Same book, different cover #17

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Happy hump day! I’m here to bring you again 5 new book covers (ok I was so fired up I even added an extra one so you get 6 book choices this time). It’s up to you to pick and choose your favorite cover. This is just for fun so there are no wrong answers! OK then, I’ll go first, then it’s up to you:

Bone China by Laura Purcell

Bone China 03   Bone China  Bone China 02

I choose cover 2. It has that historical and gothic feel to it which is missing in the third cover, and the first one feels a little too bare and colorless to me, it’s like it was the first draft and the second one is the one where they added all the color and extras and is actually the finished cover.

No Exit by Taylor Adams

No Exit 02  NoExit

I choose cover 2. I actually read the first one but it’s the great reviews that convinced me because I wouldn’t have picked it up based on this cover, it feels too ghostly and if anything, I try to stay away from ghosts. If you feel the same, I can reassure you, it’s a real handprint left on a window and you’ll find out soon enough there’s nothing ghostly about this book.

Then She Vanishes by Claire Douglas

ThenSheVanishes  Then She Vanishes 02

I pick cover 1. The second isn’t too bad either but the purple doesn’t feel as ominous as it should for me. Also I find it more chilling with the promise of someone vanishing in plain daylight than at night.

The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas

The Cheerleaders 01  The Cheerleaders 02

I definitely choose cover 2. I do like the tagline of the first one but I’m not a fan of the image. It gives me such an all American feeling and despite the title it feels too cosy and cheerful. The second cover with those little smudges of blood is more ominous and mysterious.

Eight Perfect Hours by Lia Louis

EightPerfectHours  EightPerfectHours02

I guess this one depends on how much you love winter and novels set in winter time. I don’t love winter at all so I definitely pick cover 1. Sorry!

House of Correction by Nicci French

House of Correction 01  House of Correction 03  House of Correction 04  House of Correction

Hmm well I’m spoilt for choice this time but I’m going for cover 2. I actually have nr 4 which looks nice as well and certainly stands out in my library with the vivid blue color but cover 2 reflects that feeling of confinement so well that I’m eager to find out more. The third cover makes me expect a story set somewhere in the seventies or eighties for some reason so I wouldn’t really pick this one either.

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So that’s it. Tell me your thoughts! If you can’t get enough, check out Battle Of The Books – #16

17 thoughts on “Same book, different cover #17

  1. Oh, how I love these posts, Inge💜

    1. I like the third cover because it completely creeps me out!
    2. I’m with you on that second cover, which helped me decide to read the book!
    3. I choose the second simply because of the typeface. It’s eerie and ominous.
    4. Again, I agree with you on the second. Less is more!
    5. I actually have this book and love cover #2😏 It matches the story.
    6. It’s a toss up between the first three as I like all of them for very different reasons. If pushed, I’d go with #2 as well.

    Fun, fun, fun!

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  2. Ha! You haven’t done one of these in a while. I love choosing between these, and I think I’m pretty much with you on choices. Here’s what I’m drawn too:
    1. Cover 1
    2. Cover 2
    3. Cover 1
    4. Cover 1
    5. Cover 1
    6. Cover 2

    My choices are less to do with colour and more to do with impact, and there’s plenty to choose here.

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  3. What a great post. I have seen these around an need to try it. I have only read a couple of these, so let’s see what would draw my eye.

    1. Cover 2 (I agree, #1 is too plain)
    2. Cover 2 (I also don’t like the ghostly feel to #1)
    3. Cover 1 (looks more realistic)
    4. Cover 2 (The tagline on #1 takes over the cover)
    5. Cover 2 (I like the snowy setting as that was how the book started)
    6. Don’t know about this one.

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  4. I love your comparisons, it is so interesting. A cover plays such a big role on how we initially perceive a book. I don’t see the point of producing four covers of House of Correction by Nicci French (surely that can’t be just US/UK paperback/hard-cover versions?), but I agree that the second is the most effective.

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