who wore it better book covers
Books have so many options when they dress for their big debut, but sometimes, they end up wearing very similar styles. In the vein of all my favorite trashy Hollywood magazines...
who wore it better?
heir to the sky VS the accident season
I can't remember who pointed out this comparison to me. If it was you, please let me know! Now, this was tough for me. I absolutely adore The Accident Season (it's one of my top five books of last year and you should read it, read it now!) and I do like its cover, but I think as far as floaty sky girls go, Heir to the Sky gets my vote. It's just cleaner. The font is very crisp, the background is bright and high-contrast, and I love those white lines that tie everything together (whereas, in The Accident Season, there doesn't seem to be anything tying the whole picture together). I do think Accident Season does a better job with layout, because you have some variation in width of objects whereas Heir is a more uniform and thus more boring, more circus flyer-like. However, I think the color profile is a little less coherent in Accident. That said, Accident does look great in real life as a hardcover, so the internet may not be its best outlet. Moral of the story: color coordinate, people!
the winner: heir to the sky
Which cover wins? Are there similar covers you think did it better?