Coverlicious is a feature that I post here spontaneously where I feature anything to do with covers from covers I love and cover trends to look-a-like covers and cover reveals.
I've recently read and reviewed Annexed by Sharon Dogar, which is Peter Van Dann's story of his time in the Annexe with his and Anne Frank's family. There is a hardback and a paperback cover and I thought I'd compare them to see which is people's favourite ! Here are the 2 covers:
I think that the hardcover looks like more thought has been put into it because the window is supposed to be the one in Peter's attic, which is the only one which isn't covered up by curtains. The birds also show how it was the only way he could see into the outside world and watched the tree carefully as it moved through the different seasons and saw the birds come and go. The wire surrounding the author's name is also symbolic of the fences of the concentration camps. Although, the caption makes it look like a lighter read because it sounds as though it is more focused on the romance.
However, the paperback's photo gives a better idea of what the story is about because of the Jewish star. I also like the background of the bridge and the fact that the colours are monochrome apart from the title. If I am not mistaken, the image should be of Peter, however he looks much younger than the age he was when the Franks and his family went into hiding. You can see that through the photo of Peter on the right.
I'm on the fence as to which one I prefer- it's too hard to choose!
EDIT: If pushed, I think I would choose the hardback cover.
What are your thoughts on the cover and which is your favourite?I'd love it if you let me know in the comments section!
Stephanie (Books Are A Girl's Best Friend)