Inspired by I Want To Read That and Not Enough Bookshelvesas well as my own love of pretty book covers, Books and Sensibility presents Cover Wars. Whose book covers will reign supreme? (yeah, I watch too much Iron Chef)
House of Night by P.C. Cast + Kristen Cast
On both, I like the way the black and white image makes the title color stand out. The glow on the ever present crescent moon is a nice touch. The “+” sign in the authors names is more artistic than just “and” . I don’t know who the people on the covers are, but the photo of the guy looks a bit awkward, while the girl seems more natural.
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
The US covers follows conventions seen in YA literature; dark, multiple fonts, obscured face. I haven’t read this so, I don’t know the purpose of the feathers, but I like the US cover better. I’m usually not a fan of people on books, but I like it on this one. The US cover is just more interesting.
Winner : US
What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
This book is next on my to read list. The covers of Dessen’s UK and US covers are polar opposites. The UK covers use illustrations while the new US covers seem to rely on cut off torsos and legs. While I think the US cover has pretty coloring, I hate the cut off body part. I love the 70’s Judy Blume vibe from the UK cover.
Winner : UK
So, these are my verdicts what are yours and why ? I’m actually super curious !
I’m a lifelong reader who started blogging about YA books in 2011 but now I read in just about every genre! I love YA coming of age stories, compelling memoirs and genre bending SFF. You can find me talking all things romance at Romance and Sensibility.