Monday, 10 December 2012

Mr Ripley's Book Cover Wars Final 2012/13 Plus Darren Shan Book Competition


This is the big final for the book cover wars for 2012/13 - are you ready to vote?

Over the last four weeks, different authors and illustrators 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 of horror commence . . . . 

A big thanks to all the authors and illustrators who have got behind their book cover and for the enjoyable banter that we have had with you all. 

A big thanks also to everyone who has voted - around 2000 votes have been cast over the last four heats! The last heat was a real battle with only one vote between two book covers.

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 two books by Darren Shan 'ZOM-B'  - both the proof copy and a signed hardback of the same book.


If you are interested then all you need to do is:

  • Vote for your favourite book cover using the poll (see top right 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 17th December 2012 - 10PM
So here are the four book covers to vote for:

                                            
Book One - Alexander Gordon Smith - Execution: Escape from Furnace Published By Farrar Straus Giroux - November 13, 2012  Cover By Christian Fuenfhausen


                                          
Book Two - Thomas Taylor - Haunters - Published By Chicken House -  May 24, 2012 - Book Cover By Steve Wells 
                                         
                                           
Book Three - Derek Landy  - Kingdom of the Wicked (Skulduggery Pleasant) - Published by HarperCollins - August 30, 2012 Cover By Tom Percival/HarperCollins Team


                                           
Book Four - Will Hill - Department 19: Battle Lines - Published by Harper Collins -  March 28, 2012 Cover By Bose. Collins. London

Happy voting and may the horror, be with you!
Please do leave a comment on the post and just say hello!

44 comments:

Chelsey-leigh T said...

Difficult decision! They're all so good

Carmen said...

Very hard choice, almost came down to close your eyes and point! Some great covers1

Andi Fazekas said...

Voted :)

Andi Fazekas said...

Voted

terry cherry said...

Voted.....

terry cherry said...

Voted

smiling_ina said...

Love all covers from the Escape from Furnace series, but Execution is definitely the creepiest. It's my favorite cover. :)

merlendechien said...

It was a hard choice between book 1 and book 2. But I love the colors and creepiness of Execution.

Niel Bushnell said...

Voted! Fun to watch from the side without the stomach churning terror! :-)

Georgina Howlett said...

Voted for KOTW! I hope Derek & Tom win!

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

Voted!^^

Harriet Lemon Langley said...

Difficult choice, but I'm loyal to Skulduggery Pleasant. Tom Percival is a genius (:

Claire Boelema said...

Voted. x

Lucy Gough said...

Voted. Just had to be Execution for me. I think the US publishers have done a much better job with the covers than Faber did over here. Is this one a Fuenfhausen or a Garkusha design?

CazApr1 said...

They're all amazing! I had to ask my husband to make my choice for me :-)

Barry Hutchison said...

There's no choice here - Execution by miles. It deserved to win the heat I was in and it deserves to win this. Best cover I've seen in a long time.

Chris Roberts said...

Department 19: Battle Lines. Definitely. FIRE! FIRE!

Emily Duckett said...

Department 19 without a doubt. A lot of people don't see the brilliance in the covers of the Department 19 book but I think they're some of the best I've ever seen.

Luke Brewin said...

Don't know if my last comment came up, but defiantly battle lines.

JesusR. said...

Voted! Execution :)

Dakota Beem said...

Of course I voted execution.

Dakota Beem said...

Execution gets my vote by long shot. Such a good series and great cover art.

Leech Jar said...

Voted. <3 Good luck to all!

Jo Jenkin said...

Haunters - I like how the white sweep gives the disconnect

Patricio said...

Haunters! I like the grayscale and the fixed look.

tamalyn said...

i just love the Execution: Escape from Furnace cover, very real and scary!

Danielle D said...

Voted :)

Ibrahim Eldaw said...

I have loved the skulduggery pleasent series for a long time and i consider it to be my all time favourite fiction, Tom is such a talented artist i hope they win.

M. Zahn said...

Loved the cover of Kingdom of the Wicked when the book arrived at home by mail. Voted for it :)

Annie White said...

All the covers are great! So much talent! But I had to choose one. It was very difficult.

Annie White said...

They are all so fabulous!

Andrea Chettle said...

Once again it just has to be Skulduggery!

14SY said...

Definitely Escape From Furnace! Color scheme was perfect for a spine chilling affect!

14SY said...

Escape from Furnace all the way!

Anonymous said...

Have to give my vote to Execution! Amazing cover and book!

Anonymous said...

Haunters for me. It's scarey yet somehow wistful at the same time.

Allison Madsen said...

My vote goes to Kingdom of the Wicked!

Allison Madsen said...

Kingdom of the Wicked by Derek Landy! These books are amazing!

Lucinda Hail said...

Skulduggery Pleasant KOTW all the way!! Tom Percival is an amazing artist and Derek Landy is a wonderful writer; KOTW

Lucy Coats said...

Definitely Execution. It both made me look and want to look away. Genius.

Annabelle said...

Voted!

Anonymous said...

Voted

Anonymous said...

Haunters all the way

Tabby Cat said...

I voted for Haunters as it had something mystical about it for me.