When I’m looking for a new book, I cruise the Sci-Fi/Fantasy section to begin with. After that, the book cover draws my attention.
(Let me say right now to all the illustrators and design folk: I am tired of the gal facing away with tattoos running around her naked waist. Loved it the first time I saw it, but now, blech. Find something different, people)
After the cover, the title of a book grabs me. It can keep me from moving on or even worse, roll my eyes. In the latter category, something like Love’s Savage Fury actually turns my stomach.
*must pause now to recover from actually typing the words*
I look for something in my favored genre and piques my interest. Single-worded titles pull me in, black covers, and pictures.
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick is a great example.
What title or cover snags your interest?