Today I decided to judge a book by it’s cover. I picked five random YA books some have been released and some haven’t. So let’s see how I judge a book by its cover:
What The Cover Tells Me: Starr used to be a pop princess but lost all her money once the Mouse cancelled her show. After poorly investing her money and some horrible press, Starr finds herself having to work at Mickey D’s and a slew of other crappy jobs until her agent (her dad) can get her a Lifetime movie of the week gig or somehow can pitch her crappy career at McDonalds as a reality show to Bravo or whoever. Starr will find that flipping Big Macs isn’t what it seems to be. Especially since she has a crush on the fry guy of all people.
What the Book is really about: It’s about a spoiled rich girl named Lexi who is forced to do fifty-two minimum wage jobs after her father threatens to cut off her trust fund.
Verdict: The art department was pretty spot on with this one. I got that it was supposed to be about a spoiled little rich girl without even having to read the cover flap. Of course, I thought the book was going to be about a Miley Cyrus-ish movie star but honestly I’m kind of glad it’s not.
What the Cover Tells Me: Elvira has sold her soul to fashion. Now America’s true TOP model, Elvira would love to get out of the thumb of her pushy manager, Max. However, she finds herself ever bound to him.
What the Book is Really About: This is the sequel to Everneath (a kick ass Persephone retelling). In this book, Nikki finds herself having to work together with super evil Cole.
Verdict: Once again, I give props to the art department. The cover itself has a dark edge to it which fits the story. And even though glamorous dresses aren’t involved in these books. I love the dresses used on these covers. And I want this book NOW!
What the Cover Tells Me: Ever since watching Ancient Aliens, Chase has been obsessed with finding life outside of Earth and even ends up making a home made satellite to make contact. To Chase’s astonishment he gets a response back. A desperate call from a winged girl named Adara to come with her and rescue her home planet. But is Adara what she seems?
What the Book is Actually About: That idiot Bethany Church and her boy toy get married. And have to hopefully face consequences for their dumb assery.
Verdict: Well, Xavier’s girlfriend is a paranormal creature. But Bethany only remembers she has wings on special occasions and I don’t think she could pick him up even if she wants to. And what is up with that girl’s waist? Seriously, I get that the model industry is dominated by a lot of thin girls, but couldn’t we try to find someone who didn’t look borderline anorexic?