Cover Face-Off: Gone

It’s another edition of Cover Face-Off!  We put two covers of the same book side-by-side and decide which we like best.  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 cooler.

Today’s competitors: Gone by Michael Grant, the old cover (left) versus the newly re-imagined paperbacks (right).  If you’re not familiar with the series, here’s the publisher’s blurb: “In a small town on the coast of California, everyone over the age of fourteen suddenly disappears, setting up a battle between the remaining town residents and the students from a local private school, as well as those who have “The Power” and are able to perform supernatural feats and those who do not.”

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I like the new cover SO MUCH!  The original cover is fine and highlights the fact that it’s about teens facing some kind of unknown challenge, but the new cover looks so much more exciting with the new colors and design.  It looks like it could appeal to anyone who is looking for an action-oriented novel.

Do you love the re-design, or do you think the series was better off with the original cover?  Sound off in the comments!

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