Well.....the answer is yes. I judge covers.
Does this effect whether or not you will read the book?
Yes.....mostly it does. (but if the blurb is fantastic I will look into the ratings more....but whether or not I will click on/look at it to begin with is hard to say, because if it's not eye catching or if it's really bad why would I bother to read the blurb?)
Like READdicted Reviewers recently posted.....The cover is something I base my decision on...will I read the book or not? While if the cover is suckish, I will read it if it sounds SOO good...but it will kind of put me off a bit.
The GREAT covers are where the saying really plays in....I judge books by their cover because they always (most of the time) tell a story of the book... and a really great cover has a really great story, right? Here are some examples of covers that is easy to tell the story. These covers look great, they are enticing, and they tell a story...that I want to know more about.........
This cover tells a large story (as Rick Riordan's covers ALWAYS do....seriously, you could go through every cover and tell what scene it is) You know from this cover a few things:
1. There is some action
2.There is some magic (doesn't that wispy foggy stuff look creepy to you?)
3. And a question....what are those buildings? Could be a number of things: a battle? A rest stop? The place they have been looking for?
And if you have read the book (and as you are reading it) the cover is a big aspect of understanding it. The cover gives you clues, gives you answers, and excites you. I know that when I am reading a book I always look at the cover, it 9 times out of 10 is something I can go to to see whats going to happen next and make predictions.
This is a good cover.
I would pick this up and read the back.
The cover is so different....(I haven't really seen something like this before) and the colors are so vibrant I'll see it from across the room....I'll stop because it caught my eye.
In conclusion I judge books by their cover because the cover is one of the best parts....and who wants to look at an ugly cover? But it doesn't mean I WON'T read a book if the cover isn't as pretty.
Check out READdicted Reviewers opinion on this matter.
Have a great rest of the weekend,
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