be BEACH ROMANCE and fun in the sun. Actually, the main character is SUPER SNARKY and there’s not a whole lot of beach stuff and Lovestruck Summer has more to do with music than sitting in inner tubes.
8. Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani
Why?: I was led to believe Very Valentine would be a romantic comedy, but it’s actually more women’s fiction, in that it’s not SUPER funny and hilarious and full of mishaps, but characters that I cared deeply about and rooted for. And shoes.
9. Sean Griswold’s Head by Lindsey Leavitt
Why?: Okay, so the cover is partially deceiving. You see Sean Griswold’s Head, yes, BUT it also does not convey the depth and the issues the main character is dealing with relating to her dad and all.
10. Gateway by Sharon Shinn
Why?: Correct me if I’m wrong, but I saw that umbrella and what looks like people behind it and automatically assumed there would be sexytimes or at least making out. As per usual, I was wrong. Gateway was less hooking up, and more TIME TRAVEL.