When I First Saw You | Book Cover Judging!

Remember a few months ago when I joined in this cool meme called When I First Saw You? Well, it’s back. This meme is created and hosted by Sophie from Sailing Through Books, and I highly enjoyed it the last time. The idea is that you pick one of the four covers in this post (picture is below). And then write a blurb about it, and then be embarrassed about how wrong you were while comparing it with the real blurb. So here we go!

The cover I choose was In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan, which is quite simple and pretty with wings on it.

My Blurb

Liz has lived on a small island in the middle of the Atlantic ocean her entire life. She lives with her grandparents in a small village, the only village on the island. All of her 17-year long life, she has known the same people and the same places, but in her head, she visits entirely different places and meets the most wonderful people. She longs for adventures and quests and mystical creatures, but those only exist in the land existing in her head. In that land, lives a boy, a boy with wings and eyes as blue as the sky. And then one day a new visitor arrives at the island, the first visitor in 23 years, and he has eyes as blue as the sky.

This is so inspiring to do, you get so many ideas. I can highly recommend doing this if you need the inspiration to write!

The Real Blurb

Sometimes it’s not the kid you expect who falls through to magicland, sometimes it’s . . . Elliott. He’s grumpy, nerdy, and appalled by both the dearth of technology and the levels of fitness involved in swinging swords around. He’s a little enchanted by the elves and mermaids. Despite his aversion to war, work, and most people (human or otherwise) he finds that two unlikely ideas, friendship and world peace, may actually be possible.

Okay… After reading this, I have still no clue what it is about, but it sounds interesting.

What do you think of my blurb? And the real one?



Down The TBR Hole #4

WebCan you imagine that it’s already the fourth week? I can’t, it feels like I started a week ago! This is the fourth week of Down The TBR Hole, which a meme hosted by yours truly here on Lost In A Story.

Most of you probably know this feeling, you’re Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well that’s going to change!

It works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

The Books:

25928143Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater

This one stays! It’s the companion novel to The Wolves of Mercy falls, and that is one of my favourite series of all time.

The Judgement: KEEP






13260749Bird by Crystal Chan

Really this synopsis doesn’t tell me anything. It’s about a girl whose brother died and some mysterious person she meets. I don’t know what to make of this. The cover is really pretty though!

The Judgement: GO








Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

I don’t have to read the synopsis to know that I will read this book one day! I loved Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door, so I will probably pick this book up one day.

The Judgement: KEEP




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I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak

I really don’t know about this one. I loved The Book Thief but the synopsis of this book doesn’t really interest me. However, Markus Zusak’s writing is really good so maybe it is worth keeping. It seems like a book that would stay on my TBR forever.

The Judgement: GO





16069030The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

To be honest I have no clue what it is about, but I own the book and plan on reading it, so I’m not going to read the synopsis. I love to be surprised about what will be about 🙂

The Judgement: KEEP


Send me your links if you’ve done this (or link me to your post!). Did you read any of these books, did I make the right decisions?