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Friday, November 25, 2011

Friday Face Off: Hourglass v. Timepiece

The cover for Myra McEntire's Timepiece, the second in the Hourglass books, was released recently, and I thought it made for good Face-Off material.  I loved the sort of quiet, eerie hauntedness of Hourglass - the uncomfortable oddness and disconnect with reality.  It really drew me in, and was a favorite cover of this year.  Timepiece takes a similar approach but tries to amp it up a bit, and I'm curious what all of you think of it.   To me, it looks a little Peter Pan, and the way the shadows fall, it looks like her hair is disembodied, like she doesn't really have a head under all that... Unsettling, but in a different way from Hourglass...  But what do you think? Was it successful?  Does it draw you in?
Which one did it better?

Last Week on FFO: The reds and grays of Dark Angel faced off against the similar palate of Everneath, with Everneath pulling out a nearly-unanimous win.
Winnah ------>


  1. Oooooooooooo so hard. I almost can't decide. I vote Timepiece.

  2. To me, in Hourglass, the girl looks like she's being hit by a seriously strong wind. In Timepiece, it just kind of looks like she's floating. I like Hourglass because of the girl and the title placement. My vote is for Hourglass! :)

  3. I still prefer HOURGLASS. Gotta love that creepy factor! I mean, come on, she's standing on the wall!!!

  4. This one is really hard. I love both of them. I'm going to go with Timepiece. I really like the colour of the wall and the title on the floor rather than going right through her. But they are both excellent covers.

  5. I love both of these - they're both wonderful and I'd pick up either in a store. Timepiece looks a little more dramatic though, so I think I'll vote for that one.


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