This or That – Book Covers #5

Not all book covers are created equal. Some are good, some are bad, some are downright ugly. But, alas, we the readers have no say in the makings of such things. Luckily for us, many books have different editions for us to choose from. The question is, which is better?

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller


This is a difficult choice for me because I honestly really like them both. I own the one on the right, but the left one is also good. I think that the second one is more symbolic since Achilles’ armor is an important artifact that holds a lot of significance in The Iliad. Still, I’m happy that despite being different versions, that they kept the same concept design.  All in all, they are both very well done and simple.


Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson 


For such a popular novel, this book certainly has some seriously ugly covers. I personally like the second one, just because of the colors. I am also fairly ok with the fourth one because of how simple it is and because I’ve seen the matching set of the series and it’s beautiful. That said, I don’t think that any of these covers do the plot of the book justice. But, that’s just my opinion. Let me know what you think!


The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan


These two covers are actually pretty similar and I must admit, I love them both. I don’t have much to say about this one. I think that the second one is more indicative of the plot with the Greek gods and whatnot, but I think I prefer the first one, just because it’s the original and the one that I always associate with the series. What do you think of this cover? Is the difference even that noticeable?

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14 thoughts on “This or That – Book Covers #5

    1. Thanks!! This batch of covers ended up being pretty even. There is usually one cover that’s clearly better than the others. For Mistborn it was half and half. Some were very good, others were actually really ugly. I have a copy of the second (and also first I got as a gift) but I really want to own the fourth one so I can have the whole series like that.

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      1. You’re welcome! Yeah I see that 😉 And yeah definitely agree about mistborn- and I have them on my kindle in the fourth version (though obviously it’s kindle, it’s subject to change 😉 ) but I really like the look of them all together!

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