Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Mr Ripleys Book Cover Wars 2010 - Heat 4 of 4 - Plus Michelle Paver - Dark Matter - 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 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 last heat. Heat three saw the best heat so far with well over 1000 Votes. After all four book covers getting over 200 Votes. The heat ending in a last minute battle featuring two HarperCollins authors Will Hill and Barry Hutchison. This heat was finally won By Barry which went down to the wire. So well done,you are now the winner of heat three. A big thanks to all the authors who got behind their own book cover and the enjoyable banter we had from you all. Thanks to you all for your 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 - Invisible Fiends - The Crowmaster - Barry Hutchison
  • 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 special edition copy of Michelle Paver's ' Dark Matter'. 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 -  Garen Ewing - The Rainbow Orchid:Adventures of Julius Chancer V2 - Published By Egmont Books - 2010

Book Two -  William Hussey - Witchfinder: Gallows at Twilight - Published By OUP Oxford - 2011

Book Three - Derek Landy -  Skulduggery Pleasant:Mortal Coil - Published By HarperCollins 2010/2011

Book Four - Darren Shan -  The Saga of Larten Crepsley - Birth of a Killer - Published By HarperCollins - 2010

42 comments:

Edna's Place said...

Huge fan of RO, and I love The Rainbow Orchid V2 cover!!!

Beadyjan said...

Skullduggery pleasant is the bestter of the 4 but none of these 4 really grab me if I'm really honest :(

But don't let that stop you entering me for the book draw please ;)

Michelle at Clover Hill Book Reviews said...

I've added my vote :)

bookwormreviewed at gmail dot com

Jo Ann Hakola, The Book Faerie said...

I voted, but somehow I'm always in the minority. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, I've always been different...

You choose interesting covers, thanks for the contest.

lovely treez said...

Looks like I'm voting for the underdog again!! ;-)

liveotherwise said...

This is the set I've liked least I think, Rainbow Orchid is easily my favourite though.

@manda39 said...

like the skulduggery 1 ....but i like skulduggery anyway...

I'd Recommend Reading This said...

The Witchfinder covers are fantastic :) I'm an adult and I turn my Dawn of the Demontide cover over as I don't want it looking at me whilst I am sleeping!!

cazzy71 said...

All the covers have appeal,but I go for cover 3,for creativity and intrigue

Nicola Seary said...

My son would love these books.I've voted.Please enter me into the competition

pepicola said...

I've added my vote although I though they all looked pretty good.

pepicola said...

I've added my vote but through they all looked pretty good.

Anonymous said...

What a difficult choice, fingers crossed now!

Anonymous said...

I'm such a scaredy cat - all of these covers are a bit frightening - my teenage daughter loved them!

Heidi said...

I love the Witchfinder cover. I've never read any but I'm going to be looking for the series now! Great competition!!!

katherinesara said...

Have voted

David said...

have voted

philiboy said...

I voted, and it appears my choice was least favorite - does that prove my wifes declaration that I have no taste?

Chas said...

I have voted

Becky said...

I went for Mortal Coil. For me - it stands a mile above the rest.

Gemma said...

I voted for the Skullduggery cover, I also really like the Darren Shan one :)
gemmamjl@yahoo.co.uk

Cheryll said...

They all look good x

carol810 said...

Difficult choice but someone has to do it......lol

nataliemay30 said...

Seems my choice is a popular one. I'm not surprised...
"Birth of a Killer"

Lynsey Newton said...

I voted Darren Shan but ironically, I don't like the series. I just like the cover :)

Lynsey(AT)narrativelyspeaking(DOT)com

asamum said...

I really want the Michelle Paver book :D
It has to be Skullduggery for me. How I <3 the snarky skeleton detective :D

michael said...

I voted darren shan as i actually mourned for Mr mrcrepsley in the vampire shan books they where amazing and so is this book love daren shan he is a star

Allan said...

Added my vote, they are all quite good.

natz101 said...

I have voted!! :)

Tracy B said...

Rainbow Orchid for me - it's so retro!

Anonymous said...

voted :)

mgsimmo said...

Book 2 for mw on this poll!

Cassandra said...

I've voted, they all looked good in their own way though! :D

Anonymous said...

Had to be Darren Shan

jacz said...

Skullduggery pleasants the best one!

Alison said...

They all look an interesting read.

purplevamp said...

I voted for William Hussey - Gallows at Twilight, such a cool looking cover!

Lee Johnson said...

Awesome covers - number 2 looks great - voted!

Jojo said...

They are all fab but the Witchfinder is the most eye catching to me. Thanks for the chance to vote :)

Pagecrawler said...

Difficult choice between Skullduggery and Witchfinder In the end I chose Witchfinder - all that purple! Lovely

littlesheepy said...

Have voted for Darren Shan. Love his books and can't wait to read this one :)

Shannon Lundy said...

Darren Shan is maybe the most best fictional writer ever who inspired me to read. I Hope he wins cause he changed my life with his books. And Birth of a Killer is his best yet.