Monday, 25 November 2013

Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books Cover Wars Final 2013/2014 - Plus Book Swag Competition - Angie Sage/Matt Whyman/ Sean Williams

This is the big final for the book cover wars for 2013/134 - are you ready to vote?

Over the last four weeks, different authors and illustrators and publishers have battled for their book covers to be voted into the grand final. As a result, we now have five worthy winners who now have the chance to be crowned with the title 'Mr Ripley's Enchanted book cover of the year'. So without any further waiting, let the final battle commence . . . . 

A big thanks also to everyone who has voted and left comments - around 1100 votes have been cast over the last four heats! 

As a voter, not only will you get the chance to choose your final favourite book cover, but you will also be in with the chance to win a great prize. One signed copy of Matt Whyman's - The Savages, a signed Angie Sage promo Fyre postcard and a fantastic rare Sean Williams - Twinmaker medium adult T-shirt (kindly donated by Julie Pike) thank you very much!


If you are interested then all you need to do is:

  • Vote for your favourite book cover using the poll (see top right of the page)
  • Leave a comment through this post
  • Sit back, watch the voting develop and wait to hear whether you've won (once the poll has closed). Please note that this competition is open Worldwide
  • This poll will end Midnight 2nd December 2013
So here are the five book covers for you to vote for:
                         

Book One: Niel Bushnell - Timesmith ( The Timesmith Chronicles) - Published by Andersen - 14, March 2014 -  Designed by James Fraser, art editor Kate Grove. 

    
Book Two: Alexander Gordon Smith - The Fury - Published by Farrar Straus Giroux - 23, July 2013 - Cover by Christian Fuenfhausen 
                      

Book Three: Roderick Gordon & Brian Williams - Terminal - Published by Chicken House - 2, May 2013 - Cover by David Wyatt 
              

Book Four: Thomas Taylor - Dan and the Caverns of Bone - Published by A&C Black Children's - 6th June 2013 - Cover by Thomas Taylor 
                     

Book Five: Ian Johnstone - The Bell Between the Worlds ( The Mirror Chronicles) - Published by HarperCollins - 6 June 2013 - Designed by Blacksheep UK. 

Let the voting commence on this years Book Cover Wars Final 2013/14. Please leave your comments on the post to win that signed book.  Also  if your really nice give us a mention use #bookcoverwars on Twitter or share on Facebook. 

25 comments:

Jo Ann Hakola said...

Hard to choose...

Pagecrawler said...

No hesitation with this one Timesmith gets my vote!

Sirius Holmes said...

My vote goes to TERMINAL.
Do you know it is the final instalment in the amazing TUNNELS series?

Debbie Vermeulen said...

Timesmith for me! I love the panorama of future/past London in the top of the cover. Good follow on from Sorrowline too.

Thomas said...

Hi, Vincent. No prizes for guessing which one I voted for.

looks like you are using a lo-res scan for Dan though.

Thomas

Penny said...

Anyone who not only writes the book but also produces such a fabulous cover gets my vote!

Anonymous said...

The cover the fury is awesome looking as well as alex Gordon smith is an outstanding author

Karen Everitt said...

I would love TERMINAL to win. The series has some stunning cover designs by David Wyatt and it's a pretty good read too! Terminal is the finale in this superb series.

Anonymous said...

Dan and the caverns of bone. because of Dan's cool shades

bittycornwell said...

Voted for Fury. Awesome cover!

Anonymous said...

There is only on choice people... The Fury is the best. make the right choice. :-)

Anonymous said...

Dan and the Caverns of Bone is fun, colourful and has just the right amount of story detail to catch a Young Reader's eye, which is what book covers are all about, I think.

K.M.Lockwood said...

I'm going for Dan & the cavern of Bone because 1. I like the look of it & 2 I am impressed by writer/illustrators who are any good.

C.J.Busby said...

I loved them all - but most I love Dan and the Caverns of Bone for the slightly Scooby-Doo vibe...

CazApr1 said...

The Fury is the most terrifyingly beautiful cover I've seen in a long time, how can everyone not be voting for it!

Aimée McKenzie said...

Good luck Gordon! <3

J Ling said...

The cover for The Fury is moving, chilling and disturbing: everything a horror cover should be. I bet the content is every bit as captivating. well done to that illustrator/designer!!

Lisa said...

I voted for Timesmith. Great use of colour and shadows

Tabby Cat said...

Caverns of Bone-so much there to please & entertain the eyeball for many a moment.

Avril said...

Purely based on cover... The Fury

Juliette said...

Definitely The Bell Between the Worlds :)

Melinda said...

My favourite by far is "The Bell Between Worlds" Great cover and brilliant book!!

Hawksword said...

Obviously Timesmith is the One!

Megan & Lucy said...

Timesmith had to be.

Josh Walsh said...

terminal - roderick gordon!!!