13 June 2010

Cover WIN / FAIL: A Hollywood Ending + Brontë video!

Firstly, sorry - there will be no IMM this week. I've only received one book and it feels sort of silly to feature one single book soooo I've decided I'll just post it along with the books I receive in the next week; trust me, I have some fantastic books on the way and I hope they show up in the next few days because I'm just sooo excited! :)

Secondly, instead of IMM, I've decided to do another Cover Win/Fail feature seeing how it's been a while since the last one. Today I'll be discussing the UK hardcover and paperback covers for A HOLLYWOOD ENDING by Robyn Sisman - have a look at them below ...

Cover WIN: the hardback cover
Personally, I think this cover is absolute PERFECTION and I adore pretty much everything about it - the illustration, the font, the colours etc. I haven't read the book yet, but it seems to fit the title well, don't you think? Beauuuutiful!

Cover FAIL: the paperback cover
As I said, I love the UK hardback cover so I struggle to understand why someone would want to change it at all, let alone to this pinkish mess. It's not terribly ugly, but for me it just doesn't work - the backgroud colour isn't too bad as it stands out nicely, but I really don't like neither the font nor the boring illustration. I wouldn't mind this cover too much if it was the original one, but having seen the hardback cover, the paperback one just fails (imho), end of.

So yes, that's why I bought the hardcover copy, even if it was nearly twice as expensive, but the fantastic cover is totally worth the money. I'm still confused about WHY they changed the original cover, hmmm. Oh and there's also the US cover, which you can see on the right (click to enlarge) and I have to say I like this one too, but not quite as much as the original UK one.

Lastly, I came across a fantastic video the other day and I wanted to share it with you all - it was posted on the Allison and Busby blog and it shows the awesomeness and kickassness of the Brontë sisters (in action figure form, heh). It's fantastic so check it out below. :)


Mary (The Sweet Bookshelf) said...

I agree. It's SOOO much better! I don't know why they change covers?! What is the point?

Ria- The Beaucoup Review book blog. said...

Ooooh! I love the win one!
Its so cute!
:) xx

Cleverly Inked said...

The win one is better.

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

The hardback cover definitely wins. It is so much better!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Agreed on the cover war :)

Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read said...

I agree about the covers. The paperback cover has potential. I like the two birdies, but the rest is a bit of a mess, agreed.

Great video! I love it, haha. I would so have the Bronte dolls.;)

P.S. I have an award for you over at my blog. *wink*

Amanda said...

I agree! I think the paperback cover would've been better in a different color...red/orange just doesn't work for that.

BTW, there's a blog award for you over at my Blog!

Chloe said...

I agree with your choices, just a shame that the book itself is rubbish!!

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