Friday, July 18, 2014

Book Covers: Do They Need to Pull You In?

Book Blogger Hop

Every week Coffee Addicted Writer hosts the Book Blogger Hop. Participants answer a question and then visit other blogs of fellow participants to chime in on the discussion. This week's question is:

“Do covers pull you in?”

My answer: Absolutely!  If there's something stunning about the cover, I'll check out the back cover to see if I'm interested in the book.  Conversely, a dull or amateur-looking cover will put me off even if the synopsis sounds interesting.

Here are some eye-catching covers of books that I've read recently (or at least semi-recently):

 Hmm... I think I see a trend. Yes, a lovely evening gown is sure to catch my eye.

And here's one cover that I think is exceptional sans-evening gown:

Something about the model's smile looks genuinely happy and it makes me want to find out the reason for her happiness.  :)

What about you?


  1. Great Answer. I reviewed Meant to Be Mine this year.

  2. I tend to not go for books with models on the cover unless they're well done. All the ones you've posted look amazing but sometimes they just seem badly photoshopped or look too cheesy! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend!
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    Juli @ Universe in Words

  3. I'm a fan of a good evening gown pic as well! Especially the profile and back shots. I like the Meant to Be Mine shot as well even though that's not the type that generally appeals to me. It definitely looks real which makes it look interesting.

  4. Those are GORGEOUS covers.

    A cover pulls me in. I love to be drawn in by a cover.

    Happy Hopping!!

    Silver's Reviews
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