Welcome to Cover Face-Off, a new feature where we pit two covers of the same book against one another to determine which one is the best! Feel free to use whatever criteria you want: which one represents the book best, which one is more likely to attract readers, or even which one you think is prettiest.
Today’s competitors: two covers of Delirium, the dystopian hit by Lauren Oliver! Here’s the synopsis, courtesy of the publisher: “Lena looks forward to receiving the government-mandated cure that prevents the delirium of love and leads to a safe, predictable, and happy life, until ninety-five days before her eighteenth birthday and her treatment, when she falls in love.”
This is just my humble opinion, but the one on the right is SO MUCH BETTER, right?! The design is interesting (you could easily look at it for a moment without noticing the face in the words) and the font and color fit the story really well. That was actually the original cover, and after its initial success it was redesigned with a random girl’s face. Don’t get me wrong, she looks like I pictured Lena, but every YA novel lately just seems to have some girl’s face on the cover, and I felt like the first cover was more unique.
Do you totally disagree with me? Sound off in the comments!