Welcome to my third edition of Cover Wars!
I think I've seen a few other
blogs do similar things like this at some point or another, but since
I'm too lazy to post a review, here's what I'll post when I have nothing
A Basic Overview:
What is Covers Wars? Well, for my version of Cover Wars I have two
sections. One section is the original cover versus the new cover or
paperback vs. hardcover. Then the second section is English/American
cover vs. a foreign cover that I've found and have an opinion. I'll
showcase each cover and give an opinion. Why I really want to do this is
to see people's different opinions on covers. So, please leave your
reactions in the comments! That sounds really formal! Just tell me if
you like the cover or not or any thoughts at all! I'll get my sister to
make a banner for me later on to use it as a header! (She's the
creative/ techy one.)
Let's begin with the results of last week!:)
The Covers That Won:
There was an obvious agreement that both Generation Dead covers were terrible so it's a tie and I don't want to just completely exclude it from the post, so I'm posting both covers. If you want to see the post from last week, here's a link.
Now, let's do the third round! (I'm honestly not sure how long I'll be doing this for, but I really enjoy this feature so hopefully for a while.)
The Original VS. THE NEW:
Original (Winner from Last Week) VS. Movie Edition 2
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
The original cover for Twilight won last week and this is the second movie edition cover. It isn't as popular as the Edward + Bella one, but I have seen this one around. I also sadly had this on a poster when I was a Twihard.
Again, I'm going with the original. Nothing against the movie cover, but I just think it's ugly in book form.
Flower Cover VS. Girl Cover
Before I Die by Jenny Downham
Before I Die has a lot of covers and I'm not sure how if these are foreign because I've seen them here, but I'm confused because there are so many versions. Anyway, I think I like the dandelion (don't quote me on that I'm terrible with remembering plants' names) cover better than the girl one. The blue and the dandelion just speaks to me. As someone who has read the book, I can see the dandelion as a symbol for Tessa and the little stems breaking off as her letting herself go before she dies. The girl cover looks nothing like Tessa because Tessa has cancer and hardly any hair and she has hair and it reminds of a contemporary or Jodi Picoult novel.
The English (Or Winner from Last Week) VS. Foreign Edition
The U.K. Edition (Winner from Last Week) VS. Swedish
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
We have the previous winner from the past two wars, the UK edition, and the Swedish edition.
Last week it was obvious that the UK version had a chance, but the Swedish edition is definitely striking. In fact, I think the UK version has finally met its match. I love the Swedish cover. I mean look at it! It's so pretty and I wish my hair did that. Also the title brings back memories of MCR. *cries* Swedish is definitely my pick.
The Hardcover VS. UK or Australian Edition (I'm not sure which one it is)
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Didn't think you would see this book pop on here again, did you? Since the hardcover won the first cover war it only makes sense that it would go against the foreign editions.
I actually really love the foreign edition. It just reminds me of the story and Lina's time in Siberia. I do like the hardcover, but something about the foreign edition makes me want to stare at it forever.
What are your favorites? Is it both hardcovers or paperbacks? Or do you
like foreign editions more than American? Leave your thoughts in the
comments!Let the wars begin!