Wednesday, 12 October 2016

#BLOGTOBER DAY 12: TOP FIVE WEDNESDAY: Top five inaccurate book covers

(Top Five Wednesday was created by GingerReadsLainey. Find out more at the Goodreads group!)

We've all been there: you grab a book because OH MY GOD THAT COVER IS SO AWESOME/BEAUTIFUL/INSPIRATIONAL and then you read the book and WHAT THE HECK? WHAT IS THIS?!
The cover completely betrays you, and instead of picking up a badass science-fiction novel, you find yourself right in the middle of a Mills and Boon-esque romance. (Okay, I've never had it quite that bad, but you get the gist...).
These five books all misled me with their covers. Eventually I might make better covers that suit them more, but I haven't had time with all of the Blogtober excitement... It's a project idea for the future, though!

5) 'The Curious Tale of the Lady Caraboo' by Catherine Johnson
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Okay, this one isn't technically inaccurate - based off of the descriptions of the Lady Caraboo, it fits well - but it's just a bland and boring cover for what is actually a fantastical tale. I would have much preferred a cover without Caraboo represented, so we could conjure her in our heads for ourselves. 

4) 'The Loving Husband' by Christobel Kent
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Based off of the tagline 'You'd trust him with your life... wouldn't you?' and the bed I assumed this was going to be a little more like 'Before I Go To Sleep' (which, admittedly, I haven't read), but I feel like this is one of those thrillers that needs a darker cover.

3) 'Golden Boy' by Abigail Tarttelin
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Is this a book about bikes? No, it's a book about intersexuality! 

2) The Dead Girls Detective Agency series by Suzy Cox
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They're so bright and happy, but in reality the dead girls are not hanging out in the clouds: they're stuck in a hotel until they can solve their murders and pass to the other side. It looks like a cute contemporary, but they're actually quite dark and desolate. 

1) 'Far From You' by Tess Sharpe
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When I first saw this book on the shelf in the library (the cover on the left being the UK edition) I looked at it and thought 'hm, that looks like it's going to feature performing arts and drama students'. I put it down, disinterested, because I'd read a lot of books like that. It was only after I saw recommendations online that I realised it was a young adult LGBT crime novel, and I picked it up, devoured it, and it quickly became one of my favourite books of all time.

I hope you enjoyed this Top Five Wednesday! Which book covers have really misled you?

1 comment:

  1. Well done,you!
    Lisa @