Covers, whether we admit it or not, are one of the main factors affecting our purchase of a book, if we see an unappealing book in a library and you've never ever heard of it before, will you pick it up? If you do then it's out of curiosity, not attraction. Pretty and unique covers attract readers. Yes, it's not one of the only things that makes you pick a book up, there's the blurb, the title, whether you've heard of it before - there are many things. Here are a few books I have started reading without really knowing anything about the book [other than what the blurb has told me] because the cover piqued my interest.
THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL by Soman Chainani
When I was first offered this to review, I had never heard of it before, So I inspected the cover, read the blurb on Goodreads, and accepted it. Not because I was completely enamored with the story-line, there was nothing wrong with it, but it wasn't amazing. Just - the cover.
THE DIVINERS by Libba Bray
I still haven't read this book, but when I bought it: the cover attracted me. I had a book voucher in my hand, I was stood in Waterstones, I had heard some good things about this book; but what made me buy it was the cover [let's hope I'm not disappointed by it.]
OH YEAH, AUDREY by Tucker Shaw
I was disappointed by this book. It fell flat for me, I felt there wasn't enough depth in the characters and the plot for me to really connect with it; and this was another cover
What books have you read based on the cover? Did you enjoy them?