BOOK PALETTE: UNDER A PAINTED SKY

12 September 2015

Usually, a book makes it to my wishlist after I've heard of it, heard other people's opinions on it, and I've read a couple of reviews about it. UNDER A PAINTED SKY made it just with the cover and blurb to form my opinion. Honestly, I don't understand why some people are so adamant that reader's should not judge books by their covers. Yes, to an extent, we should take other factors into account as well - but that's effectively trying to say that books could just have completely blank covers.
Book covers are there for a reason. They are a marketing device, they make books stand out, and if created well, they give readers a small and beautiful snippet into what the story might be about. In my opinion, every part of a book can be and should be taken into consideration when deciding whether to read a book. the crux of the decision should not be made entirely based on whether you feel partial towards the cover because that would be shallow - but if you've never heard of a book before, what makes your hand reach out to pick it up? The title, and the cover. Under a Painted Sky has it all: an intriguing and beautiful title, and a visually pleasing cover, coupled with a blurb that makes you so, so interested in the novel because it sounds unique, and heck, I need some originality in the YA world please and thank you. Now let's just hope the words inside live up to the charm of the outsides. DO YOU LIKE THIS COVER? AND HAVE YOU READ THIS BOOK? IF SO, WERE THE INSIDES PRETTY TOO?

10 comments:

  1. Aw, your book palette is so pretty! Such a great idea ;-) I LOVE pretty covers. I'll admit it does influence my decision... but if I've never seen a book before how would I know if it might appeal to me? The cover is a reflection of the sort of content inside. So yeah! Under A Painted Sky looks lovely!♡

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    1. Thanks! and yes of course it does! i don't understand why people say you shouldn't take the cover into account?!

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  2. The cover!! Wow! I love it.... I haven't read this book, but I am always judging books by their covers so I will definitely be reading this!

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    1. Tell me what you think! I still have yet to get my hands on a copy!

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  3. HAWWA THIS IS GORGEOUS. Ahh! *heart eye emoji* You've captured the colors of the cover so wonderfully, and it looks absolutely fantastic. Thank you for sharing this and, as always, fabulous post! ♥

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  4. I've heard about the book but I don't really have any interest in it. Although I admit it has a pretty cover. And I agree with you. We should judge books by their covers. When we do that we're assessing the effectiveness of a person's job - it's all about marketing.The thing is, we shouldn't JUST pass a book based on that 'cause the premise might by right up our ally, thought the first thing we notice is indeed the cover.
    I would totally use the first three colours in one of my designs.
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    1. EXACTLY. Yes! Preach! It's so many different people's jobs, why would we not take into account their hard work? The POINT of their job is to get us to think, ooh, that's a pretty cover - let's see what that book is about.
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  5. AH YESS BOOK PALETTE [ I do enjoy these hehe] and gosh exactly, I've always found the "don't judge a book by it's cover/blurb" remark a little snobbish, like I'M SORRY HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU HAVE? I can't read a whole book and THEN judge it *waves hands around* Also, do the the pretty swirls look like dragons or is it just me?

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    1. IT IS SO SNOBBISH AND NAIVE. i think -- dragons and snakes?!

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