Cover Controversy: Gears Are Turning
Is it fair to call two covers that appear similar a controversy? Probably not. Liar? Magic Under Glass? Mysterious Benedict Society? Now those are some legitimate cover controversies. What I put forth today is more of a gentle Cover Curio. Let’s take a look…
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher.
Hot off the presses! This book (which has been garnering a good amount of buzz, as evidenced by this Publishers Weekly article) was just released in the U.S. this week. Now, the counterpart:
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld.
Side by side:
While the covers don’t have many elements that exactly match up (other than the gears), there is a similar mood struck here, don’t you think?
In case you’re interested, here’s the UK cover of Incarceron:
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Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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