Hi guys! The fantastic Fiona from A Girl Between the Pages tagged me to do this, and I have to say, it looks really fun!
Basically, I'm going to choose a few books I've heard little about or don't know and try to guess the synopsis of the book based off the cover. These books can be well-known books or books you've just seen in passing. Once you're done guessing, compare your guess to the synopsis on Goodreads, and see how you've done.
Here we go! First up:
My guess: I'm thinking this has something to do with alternative realities, or maybe time abilities? A girl either has powers, or discovers powers, and with the help of a guy, is able to harness these powers in an attempt to prevent doomsday.
Goodreads: Sixteen-year-old Janelle Tenner is used to having a lot of responsibility. She balances working as a lifeguard in San Diego with an intense academic schedule. Janelle's mother is bipolar, and her dad is a workaholic FBI agent, which means Janelle also has to look out for her younger brother, Jared.
And that was before she died... and is brought back to life by Ben Michaels, a mysterious, alluring loner from her high school. When she discovers a strange clock that seems to be counting down to the earth's destruction, Janelle learns she has twenty-four days to figure out how to stop the clock and save the planet.
Verdict: I was sort of on the right track! I guessed the part about time being part of the book. And doomsday. Then again, the tag lines on the book sort of scream time and doomsday.
My guess: Judging from the dress, I'd say that this is a historical fantasy/paranormal. The main character probably discovers something very strange (and ultimately deadly) about herself, and tries to keep it a secret. Someone probably notices her, and tries to use her powers...
Goodreads: Philadelphia 1876. The Dead are rising. A zombie delivers a letter to Eleanor Fitt. Whoever controls the Dead Army has her brother. She avoids her mother's choice of husband for the lab of Spirit Hunters, including the maddeningly stubborn yet handsome Daniel. The situation threatens her reputation, and the lives of everyone in the city.
Verdict: I'm way off. The only thing I got right was the part about it being set in the past, and it being paranormal...
My guess: Okay, I'm almost certain this has to do with interstellar relationships. Girl meets a guy either through a chance meeting or a telepathic thing, and they can't be together, because they live on different planets. Their families are probably the leaders of the army, each bent on destroying the other's planet. Basically an semi inter-galaxtic Romeo and Juliet story, yes?
Goodreads: Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is going to be sharing a bathroom with one of them.
Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her dream college, she’ll have inside information about the mysterious L’eihrs that every journalist would kill for. Cara’s blog following is about to skyrocket.
Still, Cara isn’t sure what to think when she meets Aelyx. Humans and L’eihrs have nearly identical DNA, but cold, infuriatingly brilliant Aelyx couldn’t seem more alien. She’s certain about one thing, though: no human boy is this good-looking.
But when Cara's classmates get swept up by anti-L'eihr paranoia, Midtown High School suddenly isn't safe anymore. Threatening notes appear in Cara's locker, and a police officer has to escort her and Aelyx to class.
Cara finds support in the last person she expected. She realizes that Aelyx isn’t just her only friend; she's fallen hard for him. But Aelyx has been hiding the truth about the purpose of his exchange, and its potentially deadly consequences. Soon Cara will be in for the fight of her life—not just for herself and the boy she loves, but for the future of her planet.
Verdict: Wow, I must be thinking of a different book... I got the alien part right, and the falling-in-love part too. But as for the rest...nope.
My guess: The main character suffers from the actions of someone special. Sort of like a "you do what you do, but please remember that we, the other people on the sidelines, just live here. We want nothing to do with whatever is going on with your life." But said main character probably ultimately gets dragged into it anyways, reluctantly.
Goodreads: What if you aren’t the Chosen One?
The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?
What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.
Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.
Even if your best friend is worshipped by mountain lions.
Award-winning writer Patrick Ness’s bold and irreverent novel powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable.
Verdict: Yes! This is the closest I've gotten to being right! The "I'm-not-part-of-this-but-somehow-I-am!" vibe! Score one for me!
And finally, the last one:
My guess: Okay, this one I'm sure has to do with a love story. Also, my guess is that it takes place in spaces, as suggested by the title. Girl meets mysterious boy, turns out he's from another planet, and they try to find a way to be together.
Goodreads: Luxury spaceliner Icarus suddenly plummets from hyperspace into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive -- alone. Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a cynical war hero. Both journey across the eerie deserted terrain for help. Everything changes when they uncover the truth.
The Starbound Trilogy: Three worlds. Three love stories. One enemy.
Verdict: ... I'm clearly terrible at this. This has nothing to do with different species falling in love with each other... *hangs head*
Okay. I tried my best. And though I didn't really get most of them right, this was still super fun to do! I'm going to tag these lovely people to have some fun:
Carrie at The Book Goddess
Lucy at Things Lucy Reads
Mimi at Book Fanatics
And anyone else who wants to do it! It's super fun, so do it!!!