We’ve all heard it, “You can’t judge a book by its cover.” But we CAN and we DO! Is it fair? Heck no! Does it even yield positive results for us a reader? Debatable.
One thing is clear, with so many books to choose from, we have to follow the clues at hand to determine which books will make the cut. Like it or not, the cover is one of first and foremost hints to what lies within that book.
Whether or not the cover is a good indication of the quality and contents of the book, I really appreciate a good cover. That is what this column is about. So, here’s to the cover artists with my picks and rants for books being released in April!
The books and their covers are listed in our April 2013 New Release post. They are the books that were looked over with a critical eye and used for the following selections.
Cover Wars by DarthVal: April 2013
Category: Best of the Best, The Worst of the Lot
|Best Cover||Worst cover|
Category: You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover*
|Best Cover/Least Likely||Worst Cover/Most Likely|
*The category features covers that are in direct opposition to my desire to actually read these books.
Category: 5 Honorable Mentions
Category: 5 Bottom Feeders
|Throwback Style+||Trying Hardest to be a Twilight Movie Poster|
+Why do some Scifi books still adhere to a cover style from over 30 years ago? Sheesh.
Interested in why I made my choices or want to argue for your choices?
Comment below and let’s discuss!