Monday, 29 November 2010

Mr Ripleys Book Cover Wars Final 2010 - Plus Competition Giveaway

This is the big final for the book cover wars for 2010 - are you ready to vote?

Over the last four weeks, different author's have battled for their book covers to be voted into the grand final. As a result, we now have four worthy winners who 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 to all the authors who have got behind their own book cover and the enjoyable banter we have had with you all. Thanks to everyone for all your votes - over 2000 votes (over the four heats) have been cast! An amazing response that has kept me on my toes with anticipation . . . 


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 £20 Waterstone's Giftcard. Enough to buy some special books or treats for yourself this Christmas.

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)
  • U.K Only



Book One - Curtis Jobling - Wereworld: Rise of the Wolf - Published By Puffin 2011

                                                

Book Two - Adam Jay Epstein & Andrew Jacobson - The Familiars - Published By HarperCollins - U.S Cover - 2010


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



Book Four - Barry Hutchison - Invisible Fiends: The Crowmaster - Published By HarperCollins 2011








38 comments:

Pagecrawler said...

Difficult to chose on this one but I think Curtis Jobling - Wereworld: Rise of the Wolf just wins it for me.

Great giveaway again and may the best cover win!

Pagecrawler said...

Just realised I ddin't leave my email address

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Thanks

kirsty at the overflowing library said...

I love the cat on the cover of the familiars kirstylouiseconnor (at) hotmail.com

Kulsuma said...

Awesome covers. I voted for Wereworld because it's very memorable!
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Anonymous said...

The Familiars cover looks really lively and promising! I love the cat too!

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Lucy @pied_wagtail said...

amazing covers, wanted to vote for them all but chose the Familiars as I liked the animals so much :)

Edna's Place said...

Voted for the one who beat out my favorite in the last war.

Liz said...

Argh! Such a difficult choice but my vote went for Mr. Jobling's as it is too pretty.

Michelle at Clover Hill Book Reviews said...

Wereworld: Rise of the Wolf by Curtis Jobling gets my vote. I love the expressive cover and detail it has.

One I'm looking forward to reading, the trailer for it is good as well :)

Michelle
bookwormreviewed AT gmal dot com

Sarah_W said...

Curtis Jobling's Wereworld FTW! My email address is L_bunny[@]hotmail.com

coversnail said...

Difficult decision, but I liked 'The Familiars' the best. @coversnails

elkiedee said...

Interesting, not so many votes for The Familiars but a high proportion of commenters. I like the Jobling cover, it's very striking, but I like cats and from the cover alone, The Familiars looks like the only book I'd investigate further with a view to buying.

iddybooks said...

It has to be The Familiars. It looks inviting and enchanting plus a cat will do it for me every time! iddybooks@gmail.com

girlyougotstyle said...

I like The Familiars, aside that the cat looks like my own and the artwork looks warm and inviting, I've always loved the term 'Familiar'!

Joelisabeth said...

Had to choose 'Crowmaster'. I've really loved all the 'Invisible Fiends' covers so far, this is no exception.

Anonymous said...

'Wereworld: Rise of the Wolf' is my favourite cover. It has a haunting appeal which would make me want to read the book. Great art work - would make a good poster!
Twitter ID @muskrat16

Tzeentch said...

Come on darren,You can win this

Jode Steele said...

Curtis Jobling's Wereworld: Rise of the Wolf is a top draw cover! I 'Lycanthropy' it a lot. ;-)

Books Glorious Books said...

I voted for birth of a killer by Darren Shan.
Great giveaway
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Carmen said...

So hard - but voted for Wereworld - Rise Of The Wolf. Love the flipped image. They are all gorgeous covers though.

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Twitter @craftywhoopidoo

:)

TracyB said...

The Familiars - just love teh frog.

Cem said...

Curtis Jobling's Wereworld: Rise of the Wolf wins it for me. I love the flipped image.

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shirley @ redberries5 said...

The Familiars,so colourful,a lovely invatation to read inside.

liveotherwise said...

V difficult to choose, but Wereworld just tipped it for me.

@liveotherwise on twitter.

Craig Smith said...

All great covers! I think I would read them all if I had the chance :)

@hencat1 said...

All look great reads but invisible friends i think looks the best.

rachh2008 said...

Tough choice but I went for the Familiars - very eye catching and different to the latest cover trends. relaxed1too

RJ88 said...

loving the cover of book 1

prophecygirl said...

What a fantastic bunch of covers. I went for Darren Shan - love it!

DemeRossLiss said...

Jo Bling wins it for me.

Deena said...

All the front covers are good, so difficult to choose, but I have to go with Wereworld: Rise of the wolf as it has amazing detail!

Aleetha said...

However I can not enter the giveaway, I vote for Darren Shan - The Saga of Larten Crepsley: Birth of a Killer

@manda39 on twitter said...

I voted for The Familiars - looks just like our cat

bazza.sean said...

I voted for darren shan's cover for the fact that it really shows you what the book is about, its extremely well created and very eerie.

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Thanks

Anonymous said...

Darren Shan Birth of a Killer
NO COMPETITION

Anonymous said...

I know they say don't judge a book by it's cover, but with 'Birth of a killer' how can I not?
I love the way the eerie cover really helps portray the book.

Dave said...

Had to go for Curtis Jobling - Wereworld, it struck me as quite apt, and would be the one I'd pick up to read the back cover.

Anonymous said...

Has to be Birth of a killer, mostly because my son would kill me if I voted any other way :)

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