TGIF: Week 12


Hosted by GReads!. Who’s ready for the weekend?!  I know I am!  I’m introducing a new(ish) feature for Fridays to re-cap the week’s posts & to propose a question for my followers.

This week’s prompt: Show Me Your Cover: What are some of the worst book covers, but hold some of the best stories inside? Don’t be embarrassed, show us your cover!

Answer: I’ve put together a quick collage of five of some of my favorite books with not-so-awesome covers. Check them out below!

1. “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium #1)” by Steig Larsson – Just too simple. Luckily, this one got made over for the release of the US remake in 2011 with Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salender on the front.

2. “Dearly Devoted Dexter (Dexter #2)” by Jeff Lindsay – The first book got a makeover when the show premiered on Showtime a few years ago, but the rest of the books after number two got more artsy and awesome. This one did not, sadly, and has not had a remake since.

3. “A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice & Fire #1)” by George R R Martin: Again, too simple, but I do like the Lannister lion on the front. However, this got a great makeover for when the first season premiered on HBO last year and the covers with Sean Bean as Ned Star are GORGEOUS.

4. “Nymph” by Francesca Lia Block – Way too simple, and too vague. This one got a wonderful makeover when “Nymph” went into paperback. Much lovelier with a mermaid on the front and far more relevant to the content inside.

5. “Handling the Undead” by John Ajvide Lindqvist – I do like the bloody cover, but I liked the US release cover even more. The simplicity to this one is just a bit annoying.

So yeah, all but the second “Dexter” book got a makeover. And this is a happy thing. All of these books can be found on my goodreads shelf marked “favorites-novels” – so be sure to check them out if you haven’t already! They’re all really awesome.

What about you? Participate at GReads! for this week’s prompt!

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