Sunday, September 22, 2013

Cover Wars #4

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 else!

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:
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I'm really surprised with how many votes I got on last weeks post! Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote.:) Twilight's and Before I Die's cover were unanimous wins. The UK version of Starcrossed has finally been defeated by the Swedish edition with 4 to 2 votes. The Between Shades of Gray covers were neck and neck, but someone really loved the Australian and it beat the hardcover by one vote! To see last weeks cover wars click here.

Today is the fourth round of cover wars!!!! I'm so happy to do this little war and it has become really fun! So without further ado, here are the nominees for this week.

The Original VS. THE NEW:
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Original VS. Movie Edition 1
New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
Twilight's covers have all been battled and won't be making an appearance in the foreign edition section for a while, but now we have its sequel, New Moon.
Thoughts:
I actually like the movie cover. I think it's the gold color that I find appealing to my eye. I do love the original cover, but why can't it have the pretty gold on it? It would be a win and a perfect cover. I think I'll go with the original though because I'm not a fan of Edward and Bella's faces. Taylor or Jacob which ever one can stay because I would definitely have bought the cover if it was just him on it.;)

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Flower Cover (Winner from Last Week) VS. Girl Cover
Before I Die by Jenny Downham 
This week we have the winner from last week and the cover that I had while reading.  
Thoughts:
I love, love the flower cover. It's just so simple and pretty. I know, we have another girl cover for this book, but I actually like this one more the more that I look at it. There's just something about the look in the model's eyes that screams "Tessa" to me. I remember that when I read the book I couldn't look at the cover because it felt like I was looking into Tessa's soul. This is a tie for me and I can't decide which on I love more because the model one is starting to be more impacting the more I stare.

The English (Or Winner from Last Week) VS. Foreign Edition: 
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The Swedish (Winner from Last Week) VS. Russian
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
This is the last time this book will be featured on cover wars unless I come across a new updated version at some point!
Thoughts:
I'm again going to say the Swedish version. Hey, American publishers! You might you want to market this cover for your book. I would definitely buy a copy! The Russian cover is really pretty and if we were comparing it to the U.S. one I would say it's the better dress and cover.

The Australian Edition (Winner) VS. Dutch

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Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
This will also be Between Shades of Gray's last time in Cover Wars until a new version comes out.
Thoughts:
Between Shades of Gray has a lot of beautiful covers and I just want to say that I won't be showcasing them all because some are very similar or I just don't have an opinion on them and am neutral to the covers. I actually love the Dutch version. This is how I pictured Lina. While I love the Dutch version and think it's probably one of the best modeling covers I've ever seen, I do really the Australian. It's a tie for me.

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 and may the covers ever be in your favor!

4 comments:

  1. I really love that cover for Between Shades of Gray! And great feature, Sarah - this is such a neat idea!(:

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  2. For between Shades of Gray, the one with the girl just has so much power. The girl's expression just has all this sadness.

    And for Starcrossed, the Russian one seems too weird and unnatural. The hair has such a strangle color, and the position of the body is a little awkward.

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    1. I agree. Her face just looks so sad and hopeless.

      I see what you mean and I agree her body does seem off.

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