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Which Cover Wednesday 86

Hello, lovely readers! It’s been a while since my last Which Cover Wednesday, but I’m back now! For those of you who don’t know, Which Cover Wednesday is a weekly meme I host where I compare two different covers of a book and give my opinion of which cover looks better. Without further ado, here are this week’s covers!

1.  The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand

the afterlife of holly chase 1 or the afterlife of holly chase 2

In this case, I’d go with the first cover. I love the cover art surrounding the first cover’s typography; I find it eye-catching. Plus, the second cover gives off this comic vibe that doesn’t sit well with me, since I didn’t find this book particularly funny…

2. Ink is Thicker Than Water by Amy Spalding

ink is thicker than water 1.jpg or ink is thicker than water 2

OMG! Loving that second cover! Especially that ink stain background and typography! It fits the book so well! The first cover is okay for its time, but has nothing on the second cover!

3. First Test by Tamora Pierce

first test 1.jpg or first test 2.jpg

And this round goes to the second cover! Again! I love the contrast between these two covers! You can tell the cover designer wanted to revamp the book in order appeal to all those who want tough, kickbutt heroines and might not have heard of Tamora Pierce or her books.

4. The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia

the lovely reckless 1.jpg or the lovely reckless 2

Second cover for the win! I’m just a huge fan of the typography as well as the moving car alluding to the story. While the models in the first cover do allude to the story as well, I’m all for covers that prove that they can stand on their own with including models.

Well, that’s a wrap for this week’s Which Cover Wednesday! Let me know which covers you liked in the Comments Section below!

–  Sumaya

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Which Cover Wednesday 85

Hello, fellow readers! Today’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for another Which Cover Wednesday! Which Cover Wednesday is a weekly meme I host where 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! Here are this week’s lovely covers:

1.  The Diviners by Libba Bray

the diviners.jpg or the diviners 2.jpg

In this case, I’d go with cover number one! This is mainly because I’m in love with the intricate design! Whether its the background, the eye, the symbols or the typography, I adore it all! The second cover is only okay in comparison…

2. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

the darkest minds.jpg or the darkest minds 2.jpg

First cover wins again! What I like most about this cover is its amazing background! It fits the symbol on the front way more that the second cover, whose symbol seems to be hovering awkwardly in midair.

3. Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith

windfall.jpg or windfall 2.jpg

First cover for the win! The reason for that being how it fills its space. I feel as if the first cover fills up space with beautiful cover art, intriguing the eye of a potential buyer. Meanwhile, the second cover has its cover art clumped together in an unoriginal way.

4. The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

the goose girl.jpg or the goose girl 2.jpg

And this round goes to… the second cover! The illustration is gorgeous and that typography is simply magical! I do see it imitating the first cover in some ways, like the font and placement, so for that I give both covers props! But my heart surely goes out to the second cover! 😉

Well, that’s all for today! Which cover would you choose? I’d love to hear about it in the Comments Section below!

Thanks for reading, everyone!

–  Sumaya

Which Cover Wednesday 84

Hi, everyone! 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). You’re also welcome to participate as well, by commenting in the section below. And the covers for this week are:

1. The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee (English and Spanish)

the secret of a heart note 1.jpg or the secret of a heart note 2.jpg

In this case, I’d go with the second cover! I like the simplicity of this cover and how it conveys the same kind of idea as the first one without the additional cover art. Plus, I really like the flower design of cover number two in comparison to the first one! 🙂

2. Trouble Makes a Comeback by Stephanie Tromly

trouble makes a comeback 1.jpg or trouble makes a comeback 2.jpg

Definitely going with cover number one this time around! It’s not that the second cover looks bad, but rather the fact that it looks more like a generic contemporary that could be about anything. The first cover, on the other hand, looks more like it could be involved in a thrilling adventure, which the main characters do get from the mystery they’re trying to solve. 😉

3. Girls in the Moon by Janet McNally (English and Spanish)

girls in the moon.jpg or girls in the moon 2.jpg

Both covers look amazing1 But if I had to choose, I’d go with the second cover, mainly because I like how they sneaked the moon into the cover! 😀 That and the fact that it hints at the book’s subject matter. 😉

4. Take the Key and Lock Her Up by Ally Carter

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Firstly, I have to say that I find the difference between these two covers to be utterly hilarious! If I didn’t know that they were for the same book, I would have thought that these were two completely different stories, since one looks like a mystery/thriller with something afoot and the other appears to be a light contemporary novel. That being said, I’d go with the first cover on this one, being that it conveys more of the story and looks more polished than the second cover.

Well, that’s it for this week’s Which Cover Wednesday! Find any cover you like? Let me know in the Comments Section below!

Thanks for reading, everybody!

–  Sumaya

Which Cover Wednesday 83

Hi, fellow readers! It’s time for another 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). Feel free to join in on the fun as  well by commenting in the section below! Here are this week’s covers:

1. Everless by Sara Holland

everless.jpg or everless 2

Definitely going with the first cover! I love the detail given to it! While the second cover has a similar idea, I like the first cover’s execution of that idea more!

2. Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

flame in the mist or flame in the mist 2.jpg

This is a tough decision, mainly because I’m not a fan of either cover. But if I had to choose, I’d go with the first one, only because the second cover seems like it can apply to other stories with just a girl’s face front and centre…

3. History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

history is all you left me.jpg or history is all you left me 2.jpg

Again, my vote goes to the first cover! I love the cover art as well as the typography! That mirroring effect thing gives the cover an interesting touch. Not that the second cover isn’t nice as well. I just prefer the first cover more!

4. Blood of Wonderland by Colleen Oakes (originally called The Wonder)

blood of wonderland 1.jpg or blood of wonderland.jpg

This round goes to the second cover! Finally! But honestly, I really prefer the card-like cover, especially compared to the first cover of a girl in a dress. I’ve seen that kind of cover so many times (although not in recent publications) that it’s nice to see something else instead!;)

Well, that’s a wrap for this week’s Which Cover Wednesday! Any covers that caught your eye? Let me know in the Comments Section below!

Take care, everyone! And keep reading!

–  Sumaya

Which Cover Wednesday 82

Hi, everyone! Welcome back to 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 join in on the fun by giving your opinion of these covers as well! This week’s covers are:

1.  A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Bernard

a quiet kind of thunder or a quiet kind of thunder 2

While I am a fan of the simplicity of cover number two, my vote goes to the first cover! It’s mainly because I don’t like the placement or typography of the author’s name on the second cover, which seems like something small, but actually does bother me a bit… I kind of wish the author’s name was underneath the title like the first cover… Plus, I do like the first cover’s background!

2. More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer

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In this case, I’d pick the first cover! I love the colours used in the first cover more than the second one as well as the cover art, with a heart incorporated into the last message. Kind of cliché, I know, but it works for me! 🙂

3. Between the Blade and the Heart by Amanda Hocking

between the blade and the heart or between the blade and the heart 2.jpg

This one’s a toughie since I actually don’t like either of these covers… But if I had to pick, I’d go with the first one just because the second cover doesn’t make sense to me… where did the feathers come from? I don’t think they have any significance to the story, at least not at the moment…

4. Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

love, hate & other filters.jpg or love, hate & other filters 2.jpg

Second cover for the win! I love the background image with the brick wall and the art displayed on it! I also really like the typography and the overall “fullness” of the cover. I feel like it uses its space much more efficiently than the first cover. Probably because of the fact that the model blocks the letters a bit on the first cover as well as it seeming more empty with the white background.

Well, that’s it for this week’s Which Cover Wednesday. Were there any covers you liked or disliked? If you have any thoughts on these covers, I’d love to hear about them in the Comments Section below! Thanks for reading!

–  Sumaya

Which Cover Wednesday 81

Hi there, wonderful readers! 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 feel free to join in on the fun by giving your opinions in the Comments Section below. Here are this week’s covers:

1.  The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee

the dazzling heights or the dazzling heights 2.jpg

In this case, I’d choose the first cover over the second. I love the air of mystery with the fog surrounding the two towers! And that dazzling typography! 💖 Plus, I’m not much of a fan of Avery being the main focus of the cover when there are so many other POVs in the novel. But maybe it was done for the UK’s cover consistency… Overall, I’m #TeamFirstCover

2. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

pushing the limits or pushing the limits 2

First cover gets my vote again! I find that the second cover doesn’t look as “put-together” as the first. Maybe because the second cover is for the Kindle edition and the publisher is targeting a different audience altogether, possibly one that doesn’t care about covers as much? Whatever the reason behind it, the first cover seems like a much more polished edition altogether.

3. In Search of Us by Ava Dellaira

in search of us or in search of us 2

At first, I was going to go with cover number one because of its cover art, but then I thought that the fact that it doesn’t include the word “Us” in the title is kind of weird (Is it hidden somewhere in the cover? Or is it a creative tactic of some kind?) Plus, the second cover sets the scene and relates more to the story than the first cover, with a girl on the move looking for something in L.A. (or I could just be reading into it and she’s just looking at the birds or the sun 😀 )!

4. My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

my not so perfect life or my not so perfect life 2

My love goes with the first cover! Not only is it bright and eye-catching, I also love the amount of detail given to the cover’s illustration. To me, that reflects the story more than the second cover, which seems plainer and less appealing in comparison.

Well, that’s a wrap on this week’s Which Cover Wednesday! I guess I was more inclined to liking the first covers this week! Which covers caught your eye? Let me know in the Comments Section below! Have a nice day!

–  Sumaya

Which Cover Wednesday 80

Hello, everybody! Welcome back to 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 wonderful covers in the Comments Section! Anyways, let’s begin! 😁

1. Nine Women, One Dress by Jane L. Rosen

In this case, I’d probably go with cover number 2. I just really like the background as well as the dress sketch in the middle in comparison to the first cover. Also, I find that the typography compliments the cover overall by being understated, which is a nice touch! The first cover is still cute, though. It just isn’t my favourite…

2. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

OMG! The second cover looks gorgeous with the detail given to the bird’s illustration. However, I would still choose the first cover in terms of amazing typography (I’m a sucker for good typography), and a captivating image!

3. Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

First cover all the way! I really like the colours worked into the cover as well as the fact that it is beautifully illustrated overall. The second cover is okay, but I don’t understand what is underneath the model’s head, to be honest.

4. The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

First cover gets my vote this time around. 😉 I love the cover art all around it, filling space, and the background complimenting the cover art very nicely. The second one is okay, other than the fact that it hides some of the typography, but it’s the first one that really captures my heart.

Well, that’s it for this week’s Which Cover Wednesday! If you have any thoughts or questions about these covers, or suggestions for next week’s Which Cover Wednesday, feel free to share them in the Comments Section below. Thanks for reading, everyone!

–  Sumaya

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

the-one-memory-1.jpg or the-one-memory.jpg

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

the-burning-girl.jpg or the-burning-girl-2.jpg

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

optimists die first or optimistsdiefirst2.jpg

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

frostblood.jpg or frostblood2.jpg

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

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

i hate everyone but you or i hate everyone but you 2.jpg

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

i know i am.jpg or i know i am 2.jpg

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

seven days of you.jpg or seven days of you 2.jpg

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

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