Book A Day Challenge #9 | I judged this by its cover - Bookmas Day Nine
Day Nine - I judged this by its cover...
More Than This by Patrick Ness
This was a complete cover buy, which is something I don't usually do but I suppose something called my name as I came across it one day. Patrick Ness is a fabulous young adult writer. His stories are so accessible but they never feel simplified or overly softened and I love that. Within the first couple of pages a boy called Seth drowns. He's alone and desperate in his final moments. But then he wakes. He remembers dying, his bones breaking on the rocks, so how is it possible that he's alive again? And where is he? This is such a clever novel, and one that always lets you piece things together without telling you how. A favourite of the year, undoubtedly.
Have you ever bought a book largely because of its cover?