Friday, 9 March 2012

Follow Friday - 09/03/12

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison can read. Each week participants are given a prompt. This week's is:

Q: Have you ever looked at book’s cover and thought, This is going to horrible? But, was instead pleasantly surprised? Show us the cover and tell us about the book.

The first book that came to mind when I read that question was Lord of the Fading Lands by C.L. Wilson.

It might just be me, but to my eyes that cover looks so darn corny! Purple and misty and sparkly... It's one of the worst cases of 'inspired' cover art that I've ever come across. I have no idea why I bought the book... I think I looked past the cover art when people kept insisting that it was a really romantic fantasy. Well, obviously, my cover art bias didn't go away entirely as I went into the book fully expecting to give it 1 star... but in the end I gave it 3, so I suppose this book counts as one I enjoyed a lot more than I'd expected to based solely on the cover.

Have a great weekend and happy hopping!


  1. Eeeppp!! That is a bit ..errr...not so good on the eyes. But the author is pleased with it....I don't really know what to say, it's screaming for a makeover, but as long as the story was great:D

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  2. okay... that does look back....

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  3. Lol - gotta agree - the cover is really corny.


  4. Haven't heard of that one! My choice was different. It's not a bad cover, but for me it led me to worry it would be too romancey for my liking!

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    Have a GREAT weekend!

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  5. Hi there :) just hopping through, old follower.

    Agreeing with you about the covers, meow meow kitty is gonna eat him lol.

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  6. Sweet - that's SO bad! My co-blogger would have chosen one of the covers from that series, too, lol!

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  7. I agree, that is a corny cover! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am a new follower.

  8. yeah, that cover is pretty bad. It might be the worst I have seen yet as I've been hopping through:) Thanks for dropping by my blog earlier:) New follower:)

  9. Oh gosh, I'd totally try and avoid a book with that cover. I'm glad that it wasn't completely as bad as it looked though!

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  10. Happy Friday - thanks for the visit . . . happy to return the follow.

    Call me crazy, but I kind of like that cover. :)


  11. Me and some friends had a conversation about this EXACT cover recently, lol

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  12. Hopping through. That is definitely a bad cover. Glad it was good enough.
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  13. Wow, I don't care for that cover. I'm glad you liked the book though :) Thanks for stopping by and for the follow! *New Follower*

  14. It's not a great cover but finally it's not reallu terrible either I think... I'm glad it was a surprise.

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  15. Oh yea... that's a bad cover. I would never pick that book up!



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