Books with Deceptively Awesome Covers
When the cover of a book is just way cooler than the inside.
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147 books · 234 voters · list created July 28th, 2008 by I am Bastet.
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message 1: by Matt (new)

Matt I did not read all of these, but the ones I read fit the bill.
-Matt


message 2: by Kelly (new)

Kelly The Heart is a Lonely Hunter? I hated that book. Soo bored. No insight to speak of that I remember. I negative vote that one.


message 3: by Maureen (new)

Maureen Kelly, I am so with you there. I kept waiting for a reason to keep reading.


message 4: by Rob (new)

Rob I loved heart is a lonely hunter...I remember it as very powerful and moving and beautifully told. But that's what's great about this list! So many interesting books to investigate!


message 5: by Kelly (new)

Kelly I am not very suprised that Meyer's books were way up there. Why, the first time I saw one I thought, "Ohh..that one looks really sweet!" Hack. Sweet indeed, nothing but a bunch of flim-flam.


message 6: by [deleted user] (new)

Kelly wrote: "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter? I hated that book. Soo bored. No insight to speak of that I remember. I negative vote that one."

Bored me silly too and was unable to finish it. The only thing good about it is the title, LOL!




message 7: by Christin (new)

Christin Rob wrote: "I loved heart is a lonely hunter...I remember it as very powerful and moving and beautifully told. But that's what's great about this list! So many interesting books to investigate!"

The elegance of Carson McCuller's writing mesmerized me. She's a classic Southern novelist who created a wonderful book about love, family, and teenage angst. Never overdone, her subtle treatment of human emotion made this a classic. Yes, it was quite powerful.


message 8: by Tinuola (new)

Tinuola House of Night!! The covers were pretty good but the inside (shudder).


message 9: by Leah (new)

Leah submarine is great, what are you talking about? I will agree with you on Prep and The Luxe, I could literally feel the minutes of my life slipping away, never to be reclaimed.


message 10: by Derya (new)

Derya Last week, I was in my local bookstore, browsing for books, and I suddenly found myself examining "Breaking Dawn" Special Edition (Hardcover). It's an absolutely amazing-looking book, yet probably deceptively designed, just like the first “Twilight” book.


message 11: by Alex (new)

Alex Okay, do I agree with you on the Twilight series but the The Mortal Instruments and Shiver were great books with great covers.


message 12: by I am Bastet (new)

I am Bastet I agree with you on the Mortal Instrument series, Alex!


message 13: by Alex (new)

Alex Why thank you, Isis :)


message 14: by Paula Ann (new)

Paula Ann Murphy For anyone wanting to escape into a story and leave the world behind, Deception by Mary Jay is perfect. You'll feel as if you've entered into the world of Miranda and her constant battle with the future. I had the privilege of reading the first chapter and I've been on the edge of my seat for its release. Mary Jay's style of writing is remarkably captivating. Paula Ann


Emma Deplores Goodreads Censorship It's interesting to see how opinions vary - there are some covers on this list that I don't consider even approaching awesome, as well as books I think are great on the inside too!


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