I was tagged by Emily @The Little Book Affair. Thank you for tagging me!
Basically all the books I buy are picked up for their cover, if not because I’ve heard of them before. I’m horrible about picking my books solely because they have pretty covers.
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
I am insanely upset that they changed the cover of the final book for this series. I hate the new cover, the originals were so freaking gorgeous.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
Indiana, 1818. Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother’s bedside. She’s been stricken with something the old-timers call “Milk Sickness.”
“My baby boy…” she whispers before dying.
Only later will the grieving Abe learn that his mother’s fatal affliction was actually the work of a vampire.
When the truth becomes known to young Lincoln, he writes in his journal, “henceforth my life shall be one of rigorous study and devotion. I shall become a master of mind and body. And this mastery shall have but one purpose…” Gifted with his legendary height, strength, and skill with an ax, Abe sets out on a path of vengeance that will lead him all the way to the White House.
While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.
Using the journal as his guide and writing in the grand biographical style of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough, Seth has reconstructed the true life story of our greatest president for the first time-all while revealing the hidden history behind the Civil War and uncovering the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation.
Sucked me in, no questions asked.
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
No surprises here.
Daughter of Smile & Bone by Laini Taylor
Gone by Michael Grant
A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Harry Potter (all of them) by J.K. Rowling
Is this cheating?
Actually, my answer for this one is the same as the last one. I know I should probably pick another, but Harry Potter is the only series I know I will read many, many times in the coming years, so that is my answer for this one, too.
And… anyone else who hasn’t done it yet! I tag you.