Book Covers: Hardback vs Paperback

So I’ve done two posts on UK vs US covers and now I thought I’d do a Hardback vs Paperback version because lately I have been noticing that the paperback cover is different from the hardback cover. A lot of the time I prefer the hardback cover and can’t understand why they felt the need to change the paperback one. Sometimes it’s little changes with fonts or colours other times it’s such a drastic change I’m curious as to why they did it. For this post, the hardback will be pictured on the left and the paperback on the right.

1) A World Without You by Beth Revis

This is one example of a drastic cover change for the paperback release. I just think it looks like a really dreary and dull cover. The background fits with the location in the story but it still does nothing for me. It just looks too boring and it would blend in with other books on the shelf. The hardback really caught my eye with all the different coloured string against the white and black background. I saw it and immediately I was interested. I wanted to find out what this book was about. The paperback, on the other hand, just looks like a kid was let loose with a crayon and scribbled all over the front of the cover. It’s very messy and looks quite ugly. I definitely prefer the hardback.

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Cover Buys!

Hey guys! I have been wanting to do this post for so long and have been finally able to do it! I was panicking because I realised I didn’t have a post for today and then I remembered this one! So it’s all good! I have so many books I bought purely for the covers and luckily I have ended up loving them!

Shatter Me1) Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

I think we can all agree that this cover for Shatter Me is absolutely gorgeous and one of the best covers out there! This cover is so breathtakingly beautiful. I would seriously cry if I wrote a book and was given this cover. I had heard about Warner from Shatter Me but nothing about the story so I didn’t have a clue what it was about. I purely bought it for the cover and I actually ended up really liking it so win, win for me!

 

 

 

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March FairyLoot Unboxing!

Hey guys! I am back again with another FairyLoot unboxing! I loved the February box and when I saw this one was their one year anniversary box and that it was purple, I just couldn’t pass it up! Plus the theme was Myths & Monsters with dragons and unicorns, etc! I love, love, love mythical creatures so I am so glad I got this box!

Incase you haven’t heard of them, FairyLoot is a YA fantasy monthly subscription box based in the UK. In every book you receive one recently published Young Adult fantasy book and several bookish goodies related to the book’s theme! Lets get into the unboxing, yay!

IMG_20170331_113405.jpg1) Nephilim Candle (Made by Geeky Clean) 

So the first thing I saw when I opened this box was this beautiful Nephilim candle! It smells amazing, I just want to eat it! I love the packaging, it’s such a cute little candle! I don’t think you’d get a lot of burn time out of it though. But it is a really beautiful candle! I love Nephilim, I’ve read so many books about them, they just make for really interesting stories! I especially love Cassandra Clare’s books and am super excited for Lord of Shadows coming out in May! Yay!

 

 

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Popular YA Books I Dislike!

Hey guys! I have been really wanting to do this post for a while and I finally got around to it! I hope you enjoy and please do not be offended by any of my choices! It’s just my personal opinion and these are really popular books, so even though I don’t like them, a lot of other people do!

thg1) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I remember my friend recommended this trilogy to me because she really liked it and thought it was something I’d like too. Sadly I really didn’t like this book. I thought the first book was incredibly boring and I didn’t like any of the characters. They didn’t really stand out to me and over the course of the three books they just got so irritating! Katniss was so bad in the last book she just cried all the time and it really annoyed me. I really wanted Katniss and Gale to end up together because I just couldn’t see what was so great about Peeta. I don’t think the ending of the trilogy was that great and I just can’t see why everyone loved these books so much. The films were also terrible.

 

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Book Covers: UK vs US (#2)

Hey guys! I did a post on this a while back which you can find here! Recently I have been really wanting to do another because I have noticed a lot of books with two different covers for the US and the UK.

One of the things I find increasingly frustrating in the UK is that a lot of newly released books tend to come out in paperback straightaway and they aren’t made very well, either. A lot of them are quite flimsy so I then have to go out of my way to purchase the hardback copy. Thankfully we have places like Book Depository to get all those beautiful US hardbacks!

For this post the UK covers will be on the left and the US covers will be on the right!

1) A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

Even though these covers aren’t that drastically different I still had problems with the UK cover compared to the US one. I was expecting the colour of the cover to be purple so was surprised to see this turquoise colour. I saw the UK cover and immediately felt disappointed because the colour literally looks like something you’d use on Microsoft Paint. It looks really boring and dull. The US cover looks absolutely gorgeous in comparison! I love how it looks darker because I think this book will be quite dark in terms of the story and I love how it also has smoke curling around her and drifting upwards. It just looks so much better than the UK cover even though it only has small differences. I think the UK one shows the dress off more because it seems brighter and it looks more detailed but I’m definitely going with the US cover for this.

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Books I Read in High School!

Hey guys! Since it was recently World Book Day (yay!), I thought it would be fun to look back on some of my favourite books I read in high school! It will be interesting to see how I progressed from children’s books to young adult books! You can see as the list goes on how the covers go from being really light and girly to being dark and filled to the brim with fantasy!

1) Jacqueline Wilson books

I first started reading Jacqueline Wilson’s books in primary school and carried on when I started Year 7! It was absolute heaven seeing all her books in stock in the school library! I’d grab one of a shelf and spend my lunch hour just getting lost in her books! It was very sad reaching that point where I no longer had the same interest or enthusiasm for her books but I would love to thank her for all the wonderful stories she wrote! I think I stopped reading them in Year 8 but I’m not too sure. It was so hard to pick which ones to include in this post because I love so many of them!

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February FairyLoot Unboxing!

Hey guys! This is very different to what I normally post but I got my first FairyLoot box for my birthday and I really loved it! I thought I’d share with you all everything I got in the box because you get so much! They are such cute little items, it made me so happy unboxing it!

Incase you haven’t heard of them, FairyLoot is a YA fantasy monthly subscription box based in the UK. In every book you receive one recently published Young Adult fantasy book and several bookish goodies related to the book’s theme! The theme for February was Emperors & Fugitives! So lets get into it!

img_20170301_1341261) Full Size Kalusian Sunset Candle (Made by Happy Piranha)

The first item was a really cute candle called Kalusian Sunset! It smells amazing and although I don’t buy candles, I’m just not that in to them, this one is actually really pretty! It’s freaking purple! My favourite colour is purple so it looks even more beautiful to me! It has gorgeous artwork on the outside and the lid has a really cool design. It says that it was named by the author of the month and that the name will make sense after you read the book. That makes me really curious and excited to read it now!

 

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