Saturday, August 31, 2013

Cover Wars #1

Welcome to my first 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!

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 do this!

The Original VS. The New

Paperback VS. Hardcover
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
This is one of my all time favorite historical novels and I just thought that I would throw that out there. It is a must read book! It'll make you cry, but it's definitely worth the read.
I personally love the paperback edition more than the hardcover. There's just something about the paperback that when I look at it I just feel captivated and it's just beautifully done and it's a real eye-catcher (see what I did there?). I also really like the hardcover one though. From the perspective of the novel, I think the hardcover may fit the story more because of Siberia and them being forced to work as farmers. I just love the paperback way more and it's just so gorgeous.

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Hardcover VS. Paperback
The Dark Light by Sara Walsh
I personally think The Dark Light is a pretty rad book. It's not a favorite, but it holds  its own as a pretty good book.
Hardcover, hands down! While both covers stay strong to the concept of the book in some way, I just love the hardcover. I can see why people wouldn't want to read The Dark Light because the original cover seems so romance, but really it's more fantasy! The paperback stays true to the tone of the novel, but there's just something so mysterious about the hardcover and Sol's tattoo looks totally awesome!

The English VS. Foreign Edition
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English VS. Spanish
The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski
I personally hated The Edge of Never, but a lot more people love it. It's one of those books that you have to read to form your own opinion.
I kind of like both of these covers. I think the English one is better though. The Spanish one is pretty hot, though or should I say wet? (Bad jokes, I'm sorry!) I love the English cover and it's one of the reasons why I picked this book up in the first place. I think the Spanish cover is pretty true to the book though. Since The Edge of Never is one big road trip, but I don't remember a Notebook moment in the rain.

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English VS. UK
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini 
I loved Starcrossed when I read it. I see that it has a lot of faults in it now, but I still love it.
Thoughts: I think I like the UK version a bit more. In the US, one Helen looks awkwardly placed and it's just weird to look at in person. The tinting is also way to dark and my copy's sky almost looked black. The UK one is just so pretty. I'm not a big fan of kissy covers, but I do like some, if done right. This one is definitely done right because something about it is just so pretty!  Tell me your favorite out of the Starcrossed and the next one will go up another foreign edition next time!

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!


  1. I think I like the first cover best for all of them! LOL The new Edge of Never cover is kind of cute though.

    1. I like the first ones more than the second ones, too!

  2. This is such a fun meme! I've seen it on some other blogs but I think I might start doing these!

    Shades of Gray - I actually love the hardcover one because it was the one I saw and somehow the paperback just doesn't represent anything toward the book and...just isn't appealing. In my opinion!

    The Dark Light - You are definitely right! I saw the first cover of it and I just didn't want to read it but if I saw the paperback cover I would have wanted to read it so much more. The first cover just looks like it's a New Adult book.

    The Edge of Never - I haven't read the book but appeal wise I choose English cover. Though both are totally different from each other. One is happy the other looks more moody. XD

    Starcrossed - I can't decide! They are both so pretty!

    1. You should! I had fun doing it.:)

      I haven't seen the hardcover in person. I think if I saw it in person, I would like it more.

      The Dark Light original cover is a lot like NA. I hadn't even realized that. LOL It was a NA cover before NA even existed.:P

      I love the English as well and I think the same thing about the moods! The book has a dark tone to it so the darker one fits.

      I know! It's a struggle to decide the gorgeousness. D:

  3. I think the hardcover of Between Shades of Grey is just perfect. The paperback isn't very unique - it reminds me of Tahereh Mafi's books, and I'm sure there are many others that are similar.

    I don't love either of the Starcrossed covers, but the US version, especially, is so overdone. I'm tired of girls in flowy dresses staring off into the distance!

    Stephanie @ Inspiring Insomnia

    1. They do have the same eye thing going on. I like eye covers though. I'm weird like that, but the Mafi covers look 10x better.

      I am, too! Certain covers are gorgeous, but I don't like the dress on this one very much. The colors clash with the ocean.