Thursday, March 4, 2010

Lookalikes: To the right! No, to the left!




Lots of readers are going to be very excited about the upcoming reissue of Garth Stein's first novel, RAVEN STOLE THE MOON on March 9th, including ME! Just wish they had found some original artwork for what is sure to be a stand out book.

Considering the subject matter and even just the titles, I think the cover that works best is on BREAKING THE BANK by Yona Zelda McDonough.

What do you think?

10 comments:

brizmus said...

I'm always so sad when AMAZING books end up with copycat covers. It's slightly depressing, really. . .
I actually do prefer the Raven Stole the Moon cover, though.

LisaMM said...

I think I prefer the Raven Stole the Moon cover as well. But I am suprised they couldn't have come up with something a bit more original for Garth Stein!

avisannschild said...

I just noticed this lookalike today too and was going to post about it next week! I agree that it's a shame they reused that image, especially since Breaking the Bank just came out last year (if I'm not mistaken). I don't really like either cover; they both look like the person was tacked on to the rest of the image...

bermudaonion said...

Great discovery! It's amazing what they can do with Photoshop, isn't it?

Lisa said...

I read Breaking the Bank but didn't even notice that cover thing when I saw the cover for Raven Stole the Moon. Although I did think it looked familiar but no clue why.

robin said...

if you can find a designer that knows what every book in the world already looks like AND knows where photos have already been used, so that there are no duplicates, please have them call me. Its close to impossible.

robin at harper

Dar said...

I'm still really surprised how many alike covers there are out there. I used to think each book had a unique cover. lol.

Zibilee said...

I just finished Raven Stole the Moon, and had no idea that there was a lookalike out there!! I am always amazed when you post these!

J.T. Oldfield said...

What a weird one! I think I like the Garth Stein one better, as it uses the image, but I like the other one better over all.

justpeachy36 said...

I don't know maybe I'm being mean, but you'd think they could come up with something original. I know as a writer, I put countless hours into each piece that I do and I think publishers should realize this and make an effort to get original artwork.

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http://debsbookbag.blogspot.com/2010/03/giveaway-saturday-12.html