What better way to start the weekend than with an Epic Battle of Books?! Every friday, different editions of the same book enter the ring *cue Tyra Banks* in the hopes of becoming Friday’s Fancy Front – a.k.a.: the best cover *exit Tyra*
This weekly meme is hosted by Books By Proxy and much like reading is a journey, this week we take a look at books which feature a road on the cover. For this topic, I wanted to go with a book where the two covers couldn’t be more different.
Both editions are from the same publisher, Harper Voyager, but the bright and pink one is a new edition. Initially, when this book/series was recommended to me, I had bought the first edition. While the bleak gray certainly has its charms and fits the rather grim and dark story, I wasn’t too fond of it. I also got the second book in the series in this mass market paperback edition and was patiently awaiting the release of the third one. I wanted my books to match, so I didn’t outright went for it when it came out, but waited. And waited. And waited. But the book never got a mass market release as far as I know. It was released, however, in a bright paperback edition, along with a rerelease of the first two. Since I figured a mmpb edition would never come and I really liked the bold colours, I decided to rebuy the first two and continue along with this release.
Next to the bold colours, I like how the cover seems like a movieposter for a film noir or something along those lines. So it’s no surprise that I favour the right cover over the left.
What about you? Where does your allegiance lie?