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
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
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
Is this a book about bikes? No, it's a book about intersexuality!
2) The Dead Girls Detective Agency series by Suzy Cox
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