Same book, different cover #16


Happy hump day! I’m here to bring you again 5 new book covers. It’s up to you to pick and choose your favorite one. This is just for fun so there are no wrong answers! OK then, I’ll go first, then it’s up to you:

Sleepless by Romy Hausmann 

Sleepless 02  Sleepless

These are very different and I normally always go for dark covers but – surprise – I’m more attracted to the second one this time. The second cover feels more original, and I also love that it fits perfectly with this author’s first book of Dear Child, which had a white cover as well with a matchstick house in the center.

Space Hopper by Helen Fisher

Spacehopper  Spacehopper 02

So apparently, since the US doesn’t know what a Space Hopper (bouncy ball/skippy ball) is, there’s a different title and a different cover (it actually shows the item whereas the UK version doesn’t, isn’t that funny). Anyway, I’m choosing cover 1. It’s colorful and it makes me expect a fun read.

Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson

GoodGirl Bad Blood US  GoodGirlBadBlood

There’s not a whole lot of difference between the covers but I still like cover 2 most of all. Maybe it’s the larger font, maybe it’s the blood red that makes it a more vivid cover, I don’t know but I’d reach out for that one first if they were next to each other.

The Shape of Darkness by Laura Purcell

TheShapeOfDarkness 02  TheShapeOfDarkness 01 The Shape of Darkness 01

Cover 1! The second cover has a seventies spy-vibe for me and I’m not fond of it. The third gives me a historical vibe but it can’t compete with the more inviting first cover.

Circus of Wonders by Elizabeth Macneal

Circus of Wonders 01  Circus of Wonders 02

I have the paperback with cover 2 and it looks so much prettier than what you see here. It has a golden shine in the letters and is really amazing. I love that it shows the circus and the familiar stripes but that they chose green instead of red (and blue) on the cover, it makes it so much more elegant and beautiful. I didn’t see Nell there at first on the cover but it’s great to discover some little extra detail like this when you look closer.


So that’s it. Tell me your thoughts! If you can’t get enough, check out Battle Of The Books – #15

25 thoughts on “Same book, different cover #16

  1. I agree with all your choices, except Good Girl, Bad Blood as I have a slight preference for the first cover. I hadn’t seen the other covers of The Shape of Darkness and if I didn’t know and love the author, that second cover would definitely put me off.

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  2. Love these posts! Actually, I prefer the dark cover for the first book, otherwise I agree with you. It is strange about Space Hopper. Not just the style, but the vibe of the cover is also completely different. Quite often you can tell from the cover, which kind of book it is, but that isn’t the case here. Looks like two very different books.

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    • Space Hopper was just as much fun as the orange cover suggests, and it has an 80s/90s vibe too in the novel. I find it most fitting. The rollarskates are important in the story too and are the base of a link between past and present, you can’t top that with another cover 😋

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