Lately it seems like I’ve been coming across more and more covers that are either using the same stock photo OR the composition is so very close, but not necessarily the same photo. So I thought it would be a fun feature to compare them and get some discussion going on which one we prefer. Kind of like a little cover war tournament.
I know this is not an original feature by any means as I’ve seen a few other features out there like it, but I still think it’d be fun. So here goes!
First off, the craziest thing is that both of these released on the same exact day as well! They’re total twins, it’s Twilight Zone eerie. “Doobie-doobie-doobie”. lol
So this is definitely a case of the same stock photo use. Although, I gotta hand it to one of them because there was definitely some good Photoshop work done on one or the other because a few things are quite different in both. Her hair for one is a bit lighter on the In the Heat of the Bite cover as well as wavy instead of straight. In addition, she’s wearing a light shirt instead of dark and her fingernails aren’t painted. Not sure which one did the photo editing there, but they did a great job because they both look natural.
As far as which cover I prefer, I definitely love the pinks in the Wolf Tales 12 cover better because I love my pink! I think the combination of her dark hair and outfit to the hot pink sky and text is really sexy.
But, I think the clear winner (for me) is In the Heat of the Bite. I’m actually guessing that they did most of the photo editing on the girl because the cover is a lot more dynamic and seems to have had more thought put into it. I love the coloring, the composition, and the typography (with the combination of a serif and script font). So in my book that’s the clear winner for this round.
Which book cover do you like better?
Place your vote below and be sure to leave a comment with your thoughts!