It's December and I've been reading a lot of Christmas themed books...so for this months book cover comparison I wanted to try something completely different...in fact these covers may even give you nightmares! So what's the book this month?
It's Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry - a fantastic YA book set several years after the zombie apocalypse. It was one of favourite reads and I still regret that I haven't read of the sequel yet...next year definitely! One interesting view is the different titles used in different countries.
US Cover: That bulging eye staring at you from the cover with vivid green pupil...this cover disturbs me...I'm not sure I would want to read the book as it doesn't encourage me to pick th book up!
UK Cover: A wooden door with an eye looking at us. Less disturbing than the US cover, and I like the muted red, even the way rot is in lower case appeals to me. But somehow I'm not sure if it's a little bland in the end...
French Cover: Barbed wire across the book with a mist covered forest behind. What is lurking in the woods and will the barbed wire keep it out? This reminds me of many horror movie posters and has a very cinematic feel to it...
German Cover: More barbed wire, with a burning sky and a creepy raven flying overhead - very atmospheric and creepy. Is the raven flying towards something or away from something - is there anything else in the world? I don't know why but I'm reminded of Mad Max films!
My Verdict? The French cover appeals most to me! I guess I like the movie feel!
So what's your favourite cover? :-)