Battle of the Covers is a new weekly meme featured every Thursday hosted at The Reclusive Reader. The primary purpose of this meme is to select two or more different cover(s) editions of the same book and compare them to see which you and I like best. Factors such as relevancy to the plot or premise, and of course, overall appeal and attractiveness of the cover will help determine which cover we prefer.
Hey everyone welcome to our first battle of the covers post hosted by one of our favourite bloggers Leanne at The Reclusive Reader. Rachel and I love our books with gorgeous covers; it’s probably our biggest downfall. So we knew Leanne’s meme would be a perfect one to take part in! For our first battle we’ve chosen the first book in one of my all time favourite series; The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han.
Rachel: When Jasprit told me how many covers there were for The Summer I Turned Pretty I was surprised! I have a definite favorite that stands out in my opinion, though.
I love the US cover. It looks like a photo you would take to remember a summer vacation. The girl looks innocent and sweet but the boys look a little mischievous, especially the one in the front! Yum!
The UK and Spanish covers with the flowers are sort of pretty but I feel like I’d be reading a ‘60s romp just by looking at them. If it were me, I’d put the script on the UK cover in with the flowers of the Spanish cover, I think I’d like it better then.
I’m sorry, but the Indonesian cover is just not my cup of tea. Why would you wear a crocheted beanie in the middle of summer? I just don’t know.
Final verdict: The winner, in my opinion, is the US cover. It seems to fit and capture the spirit of the story and I just like it! Can’t wait to see what Jasprit picks!
I never really like the UK covers of books, I always seem to be attracted to covers which are harder to obtain. So you can probably guess I don’t really like the UK cover. I think the flowery effect would probably appeal to a younger audience, despite the book being for an older age group. Whereas despite the Spanish cover also having a flowery theme, I much prefer it to the UK cover. It has much more cute and fun feel about it. The Indonesian cover I have no idea what is going on here it looks kind of dull and doesn’t give a summery vibe off at all.
Final verdict: My favourite has to be the US cover. I think it does a much better job at capturing the essence of what the book is about.