Thursday, 4 November 2010

Mr Ripleys Book Cover Wars 2010 - Heat 3 of 4 - Plus Cornelia Funke - Reckless Giveaway

You are now entering the book cover war zone for 2010. 

For any follower of this site, this is the chance to become part of the weekly book cover wars. Each week (for the next 2 weeks) we are going to select four book covers for you to vote for. The winner of each heat will then go forward to the final round and get a chance to be crowned as 'Mr Ripley's Enchanted Book Cover Winner 2010'.

We are now into the third heat. The last heat saw the battle of the giants - the eventual 'runner-way' winner (with over two hundred votes) was Curtis Jobling's "Wereworld". In the end this book got an amazing amount of votes. So well done Curtis, you are now the winner of Heat Two. A big thanks to all the authors who got behind their own book cover and for all the votes that were made by those who happened to wander across my humble blog!

  • Week One - The Familiars by Adam Epstein & Andrew Jacobson - U.S Cover
  • Week Two - Wereworld - Rise Of The Wolf - Curtis Jobling
  • Week Three
  • Week Four


As a voter, not only will you get the chance to choose your favourite book cover but you will also be in with the chance to win a different signed book each week. 

This weeks book we have to give away is a signed copy of Cornelia Funke ' Reckless'. All you need to do is:

  • vote for your favourite book cover using the poll (see top 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)
  • Open Worldwide

Book One - Jon Mayhew - The Demon Collector - Published By Bloomsbury - March 2011
Book Two - Will Hill - Department 19 - Published By HarperCollins -  March 2011
Book Three - Michelle Harrison - 13 Treasures - Published Little,Brown Books U.S - Apr 2010
Book Four - Barry Hutchison - Invisible Fiends - The Crowmaster -  Published By HarperCollins - Feb 2011

32 comments:

Charlotte said...

I think the cover of 13 Treasures is utterly magical!

Kulsuma said...

I like the cover of 13 treasures too.

Jo Bling said...

More great covers Mr R! Can watch this one play out as a neutral this time ;-)

Carmen said...

They are all fab but Department 19 edges it for me :)

throuthehaze said...

I really love the cover for 13 treaures

Niamh Sharkey said...

Barry Hutchinson's The Crowmaster is awesome!

Book Butterfly said...

It's a close one between Department 19 and The 13 Treasures for me. Dept 19 definitely is a gorgeous cover, and so well-suited to the book. But the girl in me is drawn to the whole magical fantasy beauty of the 13 Treasures, so it has just tipped the scale in its favour!

Anonymous said...

Department 19 for me - looks edgy and scary!

happyfox said...

Amazing books - I've given up on adult literature. Hard to chose between the covers, but The Crowmaster is really atmospheric.

Pagecrawler said...

Not so easy this week! 13 Treasures of The Demon Collector? Which to choose?

I think I'll pick The Demon Collector - haven't heard of this book and now I want to read it!

Thanks

Jon M said...

Jon mayhew's The Demon Collector is incredible! Erm... but I might be biased...

Lisa2062 said...

13 Treasures is my favourite by far!

Cheryl said...

I love 13 Treasures and can't believe more people aren't voting for it !

@cherylp59

Library Mice said...

I too love 13 Treasures!

Edna's Place said...

13 without reading the other comments... Nice!

missielizzie said...

I've voted - but it seems I'm in the minority with my choice! ;0)

Mr Vincent said...

missielizzie,

They are all really good. Which one did you vote for?

Some book covers just need a little author support!

Teresa said...

The 13 Treasures, for once you can judge a book by its cover, fabulous cover, fabulous book!

Teresa said...

The 13 Treasures is a fabulous book with an equally fabulous cover.

Fi-chan (Bookish-Escape) said...

Me thinks book 3, aka 13 Treasures by Michelle Harrison has the best cover. :D

Teresa said...

So good, I had to say it twice! ;-)

Rhys said...

Demon collector is my favourite, best of the lot.

And Cornelia Funke is awesome <3

(not sure if you need my email: it's palagrin95@googlemail.com)

Lucy @pied_wagtail said...

dept 19 is a great cover. love the name of the author too - Will Hill. Classic!

I'd Recommend Reading This said...

This is so hard, three of my fave authors in there! :) I'm going for Michelle Harrison as she's an amazing author and illustrator :) She really deserves to win the title :)

liveotherwise said...

Wow, close run heat this week. Loved the 13 treasures cover personally.

Barry Hutchison said...

Now that's more like it - talk about a close competition!

While I should probably be giving my vote to my own book, all banter aside, I think it would be a travesty if 13 Treasures didn't win. The other covers are all great, but that one - that one's art, dammit!

So, my vote goes to 13 Treasures. I just hope the Crowmaster doesn't punish me too severely.

WILLIAM HILL said...

I'm with you Barry - although I tried to vote for myself (tried really, really hard!) I succumbed to guilt and shame and voted for 13 Treasures as well - it's a beautiful looking cover.

The clock ticks on till the voting closes...

forkandtrowel said...

Invisible Fiends is great in a really disturbing sort of way, but 13 Treasures is just so appealing (and less likely to give me nightmares).

kohsamui14 said...

The cover of 13 Treasures is by far the best

simso said...

The cover for 13 Treasures is lovely, very evocative. It has poetry and mystery and charm.

Lara said...

Who could fail to be seduced by the magic that is behind the gates of The 13 Treasures? All the others are great too but the girl in me will out.

Katie Dale said...

It has to be 13 Treasures - so beautiful and so much magic and mystery - what's behind the gates?! I want to know! :)