Sunday, September 25, 2016

Cover Characteristics CYOA


Cover Characteristics is a meme by Sugar and Snark- every week a characteristic is selected and we post 5 books with that week's theme.  


This week's pick- Choose Your Own Adventure 


This week is another rogue topic as the official topics are on hiatus. So I decided to go with the Choose Your Own Adventure books. I was actually doing last weeks post and used a few of the CYOA books, and it got me thinking- why not highlight some of the best covers? Best being subjective of course- here are my picks for favorite CYOA covers. Enjoy! 


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Time travel right off the bat and I wish I had some fun anecdotes to share but I hardly remember it... 

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I recently bought this one as I don't have any of these anymore. I wondered if it would still be fun. It was, um, interesting. Fun? Well, kinda. But hey these are kids books. The one I got has a new cover as it's been re- released. 

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I never read this one. 

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This one could be fun. 

The Phantom Submarine (Choose Your Own Adventure, #26)

I like this cover a lot, it may even be my favorite.  

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I don't think I ever read this one either, but it looks fun. 

BONUS

This post over at Quirk books from a couple years ago had some great suggestions for books that would make a great CYOA. Here are a few. 


12 comments:

  1. I used to love these books! I don't think I've read any of the ones you've got here though. I had fun reading Neil Patrick Harris's choose your own adventure autobiography. Leave it to him to take something like an autobiography and make it hilariously unique.

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  2. I absolutely adored these growing up! And how cool are these covers? I couldn't for the life of me decide on which one I liked best -- they're all so unique! I lol-ed so hard at the P&P cover!

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  3. I remember reading Choose Your Own Adventure when I was in grade school and loving them. They have some reboots and I tried to read them with my kids but they didn't work to well. That HG cover is funny.

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  4. Okay, the irony about The Hunger Games one? The cover is REAL. How sad is that? Also, I would buy that book. Obviously. I always loved these books, but I always got mad at whatever adventure I chose. I always had to read all the options, of course, that was the best part ;) I like the submarine cover too- and the balloon one looks extra quirky! Great choice for covers, these are fabulous!

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  5. I love that you bought one to read recently lol. I'm kind of tempted to do that myself just for nostalgia's sake, though I feel like they weren't even all that great when I was a kid, it was just fun seeing all the different outcomes, so I can only imagine how lacking they would seem now.

    I like the underwater covers the best, but By Balloon to the Sahara looks like it's got some really weird shit going on in that story, haha. Aliens? A dog? A submarine (in the desert)?

    I'm pretty sure I saw a giveaway recently for a Romeo & Juliet CYOA. That seemed fun lol.

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    1. I was all excited about it. :) It was kind of a letdown though, like you say- still for nostalgia sake it wasn't bad. I remember they used to piss me off because they almost always killed you!

      Ha ha Balloon to the Sahara looks whacked! And I like the underwater ones too. Mystery of the Maya isn't bad.

      A romeo and Juliet CYOA, now THAT would be interesting.

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  6. I have never read one of these. How do they do books like P&P and The Hunger Games?

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    1. I don't think they do, I think that was just a joke. Although if they could license those properties into CYOA how cool would that be? :)

      They're fun but they kill you off too often so they can be irritating. But they were a product of their time and kinda fun. :)

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    2. Companion stories to the Hunger Games would be cool.

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  7. I loved these books and I would love to see a THG installment!

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  8. Awww choose your own adventure covers bring back memories. These are some good ones.

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