Thursday, March 8, 2012

Follow Friday




Q: Have you ever looked at book’s cover and thought, This is going to horrible? But, was instead pleasantly surprised? Show us the cover and tell us about the book.

That hasn't happened to me that I can remember, it may have but it isn't coming to me off the top of my head. There was a time when the opposite happened though, I saw the cover for Imaginary Girls before it first came out and fell in love with it, isn't it gorgeous? The synopsis was a bit vague, but I didn't think anything of it and the review snippet on the book trailer was really positive (but then again it would be). Anyway, when it came out I rushed off and bought it in hardcover, but it turned out actually - in my opinion - to be a bit of a dud. I finished it, and I didn't hate it with a passion, but it was very luke warm for me, and I don't dislike books I read often because I am choosy and usually start reading series after being recommended by a close friend or multiple positive blogger reviews, but I kind of disliked this one.





I would love to hear what you guys all said!

p.s. Happy International Women's Day!

p.p.s. I already did this post when I remember a time that there was a book that I didn't read because I didn't like the cover "How to Train Your Dragon" I thought it would be corny and weird and to this day still haven't read the book, but when I saw the movie, I thought "oh my goodness this is adorable, I think I should have given the book a chance!"

Love you all

~Larissa

19 comments:

  1. Wow, that cover is gorgeous! I Haven't read it yet, and now I may refrain! Thanks for sharing.

    My FF

    Old follower :)

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  2. New follower. I loved the cover but i just didn't think i would like the story, and i guess i was right. Great pick

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  3. Hopping through. I've heard mixed things about that book. The cover is pretty though.
    My Hop

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  4. I think it's much easier to pick a books who's gorgeous cover doesn't live up to what's on the inside (Tris and Izzie was that book for me). Mediocre covers just don't stand out in my memory.

    New follower hopping through, looks like you have a fun blog! My book club is reading Hunger Games (most, like me, are re-reading it) so I'm going to check through your read-along posts! Have a great weekend!

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  5. Hi & Happy Friday!

    It's definitely not the most appealing cover.

    My FF, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/feature-follow-friday-9th-march.html

    Sharon

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  6. Gorgeous, gorgeous cover! Pity about the story then :(

    Old follower...

    Here is mine to check out:

    My Feature and Follow Friday

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  7. I can say the exact same thing you did about this book. The cover was so tempting, but the book turned out to be a wack. Oh well, it happens all the time, sadly.

    New follower on Networked Blogs.

    By the way, I hadn't really paid that much attention to the turtles in your header before, but now I did, and OMG! This summer I went with my family to Ichetucknee Springs in Florida for an awesome tube journey down the river, and there were those same turtles!!! It was soo cool!!!

    Anyway, here's my #FF .

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  8. :) Just saw worse covers on my Hop!!
    *** OLD FOLLOWER***
    http://b00kr3vi3ws.blogspot.in

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  9. That is a gorgeous cover! I haven't read it yet though. I've heard both good and bad things. Following GFC, Linky, facebook, goodreads!
    My FF

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  10. Gahhhh. The cover IS beautiful. Hate it when that happens: great cover, story a let-down.
    Happened to me with Demons Prefer Blondes (pnr).
    New follower via NwBl, Linky & GFC
    Happy Friday: FollowFriday

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  11. funny that it was the other around. It happened to me too, but with Hush, hush. LOL
    I'm a new gfc follower. :)
    http://notjustnonsense.blogspot.com/2012/03/feature-13.html

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  12. Beautiful cover! I also hate that, great cover but let down on the story!

    My FF

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    1. An interesting cover, happy Friday!

      http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/03/feature-follow_09.html

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  13. Hiya! Great blog and FF. I am your latest follower! Here's the linky to my FF:

    http://bookedupbloggers.blogspot.com/2012/03/feature-and-follow-friday-1.html

    Jessica x

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  14. Hey! I'm new to your blog! It looks great btw!

    Here's my FF link: http://www.josepheastwood.com/2012/03/follow-friday.html

    I hope you can join me on my blog, it would be great to see you there!

    -Joseph

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  15. I haven't read Imaginary Girls, but then the synopsis just doesn't sound like something I'd personally get too thrilled about. It's not on my TBR pile. As for covers putting me off, I know I haven't read The Giver yet because the cover makes it look boring. But I loved Gathering Blue and Gossamer by Lois Lowry, so I definitely intend to read it…you know, sometime. =)

    Btw, I gave you the Kreativ Blogger Award! Stop by http://amanda-the-aspiring.blogspot.com/2012/03/kreativ-blogger.html to grab it up. ^_^

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  16. That cover is gorgeous :)
    It makes the book seem really interesting. I haven't read it though!
    I should check it out :)

    New follower from FF

    www.nicksbookblog93.blogspot.com

    Nick @ Nick's Book Blog

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