TGIF (3): Show Me Your Cover

TGIF at GReads is weekly event hosted by Ginger from GReads.  The features allows us to recap the weeks posts and to answer a book-related question proposed by Ginger.  This week’s question is:

What are some of the worst book covers , but hold some of the best stories inside?  Don’t be embarrassed, show us your cover!

I like this question!  We know we shouldn’t, but often we do judge a book by it’s cover.  Here’s a chance to list some books with covers we didn’t like, but fantastic stories.

The first one that comes to mind is Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine.  They have actually updated the cover since, but this was the cover for a long time.

I really dislike this cover.  The cover is just not very attention grabbing, and it is really outdated!  But the story is amazing!  This is the first fairytale retelling I ever read (I was in college when I read this), and I loved it.  But this cover is so blah.  And I have to tell you, I have a terrible time trying to get teens to read it because of this cover.  They recently updated to cover to this:

This is better, but I still don’t love it.  I think Ella looks too young for teens to be drawn to it.

Another book that I dislike the cover of is Awkward by Marni Bates.

I really enjoyed this book.  It is just so much fun, but I don’t like the cover.  The book is really funny (I love funny books), but this cover . . . it has way too  much going on.

I have one more for this post, and it is The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale.  The original cover is sooooo boring!  Here it is:

So this book cover has also been updated, but when I read it, this was the cover.  Even though the title is about a girl, she is barely visible.  But this book is amazing!  And it is another fairytale retelling.  I know, I am obsessed!  Fairytales are awesome you guys!

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2 Responses to “TGIF (3): Show Me Your Cover”

  1. Mary @mysistersbookshelf.com

    Oh my goodness, could not agree more on Ella enchanted! And it’s not on kindle so I HAVE to sport it! I would buy it on kindle even though I already own it just to avoid the weird looks 🙂 (its an all-time fave, so it would be a long-term investment!)

    I love the goose girl too, yet it’s Ella that really kills me!

    Just from this short list I can tell you are a kindred spirit book reader! And I really love your blog design 🙂

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