Monday, 10 October 2011

Mr Ripley's Book Cover Wars 2012 - Heat 1 of 4 Plus Competition

The Book Cover Wars is finally back for the third year and is looking for another worthy winner. Therefore, if you are returning to the site for the third year or are new to this competition, then I send you a very warm welcome and am pleased that you're joining the book cover war zone.

For any follower of this site, then this is the chance for you to become part of the weekly book cover wars. Each week (for the next 4 weeks) I am 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 2011'.

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 special book each week. Therefore, in order to kick off the competition this week, we have an amazing book proof by Sarwat Chadda which is bound in a special cloth and not published till March 2012,so you will get a chance to read this book super early. It's the start of an exciting new series featuring Ash Mistry, reluctant hero. 

If you are interested then 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). Please note that this competition is open Worldwide.
So here is the four book covers to vote for:
Book One - Will Hill - Department 19 - The Rising -  Published By HarperCollins -  March 2012


Book Two - Ransom Riggs - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Published by Quirk Books -  June 2011

book cover of 

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children 

by

Ransom Riggs
                                 
Arthur Slade - Hunchback Assignments:Empire of Ruins - Published by 
Wendy Lamb Books - September 2011


Book Four - Patrick Carman - Floors - Published by Chicken House - January 2012
                                               

Get voting and may the best cover win...............

36 comments:

Carmen said...

Ooh what a good one to kick off with! I think for me it is Miss Peregrine because that's the one I would take home if I saw the four of them lined up on a shelf. Floors is huge fun too though :D

Vick Linde said...

I love the Miss Peregrine cover too - and it's on my TBR list. However the detailing on Department 19 is stunning. Nice collection here.

Yagiz said...

Interesting covers!
I think I like "Arthur Slade - Empire of Ruins" the best.

Maggie said...

I think the Floors cover is the best! Very interesting, I think Patrick Carman did a great job with it!

Anonymous said...

Patrick Carman's Floors is one of the best books I read all year! I think the cover is the best also!!

Barry Hutchison said...

Wow, this is a tough one to call. I love all of these covers, and all for very different reasons.

I've already cast my vote in the poll, though, so won't sway it further by 'voting' again here. Good luck to all involved, though!

Anonymous said...

Oh, toughie! Slade's "Empire of Ruins" is exciting, but I have to go with Carman's "Floors". I haven't read either, but "Floors" has just the sort of whimsical cover that I love!

Lucy said...

There can be only one - Department 19 all the way for me (at least that is what my son has instructed me to say as he loved the first book so much).

Lucy x

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sierra said...

Floors is amazing!:) it's got so many adventures:)
And the floors cover is awesome:)

Pagecrawler said...

Wow - difficult choice I went for the Miss Peregrine cover as its what drew me to the book in the first place. Exactly what a good cover should do.

Thanks

Kay Woods said...

The Floors cover is the best, anything by Patrick Carman is!

HR Harkness said...

Yeah, this is a real toughie... on the one hand, Miss Peregrine's is an excellent cover, and I've seen many people in my bookshop pick it up on that alone. But on the other, the Department 19 cover is just so explosive, and you know the kind of fun you're going to get once you turn the page. Which is why, in the end, I went with Department 19. Go, exploding knives, go!

christy said...

Wow. I love Sarwat Chadda's books.
Okay. Me. I like the cover of Department 19 because it makes me wanna read it and it's cool. And just by looking at the cover i can already feel the tension and suspence pouring through. Plus the other covers are just too spooky, no offence to those who like it, or not my thing.

Anonymous said...

The Miss Peregrine cover is definitely my favorite! It caught my eye when I first heard about the book.

Cheryl said...

I literally walked into a book store and chose Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children based on the cover alone. I think the cover of the book should draw you into the story before you ever open the book....and this one does just that.

WotV said...

Ms. Peregrine, obviously.

Edna's Place said...

Always been fond of black and white.

Jamie said...

Not only is Miss Peregrine's cover beautiful, but it matches perfectly with the haunting story.

Anonymous said...

I love the cover of Miss Peregrine... Just the right touch of 'peculiar' to draw in the reader.

Jen said...

All are great but Miss Peregrine rules. I wanted this book the moment I saw the cover.

Melo said...

I really liked the Empire of Ruins
Good luck to all Covers!

Anonymous said...

It has to be Miss Peregrine. What a lovely, unexpected cover. Totally different to all the others.

Stella Chen said...

I love Will Hill's Department 19 and his second book does not disappoint.

Natalie... said...

Miss Peregrine's cover is haunting and unique. I would definitely pick that book to read over the others if I saw them lined up on a shelf :)

Lucy Coats said...

Absolutely intrigued by the Miss P cover. Definitely the one I'd pick up in the store. Off to tweet the comp right now, Vincent!

Rebecca Brown said...

It was very nearly Miss Peregrine for me too, very atmospheric. But I love the Floors one, so much going on and so intriguing! I'd pick that one up knowing nothing about the book, solely based on the cover.

Kerry said...

I've also gone with the Miss Peregrine cover, it's so unusual and really catches the eye. This year I've become a fan of Arthur Slade's writing and have enjoyed the first two Hunchback books.

Lari Don said...

I'm going with the Peculiar Children, because the cover and the title work so well together. But I'm pretty sure I'm going to search them all out to read!

Jo Ann Hakola, The Book Faerie said...

Floors looks like great fun and the cover makes me want to read it.

Anonymous said...

Such a hard choice to make but my favourite is 'Floors'.The cover is amazing like a mini work of art.

@Heavenlyink said...

I voted for Miss Peregrine as that cover had me captivated as soon as I saw it! Not sure if my voted registered as it went to an error message on submission. :0/

Having said that, the artwork on Empire of Ruins is fantastic! Tough choice!

Lara Williamson said...

Miss Peregrine is my favourite cover. Totally unexpected and unique. It's also nice to see how well a black and white cover can work. Plus it conveys what eerie treasures might lie within.

sand74 said...

I would pick up Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children to read just by the cover-so for me thats a great c over,doing exactly what a cover should do!

liveotherwise said...

Voted dept 19. Just stands out.

Michelle said...

No contest, Will Hill-Department 19:The Rising wins hands down for me. I would definatly pick this book up in a shop (especially since I loved book 1 so much)

Sverige said...

To be honest, when I first started reading "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" I expected a haunting thriller, full of horror and danger. That is not what this book is. Instead, this book is fantasy/adventure combined with a very unique style of photography, which made the book better than I ever thought it would be.