December 8, 2011

Cover Compare: Dark Companion, Crave & Delaney's Shadow

Thanks to Sarah (saz101) for this one today. She pointed out last week that these two are exactly the same, the hair is just photo-shopped a different color.

Dark Companion by Marta Acosta
Release date: June 2012 

Crave by Melissa Darnell
Release date: November 1st, 2011

And I came across this one:
Delaney's Shadow by Ingrid Weaver
Release date: August 2nd, 2011
(This one is the same model, same pose, different background, and her arms aren't right at her sides)

Have you come across a cover that resembles another cover or is the exact same thing? Let me know and we can post it here.


Sarah (saz101) said...

Oh, I haven't seen Delaney's Shadow before, but all I can see now is that the girl's been cropped out and oyt on the different BG, and it's driving me nuts! I love the covers for Crave and Dark Companion. Such a pretty photo... it's just odd, because they're both fairly high-profile books from fairly high profile YA publishers :S

Marta said...

Wow, people keep finding versions of this photo! I hadn't seen Delaney's Shadow, published in August, but an Aussie pal showed me Crave and a UK friend showed me Incubus by Carol Goodman. (I think Incubus has a really pretty version of this!) Tor Teen bought the exclusive US rights to this photo. There was another book that was scheduled to use the photo and now will change the cover.

Who knew one picture would be so popular? I call them doppelganger covers. My favorite doppleganger covers are Lilith St. Crow's The Hedgewitch Queen and Ruth Frances Long's The Treachery of Beautiful Things. I love that photo and don't mind seeing it over and over.

Jump Into Books said...

Wow, thank you for those two covers. I didn't even know of Incubus. I knew that The Treachery of Beautiful Things looked familiar. That is a beautiful cover. But so is yours. I love the feel of the cover. Can't wait to read it!

Marta said...

I get a little obsessed with covers -- probably because I've had some "bad cover karma" in the past. It's interesting to see the stock photos that really catch cover designers' attention.

I think ARCs will be available soon, but don't know how many I'll have. Tor Teen doesn't participate on NetGallery (where I just got approved for Lia Habel's Dearly Departed, woohoo!) but I think there will be giveaways on Goodreads.

Jump Into Books said...

I can understand the obsessed with covers. To me, the cover is one of the main thing that catches the readers attention at first, that is why I pick it up to read the synopsis on the back.

I'll have to check with Goodreads, I have horrible luck winning on there, lol. I won one book on there in the year that I've been going there. As for NetGalley, I go there once in a while, but since I don't have a reader yet, it's hard for me to sit at the computer all the time to read. Congrats on Dearly, Departed, I've been trying for that one!

Sarah (saz101) said...

Ha! Found you another one: It's an alternate name/cover of Demon Love by Juliet Dark

Anonymous said...

Not the only instance of a cover that is just the same photo, unaltered, just with different titles. This other photo is the cover for at least three different books:

"Sombras del pasado":

"Heartlines" (not a book translation or the original from the previous):

"Tears of the fallen":

It would be funny to see the three of them side by side in a stand. On a "virtual" stand it would look like a bug from the e-commerce system.

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