Friday, November 23, 2012

Friday Face-Off: Magic Castles

Friday Face-Off is a weekly feature hosted by Misty at The Book Rat

This week's FFO compares two covers that, although illustrated, seem to come from the same scene: Ordinary Magic by Caitlen Rubino-Bradway and Rump: The True Story of Rumplestilskin by Liesl Shurtliff. I could imagine looking through the trees on the left of the Ordinary Magic cover and seeing the castle from Rump. They have smilier color palettes and the titles look very similar as well.

I personally prefer the cover for Rump, since it seems more focused on the central image of the kids and the tower, whereas everything in the Ordinary Magic cover seems to be leaning away from the center. The Rump cover is also really cool when zoomed in (as I would recommend).  

But now it's your turn to choose...
Which cover did it better?

Click on any cover to enlarge.
Leave your thoughts in the comments!

On last week's FFO: Ashes on the Waves won against the older victor of A Beautiful Dark with three votes to zero.

As usual, you are still welcome to comment with your thoughts on old FFOs, and I will update this page accordingly.


Anonymous said...

I personally like the Ordinary Magic cover better because the way it is distorted makes it look spookier - the Rump one has too much of the title wording over the image. But having read the book Ordinary Magic the building is the school for Ords that the main character is sent to, not really a castle. It is interesting that the color schemes seem so much alike.
Liz. C

Natasha said...

I like them both alot, but I think I like Ordinary Magic the best!

Anonymous said...

I pick Ordinary Magic. I think the girl in the middle of the cover looks vulnerable and makes me wonder whats going to happen to her when she gets to that castle. It sort of has a 'story'. Also I agree with the person who said the title of Rump should not be covering so much of the cover art. The layout of the Ordinary Magic cover is better.



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