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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

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 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

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

everything beautiful.jpg or everything beautiful 2.jpg

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

uglies .jpg or uglies 2.jpg

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

my best friend's exorcism.jpg or my best friend's exorcism-2.jpg

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

worstnightmares.jpg or worstnightmares2.jpg

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

blood-red-road.jpg or blood-red-road-2

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

wildlife.jpg or wildlife-2.jpg

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

love-and-other-alien-experiences.jpg or love-and-other-alien-experiences-2.jpg

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

second-chance-summer.jpg or second-chance-summer-3.jpg

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 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

one-of-us-is-lying.jpg or one-of-us-is-lying-2

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

the-names-they-gave-us.jpg or the-names-they-gave-us-2.jpg

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

boundless.jpg or boundless-2.jpg

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

juniper-lemon.jpg or juniper-lemon-2.jpg

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 67

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.  Avalon High by Meg Cabot

avalon-high.jpg or avalon-high-2.jpg

In this case, I prefer the first cover over the second one, seeing as the second one has a model who is merely holding a sword upright in the corner… Maybe if she was doing something else, I might like the second cover more, but overall,  the first cover’s more appealing to me for playing with the typography and cover art.

2. The Lost Marble Book of Forgotten Girl and Random Boy by Marie Jaskulka

the-lost-marble.jpg or the-lost-marble-2.jpg

First cover again! I like how the design mimics a marble book’s cover a lot! Not that the second cover doesn’t look good, because I love its typography and backdrop! It’s just that I like the first cover more.

3. Princess Academy by Shannon Hale

princess-academy.jpg or princess-academy-2.jpg

My vote goes to the first cover (what a surprise)! I love the detail into the cute and quaint illustrations and that it includes not one girl centre stage, but all the girls going to the academy. Plus, the model in the second cover does not help in my imagining of Miri…

4. Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

demonglass.jpg or demonglass-2.jpg

Yes to the first cover! OMG, after all this time, I still love the model’s outfit and how it fits with the background, as well as the mirror image below. While I do admit that it screams photo shoot more than a cover, it looks much more better than the second one to me, which just depicts the model’s head and nothing else…

So, I guess this was a week for first covers… 😀 That aside, did any of these covers catch your eye? Let me know in the Comments Section below! Take care, everyone! And keep reading!

–  Sumaya

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