Book covers. We are told to “never judge a book by it’s cover” and we probably should not. Many people are visual people though. I try often to look at the title before I look at anything else. I love the sections of the book stores and libraries where all I see is the binding of the book and with the title and author’s name. The title speaks to me first. I once picked up a book called Cinderella is Evil, that is an interesting title. I flipped it over to read the blurb and wow did it really sound intriguing. The story was being told from one of the step-sister’s point-of-view. This was a book that I had to get for my daughter. If I had gone by the cover art I would not have picked up this book. It was a girl with blonde hair in a purple dress (I think it was purple) walking in an open field. There was nothing eye catching about it. The most interesting thing on that cover was the title!
On the flip side of that there have been books where I have seen the cover browsing through the kindle store or even through Facebook pages. The covers were incredible. They captured my attention and I wanted to read that book without even knowing what it was about. There were a few cases where if I had looked at the title alone I may have never checked the blurb.
Really it all comes down to the entire package. Though I have to keep in mind that not everyone can afford a cover artist so they do it on their own. Sometimes the cover artists vision of the book does not match up with the authors vision of the book. I try not to pass judgment based on cover art. If that title catches my attention though I am reading that blurb.
What are some books that have some of your favorite covers?