Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: The Giver Quartet

This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

After the release of Son (which I still haven’t read, to nobody’s surprise), I saw this awesome Giver Quartet box set and immediately wanted it. Considering I previously only owned the lovely, but unwieldy omnibus, I also wanted this set so I could read the series without holding a ten-pound wrist-breaker of a book. Anyway, this lovely set was published by HMH books in 2014, ISBN: 9780544340626.

And a couple bonus pictures of Lilu investigating my photoshoot.