The YA blogging community has been fabulous to Entangled. To thank you all for what you’ve done for our authors, we have a bit of a treat in store for you. Rather than ask you to participate in another cover reveal, we’re going to let you pick the final cover for one of our books.
This July, Entangled Teen will release a haunting new voice in contemporary YA fiction. Kate Avelynn’s FLAWED is equal parts horrifying and beautiful in its depiction of a girl trapped between the brother who’s destroyed his life to save hers, and the boy she’s loved forever. The book is dark and dangerous, best suited to older teens and adults.
Here’s the blurb:
Sarah O’Brien is alive because of the pact she and her brother made twelve years ago—James will protect her from their violent father if she promises to never leave him. For years, she’s watched James destroy his life to save hers. If all he asks for in return is her affection, she’ll give it freely.
Until, with a tiny kiss and a broken mind, he asks for more than she can give.
Sam Donavon has been James’s best friend—and the boy Sarah’s had a crush on—for as long as she can remember. As their forbidden relationship deepens, Sarah knows she’s in trouble. Quiet, serious Sam has decided he’s going to save her. Neither of them realize James is far more unstable than her father ever was, or that he’s not about to let Sarah forget her half of the pact…
READ A SHORT EXCERPT HERE! We’ll wait while you check it out and add FLAWED to your Goodreads TBR pile.
Finished? Yay! Now here’s the tough part. We have two cover mock ups, both of which we love for different reasons. Comment below with which you like best and be sure to tell us why. One lucky voter will receive an ARC of the book before it’s released!
So there you have it… Which is your favorite?
Voting ends Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at 5pm EST.
Add FLAWED to your Goodreads TBR pile!
I love cover #2 it’s gorgeous! 😀
I love both of them. This book seems intense and I am so glad that both covers reflect that. I love the simplicity of the first one- especially with the tag line. I also like the second cover- I like that the girl has bruises and scars and that she isn’t some pretty girl in a fancy dress.
I vote number one for its simplicity- the picture of the dandelion is beautiful.
Oh DEFINITELY the first one! Simplistic yet haunting at the same time…perfection!
I like the second one. The scar works better to really send it home. :]
I like Option 2 better and it still shows the dandelion.
Both are stunning, but #2 blows me away, no pun intended.
Oooh I see why it’s tough. The simplicity of the first one is powerful, but yeah…I’m going to have to go with #2. It’s got that little bit more punch.
I really love Cover #2, its soo pretty!! I want to read this:)
#1. Love it!
Both are gorgeous but i choose number one! It gives off a darker feel. The second one looks more like a romcom cover.
I LOVE #2!!! They are both beautiful, but my vote is for #2. 🙂
I love both but my pick’s option #2. She’s so pretty but her scars hint at the depth of the story. And I love the title font. ;D
Option 2!!!!! I love it! Even though simple can be good, the second one is just too awesome!
Cover #2, definitely. Love the second one so much more than the first one, and I echo Amanda: I want to read this. It sounds SO good!
No wonder you couldn’t pick! Wow. My gut reaction says #1… but can #2 still be [at least partially] used somehow? Like on the spine or back cover of the print book?
I love the first one. The cover is so simple, yet the nearly destroyed dandelion speaks volumes. Great work on both covers though!
#1! Love it!
Option 2! -More colorful-more eyecatching
They are both fantastic, but I think I like #1 best. It’s just so simple, but symbolic at the same time. I also like the font. It really goes great with the cover.
Even though both covers are lovely I Love Cover #2 more because I think it’s gorgeous and has a little bit more something on/to the cover, like the girl blowing on the dandelion to make a wish. 🙂
I like the second cover more than the first one. It seems more alive and eye engaging. Plus with the tag line, I now want to find out why the girl in the picture has the injuries that she does.
Whereas with the first cover I’m more inclined to pass the book over because the cover is too simple. The story blurb would have to be really engaging for me to make me want to pick it up if I saw the cover first.
I vote for #1. It has impact, draws the potential reader in for more. Number two will be lost in the cover wars.
Number two. Absolutely stunning.
Oh, I REALLY love #1 🙂 It’s so striking and eye-catching. They’re both fantastic though, and I can see why it’s difficult 🙂 I think the second one just seems a little too whimsical for the description.
Option 2 will get more readers to pick it up and check it out. Both are beautiful, but I think #2 has an edge.
Best of luck to you!
I vote for #2.
I love both of them, but I’m going to say #2 because the scar intrigues me.
Option one. The delicate subtlety is intriguing and beautiful.
Option two!! 🙂 Love it!
I like the second cover better. First is nice too, but the second has more emotion to it.
Sounds like a great read!
After reading the blurb and prologue cover #2 is too obvious. Plus there are a lot of face covers out at the moment. Number one gets my vote for it’s simplicity and it’s ability to convey a darker/stark storyline without being completely in your face about it. Less is definitely more in this case.
I choose option #2 strongly for the reasons Cameron has listed. And I’m always drawn to a cover with a person ten times more than I am without one.
Option 2 🙂
Option one for sure!
I love option 2. It adds to the emphasis of the title.
Option #1 🙂
Both are gorgeous in their own ways, but I think the second is my favorite! The angle of the shot is so lovely.
I usually go with the minimal cover, in this case #1, but I think I have to give my vote to #2. It screams “looks can be deceiving” to me. One could think it was a fluffy contemporary read when in reality, on closer look, it’s clear that there’s more than meets the eye with the bruising on the girl.
Hmmm, I like them both, but I am definitely drawn to Option #2 more. It is more eye-catching.
Option two is gorgeous but I love one. ONE is my pick.
#2 because number one is attractive but perhaps a bit too reminscient of every post-Twilight cover that came out in the last 2 years. #2 is more powerful
Option 2 is my pick. There is a haunting quality that draws me to it. From her downward glance to the
scars…so much is hinted at. I would pick thst book up off the shelf!
Love them both but would have to pick #2. The blurb sounds great but I’d buy it on the second cover alone!!
The 2nd one!!!!
I vote #1. There’s power in simplicity. There’s also metaphor in the seed that falls instead of floats.
The second one is nice too, but the scar/bruise don’t jump out at you the way the floating pods do. And the ones that soar overpower the few that fall, making it seem more whimsical at a glance… and really not everyone looks deeper than that first glance.
They are both great, but I definitely love number two more.
I can’t wait to read this one, it sounds great!
Er, dunno why it put most recent blog post on there, but er, graphic artist girl vote. Yea 🙂
I love them both, but I choose option #2, because it has everything option #1 has, only MORE. I like MORE, and it speaks to me MORE. I’d be much MORE inclined to pick up Option #2 and buy it than I would Option #1.
For example, I love the layers of Option #2. The dandelion in the front and the girl behind. This implies there are layers to the story. I notice the scar on her neck and want to know more about that. Why is it there? Does it have to do with the pact? If not, what does it stand for? I love that her eyes are closed, like she’s making a wish, or she’s contemplating difficult decisions. This is much more emotionally rich than Option #1, so that’s why I chose Option #2. I like how the font/text of Option #2 is just as “Flawed” as the title, with bits/parts of the letters missing.
So, there you have it. My opinion.
#1 works for me. The title font and girl on 2 don’t work for me, it’s too “busy”.
I’m liking the first one. And man, that’s an intriguing premise!
Number 2!!!!! =)
I like option 2 better, but only just. They’re both quite eye-catching.
Wow this book sounds intense! I’m gonna have to go for #2.
It looks more universal since it said that the book suited for older teens and adults. Option #2 looked too generic YA.
Based just on the cover if the books were side by side on a shelf, I’d pick #1 up first. The stark black background and the one falling seed speaks to the dark/dangerous story inside. There is a hint of a light coming in from the left side which I like too, maybe a way out of the dark.
For me this cover starts the story before I even open the book, I’m interested, drawn in. Lovely work.
Option #1, definitely. The colors are dramatic and the half blown dandelion is intriguing. I am so over the generic YA girl covers.
I vote for option number one. I love it’s simplicity.
As for option two…it’s beautiful, but let the reader visualize the character rather than giving a photo of her.
I love number 1!
Number 2! Love the scar.
I have to go with Option 1, although they are both powerful.
DEF Op. 2 You want a cover that is going to grab someone.
My vote is still in for # 1. There’s just something mysterious/intriguing about it. ;0)
Love the blurb! Sounds great!
The second one is fantastic!
#1 for sure
I vote for #2. The scar hints at the darkness to the story and made me want to know more.
Great story! And both covers are lovely! But i think i like the second one a little more 🙂
I like #2 better! I love the picture, the font and it’s very eye-catching!
Number 2, definitely1 I don’t think number 1 would entice me to look further at the blurb/reviews etc.
Liz, I see what you mean about being in love with cover #1. Most times simple is best, and it is beautiful. However, I love to have a face to put with a story, so I would pick cover #2, which is also beautiful.
Number one is so simplistic and beautiful. I think it captures the eye more so than another cover with a girl on it. Crack open the cover of haunting story in this way and it becomes more powerful. I cannot wait to read Flawless, no matter what the cover choice is:)
Option 2 are definitely the best
BOTH! But if I had to choose, I think I would pick #1…I think… o_0
While I really do like both, there is something about #2 that appeals more. It’s almost like she’s making a wish on the dandelion.
NUMBER TWO! In case you missed it, NUMBER TWO NUMBER TWO NUMBER TWO!!!!
Number two- beautiful! Can’t wait to read this book 🙂
I like option 2.
I LOVE option #1!!! The simplicity not only makes you wonder, but the tag line makes you MUST KNOW what her half of the pact was!!!! Can’t wait to read!!!
I prefer the striking simplicity of option #1, but I think #2 captures the story. If I hadn’t read the blurb, however, I would pick up option #1 first!
Both covers are great. That’s a hard choice! I’m going to go with cover #2 though.
Number 1. I was drawn to that one immediately 🙂
It’s a hard call. Both work really well and the colors draw me in. I’d have to go with #1, though. There’s a sense of mystery, loneliness, maybe a hint of action, to it that works for me. Plus, it’ll stand out among the trends in YA covers. I think that’s one of the reasons the Twilight series’ cove rart worked so well.
I like both. I like option 1 for the simplistic cover. But I think option 2 is a little better for the YA market and I also like seeing the bruises on her chest it shows a story for the girl.
Number two is youthful and visually beautiful. I’d do a double-take at number two and wonder about the girl’s story. 🙂
I really like #1.
I love them both but I think #1 makes a nice change from the usual YA covers. Option 2 is a great cover but #1 is a lot more powerful I think. The simplicity of it leaves me guessing and more likely to check out the blurb.
They’re both great, but I’m going to have to go option 2. I couldn’t stop staring at it.
I think I would go with option 1
Both are great, but I’m going with #1
Option 1 is gorgeously simple…I love it!