“Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover” is a semi-regular feature on Pop! Goes The Reader inspired by Katie’s feature Cover Love on her blog One Page At A Time. The idea is being used with her gracious permission.
I think we’re all familiar with the age-old adage “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. And you know what I have to say about that? Rubbish! Covers are an invaluable part of a book’s package. A truly great cover can tell you a lot about the novel contained within its pages. Book covers can also catch your attention and attract you to a novel you might otherwise ignore. So go ahead, judge a book by its cover – We all do it!
For the thirteenth edition of Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover, I’ve decided to take a look at the covers of the Horror genre in honour of Halloween’s upcoming arrival on Thursday! With that in mind, I’ve tried to compile some of the spookiest, creepiest, most beautiful and haunting Horror covers I could find. And it was no easy task! The Horror genre is woefully under-represented in novels aimed toward young adults, and the majority of those created for the adult fiction market are hardly what one could consider pleasing to the eye. All that said, I hope those I’ve chosen to highlight are a serviceable selection of some of the best covers the Horror genre has to offer.
Now it’s your turn! What are some of your favourite horror covers? Did I list one of your favourites here or is there one I forgot that just has to be included? Let me know in the comments!