Judging by the Cover Tuesday

Judging by the Cover Tuesday (3/15)

Judging by the Cover Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Hello Beautiful Book Blog.

Anyone can play along, just do the following:

  1. Search the web for the cutest cover you come across, ideally an unreleased book
  2. Don’t read the synopsis
  3. Try to guess what the book is about
  4. Read the synopsis and see how close you came
  5. Make sure to link Hello Beautiful Book Blog as your host! ♥

Post in the comments the link to your own Judging by the Cover Tuesday post or share your cover in the comments below if you do not have a blog. Thanks! 🙂


♥♥♥Judging by the Cover Tuesday, where I score the web for the cutest cover I can find and try to guess what the story is going to be about before reading the blurb. All books are only judged by the cover and are not yet released.

I had so much fun last week with two covers I decided to make it a regular thing as long as I can find two covers that are awesome!

First up we have a debut book by Kerry Anne King.

First Impressions: The cover is really nice. I love the colors and the typeface. It caught my eye immediately. From what I can tell a girl is running away from something, maybe problems in her life – family, relationships, friends. It seems to be a contemporary novel. I would say it is a young adult or a ‘coming of age’ novel. Maybe some romance thrown in, but that doesn’t seem to be the central thene.

Now, let’s read the blurb to see how I did.

Closer Home by Kerry Anne King

Release date: March 22, 2016

When Lise Redding’s estranged sister, country-pop star Callie Redfern, is killed during a publicity stunt, the small-town music teacher is dragged from her quiet life into the spotlight.

Lise hadn’t spoken with Callie in ten years, ever since Callie’s betrayal split them apart, so she’s shocked to discover that she’s inherited her sister’s massive estate. Not only that, but Lise is now the guardian of her sixteen-year-old niece, Ariel, to whom she’s practically a stranger.

Overwhelmed by grief and her new responsibilities, Lise thinks things couldn’t get worse. But overnight she becomes the paparazzi’s latest obsession. Suddenly she and her longtime friend Dale are plastered over the front pages of the tabloids. Desperate to escape both the media and her memories, Lise sets off with Ariel on a search for the girl’s father. Yet instead of granting Lise a reprieve, the quest brings her face-to-face with long-buried secrets. Only by learning to forgive will she be able to find her way back home.


Dang, I was wayyyy off. Definitely not YA, but she is trying to run away though so I will count that as something.

I give myself 1/5 hearts on this one. ♥





Next up we have another debut novel, this one by Amber Smith

First Impressions: I love bold covers – big letters, pop of color, and most of the time my favorite covers are ones without people on them. I just love this styling. From looking at this I’m thinking there is going to be some issues and angst. The flowers are kind of exploding so maybe that will be someone’s life falling apart or feeling like there world is exploding. Also, from the title, it gives me the vibe that someone is hurting.

Alright, let’s see how I did.

The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith

Release date: March 22, 2016


In the tradition of Speak, this extraordinary debut novel shares the unforgettable story of a young woman as she struggles to find strength in the aftermath of an assault.

Eden was always good at being good. Starting high school didn’t change who she was. But the night her brother’s best friend rapes her, Eden’s world capsizes.

What was once simple, is now complex. What Eden once loved—who she once loved—she now hates. What she thought she knew to be true, is now lies. Nothing makes sense anymore, and she knows she’s supposed to tell someone what happened but she can’t. So she buries it instead. And she buries the way she used to be.

Told in four parts—freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year—this provocative debut reveals the deep cuts of trauma. But it also demonstrates one young woman’s strength as she navigates the disappointment and unbearable pains of adolescence, of first love and first heartbreak, of friendships broken and rebuilt, and while learning to embrace a power of survival she never knew she had hidden within her heart.


My description was vague, but I did pretty good if I do say so myself. This book sounds really emotional and I love emotional books!

I give myself 4/5 hearts on this one. ♥♥♥♥





5 thoughts on “Judging by the Cover Tuesday (3/15)

  1. How fun!!! I adore this idea! Even though your guess for the cover of Closer Home was only 1/5 hearts, I give you five – ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ for picking the book out of the crowd and for this awesome post. Happy Tuesday!

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