Top 5 Wednesday | Disappointing Eye Candy

Top Five Wednesday is hosted by gingerreadslainey over on YouTube!

This week’s topic is one I love because it’s all about books whose covers drew you in, but whose insides weren’t so great. As an artist, I can’t help but be drawn in by a book’s cover. BUT it sees the old adage “never judge a book by its cover” reigns supreme. Here are some books with gorgeous covers who disappointed me

  1. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows:  This is one of the prettiest cover I’ve ever seen. The gradient. The butterfly. Just–gah! So pretty! Unfortunately, I didn’t find the actual book as enthralling. 😦
  2. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge: Gorgeous cover BUT I found the characters unlikable and the story slow.
  3. Talon by Julie Kagawa: This is a gorgeous cover–I mean, look at that texture! Unfortunately the story is really boring in my opinion.
  4. The Heir by Kiera Cass: All of the covers of The Selection Series books are pretty, but this one is my favorite. To bad I absolutely can’t stand the main character of this book…
  5. The Jewel by Amy Ewing: So I guess I have a thing for girls in purple ball gowns on covers. Unfortunately I found this story really…weird? Bad? Idk, but I didn’t like it…
  6. Honorable Mention # 1–The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson: The story is bland, though the cover is anything but.
  7. Honorable Mention #2–Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan: The cover is intriguing and mysterious, but the book fell flat for me.
  8. Honorable Mention #3–The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings: This cover looks intense (that coloring tho….) but the book wasn’t.

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Lila is a 25-year-old college student studying physics and a lover of literature. When she's not busy reading or saving the world through science, Lila can be found singing jazz and blues and obsessing over hedgehogs (a.k.a. the cutest animals in the multiverse!)

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