Thursday, March 8, 2012

Follow Friday!

Q: Have you ever looked at book's cover and thought, This is going to horrible? But, was instead pleasantly surprised? Show us the cover and tell us about the book.


A: Oh, more than once. Pretty much every single one of Patricia Brigg's Mercy Thompson books. They're just awful and I nearly didn't pick up the series because of them. But it's an absolutely fantastic series and one of my favorites. I can't believe I nearly missed out on them! Oh and the thing that gets me most... Mercy only has the belly tattoo. All the rest of them? Not so much. Drives me nuts when the covers don't match the characters! Grr.

Moon Called (Mercedes Thompson, #1) Blood Bound (Mercedes Thompson, #2) Iron Kissed (Mercedes Thompson, #3) Bone Crossed (Mercedes Thompson, #4) Silver Borne (Mercedes Thompson, #5)

Oh, so having to add another one. Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress World series. The guys are just so, so, so creepy! ::shudder:: Definitely don't do the characters justice!


First Drop of Crimson (Night Huntress World, #1) Eternal Kiss of Darkness (Night Huntress World, #2)


I'm sure there have been others but just can't get past these to even think about it :) 


What do yall think? 


Oh! While yall are here. There are a couple giveaways going on right now. Links are over on the left side. Feel free to check em out and play along!

27 comments:

  1. I think they could have picked a much better cover model. She's not really pretty but I do love the tattoos! I haven't read these yet but hope to soon. Happy Friday :)
    Auntie Spinelli Reads

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    1. Happy Friday to you too Jessi! The tattoos are interesting but don't match the character in the books. Not sure what they were thinking :)

      Hope you enjoy them when you get to them!

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  2. Definitely cheesy! Good picks.

    My FF

    New GFC follower thanks to FF :)

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    1. Cheesy is a great word for them!

      Thanks for coming by :)

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  3. Hopping through. Not a fan of Briggs' covers either. I've heard the books are great though.
    My Hop

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    1. Hey Alison. Yeah I love the books. It's a fantastic world she creates.

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  4. Totally agree with you, love the books, hate the covers! The first one is the worst, I think they got rid of that model because the one in the following books looks like a different girl, doesn't she? But the books are all awesome, I really love the character of Mercy!

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    1. Oh she does look a bit different, you're right! Isn't Mercy great? I flew through the books once I got over that first cover and jumped in :)

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  5. I honestly think the covers are what keeps me from reading most urban fantasy/paranormal books. I obviously need to give the Mercy Thompson books a try though, since every blogger in the world seems to love them. ;)

    New follower, came for the blog title, staying for the content.

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    1. Oh definitely give them a try. The series gets better and better too! I'm with you on the UF/Paranormal book covers. So many great books in the genre but they do tend to have some special covers.

      Thanks for dropping by!

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  6. LOL, that is so funny. That was my second choice for bad covers. But I couldn't pick just one. Great choice. Thanks for stopping by my blog and I am a new follower.

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    1. I know. Just too hard to pick only one. Kinda got on a roll there :)

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  7. Hi..I agree with you on all of the covers. :) Glad the story is good though..I have not read any of them.

    A new follower! Here is my Feature & Follow.

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  8. These books look like the ones on my blog and probably the sort of thing I'd be interested in reading. Thanks for bringing them to my attention. New follower, here's mine http://kristyberridge.blogspot.com.au/

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  9. LOL I love the Mercy Thompson covers. I think they're pretty fabulous, but I haven't read the books yet.

    I'm a new follower on Networked Blogs :)

    By the way, burning soup is easy, but how exactly do you herd cats?? I'm very curious. :DD

    Here's my #FF .

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  10. I kind of like the Mercedes Thompson covers. I think they match her well. Love Mercy and Adam! Haven't read those particular Jeaniene Frost books but the covers are not that great. Need to read them still. Love the Night Huntress series though. Following GFC and RSS.
    My FF

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  11. Hi there :) just hopping through, old follower.

    I don't think they are to bad.

    I'm also your newest follower :) Here is my choice...

    My Feature and Follow Friday

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  12. Thanks for stopping by our blog! I thought about those Mercy Thompson covers, too!

    Old Networked blog follower, new GFC follower!

    Jamie@Addicted2Heroines

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    1. Just hopping by, happy Friday!

      http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/03/feature-follow_09.html

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  13. I haven't read the Mercy Thompson book in part because of the covers. They're on my list but I just don't want to carry around a book that looks so trashy. I wrote a whole blog post about bad UF covers once because they irritate me so much.

    Check out my Follow Friday

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    1. Yep. These are ones I kept strictly at home and didn't take out in my purse like I usually do. Glad I'm not the only one that UF covers get to! Thanks for coming by!

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  14. LOL! I kinda liked the Mercy Thompson covers, but I agree about her not really having all those tats. I do heartily agree about Slade's book in the Night Huntress World series.

    Thanks for the share!

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    1. I think I'd like them if the tats weren't in them. Drive me up a wall that they don't match the real Mercy. Poor Slade and his book!

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  15. Thanks so much for the follow again! I've followed back! That Patricia Briggs series sounds very interesting :-).

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  16. Totally agree with both these series' covers! I actually like the Mercy covers, its just that they don't match AT ALL with the stories. Mercy would never wear any of those outfits, lol!!! And the Hight Huntress World covers are just so unnatural looking. Thanks for stopping by, I'm following you back!

    Goldilox

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  17. Definitely Creepy...but I like their tattoos..:D

    New Follower
    My FF

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    1. Aren't they? The tattoos are a bit interesting :)

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