Book Covers Go To War : The Bear And The Nightingale

Book Covers Go To War The Bear And The Nightingale

Sooo, book covers. Who doesn’t love a good book cover? As much as I would like to be someone who picks a book for its story kinda person – it’s hard. Really. I love a good book cover – it satisfies my heart in ways nothing can.

Now, I do love books with great stories and bad covers. But let’s be honest here, I wish someone would design a better cover for said books. And sometimes (well, most times), one book has multiple covers. Some I can get my hands on, some I need to sell a kidney for (import charges :\). Since I don’t plan to part with either one of my kidneys anytime soon (ever) I will settle for this – longingly looking at a book cover through my laptop screen wishing I had that version.

Also, while I wait for the import charges to drop or disappear, I will host a battle of the book covers (insert dramatic music here).

Warring It Out Today: The Bear And The Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Goodreads tells me, there are 3 different covers of this book.

The Bear And The Nightingale Version One

Version One

I love this cover. The font used for the title is amazing. The details in the books are really good too. They give wintery vibes which are perfect because the book is set in the winter.  The house, the woman, the snow – it’s all so fitting and perfect!





Version Two

The colors are pretty, and in print this cover looks good. If I hadn’t read the book, I would have picked this up because of the cover.

But since I have read the book I really do not understand why this cover was chosen.






Version Three

I straight up love all the colors on this cover. The details are SO BEAUTIFUL! The horse, the bear, the nightingale, the sword, the path, the girl. I mean everything is soooo perfect.

I don’t know about you, but this cover does give me fairytale vibes.






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The Winner Is…

Drumrolls, please

The Bear And The Nightingale Version One

This was so difficult! I loved both the first and the third version so much.

But if I had to choose one (which I did) I would pick the first one.

There is just something very magical and creepy about this cover. Which makes it perfect for a book filled be magic and creepiness.


What do you think? Which book cover is your favorite? 

Have you read The Bear And The Nightingale? 

Would you like me to continue with posts like these? I was thinking to turn this into a weekly feature, what do you think about that?

Let me know in the comments!

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  • Reply Marie

    I love all covers for this book so much, but I think in the end, I’ll go with that first one too. There’s something magical and atmospheric about it, I love it 🙂

    January 18, 2018 at 11:51 pm
    • Reply Sushmita

      I know right! It’s tough to choose just one. They all look so beautiful when printed but version one is still the best, imo.

      January 20, 2018 at 10:40 am
  • Reply Jo

    They are all so pretty! But I think version 2 is my favorite!

    January 20, 2018 at 12:52 am
    • Reply Sushmita

      It’s so difficult to choose one. I have no clue why I even did this to myself. I like the version 2 as well, but it’s not my favorite.

      January 20, 2018 at 10:39 am
  • Reply Raven @ Dreamy Addictions

    I loved all the covers of this book but my favorite is the second one! 🙂

    January 22, 2018 at 3:13 am
    • Reply Sushmita

      It is a pretty cover. What about it do you love most?

      January 25, 2018 at 8:34 am
  • Reply Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

    I’ve always thought version one was such a beautiful cover! The colors, the details, the whole design, everything! And it does look magical. I haven’t read the book, so idk how well it fits, but it’s definitely my fave. The others are pretty too, but not really my kinda style.

    Btw I just found your blog, and the design is GORGEOUS. I love it! Following you now 🙂

    January 30, 2018 at 7:29 am
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