Oops, forgot to schedule this for midnight. Sorry, Face-Offers! Anywho, I really can't decide which of these I like more. It's funny: my reaction to each when I first saw them was not-quite-negative, but not head over heels, and then when I stopped to acutally look, I liked both. For the US version (left), I didn't like the simplicity until I saw it in person, and I actually quite love the view of the girl through the O/whatI'mguessingisaportholething - but is it enough? For the UK version, I initially though, Oh, another girl-face cover. But then - look at that face! The partial eclipse on the O and the effect of space overlaid on her face (which is the weirdest Seussian thing I've ever said) is absolutely stunning! But is it too much?
So what about you? Which one catches your attention, and does your impression of either change when you look at them more closely (click them to see them in more detail). Either make you want to pick up the book?
Which one did it better?
Last Week on FFO: Two covers that I personally love went Medusa -head-to-head, and though it was close, and though the author of one dropped by and let us know that the cover for hers wasn't final, it was A Beautiful Evil that (rightly) took the win. For me, though I love the vivid green snake on Shifting, it was too abrupt a change - it should have been faded into the hair more and sort of transitioned into a snake. ABE's snake was deliciously subtle, and the overall styling made for a more finished feel.