Mar 8, 2012

Follow Friday {35} Horrible cover but wonderful book

Question this week from Parajunkee and Allison Can Read.

You Slay Me (Aisling Grey: Guardian, #1)

 Have you ever looked at a book cover and thought "This is going to be horrible?" But, instead was pleasantly surprised? Show us the cover and explain.

A: I love covers that are illustrated, since I'm a designer I always look for something eye catching and special. "You Slay Me" by Katie MacAlister is one of my favorite series, the characters, humor, and romance are brilliant. But I feel the cover falls short in expressing how wonderful this series is. 
I did however notice as the series progressed and made a spin off the covers were getting better and I loved the illustrations. I'm hoping that maybe one day they will re-do the covers and more people can catch on to this awesome series who might of been turn off from the cover.

What about you? What covers were bad to you but loved the book


  1. Hopping through. Oh, that is awful. Makes me laugh.
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  2. That one's pretty terrible! I've not heard of this one but I've got a couple of her books on my TBR list. Some of the newer ones have really beautiful covers! New follower here :)
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  3. Never heard of this one before, the cover is pretty bad!

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  4. Haven't heard of it, and I am so glad you liked it because that cover isn't the

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  5. I agree. I love Katie MacAlister's series, but that cover in particular is pretty horrible. A lot of her new ones now are much more attractive.

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  6. This book is new to me..thanks for sharing. Adding it to TBR pile. :)

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  7. I've never heard of this one before, but I agree it's quite terrible!

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  8. I have this book but never read it. I don't like the cover either. Following GFC, Linky, RSS, and goodreads.
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  9. Yeah, I totally get what you said about the cover of "You slay me". It's so far from creativity, it makes me think that the designers had no better ideas and just stuck with whatever :(

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  10. Hi there :) just hopping through.

    Agreeing with you about the cover. Bright red certainly stands out... just in the wrong way.

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  11. It's funny, I was already a huge fan of Katie MacAlister when she started writing the Aisling Grey series, so I've never even thought about what impression the cover might give to people who aren't familiar with her. Interesting.

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  12. Oh, that does look slightly awful :P

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  13. I've never heard of that book before, but I agree with you about that cover! New follower, here's my FF link:

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  14. New follower via BBPOC! I'm looking forward to more of your reviews! And yeah, that's a pretty bad cover!