Tuesday, 22 October 2013


Mr Ripley's Book Cover Wars are back again for the fifth year - it is that time again where we are looking for a further 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, for the next 3 weeks, I am going to select five book covers for you to vote for. NEW RULES - the five book covers who get the most votes over the four weeks will go head-to-head in the final. You may not win the heat, but you could still get to the final of 'Mr Ripley's Enchanted Book Cover Wars 2013/14'. 

POLL TABLE - Mr Ripley's Book Cover Wars 2013/14
  • Niel Bushnell - Timesmith  - 156 VOTES - HEAT ONE 
  • Ian Johnstone - The Bell Between the Worlds ( The Mirror Chronicles) - 122 VOTES - HEAT ONE
  • Dawn Finch - Brotherhood of Shades - 68 VOTES - HEAT ONE
  • Andrew Beasley - The Battles of Ben Kingdom: The Feast of Ravens - 20 VOTES - HEAT ONE
  • Patrick Carman - (Pulse) Tremor - 18 VOTES - HEAT ONE 
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 PROOF copy by Susan EE - World After. A chance to read it early, publication date - 21st November 2013 fantastic 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 ( click any of the links  VOTE HERE and vote for your favourite book.
  • 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.
  •  Heat Two ends midnight (UK TIME)  30th October 2013. 
So here are the five book covers to vote for this week:

Book One: Ransom Riggs - Hollow City ( Miss Peregrine's Children) - Published by Quirk Books - 25 January 2014 - Cover by Dogie Horner VOTE HERE

Book Two: Jonathan Stroud - Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase - Published by Doubleday Children's - 29 August 2013 - Cover by Alessandro 'Talexi' Taini - VOTE HERE

Book Three: Thomas Taylor - Dan and the Caverns of Bone - Published by A&C Black Children's - 6th June 2013 - Cover by Thomas Taylor - VOTE HERE

Book Four: Teresa Flavin - The Shadow Lantern (Blackhope Enigma) - Published by Templar Publishing - 1st May 2013 - Cover by Lawrence Mann - VOTE HERE

Book Five: Philip Caveney - Watchers - Published by Fledgling Press - 10th September 2013 - Cover by Kylie Tesdale - VOTE HERE

Let the voting commence on this years Book Cover Wars 2013/14. Please leave your comments on the post to win that proof.  Also  if your really nice give us an RT or mention use #bookcoverwars or share on Facebook. 


Sarah said...

Great selection of covers! Dan and the Caverns of Bone gets my vote. It was a close call between that and The Shadow's Lantern, but I love the colours on Dan and the Caverns of Bone that bit more. The Hollow City cover still creeps me out a bit! Must get round to reading the first book in that series asap.

Unknown said...

These covers are amazing! I voted for The Screaming Staircase I really like the cover.

Anonymous said...

Shadow Latern, for the very simple (if abstract) reason that the skeleton reminds me of one of my favourite little snippets of History. It reminds me of the Dance of Death, a medieval painted frieze that graced several European churches and is now left in fragments in only a few. It featured lots of skeletons dancing in between people from all walks of medieval society. It was painted at a time when medieval society was VERY class-orientated - if you were X class, you were essentially guaranteed to remain X class for the rest of your life and the different classes were very differentiated. When the Black Death came along though, it levelled the playing field - anyone, regardless of class and status, could snuff it. So the Dance of Death, with it's skeletons dancing between priests, peasants, kings, queens and merchants alike, was quite a powerful statement for the time. Still is really, even if all we have left are snippets.

Herendeth the lesson, this is why BooKa Uhu likes the Shadow's Latern cover!

Unknown said...

Oooh, a toughie this week! After much deliberation, I decided on Dan & Caverns of Bone. I was very excited by the colours & detail-very inviting!

bittycornwell said...

I voted for Hollow City. I can't wait to read it!!!

Unknown said...

Hollow City!

Unknown said...

Hollow city what a thought provoking image