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Book Cover Smackdown! ‘Stealing Fire’ vs. ‘Sunday Stories’ (Romanian) vs. ‘The Hammer’

It’s time for another Book Cover Smackdown, where you get to play art critic and pick your favorite cover. Here are the contenders…

Your Mission (should you choose to accept it): Tell us which cover you like best…and why.

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NOTE: Bigger, better cover art images are available by clicking the images or title links.

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7 Comments on Book Cover Smackdown! ‘Stealing Fire’ vs. ‘Sunday Stories’ (Romanian) vs. ‘The Hammer’

  1. All are solid, but not spectacular.

  2. I would say The Hammer is probably my favourite simply because its a beautifully intricate peice of art. I also like Sunday Stories, but find the artwork a bit to dark for my liking, I would love to see more details. Stealing fire is my least favourite, the cover looks very dated and it looks to me as if the perspective is wrong.

  3. Sunday Stories, hands down.  The others wouldn’t do much for me if I saw them on the shelf.  I’d pick up Sunday Stories, though.

  4. Sunday Stories ftw.  Def would pick it up based on that cover

  5. Lorraine Kelly // June 11, 2010 at 12:09 am //

    Sunday Stories is really accomplished. The piece’s textures add real depth and add to the brooding sense of darkness. The concept is also intriguing. 

  6. thanks for the thumbs up on Sunday Stories. it’s one of the best covers we’ve had and Fiona’s illustration definitely rocks. the stories are great too, by the way 🙂

  7. I love the details on The Hammer, and the whole cover looks very put together. The Sunday Stories looks very good too, has an amazing eerie feeling to it and a more simple design on the lettering that fits pretty well. The Stealing Fire cover, though, looks amateurish. The lettering doesn’t go with the theme at all, and the illustration is just so… meh.

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