Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Hardcover vs Paperback 114

The Amanda Project: Invisible I

Interesting note, in the paperback version the Invisible I was dropped from the title and also the two versions of the book have different authors. I do remember hearing the author listed on the first book was actually a pen name for an author with other authors writing sequels so I guess Melissa Kantor's name (along with Amanda, the character in the book) was used on the paperback to attract fans of hers that may not have known she wrote the book when it was released in Hardcover. Thoughts?



Mysterious, charismatic, and one of a kind—the only way to find Amanda is to think like Amanda.
When enigmatic freshman Amanda Valentino arrived at Endeavor High, she chose three people—Callie, Hal, and Nia—to guide her through the choppy waters of her new school. Except she didn't tell them about each other. When Amanda leaves, the three must reluctantly work together to figure out why. But once they start piecing together the cryptic clues that Amanda herself is leaving for them, they realize that everything they thought they knew about her is false. The more they dig, the mystery of where—and who—Amanda is deepens. 

As far as the covers are concerned I think the paperback has a much more current feel than the hardcover but I really do not like the invisible thing going on, it won't be so bad if it wasn't on top of bricks.

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  1. My votes for the paperback. It's more eye-catchy.

  2. I vote for paperback.

  3. I like the paperback too.

  4. I've actually read this - it's not a bad book, per say. Amanda Valentino is actually the character that goes missing in the book. The series is all about finding out what happened to her. It's one I think works better for MG audiences.

    I don't know why they changed the co-author's name, though. Maybe to make it seem like 'Amanda' is writing the books with the various authors?

  5. I like the paperback as well. Strange about all the title and author changes though.

  6. I like the paperback too, but I have to say the author bit is confusing.


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