(If you haven’t heard about the new Harry Potter covers yet, check out our last post!)
We left you on Monday with the following questions:
Does a cover really matter? Do you judge a book by its cover?
If you answered yes to either of these questions, you are among the majority of readers. The cover of a book is the first thing you see and publishers use that artwork as their main means of marketing. The question then becomes:
How do you judge a book by its cover?
- Do you go off of a gut instinct and just grab a book that looks awesome?
- Does a great cover stop you in your tracks, but you still have to look it over to be sure?
- Is it more about the title?
- Do ‘bad’ or ‘uninteresting’ covers stop you from picking a book off the shelf?
Here are a few covers that DMPL currently has on order. Take a look and decide if you would check them out based on cover alone. Click on the book, be guided to the DMPL catalog, and put the item on your request list! If you can’t decide on cover alone, scroll down to receive some more information.
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits – smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love – and just how hard it pulled you under.
Uses for Boys by Erica Lorraine Scheidt
Anna remembers a time before boys, when she was little and everything made sense. When she and her mom were a family, it was just the two of them against the world. But now her mom’s gone most of the time, chasing the next marriage, the next stepfather. Anna gets used to being alone, until she discovers that she can make boys her family, from Desmond to Joey to Todd. But filling the void comes at a price.
Dualed by Elsie Chapman
Two of you exist. Only one will survive. The city of Kersh is a safe haven, but the price of safety is high. Everyone has a genetic Alternate–a twin raised by another family–and citizens must prove their worth by eliminating their Alts before their twentieth birthday. Survival means advanced schooling, a good job, marriage–life. Fifteen-year-old West Grayer has trained as a fighter, preparing for the day when her assignment arrives and she will have one month to hunt down and kill her Alt.
When We Wake by Karen Healey
In 2027, sixteen-year-old Tegan is just like every other girl–playing the guitar, falling in love, and protesting the wrongs of the world with her friends. But then Tegan dies, waking up 100 years in the future as the unknowing first government guinea pig to be cryogenically frozen and successfully revived. Appalling secrets about her new world come to light, and Tegan must choose to either keep her head down or fight for a better future.