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Which Cover Wednesday 79

Hey, lovely readers! It’s that time of week again: Which Cover Wednesday! Which Cover Wednesday is a meme I host where I compare two covers of the same book and choose which one I think is better for that book (based solely on my opinion). And you can participate as well, in the Comments Section below! Here are this week’s covers:

1.  The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Carr

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I guess in this case, I’d go with the first cover. I like how it conveys a sense of “fracturedness”, kind of like a jigsaw puzzle of sorts. The first cover, with its simple typography and background, seems boring in comparison.

2. The Burning Girl by Claire Messud

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First cover again! While I like the warm tones of the second cover, I admire the first cover’s text placement as well as its chalk-like typography and the image of a match shaped into a face. Plus, I don’t really like the centre image of the second cover; it’s just floating there, which looks kind of weird to me.

3. Optimists Die First by Susin Nielson

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First cover forever! Or least until they make one even better! 😉 I love the way it resembles a knitted sweater; that’s my main reason for liking cover number one. The second cover does look okay, especially with the thread and button, but it’s a bit empty with its spacious black background.

4. Frost Blood by Elly Blake

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Even though both covers are similar, if I had to choose, I’d go with (surprise, surprise) the first cover. I like the intricate design of the flower, along with the blood dripping from it and its unique typography.

That’s all for this week’s Which Cover Wednesday! Hope you enjoyed reading it! If you have any thoughts about these covers that you’d like to share, feel free to leave them in the Comments Section below! Thank you for reading!

–  Sumaya

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Which Cover Wednesday 78

Hey there, fellow readers! I’m back with another Which Cover Wednesday! For those of you who don’t know, Which Cover Wednesday is a weekly meme I host. What happens is that I compare two different covers of a book and give my opinion of which cover looks better. And you can join in on the fun as well! Just leave your thoughts about these covers in the Comments Section below. Speaking of covers, here are our covers for this week:

1.  I Hate Everyone But You by Gabby Dun and Allison Raskin

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I really like the second cover. While both covers seem similar, I feel as if the first cover is a draft of the second one. I think that the second cover has a polished look to it, with the phone in the middle actually looking real, the text is bold, legible, yet not out of place. Plus, I think it was a good idea to put the authors’ names inside the phone, like it’s a random chat. The only this I’m not a fan of is the background art of all those emojis…

2. I Know I Am, But What Are You by Samantha Bee

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Loving that second cover. Simple, but it gets the point across just as much as if the author were wearing a bee costume. Also, I really like the typography of the second cover in comparison to the first one, which looks much more bland.

3. A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Marby

fierce and subtle poison or a fierce and subtle poison 2

First cover for the win! I love how vibrant it looks with all those colours, leaves and flowers! And that typography is looking pretty fierce with those thorns around it! 😉 The second cover, while giving an air of mystery with its model shrouded in shadow, wouldn’t make me want to grab ahold of it as the first book does.

4. Seven Days of You by Cecily Vinesse

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In this case, I’d go with the second cover. I like seeing covers that try to use other enticing factors rather than a picture with a model. The second cover looks super cute with its cover art all over the place! It just screams light contemporary without having to use models holding hands or whatnot.

Well, that’s all I have to say for today! I hope you enjoyed this week’s Which Cover Wednesday! Did you see anything you liked? If you have any thoughts or questions about Which Cover Wednesday or this week’s titles, I’d love to hear about them in the Comments Section below. Thanks for reading!

– Sumaya

Which Cover Wednesday 77

Hello, fellow book lovers! Welcome back to another Which Cover Wednesday! Which Cover Wednesday is a weekly meme I host. What happens is that I compare two different covers of a book and give my opinion of which cover looks better. Feel free to give your opinion of these covers as well! And this week’s covers are:

1.  Everything Beautiful is Not Ruined by Danielle Younge-Ulman

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Second cover hands-down! Even though both covers look similar, I like the second cover’s absence of curtains, even though they pertain to the story being told. Without the curtains, I can appreciate the night sky a bit more, especially with exquisite depiction of stars! Then there’s the typography, which doesn’t draw attention away from the background, the obvious star of the cover. What I’m trying to say is that there’s a balance between typography design and cover art that I really like!

2. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

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Huge fan of the first cover! I love the detailed illustration, especially the shadows on the buildings and of the boys. Plus, I think it’s safe to say that I’m real sucker for starry sky backdrops! There’s just something so peaceful and ethereal about them that just appeals to me… The second cover attempts a more playful approach but ends up looking random to me, with the huge hourglass and the boys standing on top of it… Now if the boys were in the hourglass, that would make for an interesting cover, at least in my opinion.

3. All is Beauty Now by Sarah Faber

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While the first cover is okay, it has nothing on the gorgeousness of the second one! 😉  I love the splash of colour and the brightness involved as well as how the leaves frame the edges of the cover. It seems as if the illustrator had put a lot of detail into eve the placement of their cover art, which I really admire! Then there’s the bold typography that suits the cover well without overwhelming it too much.

4. Uglies by Scott Westerfield

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In this case, I prefer cover number two over the first one. The second cover is more simplistic in its depiction than the first, yet it still is able to convey the plot through just one image. The first cover, however, seems to rely on a bunch of scenes put together into a collage. Instead of clarifying the book’s subject matter, it just makes things more confusing and unnecessarily complicated.

That’s it for this week’s Which Cover Wednesday! If you have any comments or questions, please leave them in the Comments Section below. Have a nice night!

–  Sumaya

Which Cover Wednesday 76

Hey there, fellow readers! It’s been awhile but welcome back to another Which Cover Wednesday! Which Cover Wednesday is a meme I host where I show two different covers of the same book and choose which one is better (in my opinion). And you can join in on the fun as well by commenting on your favourite covers in the section below.

Without further ado, here are this week’s covers:

1.  My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

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Really loving the second cover! While I do admit that the first cover is great with its yearbook image displaying those 80s style haircuts as well as its cute typography, it’s got nothing on cover number two! OMG! The second cover looks like a VHS tape and has a Stranger Things vibe going for it! Plus, I’m a big fan of its use of colour! 😉

2. A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland

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In this case, I’d go with the first cover. I like the background colour as well as its symmetrical use of cover art. This cover creates an illusion of filling more space than the second one, which appears to be more blank with a lobster being the only image. I’m not going to lie; it has pretty decent typography, but I feel as if the cover could have benefited from strengthening its other attributes.

3. Blood Red Road by Moira Young

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To be honest, at first, I was really into the second cover. But now, I admire the amount of detail given to the first cover, from the depiction of the sandstorm to the epic typography and the dynamic movement of the model.  Don’t get me wrong; the second cover’s nice. I just like the first one more! 😉

4. Wildlife by Fiona Wood

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This one’s kind of tough since, to me, these covers give off a different feel to the story. That being said, I really like the first cover, seeing as it has a lighter mood to it, what with the cloud typography and the fact that both models are presumably relaxing and looking up at the sky. The whole cover seems idyllic, at least in my opinion. The second cover, while possessing an amazing background, doesn’t share the idyllic bliss seen in cover number one. In fact, when I look at this cover, it seems as if the models are contemplating on their problems…

Well, that’s all I have to say for this week’s Which Cover Wednesday! Now I’d love to hear from you! What did you think of this week’s covers? If there’s any that caught your eye, give it a shout out in the Comments Section below! Thanks for reading, everyone!

–  Sumaya

Which Cover Wednesday 75

Welcome back, fellow book lovers, to another Which Cover Wednesday! Which Cover Wednesday is a weekly meme I host. What happens is that I compare two different covers of a book and give my opinion of which cover looks better. And I would love to hear your opinions on these covers, too! Feel free to leave comments about them in the section below. 🙂

Here are this week’s covers:

1.  My Life Undecided by Jessica Brody

my-life-undecided or my-life-undecided-2

I’m really a fan of the second cover! It’s neat and simple, with its lightly styled typography and the cute heart mouse! I think it fills up space nicely without it being too overwhelming. It also gives readers a little more info on the story. The first cover, while still informative, doesn’t seem as appealing to me with the model’s questioning face being the only anchor to story… Maybe if she was more dynamic, writing her blog and such, it might have made for a better cover.

2. Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

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First cover for sure! Did I ever mention my love for rustic keys? Because it is almost as great as my love for buttons! The intricate design of the keys mixed in with that faded out background of a girl staring and the typography makes for a beautiful cover! The second cover, while possessing pretty typography, is kind of boring in comparison with the model merely standing there.

3. Love and Other Alien Experiences by Kerry Winfrey

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This one’s so hard because I really like both covers! I love the background of the first one as well as how it plays with different typographies on the cover, although I’m not too fond of the cover art. And while I might not like the second cover’s typography as much, I definitely love its cover art decorating the background. Overall, I think I’ll go with cover number two for using its space efficiently.

4. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

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In this case, I’d pick the first cove hands-down! Other than my major appreciation for its typography, I love the background colour scheme with the wood as well as how nicely it represents summer with only a few details. The second cover however seems to incorporate a lot more details, and adding to the fact that its clustered around the title, it doesn’t appeal to me as much.

Well that’s it for this week’s Which Cover Wednesday! If you see any covers you like, give a shout out in the Comments Section below! Have a nice day, everyone! 😉

–  Sumaya

 

Which Cover Wednesday 74

Hi, everyone! It’s that time of week again: Which Cover Wednesday! Which Cover Wednesday is a weekly meme I host. What happens is that I compare two different covers of a book and give my opinion of which cover looks better. And if you have any thoughts you’d like to add about these covers, I would love to hear about them in the Comments Section below. Now, without further ado, let’s begin!

1.  The Disenchantments by Nina Lacour (English and German)

the-disenchantments or the-disenchantments-2

While I like the feel of both covers, my vote goes to cover number two! I love the collage set up with all the interesting pictures telling more of a story, as well as the lighting and colour scheme. Plus, it reminds me a lot of Katie Cotugno’s novels. 😉

2. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

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First cover for sure! I love how the first cover uses black and white photography, and blurs the images around the couple so that they seem to be the only ones who matter. Plus, just look at that typography! The second cover is alright, but I feel as if the first cover put in much more effort…

3. That Time I Joined the Circus by J.J. Howard (English and German)

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In this case, I’d go with the first cover hands-down! I choose the first cover mostly because of the atmosphere created with the lights, the elephants and tents, the solitary girl embarking on a journey. I also really like how the typography is understated in this cover because the overall amazing illustration. That way it isn’t overdone. The second cover, while okay, looks more like an MG novel than a YA with its typography and design…

4. Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

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Loving that second cover, especially in the way it uses graffiti in the typography as well as the cover’s job in conveying the story a bit more. The first cover just gives a spray can and nothing more, although I do find the words coming out of the spray can to be clever. 😉

Well, that’s a wrap for this week’s Which Cover Wednesday! I’ve got to say, I really liked the covers this week, especially for That Time I Joined the Circus! If you have any suggestions for next week’s Which Cover Wednesday, or would like to add your opinion to the mix, feel free to do so in the Comments Section below! Have a wonderful day!

–  Sumaya

Which Cover Wednesday 73

Hello, lovely readers! It’s Wednesday, and on this blog that means it’s time for another Which Cover Wednesday! Which Cover Wednesday is a weekly meme I host. What happens is that I compare two different covers of a book and give my opinion of which cover looks better. And feel free to add your opinions to the mix in the Comments Section below! This week’s contenders are:

1.  Gimme a Call by Sarah Mlynowski

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I really like the look of the second one. The first one seems really empty and unfinished, and not just because of the white background, but also because it doesn’t fill up space with cover art. Meanwhile, the second cover has a pretty lush background with cool typography and a retro rotary phone!

2. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

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First cover for sure! I love the contrast of colours in the first cover, plus its wicked typography (as you’ve noticed by this point, I’m a huge fan of word art!). Also, I like its depiction of moths versus the second cover, which is a close up drawing of a moth, slightly creeping me out…

3. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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Loving that second cover. The first is okay and all, but I like how the second cover looks more like a vintage classic with its intricate, symmetrical design. Overall, it fills out the cover without overdoing it, in my opinion!

4. One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

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In this case, I’d go with the first cover. While both covers are pretty similar with an central image (and having gorgeous typography to boot!), I like the first cover for its detailed design of the throne. Plus, doesn’t it look like the snake is being stabbed with a flaming sword in the second cover(although it’s probably just wrapped around it)?

Well, that’s all I have to say for this week’s Which Cover Wednesday! Were there any covers that caught your eye! Feel free to let me know in the Comments Section below, as well as any thoughts or suggestions you might have. Thanks for reading, everyone!

–  Sumaya

Which Cover Wednesday 72

Hello, fellow book lovers! Welcome back to another Which Cover Wednesday! Which Cover Wednesday is a weekly meme I host. What happens is that I compare two different covers of a book and give my opinion of which cover looks better. Feel free to give your opinion of these covers as well! And this week’s covers are…

1.  One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

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In this case, I like the second one more than the first. I just think the first cover’s being a bit too elaborate, where the second cover sticks to simplicity with the silohouttes and even giving us a little more info with the words.

2. The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord

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First cover most definitely! While I love the tree’s design on the second cover, it’s the first cover that captures my heart! The ombre effect on the first cover is pretty nice and I like how it uses its space compared to the second one, which seems sort of empty or unfinished to me…

3. Boundless by Cynthia Hand

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This one’s kind of tough, because I really like the look of the second cover with the model being caught in a moment of still movement. Where the wind is blowing around her and she’s moving to it. But I remember seeing cover number one for the first time, long long ago and loving it for its use of colour. In the end, I’ll ultimately choose the second cover.

4. Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index by Julie Israel

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Yes, yes, yes to the second cover! I love the typography a lot as well as its watercolour background. But then again, I’m always one to love a watercolour background! 😉

Well, that’s all for now! See any covers you like? Let me know in the Comments Section below! Have a nice day, everyone!

–  Sumaya

Which Cover Wednesday 71

Hello, fellow readers! It’s already the middle of the week, which means a whole bunch of things, but in this case, it’s that Which Cover Wednesday is upon us! Which Cover Wednesday is a meme that I host in which I compare two covers of the same book and give my opinion on which cover is better. And I’m not the only one who can participate! You can, too! Just leave your opinions about these covers in the Comments Section below! Well, without further ado, here are our lovely covers for this week:

1.  If Birds Fly Back by Carlie Sorosiak

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Second cover most definitely! The first cover’s background is okay, but the constellation in the middle seems randomly placed. I like the second cover for its simplicity as well as its cute illustration of birds flying amidst the clouds.

2. Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley

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My vote goes to the second cover yet again! While I do love the lighting in the first cover, the second cover looks great with the bold typography and the frozen image of a two girls (who are shown through silhouettes) under a night sky. I guess this is a pretty good example of having a less model-centric cover.

3. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

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OMG! If our previous cover of Our Own Private Universe was a good example of a less model-centric cover, than Truthwitch is a pretty good example of why models can be a powerful asset on covers. You’d think I’d like the second cover more than the first, but the first cover still captures my eye with that amazing background image plus our model conveying a sense of power and mystique. The second cover just seems boring in comparison with its own colour and icon… Although, I’ll admit it has lovely typography!

4. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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In this case, I’d choose the second cover. Not that the first one isn’t good; it’s just that the second cover has this typography that I really like. It also uses its space more efficiently than the first cover, in my opinion, with the model filling out the whole space as well as a black background.

Well, that’s all for this week’s Which Cover Wednesday! Have any thoughts on these covers? I’d love to hear them! Also, if you have any suggestions for next week’s Which Cover Wednesday, then feel free to leave them in the Comments Section below! Take care, everyone! And keep reading!

-Sumaya

 

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