Today’s topic: False Advertising
You know what I’m talking about. When you see a particular cover and you’re like:
So you drool over the cover for days, weeks, sometimes even months until you can get your hands on the pretty. But then….you read it. And the story inside is so not pretty. I feel totally gypped when this happens. Because a gorgeous cover should house an epic story, right? Am I right?! So when you read something so beautiful and hate it, a piece of your soul dies. Especially if you bought it – I mean, what do I do with it now? Do I keep it on my shelf, looking pretty and useless, and stare at it wistfully while stuffing chocolate in my face? Or do I get rid of it and cry myself to sleep at night because I had to give away such beauty? (Okay, so the crying part is a little extreme. Maybe. I’ll never tell…)
How many times has this happened to you guys?!
Because it’s happened A LOT to me. My main one? Tiger’s Curse.
This is one of my all time favorite covers. I could sit and stare at it all day! I mean, just look at it. Tigers are such beautiful and majestic creatures, and happen to be one of my favorite animals. The font is interesting, and the design in the corner is pretty and frames the tiger perfectly. Yet I hated the story. I think that was the biggest disappointment I’ve ever had as a reader.
A few others that I love the cover but didn’t like the story: