Thursday, December 2, 2010

Cover Comparison: Nightshade by Andrea Cremer


Nightshade by Andrea Cremer is being released in the UK on December 28th with a new cover! Check it out and tell me what you think!



It's not completely different, but I think it's different enough to give it a completely different feel! I'm not sure I could choose which one I like best - I love them both! I must admit, though, that the darker hues on the UK cover really reflect the dark, disturbing undertones of the Nightshade world. I also really like the bloom on top of the "N" - like a nightshade plant blooming. I miss the blood drop on the dagger-like "t" from the original cover, though! I'm not sure what the new "t" is supposed to be? Regardless - both covers are gorgeous!

Which do you prefer?

Pssst - Andrea Cremer announced on her blog that the gorgeous Nightshade AND Wolfsbane (Nightshade #2) covers have been nominated in the 2010 Urban Fantasy Cover Art Awards! You can vote for them at All Things Urban Fantasy!

12 comments:

lisa :) said...

Hmm... I do like both but if I had to choose one, I might slightly prefer the UK cover. I think the darker tone makes it look less - not sure of the right word but I'll go with "girly". The new "t" made me think of a claw so I wonder if it's meant to play off the wolf symbolism. Both are pretty awesome covers, though. I really do need to read that book!

Katie (Call Me Crazy) said...

The "T" is a symbol you'll learn about in the book. I thought it was weird before I read the book, but now I love it! I have to say I'm more of a fan of the American edition. I like that the girl has blonde hair like Calla and the little bit of glitter underneath the eye is gorgeous! :)

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

Lisa - Oo I definitely recommend it! It's a great book! =)

Katie - I've read the book and I cannot for the life of me remember anything like that "t" lol! I agree - the glitter is pretty =)

Cari said...

I like that the UK looks softer but the US has the great glitter look. Also I like the hair in the UK version...If they combine the two you would have an amazing cover. Either way they are both great! I wonder if the UK will have page edge effect that the US has.

Katie (Call Me Crazy) said...

haha ;) the origin's cross on the back of shay's neck :)

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

Cari - Oo I agree! I wouldn't want to lose the glitter! It's so pretty =) Hmmm...I don't know - hopefully it will!

Katie - *facepalm* duh! I fail. LOL. Thank you =)

Katie (Call Me Crazy) said...

lol No problem! :)

Aylee said...

I think, for me, the US version just edges out the UK because of the title. I don't personally like the flower growing out of the "I" in the UK one but I love the drop of blood dripping from the "T" is the US one.

danya said...

I think I prefer the UK one as well...I really love the bloom coming off the "i" in the title, and the placement of the tagline. The colors are more intense too, although I do also like the sort of "wintry" look of the US version.

Cem said...

I prefer the text on the US version, I'm not keen on the blocky type on the UK one at all. But aside from that, I prefer the UK one. Having read Nightshade I feel it fits just a little better. Calla doesn't wear make up/like getting dressed up so I think the softer/plainer look suits far better. And I think it's just as eye catching. I also like the darker tone soming from it, I think that fits better as well.

I bought the US version cause it sounded so good and I'm a wolf girl, but I'm wishing I'd waited for the UK pb now seeing as I like it more and didn't love the book, sadly.

notesfromnadir said...

While I like both of them along w/ the purple color scheme, the top 1 stands out more. It's sharper, the nightshade flower is clearer, & the cross of the font, while smaller, is also sharper.

Melissa said...

Hmmm...there are things that I like about both covers. I love the darker color of the UK version and like you I really appreciate the "I" as well. One thing that I really miss though is the sparkly aspect on the model around the eye.

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