The Silent Companions had been sitting quietly on my Kindle for months when Author Sister recommended it. She had purchased the hardcover and absolutely devoured it -- it ticks a lot of boxes for both of us. I decided to pick up her copy to beat back some of the post-holiday fatigue and was floored by this modern gothic novel.
I’ll be the first to admit it: I bought An Enchantment of Ravens because of its beautiful cover. I don’t think I’m the only one either -- I kept seeing people raving about the book’s cover rather than the story inside. This ended up being a strange one for me -- I initially really struggled to decide if I liked it or not.
Anyone who has spent time on this blog knows that I am an absolute sucker for a gorgeous cover. I’ll always pick up a beautifully designed book, and the cover will sway me to purchase a book about 80% of the time.
Readers are picky people. We are loyal to our paperbacks, hardcovers, or e-books, and often will not buy a new book until it is in our preferred format. Then, of course, there are others who are ‘hybrid’ readers. Hybrid readers will happily read one book on their Kindle and the next in physical form. So what kind of reader are you?
If you’re anywhere near the Bookstagram or Twitter community, you know all about the excitement and anticipation surrounding the release of Laini Taylor’s Strange the Dreamer.
Review: The Bear and the Nightingale
We've all fallen in love with a book; whether it was the cover, plot, or characters that put us under their spell, there are just some books that we absolutely treasure. I wrote a little yesterday on giving away most of my books when I moved overseas, but these are some of the ones I just couldn't bear to let go.