I mentioned in a recent book haul that I had picked up Kate Forsyth's The Gypsy Crown on pure cover-appeal. Well, not totally pure cover-appeal, as the reason I was looking into it to begin with was that Renee interviewed Kate for Fairy Tale Fortnight, and made me want ALL TEH BOOKS!!1! But The Gypsy Crown was the only one in stock on Better World Books when I was a-shoppin', and though they had both of the first 2 version shown below, obviously I had to go with the middle book and it's gorgeous silhouettes. I said when I bought it that it would be in an upcoming Face Off, and then when I went to grab the images for it, I also came across another gorgeous cover, which is the 3rd seen below.
So, below we have 3 fairly different takes: traditional fantasy, classic understated and contemporary cool - take a look at the 3 covers below, and tell us in the comments, which would you reach for? Which one makes you curious about the story, and which would you rather have on your shelves? In short,
Which one did it better?
Last Week on FFO: The original (sort of) and updated cover for Daisy Whitney's The Mockingbird's went head to head, and though you guys did have some issues with it, the publishers must have made the right call, because you guys went with the updated cover. [Mostly for that font, amirite?]