Pretty on the Outside, Bitter on the Inside

Bad Books With Pretty Covers

We in the bookish community love to lie to ourselves. We like to pretend that it’s only what’s on the inside that counts. And while this is a nice sentiment and whatnot, a pretty little quote to put on t-shirts and mugs and stuff, it’s not always true when it comes to books. We love to judge book covers, it’s in our nature. Sure, the inside matters, as we are about to see, but let’s be honest with ourselves, our bookshelves are all about the aesthetic. At least, mine are. I am not ashamed to say that put all the ugly books in the back (sorry, not sorry)

So, without further ado, I am going to list a couple of extremely beautiful books. Book’s that would make my shelves shine. Books that I have read, and even bought, solely for the aesthetic of their covers.

Books whose deceitful covers have filled me with regret after reading.

Here we go.

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Empire of Storms – The Book that Shut Me Up

★★


28260587I have no words. I honestly don’t even know what to type right now because all that my mind can think of are the last few scenes of this book.

Now, I try to go into each book I read without bias and try to enjoy it as much as I can. Still, I must admit that I went into this expecting not to like it. This expectation came to me due to the fact that I almost died of boredom while reading Queen of Shadows, and then expressed it all in a ranting review. So, as you can imagine, I picked up this book expecting boredom and expecting another rant review to be written.

Obviously, that’s not what happened.

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