Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Judge a Book by its Cover #1

Judge a Book by its Cover Challenge

Hello, there! How you doin'? I don't know about you, but when I'm bored, I love watching challenges. But by far, my favorite one is the Judge a Book by its Cover Challenge. I decided to do it, by myself (cause I'm forever alone.) Let's get started!

Judge a Book by its Cover is a challenge in which I pick random books without reading the blurb and I try to guess the plot of each one by looking at the cover.

1) Paradise by Judith McNaught (Contemporary)

Well, this cover is not that informative but I'm going to take a leap an say that this book is about a 30 year-old woman who gets promoted in her job. The thing is that this new position is in another city. She moves to this new city and tries to get adapted but can't seem to. Then she meets this guy one night and he tells her that the only way to know a city is to get lost there. And that's exactly what they do. They visit random places and spend the whole night together. 

If that's not what the book's about then someone please do something about it. That's a neat idea. 

What it's really about: Corporate raider Matthew Farrell had come a long way from the poor, scruffy kid of Indiana's steel mills. A long way from the country club where, feeling like an outsider, he had dared to fall in love with a beautiful blonde named Meredith Bancroft, and known a once-in-a-lifetime passion and betrayal that still haunted his memory... Now world leaders courted him, the media watched his every move, and he was ready to move in on the Bancroft empire.

A cool, poised executive in her family's legendary department store chain, Meredith had once defied her father for the sexually magnetic, intense Matt Farrell -- and their brief, ill-fated marriage was the disastrous outcome. Now, as the Bancroft firm is threatened by a hostile takeover, Meredith is forced to confront Matt. As tensions build between them, bittersweet memories rise to the surface, leaving them suspicious, restless, and uncertain. Will they be able to believe in each other -- and grasp the tender miracle that is before them?

2) The Pledge by Kimberly Derting (Sci-fi)

This book is about a rebellious girl of about 17-18, whose parents are pressuring her to get married. She doesn't want to do it, because she doesn't believe in the social conventions so she escapes and dresses up as a boy. While on the run, she gets mistaken for one of the participants of a contest called "The Pledge", in which 15 men go through several skill tests and the winner gets rewarded with a big sum of money. This is her big chance to start over, so she stays. Everything seems to be fine until she discovers a fellow contestant is someone from her past.

Doesn't it sound awesome? I sure do. Is there any book like this out there? I would really want to know.

What it's really about: In the violent country of Ludania, the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. The smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native tongue, results in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina has always been able to understand the languages of all classes, and she's spent her life trying to hide her secret. The only place she can really be free is the drug-fueled underground clubs where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in. It's there that she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy named Max who speaks a language she's never heard before . . . and her secret is almost exposed.

Charlie is intensely attracted to Max, even though she can't be sure where his real loyalties lie. As the emergency drills give way to real crisis and the violence escalates, it becomes clear that Charlie is the key to something much bigger: her country's only chance for freedom from the terrible power of a deadly regime.

3) Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe by Shelley Coriell (Contemporary)

This book is about a girl who is part of the high-school's radio station. There she hides behind a fake identity that allows her to speak freely without consequences. In one of the segments, the most successful one, she reads embarrassing stories from the listeners. One day, a live caller asks her to tell one of her embarrassing stories, and so she does. What she least expected was to enter school the next morning and see her face everywhere. Her identity was hidden no more. Now all the people she's shamed are demanding revenge. How will she get out of this one, without changing her name and fleeing the country?

Moral of the story: Never speak badly about someone behind their backs. Just say it to their face! Just kidding... maybe.

What it's actually about: Big-hearted Chloe Camden is the queen of her universe until her best friend shreds her reputation and her school counselor axes her junior independent study project. Chloe is forced to take on a meaningful project in order to pass, and so she joins her school’s struggling radio station, where the other students don’t find her too queenly. Ostracized by her former BFs and struggling with her beloved Grams’s mental deterioration, lonely Chloe ends up hosting a call-in show that gets the station much-needed publicity and, in the end, trouble. She also befriends radio techie and loner Duncan Moore, a quiet soul with a romantic heart. On and off the air, Chloe faces her loneliness and helps others find the fun and joy in everyday life. Readers will fall in love with Chloe as she falls in love with the radio station and the misfits who call it home.

4) The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner (The Queen's Thief  #1) (Fantasy)

This is a tough one cause there are 6 books in the series. I think this book is about a Queen who has the ability to control people through their belongings. So she has a personal thief who steals items from different powerful citizens. That is until the thief is assigned to steal from a very smart and beautiful girl. This task requires time so this girl stops doubting him. With each day that goes by, the thief grows fonder of the girl, and the queen grows more impatient. Things change when the thief discovers that the object he's supposed to steal has some dark magic, and that someone is using it. How can he trust that the object is in good hands? An would it really be safer with his Queen? 

Oohh, so much intrigue!

What it's really about: The king's scholar, the magus, believes he knows the site of an ancient treasure. To attain it for his king, he needs a skillful thief, and he selects Gen from the king's prison. The magus is interested only in the thief's abilities. 

What Gen is interested in is anyone's guess. Their journey toward the treasure is both dangerous and difficult, lightened only imperceptibly by the tales they tell of the old gods and goddesses. 

Well, none of them were remotely close to the real plots, but it was so much fun! I think I'm going to turn this into a series, so if you have any books you'd like me to judge next, let me know! 

While I definitely didn't nail this challenge, I think I gave some pretty good plot ideas... you're welcome, authors.

Did you notice that I didn't use a single gif? What's wrong with me?

Hope you enjoyed it! See you later! (Well, not really "see" but you know what I mean)

Do you buy books by their covers? Shame on you. Don't worry I do it too. Let me know your thoughts and suggestions in the comments!

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