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Fiction to film and disappointing covers: Book blogger hop

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Feature Friday, hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read, asks a weekly book related question. This week: What is the worst book you read that had the best cover?

Answer: First, I’ll start with a book I loved: The Flight of Gemma Hardy – liked the book, liked the cover. Then, I found this book titled ” The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead” by Paul Elwork with a cover I liked, but the book was a disappointment (it was just…flat). The catch? They are almost the exact same cover. Do publishers think people don’t notice?

Same girl, same dress, same rock in the middle of the water…a slightly different angle and tint to the photograph does not make it an fresh, new cover.

For the second question of the week, from Jen at Crazy-For-Books, is: What book are you dying to see turned into a movie or television series?

Answer: I have three: Outlander series (by Diana Gabaldon), Prey series (by John Sandford), and All Souls Trilogy (by Deborah Harkness). The catch for this one, I would only want to see them if they could be done well, if they couldn’t, then they should be left alone.

What about you? Ever found two books with strikingly similar covers? A great cover that hid a terrible book? Finally, what can’t you wait to see in film format?

All covers taken from goodreads.com.

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