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Friday, October 19, 2012

Friday Face Off: Rain Village vs. A Blue So Dark

This week's Face Off comes as a suggestion from Christina @ A Reader of Fictions who got ahold of me on Twitter to share these cover twins. Since I have a copy of A Blue So Dark, I actually have noticed it's stock-ness before, but for some reason, I don't think I ever posted about it. Musta been on the one-of-these-days pile... I'm actually glad I didn't, though, because I hadn't seen the cover for Carolyn Turgeon's Rain Village, and the way the cover has been adapted for both stories actually makes a perfect Face Off.
This one is pretty straight-forward, and you certainly don't need to have read either to vote - so, which one appeals to you more? Which would you reach for?
Which one did it better?

Last Week on FFO: The US and UK editions of my current read, Libba Bray's The Diviners, went art deco head-to-head, and I guess they're just going to have to learn to play nice, because it was a dead split.

<-------- Everyone's a winner -------->


  1. I actually like both, but I think Rain Village's looks a little bit more magical and unique. :)

  2. I'm with you, Christina - I gotta go with Rain Village.

  3. I like them both as well, but I actually prefer A Blue So Dark. To me, the floating light in Rain Village seem a bit out of place, and I also prefer how the title of A Blue so Dark seems to be sinking into the water.

    Pica @ Pica Reads

  4. While I'm not a huge fan of either cover, I like A Blue So Dark best, even though it looks less professional—the sparkling dots on Rain Village are too weird for me.

  5. I have to go with Rain Village. I think the softer colours do it for me, but I also love the title and the little sparkle.

  6. Rain Village looks more magical but I like the deeper blues in A Blue So Dark. I vote Rain Village.

  7. I prefer the Rain Village cover. I like the centeredness of it, and I love the border along the title. A Blue So Dark sort of feels a bit more stock for some reason; maybe its the font and the coloring. I like the purple tones in the other one, and the lights around the model.

  8. I like the cover for A Blue So Dark better. I like that the model is off center and the colors are more intense.

    The title plate on Rain Village looks out of place.

  9. I'd have to vote for A Blue So Dark. Rain Village is too faded. I also agree with Tessa about the title plate.

  10. My vote goes for A Blue So Dark. Sometime simplicity is best, and that's the case here. Not really sure what those orbs are in the Rain Village, and I'm not really digging the title plate either. Besides, the colors are so vivid in a Blue So Dark.

    Now, if it came down to the titles, Rain Village piques my interest more than a blue so dark.

    - Jackie

  11. Rain Village - its a prettier cover and title.


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