Welcome to my fifth 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! But a review will probably becoming on the blog later tonight or tomorrow.:)
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:
Since I didn't really have enough voters last week, I'll be featuring the two pairs of covers that no one voted on, but these are the two that one.
This is the Swedish cover of Starcrossed and the Dutch version of Between Shades of Gray. They are very beautiful and I think they are rightful winners to the thrown. If you didn't realize that these were the last two covers for each of these books until future covers I come across, so they are the queens.
The Original VS. THE NEW:
Original VS. Movie Edition 1
New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
No one gave feedback on this set and honestly I don't blame anyone, but now that I think about it these covers are just so generic. I still think the original is better though.
Flower Cover (Winner from Two Weeks Ago) VS. Girl Cover:
Before I Die by Jenny Downham
Same as last week because copy and paste is easier than writing out new thoughts because I'm too tired. 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 VS. Foreign Edition:
The English VS. UK Edition
Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly
This is one of the best angel books I've read and I can't wait for the final book in the Angel trilogy to be released. If you didn't know Angel Burn was originally released under the title in the U.K. as Angel before it was released in America.
I love the cover for Angel Burn. I think it's absolutely stunning and it's just gorgeous. The little design around the title is also beautiful and fun to trace in person. (Yes, I trace my book covers when looking at them.) I don't really like the U.K. cover. The girl looks demonic and she gives a creepy feeling.
Past US Winner VS. UK/NZ Edition:
The Splendor Falls by Rosemary Clement-Moore
This book popped up a few wars ago and the paperback edition trumped the hardcover and it's now back to ago against the UK/NZ edition.
I stand by my love for the paperback edition and chances are that my love will remain for it. Is it just me or does the girl on the foreign edition look like one of the girls from Gossip Girl?
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!