Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday #270: Misleading covers

Today's Topic: 
Five Misleading Covers

Happy Tuesday! This week is all about deceptive covers. It always irks me when I pick up a book expecting something that seems obvious from the cover but find something totally different inside. It's definitely preferable when a book's image matches what's inside, but you know what they say about judging by covers!

I almost didn't even pick up Grace Year at all because of the pretty, pink cover. I assumed this was a contemporary romance and totally not my kind of read. Looking at the cover I never would have guessed that it's an absolutely brutal feminist dystopia novel that would be one of my favorites!

On the opposite end of the spectrum, I picked up Mirage because the cover just SCREAMS fantasy! I definitely was not expecting to end up reading a sci-fi romance. Not surprisingly, I did not love this one.

This cover isn't so much misleading as totally random. I absolutely adored A Curse So Dark and Lonely, but the thorns on the cover have seemingly nothing to do with the book itself. I probably wouldn't have made that choice for this particular series, but at least it's pretty.

Another pink book! Luckily, I knew exactly what to expect when I went to buy The Mercies, but if I wasn't sure what it was about I probably would have been really shocked by the horror story inside!

Finally, a book that hasn't been released yet. I've recently seen the author talking on Twitter about the fact that this book is contemporary fantasy and I wouldn't have known that based on the cover. I'm glad she said something because I would've been disappointed if I'd picked this up expecting high fantasy to match the cover!

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