Friday, March 9, 2012

Follow Friday (17) and Hunger Games Movie Countdown Trivia and Giveaway (8)

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.

Hmm.  This is a very hard question because I do not usually try to remember the books with covers I do not like.  But here are some that I felt like the cover did not really tell me much about the book:

I had not heard about Ellen Hopkins until I started watching the book blogging community. At the bookstore, it did not draw me in. I kept looking past it. Then I heard other people talk about Ellen Hopkins and I just had to try her for myself. I love her now! And I guess the consistency in her covers have made it easier for me to recognize her books.

Another book where I felt like the cover did not give a lot of clues about the book, but now that I have started I can easily identify that the books are part of the series.

But now that I have answered the question, I feel like I need some of my favorite covers to balance it all out:


My blogging buddy, Jen, and I have been working on a sequel to our Valentine's day celebration (the Famous YA Couples Trivia Quiz). 

So everyday I will post a trivia question about either a YA dystopian novel in general or the Hunger Games in particular.  Everyone gets one opportunity a day to answer--and it does not matter if you are right or wrong.  Any answer is worth a chance to win a prize!  This contest will continue until March 16.

The prize:
1) The Girl Who Was on Fire
2) The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook
Since these books are available from the Book Depository, I will open this giveaway internationally to any place that BD offers free shipping to.

What does Katniss' mother always say is the first treatment for burns?
A) Herb compound
B) Butter
C) Salt Rub
D) Cold Water

Please fill out this form to submit your answer.


  1. Divergent (and Insurgent) are one of my fav covers out there too! :)

    I kind of like Identical's cover tho. It's on my TBR list!

    Old follower. :)

    Here's my FF. ♥

    1. I just didn't feel like Identical's cover said much about the book. And I think I like pictures. :)

  2. New follower here. :)

    I'm totally with you on the Janet Evanovich cover. I've generally not liked the covers to this series, even though my friends swear they are awesome. Maybe one day, I'll look past my bias and pick 'em up. :D

    My FF is here

    1. I have finally looked past the covers--and I am about 2/3 of the way through the first one and I really really like it.


  3. I never really bothered myself with any of Ellen Hopkins books (which I'll probably regret later on). Identical's cover looks kind of simple and sometimes simple is good. But...meh.

    New follower :)

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    1. Oh I love Ellen Hopkins so much! I may be prejudice to liking pictures on the cover--but I just don't feel like Identical's cover really shows much about the story.

  4. We don't have this cover in France for the janet evanovich series, but it's true it's less appealing and I just love the series.

    old follower

    here is mine

    1. I will have to see if I can find a picture of the covers in other countries. :)

    2. lol We have 3 different covers for the first one, a lot of reprints.

    3. Amazing they can have that many different covers and we still list them as some of the worst we have seen. LOL

  5. I totally agree with you about Ellen Hopkins and as much as I hate to admit it, I'm still a little hesitant to want to read them. But, I think I am going to at least give her books a try. :)

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung
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    1. I love Ellen Hopkins so I cannot recommend them enough! :)

  6. I totally agree about those Hopkins book covers! They're so unappealing to me, so much so that I've never picked up the book, hah.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

    1. I am so glad that I did finally pick one up--but I was a late addition to her fan club. :)