When I saw the cover for Elizabeth Richards Black City (which I need to get my hands on, 'cause it sounds so good!), it immediately reminded me of a book that's been sitting on my shelves for some times now: Gail Giles' Dark Song. Though this isn't a case of 2 books using the same stock photo, as we often see, the similarities between the two are pretty obvious. I love the motion of Black City; it really does seem like an action shot, whereas Dark Song has an intriguing fragility. In Black City, the image is all but gone, whereas it's more crisply defined in Dark Song. So what do you think? Which one - if any - would you reach for on the shelves?
Which one did it better?
Last Week on FFO: The ARC and final versions of the cover for Elizabeth Fama's Monstrous Beauty went head to head, with the final version just managing to pull out a win.