I noticed this cover switch awhile back, but just haven't had a chance to work it in. It's for Matt Haig's The Radleys, which I bought in its original hardback based on recommendations, rather than design - though I do have to say, the design is much cooler in person, with little embossed blood splotches, and the like. But the redesign, which has a totally different vibe, and seems like it would belong to a completely different book (judging purely on cover, as I haven't read it), actually really draws me in with it's quirky, slightly off-putting composition. It makes me curious. It makes me wish that that was the cover on my edition. And I'll bet you anything, it also keeps men from picking it up, whereas the other cover...
But I'm curious which you'd reach for. Does the new cover make you rethink whether you'd want to read this one, where the original didn't really work? Or is it the opposite, and you think the new cover too fluffy? Which would call to you in a bookstore or library?
Which one did it better?
Last Week on FFO: Kiersten White's Mind Games found itself in another match-up, this time with itself -sort of. The US Mind Games went head to head with the UK version, which is called Sister Assassin, and unfortunately for the reining champ, Mind Games took a major hit; the vast majority of you liked the quirkier cover style - and the word 'assassin' - on the UK version.