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The Compulsive Reader: Cover Talk: Grace Cover Change Up

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Cover Talk: Grace Cover Change Up

Elizabeth Scott is an amazingly prolific writer, and she's also very dynamic. One of my favorite books by her is Grace, a dystopia that has some frightening parallels with out own world. Her writing is stark and beautiful and she is at her very best in it. (Check out my review here.) The cover is also just as striking--an outline of a girl's face amongst flames, which holds some significance in the book. Check it out:


Beautiful, right? This is the hardcover edition.

I recently discovered that the paperback got a cover makeover, and at first I was against it, but the more I study this new cover, the more I like it.


The flames that I liked so well are still present, and the image of them consuming the feather is so, so symbolic and fits with what happens in the story. I like the simple black background and the orange font. The simplicity of this cover is just beautiful.

Which one do you like better?


10 comments:

Woods said...

I like the paperback version of GRACE. It's simple, yet seems to tell a story itself with that feather.

readanythingonce said...

I like both, but I think the paperback version is my favorite. There's just something that's very striking about it.

Alex (A Girl, Books, OtherThings) said...

I still like both covers! Though I admit that I've never really gotten into Elizabeth Scott's books, though I love their covers.

Melanie said...

I like the paperback cover much better.

Lauren said...

I think the new cover is more typical of what's out there right now, but because of that more forgettable...

sugarpeach said...

The meaning of the paperback cover isn't immediately clear... I couldn't figure what the white and orange think was for a moment. But, I think it holds a deeper symbol/meaning once I realized what it's supposed to mean.

Maiawa said...

i prefer the old cover! a while ago i saw it on the web some blog and i immediatley wanted to know more and i thought it was just so gorgeous and different! now im kicking myself over not buying it because normally i prefer paperbacks.

Cialina at Muggle-Born.net said...

I think the new paperback version looks a bit older. I haven't read this one yet, so I don't know if the cover is a better representation of the book.

Christina Kit. said...

I love the first cover with her face. You can see the desperation in her eyes.

And what a terrifying topic, considering current events.

Jess (The Cozy Reader) said...

I like both. I think the paperback verison is a good version for paperback.