Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Hardcover vs. Paperback 12

Secret Society Girl by Diana Peterfreund

Hardcover

Paperback


In a fabulous blend of the bestselling traditions of Prep and The Devil Wears Prada, Secret Society Girl takes us into the heart of the Ivy League’s ultraexclusive secret societies when a young woman is invited to join as one of their first female members.

Elite Eli University junior Amy Haskel never expected to be tapped into Rose & Grave, the country’s most powerful—and notorious—secret society. She isn’t rich, politically connected, or…well, male.

So when Amy receives the distinctive black-lined invitation with the Rose & Grave seal, she’s blown away. Could they really mean her?

Whisked off into an initiation rite that’s a blend of Harry Potter and Alfred Hitchcock, Amy awakens the next day to a new reality and a whole new set of “friends”—from the gorgeous son of a conservative governor to an Afrocentric lesbian activist whose society name is Thorndike. And that’s when Amy starts to discover the truth about getting what you wish for. Because Rose & Grave is quickly taking her away from her familiar world of classes and keggers, fueling a feud, and undermining a very promising friendship with benefits. And that’s before Amy finds out that her first duty as a member of Rose & Grave is to take on a conspiracy of money and power that could, quite possibly, ruin her whole life.

A smart, sexy introduction to the life and times of a young woman in way over her head, Secret Society Girl is a charming and witty debut from a writer who knows her turf—and isn’t afraid to tell all....


I can't pick a favorite, I like them both and think they both work for what I know about the book. The door really helps to show that the society is a secret, closed off thing but at the same time I like the use of a girl on the paperback.

Hardcover or Paperback?

20 comments:

  1. I agree with you, it's really hard to pick but if i had to, i'd choose the second. I like picture of people more than objects.

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  2. They're both really beautiful. I love the green in the paperback.

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  3. I love this feature on your blog! Just the other day I was in borders and noticed the difference between the hardback cover and the paperback cover of a book I wanted to buy. It almost (almost!) made me not want to buy the book, the paperback cover was so bad. I wish I could remember which one it was now.

    Anyway, love reading your blog :)

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  4. I think I like the paperback best. I like the idea of the door, I just think it could have been done better.

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  5. I like the paperback better -- the colors grab me more and I can start to imagine what that person might be like.

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  6. I'm picking paperback. I love the green in the picture.

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  7. Hardcover. People are overrated.

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  8. I really like the paperback cover. I've never seen the hardcover before, but it's cool as well.

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  9. I like the paperback cover better because it looks more modern.

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  10. I like the hardcover best. I'm kind of over the no heads people on covers anymore. lol

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  11. Both are pretty, but I'd say paperback. The hardcover just looks a little too much like fantasy.

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  12. They're both good but I'm leaning more toward the "cleaner" look of the paperback.

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  13. I don't think there's a clear winner here either. Usually it's an obvious choice for me, but they are so different and yet both appealing.

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  14. I like both but I like the hardcover better.

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  15. I like them both but I think the paperback wins for me, as I'm not keen on the writing on the hardcover.

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  16. I really like the second one, mainly because that's one kicky green sweater and I want it!

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  17. I like the paperback. The green really stands out.

    --Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric

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  18. Thanks for your input everyone!

    regularrumination- Thanks for the kind words!

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