Book Cover Battle | Circe by Madeline Miller (US Cover vs. UK Cover)

It’s another fun time for Book Cover Battle which was created by Bibliomantics where you pit two book covers against one another. Today’s BCB is inspired by The Royal Polar Bear IG post (I love his Instagram aesthetic by the way so, I recommend you follow him).

If you are into mythology, especially Greek gods and goddesses, or love watching Hercules when you were a kid, don’t forget to check on Circe by Madeline Miller.Circe Synopsis

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity, and is scorned and rejected by her kin. Increasingly isolated, she turns to mortals for companionship, leading her to discover a power forbidden to the gods: witchcraft.

When love drives Circe to cast a dark spell, wrathful Zeus banishes her to the remote island of Aiaia. There she learns to harness her occult craft, drawing strength from nature. But she will not always be alone; many are destined to pass through Circe’s place of exile, entwining their fates with hers. The messenger god, Hermes. The craftsman, Daedalus. A ship bearing a golden fleece. And wily Odysseus, on his epic voyage home.

There is danger for a solitary woman in this world, and Circe’s independence draws the wrath of men and gods alike. To protect what she holds dear, Circe must decide whether she belongs with the deities she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.

Book Cover Battle Circe by Madeline Miller

goodreads amazon book depository ed WorderyTale Out Loud DividerAs you can see, both editions were completely different and unique on their own. The US cover is minimal and straightforward which really captures the tone of the book. Yet personally, I prefer the UK Cover this time. I love how exceptionally gorgeous the details are and at the same time, it is really a head turner for me.

How about you? Which cover did you like best? The US Cover (left) or UK Cover (right). Let me know what you think by voting for your favorite in the poll below!

 

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Book Cover Battle | The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross (US Cover vs. UK Cover)

Have you ever both love and lusted for the same book but with totally different cover design? Some might choose one over the other (whichever we prefer) or if we are feeling buying both and think it is worth it, then we will.

And since I couldn’t decide which cover version to buy, I’m doing another Book Cover Battle, which was created by Bibliomantics where you pit two book covers against one another. I always have this thing in mind that this is a book twin to The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw. So, for today’s BCB, I choose The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross.The Queen's Rising Synopsis

When her seventeenth summer solstice arrives, Brienna desires only two things: to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron.

Growing up in the southern Kingdom of Valenia at the renowned Magnalia House should have prepared her for such a life. While some are born with an innate talent for one of the five passions—art, music, dramatics, wit, and knowledge—Brienna struggled to find hers until she belatedly chose to study knowledge. However, despite all her preparations, Brienna’s greatest fear comes true—the solstice does not go according to plan and she is left without a patron.

Months later, her life takes an unexpected turn when a disgraced lord offers her patronage. Suspicious of his intent, and with no other choices, she accepts. But there is much more to his story, and Brienna soon discovers that he has sought her out for his own vengeful gain. For there is a dangerous plot being planned to overthrow the king of Maevana—the archrival kingdom of Valenia—and restore the rightful queen, and her magic, to the northern throne. And others are involved—some closer to Brienna than she realizes.

With war brewing between the two lands, Brienna must choose whose side she will remain loyal to—passion or blood. Because a queen is destined to rise and lead the battle to reclaim the crown. The ultimate decision Brienna must determine is: Who will be that queen?

The Queen's Rising by Rebecca Ross

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I don’t think I could just choose one from the other. The UK edition got the vivid, gorgeous color but the US edition has these intricate four corners on the cover that I find gush-worthy. See the constellations there on the cloak? It feels like a myriad of vastness in an endless magical night!

In case you haven’t seen the cover for The Queen’s Resistance for both US and UK cover yet, it’s befitting that I include it here. It won’t be available until March 2019 but for now, feast your eyes because the color is a fiery lush of red and orange.The Queen's Resistance by Rebecca RossHow about you? Which cover will all hail the queen? The US Cover (left) or UK Cover (right). Vote for your favorite cover below!

 

Book Cover Battle | The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw (US Cover vs. UK Cover)

Have you ever both love and lusted for the same book but with totally different cover design? Some might choose one over the other (whichever we prefer) or if we are feeling buying both and think it is worth it, then we will.

This is my first time doing Book Cover Battle, which was created by Bibliomantics where you pit two book covers against one another. And the very first book I choose for today’s BCB is The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw.The Wicked Deep Synopsis (1)

Welcome to the cursed town of Sparrow…

Where, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town.

Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under.

Like many locals, seventeen-year-old Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But this year, on the eve of the sisters’ return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives; unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into.

Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the salty, rain-soaked streets. The townspeople turn against one another. Penny and Bo suspect each other of hiding secrets. And death comes swiftly to those who cannot resist the call of the sisters.

But only Penny sees what others cannot. And she will be forced to choose: save Bo, or save herself.

Hocus Pocus and Practical Magic meets the Salem Witch trials in this haunting story about three sisters on a quest for revenge—and how love may be the only thing powerful enough to stop them.

Book Cover Battle The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

goodreads amazon amazon barnes-and-noble book depository edTale Out Loud DividerAlthough I already have the US deluxe limited edition that comes with the beautiful silvery, embossed stars and moon stamped into the hardback, I still have to get the UK edition that I find really magical and spooky all at the same time. So, in this case I couldn’t choose which one is a favorite.

BOOK FLASH: The Wicked Deep is sold to Netflix.

How about you? Which edition did you like best? The US Cover (left) or UK Cover (right) Vote for your favorite cover below!