Sunday, 11 November 2012

MR RIPLEY'S BOOK COVER WARS: HEAT TWO 2012/13 - PLUS JON KLASSEN BOOK COMPETITION


Book Cover Wars is back again for the fourth year and is looking for another worthy winner. If you are returning to the site for another exciting year or are new to this competition, then I send you a very warm welcome. It is a delight to have your company in the book cover war zone. Don't forget to share this exciting adventure with your friends and followers - everyone is welcome.

For any follower of this site, then this is the chance for you to become part of the weekly book cover wars. Each week (now for the next 3 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 2012/13'.

Congratulations to Heat One Winner - Will Hill - Department 19: Battle Lines - with 90 Votes. This was an exciting late run, we'll see this book cover again in the final.

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 collectable book which is a signed, hardback copy of Jon Klassen - This is Not My Hat. This is a great read and a fantastically illustrated book for you to win.

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
  • This poll will end on Sunday 18th November at 8pm. 
So here are the four book covers to vote for this week:
                        

Book One - Laura Lam - Pantomime - Published By Strange Chemisty - February 7, 2013 Book Cover By Tom Bagshaw



                                                 
Book Two - Conrad Mason - The Goblin's Gift - Published by David Fickling Books -  April 4, 2013 Book Cover By David Wyatt 




                                               
Book Three - Thomas Taylor - Haunters - Published By Chicken House -  May 24, 2012 - Book Cover By Steve Wells 





                                                 
Book Four - Susan Gates - Viridian (Quicksilver) - Published by A&C Black - October 11, 2012 Book Cover By Melvyn Grant 

Happy voting and let the best "Book Cover" Win.  Don't forget to leave a comment to win the signed Jon Klassen -  This is Not My Hat.

15 comments:

cargord said...

Definetly book 4 grabs your attention and would do on any shelf xx

Jo Ann Hakola said...

Book One catches my attention. Reminds me of steampunk, the title is fascinating...

Planet Penny said...

You've got your numbers mixed up! The Haunters cover is definitely the one that stands out on the shelves

Mr Vincent said...

Thanks Planet Penny, I have corrected it now. Thanks for spotting it. I did the post at five this morning.

All the best.

V

Tabby Cat said...

Not overly keen on any of them this time, but I plumped for The Goblin's Gift as it contained a lot of detail which captured my attention.

Nicole V. said...

Pantomime for the win!

Anonymous said...

Book Three - Thomas Taylor - Haunters - this stood out very well when I was in a bookstore on the other day. The mix of colour & text are "just right" and it "pops" out for me.

Dragana Mitrovic said...

Pantomime is the best. Just love the colors, others are too bright or crowded or green...

Michelle said...

Pantomime for me :)

CazApr1 said...

I chose Pantomimie, wasn't a difficult decision as I think this whole field was weaker than week 1 :-)

Anonymous said...

Haunters book cover looks good. I like it more than others

V. David-Martin said...

Haunters for me please!

Barry Hutchison said...

Normally I'm a sucker for anything David Wyatt does, and his artwork on Goblin's Gift is as incredible as ever. The subject matter doesn't hugely grab me, though, so I'm giving my vote to Haunters. It's the only one of the others that would pull me in, and the text reminds me of the graphic novel Watchmen, which doesn't hurt its case either.

Desna said...

Haunters attracts the eye immediately so gets my vote.

JoaJen said...

Haunters. Nice to vote for something I can connect to, unlike yesterday's PCC poll.