On her blog recently, Jessica Day George mentioned that a number of her books are getting shiny new covers! (Don't worry, this isn't a case of the dreaded mid-series cover change - these are all reissues.) Of course, I'm thrilled that they are reissuing her books and hopefully this means a bunch of new readers will find their way into her incredible worlds.
But of course, her storytelling is not what we're here to talk about. We're here to talk about the covers. Below you'll find the original US hardcover (which I had and cherished until it sadly went missing in Idaho...) and the upcoming US paperback. Previous paperback versions have had the same design as the original, but with minor alterations in the coloring of the font. But the new version takes a whole new approach. I'm definitely curious which one you guys like better. Me, I may just be partial to the one I had and loved, but there's something about the super-close crop on her face, the lighting and her expression that gives the perfect sense of the adventure and hopefulness of the story. It's simple, but it's striking and iconic. The second cover, though, I feel may pull a larger audience in.
So which would you reach for? Which makes you want to know more about the story?
Which one did it better?
Last Week on FFO: Snow White and Sleeping Beauty went head to head (or they would have, if they hadn't been in drugged comas...). You guys made some interesting pleas for why each should win, and while more of you chose Sleeping Beauty, I think Lex made a great point, which I want to share with you:
Sleeping Beauty may start out with a loving family, but she winds up alone and really only makes friends with her new man....However, Snow White makes new friends. She builds up a network of people who love and support her, wherever she winds up, and gets these people to defend her and think for her and go to bat for her.So there's some food for thought.
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