Which Cover Wednesday

I’M BACK!

Some of you may or may not have even noticed I was gone. Either way, I took an unannounced, two month blogging/social media hiatus—which ends today. I couldn’t stay away from the book community for too long. I missed my blog and I missed writing posts and I missed learning about new book releases and I missed interacting with all of you wonderful people!


Which Cover Wednesday

Which Cover Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sumaya @ Sue’s Reading Corner where participants show different covers of the same book and decide which one they like best.

The first cover in this trio in the old Kindle edition. I feel this design is maybe too dark for this book. Yes, Dessen does cover some deeper topics, but this is also a YA book about friendship and taking risks. And, to be honest, I’m not even sure what this cover is depicting? Is is a wintery forest? Is that a flower heart? Who knows? The main advantage is that this is the only book that emphasizes the title in addition to Dessen’s name.

The second book in the collection is cute. I adore the use of color and the focus on the flower. I’m not always partial to humans/human figures on book covers, but this one works fine for me. I like the petite orientation of the title and the overall simplicity of the design.

The last cover in this “list” is the paperback version I own, a reprint by Speak. Turquoise is my favorite color, so this cover has that going for it. What I love most about this cover is the wishbone attached to the bracelet, referencing Wish Catering; it’s almost like an inside joke or remembrance.

My ranking:

  1. flower cover
  2. bracelet cover
  3. heart cover

Here is my review for The Truth About Forever.

 

How would you rank these covers?

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Which Cover Wednesday

Which Cover Wednesday

Which Cover Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sumaya @ Sue’s Reading Corner where participants show different covers of the same book and decide which one they like best.

I’m going to start this off with the cover reveal for A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir:

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*squeals*

Actually, the whole series is going to be revamped with redesigned paperback covers.

*faints*

An Ember in the Ashes: Old vs New

 

A Torch Against the Night: Old vs New

 

For both of these books, I have to say I like both covers. I like the originals because I’ve never been a fan of seeing people on covers. However, I like the new versions because there is POC representation. I also like the new covers because of the red/blue/green tints, matching font, and kickass characters/poses/stares. It would have been nice for collectors to have the final hardcover match the original design. But, personally I don’t mind if my covers don’t match; I buy the book that is most easily available to me.

Mashable: Ember series redesigned covers and Q&A with Tahir

 

How do you feel about this current controversial YA topic?

Which Cover Wednesday

Which Cover Wednesday

Which Cover Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sumaya @ Sue’s Reading Corner where participants show different covers of the same book and decide which one they like best.

I just finished by review for Cinder & Ella. When I bought the book and later looked on goodreads, the covers were not the same. So, here is my next Which Cover Wednesday:

Cinder & Ella: Old vs New

I’m going to have to go with the new cover for this one. The revamp matches the cover for the second book. The old cover is over-simplistic and cliché. I also don’t like covers that have faces on them. Personally, if this book hadn’t been recommended to me and it hadn’t had this cover change, I would not have bought this book. Usually, I do judge a book by it’s cover, unless I know the author or story beforehand.

 

Which cover do you like better?

Which Cover Wednesday

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Which Cover Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sumaya @ Sue’s Reading Corner where participants show different covers of the same book and decide which one they like best.

And I Darken: UK vs US

 

I prefer the US version. I think the UK cover is fierce and represents Lada’s spirit very well. However, the the face on the cover does not match how I personally picture ugly Lada. On the other hand, the US cover is more simple. It also reminds me of the contrast between Lada and Radu.

 

Now I Rise: UK vs US

 

US cover wins again! The face in the UK cover is creepy. I also prefer the color scheme for the US cover, with the lighter green.

 

Which covers would you choose?