For my first Battle of the Covers feature, I chose A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab, a book that has been having a lot of hype especially in booktube. Here are the two covers:
Battle of the Covers is a new feature in the blog wherein I judge books by their covers, literally. Here, I will compare two or more covers of the books in their different editions, judge which one I prefer, and leave a poll for people to vote in. In the next post, another cover will be discussed, plus the results of the poll will be announced.
I think cover #1 is the more well-known cover because it's the one that I've been seeing around lately. However, when I first saw the cover, it was easy for me to overlook the cover because I didn't understand the illustration at first glance. The second cover, however, looks very mysterious and interesting, and black and red became such a great combination. I can definitely see Kell in the silhouette of the man in the cover. Although the first one looks more like it has something to do with parallel universes, I can't help but be compelled by the second one.
Final Verdict: Cover #2
Vote for your choice:
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