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
4) ‘The Loving Husband’ by Christobel Kent
3) ‘Golden Boy’ by Abigail Tarttelin
2) The Dead Girls Detective Agency series by Suzy Cox
1) ‘Far From You’ by Tess Sharpe
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?