|The cover that I have|
|Another cover that I found|
The cover on the right that I have is my favourite because it is much more striking with the vivid colours and pretty decoration along with the clear outlines. It also makes it look more Shakespearean/ Illyrian and Violetta looks more like I imagine her here (even though you can't see her full face on the left cover.)
The more pastel and subtle colours of the right cover would make it blend in more and I think that it would be less appealing to teenagers because it makes it look more like adult historical fiction. Also, I have found similar images of a girl with a hand on her heart on other covers which makes it look less original and like the writing has just been put over the top quickly. I just don't feel it portrays or captures the wonderful imagination of the writing.
This is a slightly different version of the cover I have. I love the warmth of the blue background rather than the grey as it brightens the cover up but I think the fancier writing and enlarged author's name makes it look more cluttered and detracts from the decoration. I can't decide a favourite between those though!
What do you think?
Look out for a review of The Fool's Girl in the next few days!