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Comparing Covers #24: Ensnared by Rita Stradling

by Aleen @ Lampshade Reader

Welcome to Comparing Covers where I will showcase a book title that has multiple covers; from first editions, re-releases, and international releases.


Today, I wanted to focus on the two covers for Ensnared. They both look totally different, that I wanted to see what you thought about them. If you haven’t read this story yet, it’s a Beauty and the Beast variation set in a futuristic environment. I liked the cover for the paperback version, it might actually be a bit more true to the story. Especially with the circuit board pattern in the background.


Honestly, besides the rose on the paperback cover, I would not be able to tell what kind of story Ensnared would be by just glancing at it. Maybe if they put a rose on the e-book cover….? But then again, rose means something totally different in this story, so I’m in a conundrum.

Separately, I do like both covers, but based on the story, I think I’ll go with the paperback version.

See my review of Ensnared here.


Alainn’s father is not a bad man. He’s a genius and an inventor. When he’s hired to create the robot Rose, Alainn knows taking the money is a mistake.

Rose acts like a human. She looks exactly like Alainn. But, something in her comes out wrong.

To save her father from a five year prison sentence, Alainn takes Rose’s place. She says goodbye to the sun and goes to live in a tower no human is allowed to enter. She becomes the prisoner of a man no human is allowed to see.

Believing that a life of servitude lies ahead, Alainn finds a very different fate awaits her in the company of the strange, scarred recluse.



Which cover did you vote for and why?

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Kristin (Book Sniffers Anonymous)

This is such a tough one. The ebook is more modern but it makes me think it’s a romantic suspense type novel with a CEO or mob boss or something. The paperback actually fits the synopsis more. Either way, this sounds like a great read and I’m totally adding it to my GR list.


Wow they’re very different! The paperback cover, which I prefer, has more of an old time feel whereas the e- version seems so much more modern! I like ’em both but in totally different ways.


While I like the paperback it gives me no clue as to genre or intended age group. It could be YA. So I chose the eBook, since I know romance.

herding cats

Ergs I don’t know. I was thinking the ebook but his bottom half on the bottom part is kinda weird. I don’t think I would know what either of them were about from the cover, really. lol

Vanessa @ Blushing Geek

Both looks really good, but I have to agree with you. The paperback cover looks more fitting with the story. Plus, it has that princessey vibe

Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

Oh I have review copy of this but haven’t read it yet… oops lol. I like the paperback better though. Just knowing what it’s about, I feel like the paperback fits better. I would have even less clue what it’s about with the ebook cover. It doesn’t even look sci-fi. I would think it was just some sort of contemporary erotic romance or something. the paperback, while kinda plain, looks more sci-fi/fantasy.

Laura Thomas

The paperback. Maybe because I’ve already seen it but the eBook just doesn’t grab me at all.

Terri @ Alexia's Books and Such

I like the paperback cover better. Would get me to pick up the book to see what it was about, but I don’t think I’d pick up the eBook based on the cover alone.

Mary Kirkland

I like a ebook cover better.

Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession

I like the cover on the paperback a lot more that the ebook cover. It seems a little more fitting.

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