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Comparing Covers #26: Frostfire by Amanda Hocking

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.

 

I’m back with another YA novel cover. I just can’t get enough of these. They are definite visual eye candy. Do you agree with that? I always strike cover art gold when I peruse the YA section and let’s face it, covers play a factor in whether you will buy the book or not. Alas, it stays on my wish list for now along with a lot of other books.

 

Frostfire struck me in its sharp and crisp cover. With the striking white background and red outfitted character. Looks absolutely lovely. Of course, that led me down the path to see if it had other editions. Yep! Let’s compare them now!

 

So, I love the US version but the UK version gives that “dark” vibe and I still like the colors in that. The Turkish one is okay, but the character is not looking at us and the outfit seems off.

 

Blurb:

 

Bryn Aven is an outcast among the Kanin, the most powerful of the troll tribes.

Set apart by her heritage and her past, Bryn is a tracker who’s determined to become a respected part of her world. She has just one goal: become a member of the elite King’s Guard to protect the royal family. She’s not going to let anything stand in her way, not even a forbidden romance with her boss Ridley Dresden.

But all her plans for the future are put on hold when Konstantin– a fallen hero she once loved – begins kidnapping changelings. Bryn is sent in to help stop him, but will she lose her heart in the process?

frostfire

US

International Editions

frostfire uk

UK

frostfire turkish

Turkish

Which cover of Frostfire did you vote for and why?
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Jess@Fairday's Blog
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The US and UK ones were nearly tied for me. Both so beautiful!

Jen
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I loved both covers, but I have to say the UK caught my attention a lot more. There is something much darker and mysterious about that cover. Love when there are different covers to choose from.

danielle hammelef
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danielle hammelef

I love when books have different covers–it’s so impressive how different and beautiful each is. It was difficult to choose for me.

Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books
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I voted for the US cover but I liked the UK cover nearly as much. They are both great. I haven’t really seen too much about this book anywhere.

kimbacaffeinate
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While I voted for the US cover, I do like the darker aspect of the UK cover.

Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight
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I actually have the US one, I won the whole trilogy in a giveaway but haven’t read it yet. I do like the strikingness of the red and white, so I prefer that over the UK one even though the UK does have a darker vibe. And I don’t really like the dress on the Turkish one. She looks totally inappropriately dressed for the climate lol, and it looks really impractical to fight in (I mean, she’s holding a sword thing).

Sam@WLABB
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I liked the UK cover. I feel that it shows there is something a little darker in the story.

Angie @ Ba_BAMB
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Yes – YA books have the BEST covers! I prefer the UK edition. I love the darkness to it. And yes, please! Let her lose her heart again. LOL

Mary Kirkland
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I really like the dark feeling from the UK cover but the US cover was so pretty and I could only pick one.

Kristin (Book Sniffers Anonymous)
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I like the darkness of the UK version but the US one really pops and stands out more. I’ve seen this book cover before but had no idea what the book was actually about.

Lover Of Romance
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I will admit that the YA covers are breathtaking!! And I agree that a gorgeous cover can really make a difference. Its probably why I struggle with picking up indie or self published authors, because sometimes the covers are horrid. I grabbed the US although the UK is a lovely match too. I do like seeing the comparison in different covers here.

Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog
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I really prefer the US cover. I like that is has almost a frame around it.

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