Good Books / Bad Covers is a new feature/weekly meme here at Bookish Wanderess. The idea behind it is to say “Hey, I know this book has a really bad cover, but the book itself is really good. You should read it!” So every monday I will be choosing one book or book series that I read and really liked, but it has a really bad cover, and I will talk about why that book deserves a chance even if the cover is so bad that I wouldn’t pick the book up in a bookstore even if it was free. Everyone is welcome to join this meme, I just ask that you link back to me in your post.
Hey Guys! It’s monday again and of course that means there is a new Good Books / Bad Covers post. This week I want to talk about a book series that I started to read this year (2016), I have read the first 3 books in this series and I really enjoyed them. It’s The Fever series by Karen Marie Moning. It’s an urban fantasy series about faries that takes place in Irland, and I started to read it because Riley talks about it in her booktube channel (RileyMarie1196) all the time! Nonetheless, If I didn’t know what this books are about, I would have never looked at them in a bookstore. The old covers were ugly, and the covers of the first and second book were not only ulgy, but also boring and they said nothing about the story.
On the other hand, the new covers are better, at least they are less ugly. Don’t get me wrong, I still would pretty much walk pass them in a bookstore, but if someone saw me reading this series I would not feel embarrased about the covers (well, I wouldn’t feel too embarresed).
I can understand why someone, especialy if the see the old covers, would not want to pick up this series, but here are some reason to ignore the covers and read the books:
– I don’t know if it’s because I love slow-burn romances, but I’m obsessed with the romance in this story (which is almost non-existent), because is the slowest slow-burn romance in history! A.K.A it’s fabulous! There’s so much tension between the characters.
– I also love that the romance is not the driving force of this book. It’s quite different from what I expected but it’s really good.
– Mystery is a big component of this book and that adds a lot to the story.
-It’s completely addictive, you just can’t put it down.
– One thing that makes this series so interesting is the setting: Irland. Getting to explore it through this books is amazing.
– The writting is really easy to get into and goes really well with the story.
And that’s it! If you haven’t read these books because of their covers, please do it!
I hope you enjoyed this post. If you make a Good Books/ Bad Covers post, please let me know in the comments, I would love to check it out!