Okay, I confess, it wasn’t just the title, it was the price. This was in a library sale, thus, 50p. I was obsessed by the legend of King Arthur when I was a kid so I bought it for old time’s sake and because I feel like I need to refresh my memory when it comes to all things Arthurian.
Just look at that cover. Look at it. Even if the novel’s rubbish I think it’s still money well spent and I’ll just have to frame the dustjacket and use the book as a doorstop! (I really hope it’s not rubbish)
On to books I’ve actually read! The cover is just so bright and theatrical, I couldn’t resist picking it up and reading the blurb. Then I took it home. My review is extremely overdue (I read it last April). It’s a great read, intended for the 9-12 age group, but I loved it.
I liked the cartoony cover and the description was intriguing. It’s a fantastic book. I read it last May (pattern emerging?). It appears to have been reissued with a new cover, which I suppose they’ve chosen to make it look more serious and literary, but I think it looks bland.
I saw the words ‘teenage’ and ‘underground’ and thought ‘ooh! This could involve teenagers engaging in subcultural activities!’.
Do I need to explain this one?
The cover is really eye-catching, with bright green and pink, and the blurb convinced me to take it home.
The cover just looks vaguely surreal but that title – wow! It immediately made me wonder, because you could interpret that title several ways.
Another big bold cover, with an eye-catching title that sounded like a reference to Ten Things I Hate About You, one of my favourite films.
‘Fairy tales’? ‘Modern’? I had already read and loved quite a few modern fairy tales, so how could I say no?