We’ve all heard it said that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. For the most part, I try to live by that. With that said, on some level I still do judge books by their covers. These are some books that I’ve been disappointed by.
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
I like this cover (and those of the rest of the series). They’re simply done but still intriguing. They even have matching color schemes! Not to mention, I really like black and red together. Sadly I didn’t love the book as much as I love the cover. The book wasn’t horrible but it wasn’t for me.
“Also Known As (Also Known As #1)” by Robin Benway
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Mystery
Other Also Known As Books
Summary from Goodreads:
Which is more dangerous: being an international spy… or surviving high school?
Maggie Silver has never minded her unusual life. Cracking safes for the world’s premier spy organization and traveling the world with her insanely cool parents definitely beat high school and the accompanying cliques, bad lunches, and frustratingly simple locker combinations. (If it’s three digits, why bother locking it at all?)
But when Maggie and her parents are sent to New York City for her first solo assignment, her world is transformed. Suddenly, she’s attending a private school with hundreds of “mean girl” wannabes, trying to avoid the temptation to hack the school’s elementary security system, and working to befriend the aggravatingly cute son of a potential national security threat… all while trying not to blow her cover.
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The Interrupted Tale by Maryrose Wood and Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai [library]
Keep Your Enemies Close by H. S. Stone [review copy]
If you are a Harry Potter fan, you’ve probably wondered what it would be like to attend Hogwarts at least once in your life. Rejoice because the people at Hogwarts is Here have made attending Hogwarts somewhat possible. A large group of fans rallied together to make a pretty functional version school website for Hogwarts. If you can get past the fact that you’re using computers and the internet to access Hogwarts, you can enroll in some classes!
As you can see, the main webpage looks a lot like many university websites. You can go through can click on all the tabs.