What The Cover Tells Me: Isla Black is fed up with being the class geek. So she decides to use her brains to get even. With a couple of cunning plans Isla finds herself ruling her high school before you can say Mean Girls. But is being the school’s top bitch all that? Especially when Isla might be in love with a smart guy herself.
What the Book is really about: This book is actually about a group of friends who are at the top of their class who decide for various reasons (not all good) to live a little.
Verdict: Close enough, I guess. Personally, I find the cover a little insulting and stereotyping. It’s true some smart girls wear dresses and really bad leggings, but surprisingly there are quite a bit of fashionable smart people. Don’t believe me, have you read Suri Cruise’s blog lately?
What the Book is really about: America Singer finds herself participating in this lame dystopia The Bachelor wannabe contest after her boyfriend lamely breaks up to her. She soon finds herself falling for the even lamer, Maxon. Now her ex wants to get back together what will she do…read the sequel because it’s not answered in this book.
Verdict: The cover is eye catching and it works enough, I guess. But I’m not quite sure it works for this book. Seriously, it would’ve worked better for an Alice in Wonderland retelling better.
What the Book is really about: Phoebe’s mom remarries and she finds herself moving to Greece (cool right, I always wanted to spend the school year on the coast on the Mediterranean). However, it’s not that cool for Phoebe and I can sort of understand given the fact that the school she is attending is full of Greek god descendants.
Verdict: I like this cover. It sort of gives the book a chick lit feel with a naughty edge. Maybe it’s a little too naughty since after the initial printing the cover has changed.
What the Book is really about: Jas Callahan and her family are vacationing in Vegas when Jas finds herself in trouble again all because of cat. Now with a mystery to solve and a bad hair day to tame, Jas finds herself in a heap loud of trouble all because of that cat.
Verdict: I actually like this cover. And okay, it does deviate quite a bit from the book but I think it gives the cover a cooky like feel and the book itself is a bit quirky so it works.
What the Book is really about: This book is about an ensemble cast of characters who attend a performing arts school each of them dealing with their own problems.
Verdict: Well, the book is about a performing arts school so that is close enough. However, I wish the cover didn’t focus on one character since the book itself deals with an ensemble cast.