TTT : Cover Face Off


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic is:

Cover Redesigns  Cover Face Off

I decided to change the theme slightly and choose ten books with different versions and have a face off:

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

I can’t deny I have a soft spot for SF Masterworks covers so the blue is my favourite although I think all three of these are okay.

The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

I actually like all three of these covers but again, I have an undeniable soft spot for the cover depicting Smaug protecting his hoard.

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

I’m never overly fond of movie tie-in covers but the one here isn’t that bad.  My favourite is the black and white cover though.  I love that cover.

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

I love the middle cover.  Possibly because of familiarity but I love these covers.

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

So, the silver and purple version is the one I first read/bought but I love the third cover – I can’t explain it.  It is the one.

Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey

The blue cover is my favourite of these – it is a little bit dated but I feel it’s the best one in terms of fitting the story – the other two, well, they’re not bad covers but my immediate impression, if I saw these without any knowledge of the book, would be that the story involved vampires.

Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie

Now, I’ve not read this series – don’t go there – so can’t speak as to which is the most fitting but I like the first cover.  Maps.  Enough said.

Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

Three quite different styles here.  The third was the original cover I bought but I really like the middle cover.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

I really do like the cover with the mask so this is a close run thing – but the door.  I have to know where that door is going to.  I have to.

I’ve left No.10 free for you to give me an example 😀