In my most recent book haul, I showed a copy of Tonya Hurley's The Blessed, which I mentioned buying on pretty much pure cover appeal. It's a cover that I know causes very different reactions - some people love it, and some people find it completely unsettling. Obviously, since I bought it, I fall in the 'love it' camp (and did I mention, it's reversible?!), but when I showed it in the haul, a couple of people mentioned that the book was being re-released with a completely new cover and title (Precious Blood)! Of course, I had to look into this and share it on FFO!
Take a look below at both the old (lovely, unsettling) cover/title combo, and the new, somewhat more generic, but also very intricate (and still sorta unsettling) cover/title combo - which would you pick up to find out more about it? Which would you rather have on your shelves?
Which one did it better?
Last Week on FFO: Libba Bray's The Diviners came back for a 2nd Face Off, this time featuring the Italian and Australian versions. Both were utterly gorgeous, which, added to the US and UK versions, pretty much means I need to own every copy of this book because ZOMG SUCH GOOD DESIGN. Both covers got a lot of praise, but in the end, nearly all of you were won over (and very intrigued!) by those mysterious, tarot-wielding arms...