Saturday, August 29, 2009

Cover Wars ( 2 )

Okay so here is the paperback, and hardcover version of ASH by Malinda Lo. I'm not sure which I like the best. The paperback copy seems more fantasyish, and kind of seems like alice in wonderland. It has that sort of feel, but the hardcover, there is something haunting about it, and sad. Which do you like better? If you saw both in the store, which one are you attracted to most, and would buy?


In the wake of her father's death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, rereading the fairy tales her mother once told her. In her dreams, someday the fairies will steal her away, as they are said to do. When she meets the dark and dangerous fairy Sidhean, she believes that her wish may be granted.

The day that Ash meets Kaisa, the King's Huntress, her heart begins to change. Instead of chasing fairies, Ash learns to hunt with Kaisa. Though their friendship is as delicate as a new bloom, it reawakens Ash's capacity for love-and her desire to live. But Sidhean has already claimed Ash for his own, and she must make a choice between fairy tale dreams and true love.

Entrancing, empowering, and romantic, Ash is about the connection between life and love, and solitude and death, where transformation can come from even the deepest grief.


Lily Benan said...

Awesome covers. I love them both, but personally the hardback cover is my favorite. XD