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Which Cover Wednesday 59

Hello, lovely readers! I’m back with another Which Cover Wednesday! For those of you who don’t know, Which Cover Wednesday is a meme that I host. In it, I compare different covers of the same book and give my opinion on which cover fits the book better. You can also join in on the fun by commenting down below on which is your favourite cover and why. Today’s covers are:

1. A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee

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In this case, I really like the second cover because it gives off more of a mystery vibe to me, with its colour scheme and the shrouded house in the background. Plus, I really admire the second cover’s typography! 🙂 I also like the fact that it looks appealing without the model on the cover. Don’t get me wrong; the first cover looks great as well. But I do have a thing for covers without models and this is no exception!

2. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (US and Polish editions)

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OMG! Second cover looks great! While both these covers look similar, the second cover looks like a re-vamped version of the first that I cannot say no to. It just instantly draws my eye to it…

3. Heist Society by Ally Carter (US and Australian editions)

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This one’s an easy pick! I’d go with the first cover! I like how it’s not too obvious, playing with the pun in the title by having the model mimic someone from high society, with her sunglasses and her top (from what I can see of it). Meanwhile, reflected from her glasses is a painting that she looks ready to rob! The second one just looks like a model stunt, with the effects appearing to be part of the background used to sell whatever it is the model’s selling… Maybe her jacket ( it is a nice jacket… 😉 )?

4. Special feature: Caraval by Stephanie Garber (US, UK, and Russian Editions)

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Thank you, Liliana @ Liliana N Bookish, for suggesting these three covers! I honestly wouldn’t have even known about the third one if it wasn’t for you!

As to which cover I prefer, I think it would be the US edition first, then the Russian edition, and finally, the UK edition. I love the simplistic and elegant look of the first one. It’s not over the top but it’s intriguing enough to hold its own, all without divulging a concrete image of the characters that’ll be stuck in a reader’s head through the novel. The Russian cover, on the other hand, would be perfect for a graphic novel, with its whimsical animation and attention to detail. I just don’t think that it’s as suited to a novel as the US edition is. And compared to these two covers, the UK edition looks boring in comparison…

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 58

Hello, fellow bloggers! It’s time for 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. The covers for this week are:

1.  Something in Between by Melissa de le Cruz

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I know I already reviewed covers of this title before, but I saw the cover that came out for the paperback version this week and couldn’t help but share it! Look at how pretty it looks with the purple haze, that sunset, the water, and those fireworks! 😊 It’s like the perfect photograph made into a cover! And I love it! I also like how the typography is simplistic and underwhelming in relation to the image.

2. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (English and Portuguese)

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Even though both these covers look the same, I kind of like the second one more because of its brightness and cluttered mess. Yes, the first one has a blue background that I think stands out more than the white one. But it also looks a bit too organized for my taste, but that’s just me…

3. Poison Study by Maria V. Synder

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In this case, I’d go with the first cover! The second cover seems generic to me, with the model centre stage in a nice dress with a forest background… But the first cover catches my eye with the architecture and the spiral staircase covering the model’s face (which allows readers to imagine the protagonist how they want to rather than battling their image of the protagonist with the cover’s). I like that both covers show a sense of movement, though… 🙂

4. Everybody Knows Your Name by Andrea Seigel and Brent Bradshaw (English and French)

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This one’s a toughie. To be honest, I don’t really like either of them, but if I had to choose, I guess it’d be the first one, because it has more relation to the story’s plot than the second. That one looks like your run-of-the-mill Contemporary YA novel…

Well, that’s all for this week’s Which Cover Wednesday! Any of these covers make you want to pick up the book immediately? If you have any thoughts or questions, feel free to share them in the Comments Section below. Have a nice day, everyone!

–  Sumaya

Which Cover Wednesday 57

Hey, everybody! I’m back with another Which Cover Wednesday! Which Cover Wednesday is a meme I host where I compare two different covers of the same book and give my opinion on which does it better. And feel free to join in on the fun as well, by commenting about these covers in the Comments Section below. And the covers for this week are:

1. Unrivaled by Alyson Nöel

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To be honest, I really like the second cover. The first one just has a white background, and while I think it suits the cover, I prefer the second cover because it uses that space and fills it up.

2. Defy the Stars by Claudia Grey

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First cover, first cover, first cover! It just looks so beautiful with the cover art plus the typography! The second cover’s okay and all; it’s just the first one captures my attention way more!

3. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

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Second cover, most definitely. First thing I thought when I saw it was,” I need that cover in my life”. I always thought they could do more with the first cover since it is a fantasy novel, technically. It’s fun to see that genre play out on the cover versus romance.

4. 99 Days by Katie Cotugno

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Hmmm… this is a hard one… but if I had to choose, it’d be the second cover. I just don’t like the layout of the first cover, with the all the pictures, but from different angles. Maybe if they were of different pictures, I’d like it more…

Well, that’s it for this week’s Which Cover Wednesday. Were there any covers that caught your eye? 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 56

Hello, everybody. It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for 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). Feel free to give your opinions on the books as well, in the comments section below! Well, here are this week’s covers:

1.  The New Guy (and Other Senior Year Distractions) by Amy Spalding

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I just love the second cover! The first cover looks okay and all, but the second cover has really nice typography and cover art as well!

2. The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey

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Oh my God! I’ve just got to say that both these covers are gorgeous! The starry background of the first cover has me looking at it twice, while the second cover’s feather is drawn so intricately and detailed that I just want to use it as a quill! If I had to choose though, I’d go for…the first cover, because it uses its space more wisely, filling out the background in a way that the second cover doesn’t.

3. Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova

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Cover number two gets my vote! It looks much more mysterious to me, with the magical gate and a lone girl outside, right before the journey happens. I also like the addition of the quote at the top.

4. Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here by Anna Breslaw

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In this case, I’d go with the first cover. I feel as if the second cover’s a bit overdone with the drawn-in images surrounding the model. Plus, I kind of like how Scarlett has her laptop with her, something she uses to write her fanfic, as well as the typography of the title.

So that was this week’s Which Cover Wednesday! What did you think of this week’s covers? And which one is your favourite? If you have any thoughts or questions, please leave them in the comments section below! Have a nice day! 😀

-Sumaya

Which Cover Wednesday 53

Welcome back, wonderful readers, to another Which Cover Wednesday! Which Cover Wednesday is a meme I host where I compare two different covers of the same book and give my opinion on which does it better. And feel free to join in and give your opinions on these covers in the Comments Section below! The covers for this week are are:

1.  The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler

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I’m sorry, but even though I can see the elegance of the first cover, the second one just appeals to me more. It’s mainly because of the motorcycle and the way the model puts her arms up in the air as well as the font face of the title. I do like the first cover’s typography though…

2. Ten Things I Hate About Me by Randa Abdel-Fattah

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In this case, I’d choose the second cover. While the title’s typography for the two covers are pretty much the same, I like the cover art of the second cover more. Whether it’s the background, the photos alternating between Jamilah/Jamie’s different identities, or the message on the top outlining the main issue of the book, I think that the second cover does a better job of conveying the story than the first cover.

3. Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt

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This round goes to the first cover! 😉 While I like the second cover’s typography as well as the dress and vintage camera, it’s a bit more bland compared to the colour bursting from the first cover. The first cover gives the book a retro feel without looking washed out, which is why I like it more.

4. Airhead by Meg Cabot

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The first cover gets my vote! The main reason I chose the first cover over the second is that the second one looks more MG than YA, with its cartoonish cover. The first cover also looks more organized in terms of where the words on the cover are placed, whereas the second cover’s word placement seems random. And I really like the typography of the first cover, with the font used for “Airhead” alone capturing part of the story. Then there’s the line on the bottom, illuminating the issues of the story more than the second cover’s line on the top.

That’s all I have to say about the covers for this week? Were there any that caught your eye? If you have any thoughts or questions about these covers or Which Cover Wednesday in general, be sure to share it in the Comments Section below. Thanks for reading, everyone!

–  Sumaya

 

Which Cover Wednesday 52

Hello, lovely readers! It’s that time of week again: Which Cover Wednesday! Which Cover Wednesday is a meme I host where I compare two different covers of the same book and give my opinion on which does it better. And you can join in on the fun as well, by commenting about these covers in the Comments Section below. Here are this week’s covers:

1.  #famous by Jilly Gagnon (English and French)

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Although I admire the typography and little bits of cover art display on the second cover, I kind of like the first cover more. I guess it’s because the second one mixes two mediums, while the first one remains more consistent with just one medium. But that’s just me…

2. Remix by Non Pratt

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I really like the second cover! It has much more going on that the first, with the colour scheme as well as the info given about the book right above the cover. To be honest, the colour scheme makes the first book look more vibrant and joyful than the first one. But I really like how the first cover places the author’s name as opposed to the second cover.

3. The Season by Jonah Lisa Dyer and Stephen Dyer

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Oh, this is a hard one! Both these covers tell us a little about the book. If I had to choose though, I’d go with the first cover. Usually, I don’t go for covers with models when another option is given, but I liked the contrast between the model in the middle with the sneakers versus the other debutantes. It’s very striking. That, and the fact that I like the blue background.

4. Friend Me/Mates, Dates, Utterly Fabulous by Cathy Hopkins

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First cover forever! You can see the dynamic between the trio of the first cover rather than just a plain cover than doesn’t really convey anything except some cover art that can be generalized to anything, not just friendship.

Well, that’s all for this week’s Which Cover Wednesday! What did you think of this week’s covers? If you have any comments or questions, feel free to share them in the section below. Have a nice day!

–  Sumaya

 

 

Which Cover Wednesday 51

Hey, wonderful readers! It’s time for another Which Cover Wednesday. This is a weekly meme that I host in which I compare two different covers of the same book and suggest which one suits the book better. Feel free to participate as well in the Comments Section below. Here we go:

1.  Summer Days and Summer Nights edited by Stephanie Perkins

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In this case, I like the first cover better than the second. Don’t get me wrong; the second cover is a good cover if you’re going for simple, but I think it’s too simple compared to the first one. I like how the first cover uses its space and fills it out accordingly.

2. And I Darken by Kiersten White

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First cover again! It just looks so beautiful with the flowers and sword as the focus of the cover. I can actually imagine the flowers falling as the sword rises. Plus, I don’t really like covers with models on them. Although I do like this model’s fierce look in her eyes… 😉

3. The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman

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These are both good covers, but if I had to choose, I’d go with the first one. It just has an air of mystery to it, as well as the fact that the second cover looks more like a movie adaptation rather than a cover made for a book…

4. Bras and Broomsticks by Sarah Mlynowski

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I am loving the second cover! The font is pretty great and I love the background image. I think it’s much more comical than the first and it’s also not cartoonish like the first cover. Because of that, the first cover seems more MG than YA.

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 50

Hello, lovely readers! It’s time for Which Cover Wednesday! Which Cover Wednesday is a meme I host where I compare two different covers of the same book and give my opinion on which does it better. And feel free to join in on the fun as well, by sharing your thoughts on these covers in the Comments Section below. Here are this week’s covers 🙂 :

1.  A Tale of Two Besties by Sophia Rossi

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In this case, I’d choose the first cover. Maybe it’s just the placement as well as the typography, or even the background, but the first cover is more appealing to me than the second one. On the other hand, it could be because I don’t really like the second one with the way it sets up the title and the overall paleness of it; this cover isn’t as bold as the first one.

2. The Inventor’s Secret by Andrea Cremer

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First cover, first cover! As you probably know after reading a bunch of Which Cover Wednesdays, I’m not a total fan of models on the cover. That’s why when it’s possible not to have a model on the cover and still make it look good, I’d go for that cover instead. I do like the colours of the second cover, though, but it’s the first one that wins my vote!

3. Beware That Girl by Teresa Toten

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OMG! And this round goes to the first cover again! I can see what the model of the second cover is doing, trying to be either mysterious or scary, but that is totally undermined by the title’s typography. It just doesn’t match the mood and actually obscures the model’s face instead of enhancing the cover altogether. I think the first cover expresses the thriller genre beautifully with the tones as well as the model facing her back to readers and establishing an air of mystery. Then there’s the wicked typography of the title that I prefer way more than the second cover. All in all, I love that first cover! 😉

4. Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky

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This time, it’s the second cover that gets my love! I really like the way the cover mimics a poster and gives you a bit more on the book than the first one does. With that and the typography, the second cover just looks way better to me than the plain first cover.

Well, that’s all for this week’s Which Cover Wednesday! Any covers that strike your fancy? Which cover did you think represent the book best? If you have any thoughts about Which Cover Wednesday, this week’s or on the meme in general, feel free to leave them in the Comments Section below. Thanks for reading!

–  Sumaya

Which Cover Wednesday 48

Hello, wonderful people!🙂 It’s Wednesday and time for another Which Cover Wednesday! Which Cover Wednesday is a meme I host where I compare two different covers of the same book and give my opinion on which does it better. Feel free to join in on the fun by your own opinions on these covers in the Comments Section below! And the covers for this week are:

1.  Girl Defective by Simone Howell

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I really love the second cover! It has so much going on, from the colour scheme to the art on the cover, showing more of the story in a creative way! I like how the cover makes use of its space by not only filling it with records, but trying to perfect placement. I mean, look at how the author is credited via a tag! So clever! 😉

2. Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

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In this case, I like the second cover because of its typography. Not only is it in a beautiful font face, it also is made out of paper, which I really like. Plus, the first cover is much more preferable to me in its simplicity.

3. When Michael Met Mina / The Lines We Cross by Randa Abdel-Fattah

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First cover gets my vote! It just seems more friendly and less thrilling than the second cover. Also, the second cover is basically made of lines…

4. P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

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First cover, first cover, first cover! Even though I think that the second cover is cute, I think that the first cover is even cuter with the chemistry between the models being apparent, as well as that the background and typography complimenting the cover pretty nicely.

Well, that’s it for this week’s Which Cover Wednesday. If you have any comments or questions about the covers above, feel free to leave them in the Comments Section below! Thanks for reading!

–  Sumaya

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