Cover-Judgers Anonymous - Reckless by Cornelia Funke

Never judge a book by its cover.

If you've read my blog, you've probably heard me refer to myself as a shameless (SHAMELESS!) cover-judger. I know, I'm seeking help. But I don't think I'm the only one out there who does it.

So I invite you, readers, to share your opinion, and maybe we can find a cure for this problem together...or not.

I haven't done one of these for AGES...but this book came in for me from publisher recently, and I've got to tell you, the cover really made a difference for me with this one!

So let's have a look, shall we?...


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Beyond the mirror, the darkest fairy tales come alive. . .

For years, Jacob Reckless has been escaping to another world--a world behind the mirror, where witches haunt the forests and fairies and dwarfs roam. A world for treasure hunts and magnificent quests--but also a world locked in a deadly war.

Jacob's secret seems safe, until one day his younger brother Will follows him, to disastrous consequence. Faced with a curse that is quickly turning Will to stone, the Reckless brothers are thrust into a race against time to find a cure before one of them is lost forever.

Inspired by the Brothers Grimm, master storyteller Cornelia Funke introduces a lush, enchanting landscape of fairy tales and legends re-imagined as never before. Reckless is a thrilling adventure and a tale of heroism, filled with danger, mystery, and above all, magic.

The cover on the left is the original (hardcover) cover, and I've got to does NOTHING for me.  NOTHING.  I have never even NOTICED this book before.

Then, I was at the store, and sitting sweetly amongst the new releases was the cover on the right.

Hello, Gorgeous!

I was hooked.

So what say you?  What do you think about the covers?  Love 'em?  Hate 'em?

Let me know your thoughts in the comments!



  1. I wasn't attracted to Reckless until the brand new cover came out. I constantly cringed at the creepy black one, but I'm totally digging the new one. I actually read and reviewed the novel last month =)

  2. I wouldn't have picked up th book with the left cover. It doesn't pique my interest. But I LOVE the right one, and now I want to read the book.

    "My Name is The Crazy Bookworm and I AM a cover-judger" :(...I need help too.

  3. Cornelia Funke is one of my all-time favorite authors, and this book definetly did not change that. I loved the Inkheart trilogy, and how creative it was, so when I first saw this book, I had to read it. It is so interesting, and I love that it has what I like to have in most books, action, thrill, darkness, and love.


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