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May 31, 2013

Cover Wars #11: Ashfall by Mike Mullin.

Cover war is a blog segment where I present you the battle among the covers of the same book. It was an idea of Samee @ I want to read that.

This week, since I just finished reading Ashfall by Mike Mullin, (which I liked it a lot) I think it's the time to use those pretty covers for my war of this week.
This week are 3 different covers.
1. The Kindle edition
2. The paperback edition
3. The spanish edition (mine).
*According to Goodreads*



Under the bubbling hot springs and geysers of Yellowstone National Park is a supervolcano. Most people don't know it's there. The caldera is so large that it can only be seen from a plane or satellite. It just could be overdue for an eruption, which would change the landscape and climate of our planet.

For Alex, being left alone for the weekend means having the freedom to play computer games and hang out with his friends without hassle from his mother. Then the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts, plunging his hometown into a nightmare of darkness, ash, and violence. Alex begins a harrowing trek to seach for his family and finds help in Darla, a travel partner he meets along the way. Together they must find the strength and skills to survive and outlast an epic disaster.

Cover #1.
The color: So. Very. Pretty. Those shades of gray and... brown? are awesome! That made me think of ashes without reading the title, it was a very pretty election of color.
The models: Perfect as well. Plus, I love the way Darla's hair looks almost dirty (I see it that way). Yes, they are Alex and Darla!
The background: Is that a wall and a mirror? Nevermind! it seems destructed, it's the world after the volcano's eruption.
The font: It's very simple, but since this book isn't all shiny and happy, it is thoughtful.

Cover #2
The color: That blue is amazing! there is nothing else I can say, very eye catching! Sober and elegant.
The models: Are the hands the models? Oh, no sure. Thought it's exactly what the book can means, the joining between people to survive a tragedy... but... I would have prefered to see the hands of young people, like Alex, and those hands don't look young (believe me, I see hands everyday!).
The background: That's the ash covering all. Great!
The font: It's the same of the other cover, I think. So, I say the same.

 Cover #3
The color: What a wonderful thing! It makes me think of fire and darkness.
The models: No models, but the city looks creepy and sad. (Until now, I haven't realized a city could look sad).
The background: Again, thoughtful! The margins represent ash, or that's what I think. So, it's perfect.
The font: Well, since this cover is less sad and more fashionable, I think that the font could have been different. It's not bad, but CENIZAS in white and not as cool as CENIZAS in gray.

All of them are pretty. I had a difficult time picking one of them to talk about the book I was reading in my reading club. But after thinking about that a lot. 
The winner, my favorite cover of Ashfall is....


Cover #1



  1. I love the first cover.
    The second one was made to match the cover for the second book in the series (don't we all love when they decide to change the cover style for a series *eye roll*) but it's still beautiful.
    I am not sure about the 3rd one though. It doesn't 'sing' to me in any way, and I wouldn't be tempted to pick it up from a shelf, but that's just me. I assume many people might disagree with me. :)

  2. I like kindle and paperback edition. But I think cover number 2 I like the most.

  3. I like the cover #2, The book is about survival so it just matches the two holding hands. The first cover looks creepy.


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