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.
Hello there readers. Both Jasprit and I are sucker for a pretty cover, so Leanne's meme is an indulgence we can't pass up! For this edition we're featuring Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. As you know I recently went to an author signing with them and they talked about all the countries this was published in, so I thought there must be a lot of covers out there, and boy, was there ever! We're only going to feature four in this post, so scroll down below and feast your eyes on the pretties:
Jasprit: All the covers seem to have a nice gothic type vibe going on. The Bulgarian cover is not one that I would pick up, it’s got a super creeptastic look going on that if I saw this cover in a bookstore I would immediately assume that it’s more of a horror read than a paranormal one. The Serbian cover I like a bit more, it has an eerie vibe about it, but I think the colour and images work really well together. Whereas the title and image on the German cover sort of makes me think I’m picking up a book about wolves, was Beautiful Creatures even about wolves? I can’t remember! I really like the US cover, it’s simple and the style and colour of the title blends in well with the image of the trees. The trees do make it seem like it’s a scary read, as you don’t seem to know where the path is taking you, but I sort of like this feeling it leaves you with.
Final verdict: My favourite has to be the US cover, it’s simple yet mysterious.
Rachel: Well this was a tough choice. I liked the script and creepy nature of the US cover but it was my least favorite of the four. The German cover is nice, but it just doesn’t seem to fit the story to me. I can’t put my finger on why, maybe it’s the unnatural looking color of her eye. I had a hard time choosing between the Serbian and the Bulgarian covers. The Serbian cover ticked all the boxes with me: lush moss covered trees, old mansion in the background, and Lena and Ethan in each other’s arms. It just gave me that feel of the deep South looking at it, which is where the book is set. The Bulgarian was a close second with the moss covered gothic looking gate, and Lena standing in the middle. It also gave off a deep South feeling to me.
Final Verdict: The Serbian cover.
Well in this edition I guess Jasprit and I have differing opinions. :) I do agree with Jasprit about the German cover, it looks like a book about wolves somehow. Funny that it would give off that vibe!
So, tell us, which cover would you choose as your favorite from this battle?