Saturday, June 22, 2013

Book tagline quiz

Just for a bit of fun today, I thought we might play a game.  Do you ever notice the taglines on books?  The little sentence of two that publishers put on a book in order to tempt you to pick up the book and read it? I never used to. But then some just sort of jump out at me... I think move taglines are much more obvious and I did think of doing a book tagline quiz after I saw a movie tagline quiz in a magazine at the end of last year.

So what I've done here is I've gone through some of my recent releases and grabbed a handful of them that had a tagline of some sort.  All of these books have been published for the first time (I believe!) within 2013. I haven't read them all, but I have all of them within my possession. I've given each tagline a random font and a number. Remember, these fonts are definitely not how the appear on the books.

Hopefully between the lot of you, you'll be able to guess them all?  I'll possibly give out a prize if enough people take part! Have fun... 

*EDITED* Thank you everyone for taking part. I had no idea how difficult this would turn out to be. I'm really grateful for everyone who took part, especially Michelle from Much Loved Books!  Answers below....

1) Sometimes the fiercest battles are fought at home (Heroic by Phil Earle)

2) Sometimes the dead can’t be silenced (Dead Silence by Kimberly Derting)

3) How far would you go to save the one you love? (If I Should Die by Amy Plum)

4) There will be no calm before the storm (Vortex by Julie Cross)

5) Take it. Live it. Do it. (The Hit by Melvin Burgess)

6) No one is safe from the hunter (Silent Saturday by Helen Grant)

7) Ever wish your life was like a movie? (From What I Remember by Stacey Kramer and Valerie Thomas)

8) Sometimes lies are safer than the truth... (Red Ink by Julie Mayhew)

9) Sustain the weak. Destroy the strong. (Monkey Wars by Richard Kurti)

10) Just pull the trigger... (Raining Fire by Alan Gibbons)

11) Moonlit walks, dragon dreams and burning secrets... (The Bone Dragon by Alexia Casale)

12) Survival is your only option (After Tomorrow by Gillian Cross)

13) Fatal error. Disconnect (Firewallers by Simon Packham)

14) They're lost. But they're not alone... (Shipwrecked by Siobhan Curham)

15) Mallory's life is falling apart, and technology is the cause (Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt)

16) Only two people knew my secret. I saw them both die. (Charm and Strange by Stephanie Kuehn)

17) The dead can toy with you… (Doll Bones by Holly Black)

18) Separated by time. Joined by a deadly secret. (Half Lives by Sara Grant)


  1. Right.... Let me guess!

    2) Is this Dead Silence by Kimberly Derting?
    4) Tempest or Vortex by Julie Cross?
    5) Pretty sure this one is The Hit by Melvin Burgess

    I'm not sure about any of the others! Really good idea, Clover!

  2. I agree with Lucy about number 2 and I think 15 is Going Vintage and 17 is Doll Bones?

  3. I agree 2 is Dead Silence and 15 is Going Vintage. I recognise 16 but I can't think of what it is

  4. You guys are doing amazing, thanks for taking part. And sorry this quiz is so much more difficult than I imagined it to be...

    Will post answers either on the post itself or in comments later on in the week :)

  5. 16 is Charm and Strange by Stephanie Kuehn, I believe.

  6. I knew I'd seen 7 somewhere! I thought it might be This is What Happy Looks Like, but From What I Remember is on my shelf too :) Oh and how obvious is 2?!

  7. I think you all did a great job coming up with the answers that you did :) Well done.

    There were a couple (After Tomorrow and Raining Fire) that I could never remember the answers to..

    I will be holding this tag line quiz again sometime soon, so keep your eyes peeled!


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