I bought this one recently on what was basically pure cover appeal. I mean, don't get me wrong, J. Anderson Coats' The Wicked and the Just sounds pretty damn awesome, but I am a sucker for silhouettes, awesome fonts, and watercolory sunsets - it was pretty much guaranteed to end up on my bookshelves... So imagine my surprise when I came across the newly released cover the other day. Now, I have to say, I do like the font on the new cover as well, and the patterned background is nice. But the two have such totally different feels to them (and not having read it, I don't know which is more accurate), that I was surprised they were for the same book! So take a look, use the synopsis to help make your decision, if you're so inclined, and then tell us in the comments,
Which one did it better?
This powerful historical fiction debut, set in medieval Wales, follows Cecily whose family is lured by cheap land and the duty of all Englishman to help keep down the “vicious” Welshmen, and Gwenhwyfar, a Welsh girl who must wait hand and foot on her new English mistress. As issues of prejudice, heritage, and occupation come to a head, both girls have to find a way to survive.
Last week on FFO: The original and redesigned covers for Gennifer Albin's Crewel World series went head to head (with the biggest shocker being that there was a head. A lot of us had somehow missed that detail on the original cover...). Though you guys were largely ambivalent about both cover designs, frankly, you were more drawn to the pretty swirls of the original.