When I was searching for an image of Bitterblue's cover to post along with the review, I realized there are two different versions of covers for Kristin Cashore's books - the hardcover versions, which are the version I own, and what I can only assume are the covers for the paperbacks.
I have to admit I prefer the hardcover versions - I love to look at them, and as I've mentioned before Bitterblue is an especially beautiful book. But, surprisingly, I also like the slightly more modern and streamlined paperback covers. They're just as eye-catching and do just as good of a job representing the books.
Which covers do you like better?