Sunday, 9 October 2011

Cover Battles (#2)

This time we are choosing four covers to battle against each other :)

First up is Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

Starcrossed (Starcrossed, #1)

   US                                                UK


 US: I LOVE the dress on this cover, especially the colous and the way it flows out behind her. I totally get why this cover has the sea behind it (it plays a big part in the book for the people that have read it). It has an edge of mystery to it and i like that in a cover.

UK: What I love about this cover is the orange/yellowy background which instatly makes the book stand out to me. I like the font for the title and the little star on the end of the first 'R'. I'm not too sure about the male model but I think that the girl looks very pretty. So all in all I like this cover and the lightning that is behind them.
Conclusion: I can't decide because I like them both for different reasons. So I think I'm going to give this one a draw.


I haven’t read this book (yet) so I can’t really judge properly about the covers because obviously the covers take a big part on the novel, sort of summarising the book in one picture so I’m only judging this book cover due to what I prefer the look of.

US: I adore this cover, the colours are pastel like and the dress is just gorgeous. I love how it’s flowing behind her. Gina has said that the background is a big part of the book, so I instantly like this cover more because it’s explaining about the book.  I love the font as it’s unique and there are more colours on this book cover which draws my attention.

UK: I honestly think that there is too much orange in this cover; although I do love the title’s font and that the ‘R’ has a star on the end. I also love that the two ‘S’s have been linked which could maybe represent the two characters being together but they are starcrossed lovers which is ironic that they ‘should’ be together. (Sorry if that confused you)
As I say, I haven’t read this book, but I love analysing books so I’m just guessing at what I see on the cover, but when I have read the book I make better judgements.
As we can see, the two models are leaning in towards a kiss although the girl model has her eyes open and is just gazing up at the male. This could maybe show that she is uncertain about the dude.  Because his eyes are closed I think that he wants to kiss her, but she is wary about it.

Conclusion: I prefer the US cover because it stands out to me more.

The next book we will be comparing will be Wolfsbane (Witches War #2 / Nightshade #2) of by Andrea Cremer. (Gina has yet to read this book)

Wolfsbane (Nightshade, #2)Wolfsbane (Nightshade, #2)

   US                                              UK


US: I don't know about this one. In a way i think it looks very plain next to the UK version but i must say, i do like the trickle of blood that is dripping down from the 'F'. I can't say i like anything about this one in particular.

UK: I love the sun setting on this one which shows the silhouettes of the girl and the tree with birds in the background. I definitely prefer the title of this cover to the US one which is a bit plain in my opinion. I love the silver pattern of vines and leaves that cover the book. It's a great cover and stands out to me.
Conclusion: The UK one wins hands down. If I saw both of them in a shop I'd know which one would draw my attention and which one wouldn't.


US: Every time I see this cover I like it a little bit more; it’s growing on me. I love that the moon is quite large in the background, obviously due to this being a wolf book! The model is obviously representing Calla, but it’s not at all what I pictured her to be like so I’m not keen on that. I read Wolfsbane a long time ago, so correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t Calla wear the black clothing that’s in the cover (can’t remember what it’s called) around the place she is staying? Or was that in another book I read? I’m not sure, but if she does wear the black clothing then it’s obviously in the cover because of that. I’m not entirely sure why she is crouching, maybe because she’s ready to fight?

UK: I’m not quite sure of this cover, don’t get me wrong, I do like it but it would’ve been nice if they hadn’t changed the covers for the UK, so my Nightshade doesn’t tie in with the current UK Wolfsbane. I love that the colour shades from dark to light, then with the sunset in the middle, with the tree leaning over and the birds flying from it. I also love that the model is standing alone under the tree showing that she could feel alone and isolated due to what happens in Wolfsbane. (By the way; AMAZING BOOK!) The silver design is beautiful and I love it, it really makes the cover stand out and grabs your attention.

Conclusion: I prefer the UK cover because the cover stands out to me more, although I still do love the US cover.


  1. I have to say I like the brighter covers of both of these books.