Thursday, March 8, 2012

Follow Friday (25)


Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read

 


Here is this week's question:

Q: HAVE YOU EVER LOOKED AT A BOOK'S COVER AND THOUGHT, THIS IS GOING TO BE HORRIBLE? BUT, WAS INSTEAD PLEASANTLY SURPRISED? SHOW US THE COVER AND TELL US ABOUT THE BOOK.

All of the books I've had recently have had perfectly acceptable covers, so I had to dig back a little farther in the 'read' pile:


I mean, really, this looked like a story about some slutty girl who was dying. I saw it on the shelf at Barnes and Noble several times before I finally read the synopsis and the excerpt inside the front cover. OMG I have never been happier to buy a book in my life! This series is one of my all-time favorites now!


Good lord........why does the main character on the cover look like a ghost from the 90's? But have no fear, this series is actually an AMAZING urban fantasy and the other covers get much better looking!

I would love it if you guys would follow me using Linky Followers! It's so sad looking compared to my GFC followers!  :)


Recent Reviews:


Kindling the Moon
by Jenn Bennett

Sacrificial Magic
by Stacia Kane

The Seduction of Phaeton Black
by Jillian Stone

by Stacey Jay


Check out what's going on:

Are you a fan of authors Stacia Kane and/or Stacey Jay? 
Both of their next releases come out on the same day! 
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Also, check out my reading challenge for 2012 and join:


Happy Friday everyone!

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29 comments:

  1. That's the second time I've seen Halfway to the Grave already. I don't think it's too terribly bad, but the second one sure is! I haven't even heard of it, I'm going to have to check it out. Old follower :)
    Auntie Spinelli Reads

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    1. Maybe its because the series doesn't really match those first few covers! Its not some cheesy PNR like it looks. If you read urban fantasy and PNR you should most definitely check it out! Its an amazing series! <3

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  2. Those are some cheese-tastic covers, lol!

    Nice post!

    Jamie

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  3. Great picks! Definitely cheesy covers.

    My FF

    New GFC follower thanks to FF :)

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  4. Those covers always turn me off but a lot of the time the summaries are so different then what the cover suggests. Good choice.

    Here's my FF: http://krazyelfsbookshelf.blogspot.com/2012/03/hey-its-friday-follow-friday.html

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  5. I've got the Kelly Gay series on my shelf now and yeah. They really don't do it for me. Kinda like the Night Huntress one though.

    I'm a new follower :)

    Here's mine at Herding Cats & Burning Soup

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    1. You should really read that Kelly Gay series. It is SO much better than that stupid frst cover. And I think the other covers are much better. It's one of my fave UFs now!

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  6. I also passed up Halfway to the Grave several times because of that cover. I think The Better Part of Darkness is even worse.

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    1. And I'm referring to Cat and Bone's not Our Cat! Lol

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  8. Hopping through. I've seen a few people mention Frost's covers as bad. I sure want to read the books though.
    My Hop

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  9. Hi there, Hopping through :)

    Hehehe Bones likes Cat looking Slutty in book one.

    I'm also your newest follower!

    Here is mine to check out:

    My Feature and Follow Friday

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  10. I like the Cat and Bones covers, I don't really have a problem with the way they are. I am a little put off by the cover of The Better Part of Darkness even though you love the series. Guess I shall have to give it a try anyway :)

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    1. Yes, Alexa!!! Read them, they are such good UF and Hank is SO HOT!!!

      And I love the rest of the NH covers, just not this first one. :p

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  11. Halfway to the Grave seems quite popular in today's choice.

    *** OLD FOLLOWER***
    http://b00kr3vi3ws.blogspot.in

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  12. Hee hee! I see what you mean about the first one! Love your blog title by the way! New follower. Here's mine: My FF

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    1. Thank you! Love your title too! ;)

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  13. I've seen Halfway to the Grave a few times but I actually kind of like the cover! LOL I picked the book up totally randomly based just off the cover. A great series. The other book is kind of ugly though. Following GFC, linky, RSS, facebook, and goodreads.
    My FF

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  14. As much as I love the Night Huntress series the 1st cover is not that great. But don't let that keep you from reading it. It's AWESOME!

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  15. 3rd time the Frost cover was is mentioned. I love it! Just has this awesome UF touch to it.
    However, I absolutely agree with you. The Gay cover is NOT pretty. Would skip this one without reading the blurb. *shameonme*
    New follower!
    Happy FF: FollowFriday

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  16. Not a great cover, saw this a few times today.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/03/feature-follow_09.html

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  17. Yes, some covers work while others clearly don't.
    New follower http://booketta.blogspot.com/

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  18. Hi! Great FF for this week. I am a new follower. Here;s the linky to my FF:

    http://bookedupbloggers.blogspot.com/2012/03/feature-and-follow-friday-1.html

    Jessica @ Booked Up! :) x

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  19. I definitely would have passed on those books...the covers appear absolutely uninspired.

    New Linky follower via FF

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  20. Ah you're so right, I've never thought about the kelly gar series, but it's true.

    here is mine

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  21. Hi from a new follower! Agreed! And on the second cover the woman looks too much like a man.

    I hope you can come over and join me on my blog!
    http://www.josepheastwood.com/2012/03/follow-friday.html

    -Joseph♥

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  22. Wow, those are some sad covers. I'll have to check the books out!

    Old Follower ;) My FF/TGIF

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  23. I actually like the covers of these books a little..:)

    New Follower
    My FF

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