Every once in a while, a circumstance causes me to pause and wonder… Do other readers feel the same way I do? Yesterday, I encountered just such a circumstance.
I saw this book cover in one of my ‘Kindle Deals’ emails. I loved the look of it, and the title caused me to click on it to see what it was all about – which is exactly what a book cover and title are meant to do.
I love the colors used on the cover as well as the house. The cover, coupled with the title, gives off a thriller/domestic suspense vibe which greatly appealed to me.
When I visited Goodreads to read the blurb and some of the opinions of other readers, I at once realized that this book has an alternate cover. This alternate cover turned me off completely, and I no longer had any interest in either reading the blurb, or knowing what other readers thought of the book.This cover gives off a vibe of rather cheesy romantic suspense – which, though I realize the genre’s merits, is not one which I tend to enjoy all that much.
The first cover excited me to read more, investigate, and possibly add the book to my TBR.
The second cover completely quelled my interest in reading the book and affirmed that it will NOT be added to my TBR.
What a difference a cover makes!
Have you ever encountered a similar experience?
I love to hear your thoughts on this subject.