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This week's theme was a freebie, and we decided to do a list of books whose covers were so gorgeous we had to buy them, but the story just didn't live up to the cover.
This cover makes me want to go out for a walk in the snow and find my mysterious, charming supernatural lover. But I would definitely have a more interesting love story than this book did. Read my review here.
I wanted to love this, but it just wasn't in the cards :( Read my review here.
This book was just blah. Nothing great about it. But I loved the cover! Read my review here.
Hahaha, seriously, this book! I just wanted to slap myself for reading it! I started it because of the cover, seemed like a very mysterious and dark story. It did not live up to the cover at all! Read my review here.
I am a sucker for a girl in a dress running away on a cover. I don't know what it is about it, but it's always catches my eye and leads me down paths I shouldn't go! And that was definitely the case here with Eve. Seriously, you have post-apocalypse, evil government entities, secret facilities. I mean, all of the elements are there to make an action-packed, exciting story. Instead, we get an illogical, poorly written and absolutely boring waste of my life. Seriously, I want the time I spent reading this book back.
Look at that cover! It's so pretty, and the synopsis sound amazing! And yet, all of the characters are so drab and boring, and the the story leaves you far from satisfied.
This one makes the list not only for having an awesome cover, but because the author is seriously good looking. When we went to a signing he was at, my friends and I all acted like teenagers, wanting to get pictures with him, giggling all the while. I wanted to like this book so much, just so that if I ever ran into Scott Speer at another signing, I could at least have something to talk to him about. However, this book was just not for me. I couldn't care about any of the characters, and I felt disengaged the entire time I was reading it.
The colors and artwork for this are just gorgeous. The second I saw it, I knew I was going to buy it. But man, I wish I had taken the time to even read the first page, cause that's how long it took me to know that this book was not good. I gave it another 50 pages, and seriously wish I could have that part of my life back, too.
I have pretty good suspension of disbelief abilities, I mean, I enjoy the crap out of some of the most makjang Kdramas out there. I can forgive a lot, and still stay invested in the story. This book just did not hit that sweet spot of believable unbelievability. The teenagers acted nothing like teenagers, the reveal of the killer at the end was just ridiculous, and Nearly was just the most annoying character I have ever tried to connect with.