Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Okay, I know I am late jumping on the subject bandwagon of the cover of MAGIC UNDER GLASS by Jaclyn Dolamore, but I just read the book recently myself. For our review posted by my co-blogger Guinevere go HERE.

I will state right now, that this post is more about what YOU as the reader prefer to see on a cover, not the controversy over the appearance of the character on the cover. I hashed that out with my post about LIAR by Justine Larbalestier, so check that out HERE.

I knew the cover had changed around from original publication in the UK and Australia. Here is that original cover.

Then the ARC I received was this:

And the final publication (after a similar controversy over the race of the model on the cover of the ARC) was this:

Regardless of race of the character, which cover image and concept speaks to you more? Which would you pick up? I really want you to comment! I will give you my opinion later so I don't interfere with yours! ;) Please comment people!


Elle Strauss said...

Covers need to depict the type of story going on between the pages, and to me all three of those covers speak of a different style book. The top one looks light and I'd expect something of the chick-lit variety, the second one looks historical to me, and the third one contemporary. The fact that all three covers are the same book is surprising to me. Because I don't know the story, I can't choose.

Make sense? Or is it just me?

Aubrey said...

Elle it makes PERFECT sense. One of the reasons I wanted to do this post was the covers were ALL so vastly different!

I have a favorite BEFORE reading the book and a different one for AFTER! How funny is that?

Ratliffs said...

The second one appeals the most to me. But with what Elle said, historical books tend to be my favorite, so maybe that's why?

Heather Dixon said...

Ooo--I like the UK version! But probably that's because I'm into illustration. I'm biased :D

Allyson Condie said...

I would be most likely to pick up the third cover. It's dramatic. And intriguing. The other two seem cheesy to me.

Randi said...

I like the arc cover (middle) it looks like something that would interest me on sight It looks sort of mysterious. But my 2nd pick would be the final I dont like the UK one much at all.