Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Hardcover vs. Paperback 31

Impossible by Nancy Werlin

Hardcover

Paperback

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Lucy has nine months to break an ancient curse in order to save both herself and her unborn daughter.Inspired by the ballad Scarborough Fair, this riveting novel combines suspense, fantasy, and romance for an intensely page-turning and masterfully original tale.Lucy is seventeen when she discovers that the women of her family have been cursed through the generations, forced to attempt three seemingly impossible tasks or to fall into madness upon their childs birth. But Lucy is the first girl who wont be alone as she tackles the list. She has her fiercely protective foster parents and her childhood friend Zach beside her. Do they have love and strength enough to overcome an age-old evil?

For some reason I always had a problem with the pose of the girl on the Hardcover, I mean I always liked the colors and the general composition but there was something about the pose of the girl that bothered me, too dramatic. I am in LOVE with the paperback. I love it! Especially the wind whipped hair and the colors used, it begs to be picked up!

Hardcover or Paperback?

26 comments:

  1. You are completely right about the hardcover. It's like it's two different graphics merged together with no common composition elements. The lighting is vastly different on both and ends up looking like a shonky collage. Definitely the paperback.

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  2. i think i'd pick up the hardcover if i saw the two together =/

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  3. Paperback! The woman on the first one makes me think ~OLD~ and Lucy's only 17. The color and pose on the paperback appeal to me too!

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  4. Paperback, all the way!!

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  5. I liked the hardcover, but OMG am I totally in love with the paperback. The paperback is gorgeous.

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  6. I really like the hardcover MUCH more. I don't know, but the paperback makes me think tawdry romance novel because of the colors used and the title font. It just doesn't look like a YA book.

    I can see what you mean about the girl on the hardcover, but I just love the background and the way the whatever-it-is is blowing in the wind and just everything. It really catches my eye.

    The paperback hair just looks weird.

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  7. I prefer the colors on the hardcover, but I agree that the position of the model is just weird. I like the girl on the paperback much better, even though it's odd that her hair is blowing straight over her head like that.

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  8. I would have to vote for the paperback. it is all warm and inviting. and probably since I live by a beach, the hardcover doesn't draw me into it.

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  9. I love the paperback too. It's definitely one of those books you pick up when you see it.

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  10. The paperback won. It looks cooler with more colors, also, the pose of the girl is great, especially with her hair.

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  11. I like both! I think the hardcover suits what little I know of the story better, but the paperback is till gorgeous! I think I prefet it too!

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  12. I like both of these covers...I like the drama of the first particularly.

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  13. At first I thought I liked the hardcover better; the colors are really nice and I liked the silhouette. But the more I look at it, the more I like the paperback. So that's where I'm putting my vote. ;)

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  14. Wow, that's the first time I'm seeing the paperback cover. It's nice, but I think I'm still in love with the hardcover (maybe because I own it), hehe.

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  15. They're both nice but I'd much rather a cover that has photography than paintings.

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  16. I just don't like the way the woman is positioned in the hard cover - I like everything else in it though. I like the dress and her hair in the paperback but think she needs to be doing something with her arms. Too bad they couldn't take her from the paperback and insert her into the hardcover.

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  17. I much prefer the paperback :)

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  18. It's the paperback for me. I'm not sure what that swirly thing is in the sky on the hardback.

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  19. They are both pretty! Its inspired by Simon and Garfunkle?

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  20. Hardcover is so much more eyecatching! Except is that her hair? If so, that's kinda gross.

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  21. Paperback for me please :)

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  22. I like the paperback more. I'm glad you posted this-I heard they were re-vamping the cover of this one to have a more adult appeal. I think the paperback fits that and maybe adult readers will pick this one up as well.

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  23. Love the colors in the hardcover but I'd probably be more tempted to pick up the paperback.

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  24. Ok, I'm not crazy about either. But I think I might like the hardcover better.

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  25. Oh yes, agreed. I love the paperback SO much more. The colors are good, but yep, the pose is awkward...like you said.

    -Lauren

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  26. Wow, that's a tough one. I think I like the paperback one more, though. I don't know if it is the color or the whole cover. I tend to be attracted to brighter covers it seems.

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