Judging Books By Their Cover

Best Book Covers 2015

As much as you would want to, we all judge books by their covers. I am no different. A good cover will make you pick it up and at least try it out.
A little Something Different by Sandy Hall
Published August 26th, 2014 by Swoon Reads

The cover is a little preview of what the book is about. It’s got all these little pictures that go along with what the story is.
What’s the story about?
The creative writing teacher, the delivery guy, the local Starbucks baristas, his best friend, her roommate, and the squirrel in the park all have one thing in common—they believe that Gabe and Lea should get together. Lea and Gabe are in the same creative writing class. They get the same pop culture references, order the same Chinese food, and hang out in the same places. Unfortunately, Lea is reserved, Gabe has issues, and despite their initial mutual crush, it looks like they are never going to work things out.  But somehow even when nothing is going on, something is happening between them, and everyone can see it. Their creative writing teacher pushes them together. The baristas at Starbucks watch their relationship like a TV show. Their bus driver tells his wife about them. The waitress at the diner automatically seats them together. Even the squirrel who lives on the college green believes in their relationship. 

Surely Gabe and Lea will figure out that they are meant to be together....

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Published February 3rd, 2015 by St. Martin's Press

I love this cover, and it captures the essence of the story so well. The backdrop of Eifel Tower because it’s about Paris and surrounding places during World War II. The teal color gives that old rustic feel. The rain-lashed window gives you that eerie feeling and of course the golden nightingale. 
What’s the story about?
Click here to read all about it.



A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis
Published October 6th, 2015 by Katherine Tegen Books

I haven’t read this one as yet though it was on my October TBR. And it was added to my TBR purely by the cover though the blurb did an equal amount of justice in building the curiosity to add this to my reading list. Just look how spooky.
What’s the story about?
Grace Mae knows madness.

She keeps it locked away, along with her voice, trapped deep inside a brilliant mind that cannot forget horrific family secrets. Those secrets, along with the bulge in her belly, land her in a Boston insane asylum.

When her voice returns in a burst of violence, Grace is banished to the dark cellars, where her mind is discovered by a visiting doctor who dabbles in the new study of criminal psychology. With her keen eyes and sharp memory, Grace will make the perfect assistant at crime scenes. Escaping from Boston to the safety of an ethical Ohio asylum, Grace finds friendship and hope, hints of a life she should have had. But gruesome nights bring Grace and the doctor into the circle of a killer who stalks young women. Grace, continuing to operate under the cloak of madness, must hunt a murderer while she confronts the demons in her own past.

In this beautifully twisted historical thriller, Mindy McGinnis, acclaimed author of Not a Drop to Drink and In a Handful of Dust, explores the fine line between sanity and insanity, good and evil—and the madness that exists in all of us.
And last but not the least….


Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer
Published January 3rd, 2012 by Feiwel & Friends

The Lunar series all have such beautiful covers, but my favorite is this one, Cinder. The intergalactic, forbidden love, and a cyborg. This cover sort of coves it all…well, most of it all.
What’s the story about?
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.