Thursday, March 8, 2012

It's Follow Friday #33


Yes, it's that time of the week again! It's Follow Friday which is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The question of the week is:
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.

Okay, okay, you've caught me! Admittedly I wasn't completely sold on the cover of Legend by Marie Lu. Don't shoot me! Yes, it's different than what's usually out there but at the same time, it didn't really grab my eye. But then? Then I started to see reviews for Legend and reviewers that read the same sort of books that I tend to love were loving it. So I cast aside my dislike for the cover and read the book. It. Was. Amazing.

After thinking about it, I'm guessing that the cover of Legend looks the way it does to attract male readers in addition to female readers.


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24 comments:

  1. The cover isn't really pretty, but it's still eye-catching to me. I want to read this one! New follower here :)
    Auntie Spinelli Reads

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  2. It's not the best cover, lol! Good choice!

    Old follower!

    Here's our FF

    Jamie@Addicted2Heroines

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  3. I've passed that book up so many times simply because I dislike the cover. :-X Oops. I've heard lots of good things about it though!

    Here's my FF post if you want to check it out!

    Happy Reading!

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  4. Yeay the cover are a little dull. Haven't read the book though!

    New follower!
    My FF:
    http://books-alltheway.blogspot.com/

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  5. I haven't read this yet (it's on my TBR shelf I've been putting it off because the cover is meh, great choice!

    My FF

    New GFC follower thanks to FF :)

    P.S. Super cute blog, LOVE it!

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  6. Hopping through. Legend is an effective cover b/c it's so shiny that it stands out. But it's not very pretty.
    My Hop

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  7. :) We are not going to shoot you..but yes, although the cover is not eye-catching, its good enough. :)

    A new follower! Here is my Feature & Follow.

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  8. I agree, there's nothing about this book that would make me want to pick it up! Anyway, new follower to the blog, here's mine http://kristyberridge.blogspot.com.au/

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  9. This cover looks amazing to my eyes. *Shrug* It seems like we're entitled to our own opinions on this one ;)

    Here's my #FF .

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  10. :) Just saw worse covers on my Hop!!
    *** OLD FOLLOWER***
    http://b00kr3vi3ws.blogspot.in

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  11. It's different but never really called to me either. I still need to read it. Following through GFC, RSS, and goodreads.
    My FF

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  12. I like the cover of Legend, but yeah, its not the greatest. New follower, and I like your blog! Here is my FF

    http://juliababyjenreadingroom.blogspot.com/

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  13. I really don't like this cover. In fact, I wouldn't even bother reading the blurb. Shows how wrong one can be haha.
    Happy Friday. GFC follower!
    _yay_ at Book that Thing
    FollowFriday

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  14. I like the cover, but it could be more... I don't know, shiny. LOL
    I’m a gfc follower.
    http://notjustnonsense.blogspot.com/2012/03/feature-13.html

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  15. I like the UK version of the cover much better!

    New follower !

    Nick @ Nick's Book Blog
    http://nicksbookblog93.blogspot.com/2012/03/feature-follow-1.html

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  16. Yes, but it's shimmery and that helps -- doesn't do much for me on a computer, but in real life -- it catches my eye...

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  17. Yeah, that cover would never have made my Cover Love section. For me it's just kind of..um, boring. I kind of like the new one better, the one with the girl and the city behind all dark and stuff. Cover aside, this book is definitely one of my top fave dystopian novels.
    My Follow Friday

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  18. Just hopping through,happy Friday!

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

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  19. Hi! Fab FF, I agree with you on that cover. My FF link:

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

    Jessica from Booked Up! :) x

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  20. New follower! I haven't read Legend yet, but it's on my list. I agree with you though! Good choice! Here's my FF if you'd like to follow back: http://theonceandfuturelibrarian.blogspot.com/2012/03/follow-friday-9.html

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  21. I don't like the cover of legend because it is a bit boring with only words against a background of one solid color. still the book is great!

    New follower!
    My FF

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  22. I agree about Legend. It looks a bit boring.

    Have a great weekend!

    Pam | jellylovesbooks

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  23. New follower :) That is a very plain book cover, I would never pick that one up, and I haven't heard of it before.

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