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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Taste of Darkness International Covers!!

Yes! Fist Pump! I have received the cover art for both the Australian/New Zealand edition and the United Kingdom edition. And I have information about release dates.  If you're a subscriber to my free email newsletter, you would already have seen these beauties ;> but I also wanted to post on my blog.

So??  What do you think??  I think they're all GORGEOUS! 

Which one is your favorite?  Post your vote on my blog by November 6th for a chance to win an early copy of TASTE OF DARKNESS - please leave an email address so I can contact you (Goodreads friends - no need for your addy).  This giveaway is open to ALL and I'll pick 3 winners! Just so you know, it might be a few weeks before I get my copies of the book - but you'll have it by the end of November for sure!


Australian / New Zealand edition
Release date: December 16, 2013

United Kingdom edition
Release date: January 3, 2014
 
USA / Canada edition
Release date: December 31, 2013
 
 
 

115 comments:

  1. I think Australian / New Zealand edition is pretty cool! I always liked simple things on cover. And 'Taste of Darkness' suits with the cover too! :D
    But yes, they are all GORGEOUS! :D
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  2. Woohoo to excited about the release! Just cant wait ♡ xx

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  3. Aussie for sure! Just in time for Christmas! I know what will be under the tree for me!

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  4. The Uk one (but in reality it's a tie with the US cover^^) i love how she is dressed and the game of color

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  5. I love the American and Aussie/NZ covers. I do like the UK one but I think it would have been better if they used a darker/deeper colour set for the background instead of the pink. But all in all they are all quite tasteful and bring a hint as to what the story entails. And they follow on pretty well from the previous covers.

    I seriously can't wait any longer to see what happens next! January! Hurry up and arrive!!!!

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  6. The UK cover, but the Australian is close to it.

    email: kath_dkk (a) gmail.com

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  7. So ridiculously excited for this book!

    My favourite is the Australian one since I prefer covers that leave the characters appearance to your own imagination!

    jess.cole@live.com

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  8. I absolutely love the Australian/New Zealand it really matches the UK cover of your other series!
    I love the simplicity of it as well as loving just about anything with a flaming rose.

    stacy.l.medina@gmail.com

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  9. love them all! :-) Jennifer.Owens@live.co.uk

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  10. I think the UK cover is pretty cool and has the essence of the other books. Also, is the only UK cover has no writing "New York Times bestselling autor of POISON STUDY" on the front image xD And the model has better clothes than the USA edition.

    But I really love them all.

    (I'm your friend on goodreads -Dany Bouche)

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  11. the United Kingdom cover is the best! I think the Australian cover looks a little Twilight-y. Like it matters though.... i'd read it if it had no cover at all. :) 63 days!
    Danielmaiette@att.net

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  12. They all are really pretty!!! Have loved the UK ones since the beginning, but I think the Aussie one is cool too. Doesn't remind me of Twilight. Love them all!

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  13. They're all beautiful but I think I'll vote forrrrrrrrrrrr US.

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  14. I really like the united kingdom cover. This is exactly how i imagine avery when reading the books. I like the fact i cant see her face! When reading i see the outline and not the features. All three covers are exceptional but i think the uk copy just sums the book up for me. X

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  15. The American cover is my favorite, but I also really like the UK cover as well. I can't wait to read the new novel! nefarious20(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  16. I really like them all but the UK cover wins for me. It's very fitting with the previous ones and I just like the overall feel of it. I like the central positioning of Avry on it too.

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  17. I love the UK edition. It's gorgeous and she definitely looks like the Avry I had in mind. May the best win! :D

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  18. The UK edition is my favorite, plus it goes with the Touch of Power cover that I have :)

    Aitutaki88@yahoo.com

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  19. I like the Australian.
    sgiden at verizon dot net

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  20. I like the Australian/New Zealand cover best! My e-mail is ashlee.sains@gmail.com

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  21. Each design is beautiful, however my vote is for the UK one. Jenkies33 at gmail dot com

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  22. The AU covers are gorgeous, but my favorite is the UK version. I love the style of all the UK covers, they just scream fantasy! (I'm a cover junky)
    love the new covers!
    x Your cyber stalker

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  23. I love them all, but my favourite is the UK version! clairegdownes@gmail.com xx

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  24. I love the UK edition, myself. And I plan to order that book from across the sea so that it will match the other UK covers in your healer series! These books are amazing and gorgeous, inside and out!

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  26. I think it's a tie between the UK and USA covers. They're both beautiful.

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  27. love the US One. so pretty. Awww Avry!
    ash.hufford@gmail.com

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  28. I like the US/Canada cover. The girl on the cover look determined, almost defiant, like you could throw whatever you want at her, she'll handle it.
    J
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  29. The UK edition is gorgeous!
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  30. For me it's between USA and Australia! I love the background of the USA cover I especially love the flow of colors. Also her strong and determined stance but I also love the simplicity and the burning fire of the Australian cover. So I'm in a bit of a bind! :)
    --Karen
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  31. I have the set of the UK covers but for this last one I really like the American one. I think it's because of what Avery is wearing, it reminds me of the Glass series UK covers, therefore is awesome.

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  32. Honestly they are all gorgeous. They each have something the others are missing, but having to choose just one.... UK I'm always very drawn to their covers.

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  33. Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi
    I have to admit to being a HUGE fan of your Australian covers... I think it offers an eye popping depth and sense of mystery that appeals to me as a reader... I truly love the absence of character portrayal on the covers as it allows the reader to resonate more fully with their own conjured images of your characters. I love all of your books and can't wait to complete this series with Taste of Darkness.... :-)
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  34. Eee. I can't decide between the UK or Aus/NZ editions! But maybe I'm leaning a bit more to the UK...
    It's interesting to see that the UK cover is sort of an inverse color of the US. :)

    celeste_fiore @ live dot com

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  35. The beautiful, awesome and striking Black and Red Orange flaming Rose of the Aussie version... AMAZING design!

    I've been reading all your books since I first saw Poison Study in the bookstore with the beautiful Green and Purple fire cover, so really can't wait to have this one to add to my overflowing bookshelf! :)

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  36. I really like them all but if I must chose the United Kingdom cover with USA a close second!! I can't wait to read it!!! :D
    debbieford56@yahoo.com

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  37. I LOVE the Australian covers- all three of them look so pretty together as well! So excited for the last book to finally come out :D
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  38. I love the Australian cover, plus it matches my copy of scent of magic! (Maybe I'm bias) incendeo3000@gmail.com

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  40. OMG soo excited the covers look amazing :D The series is amazing :D Cant wait <3 m.a.skinner@live.com.au

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  41. I think they're all gorgeous, but I really love the Australian / New Zealand edition. Can't wait for Taste of Darkness! :)
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  42. Love them! US is my fav. Cannot wait to read it!! Katierholley@gmail.com

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  43. I'm sooo excited! The Aus/NZ cover is my favourite for sure! I love it because it matches not only my other Avry books but it's also in a similar style to my Study books! I can't wait until December! :D

    katiekat_rulz(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  44. OMG!!! I am so excited to read this book. I love the Aus and NZ cover the best and lucky me, I am in Australia!!

    December is simply just too far away now :(

    Thanks for the great work, Maria!

    rungdhiwa@hotmail.com

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  45. I'm so torn between the Aus and UK ones. I think I will have to get both. But I'll choose the Aus one as I have the first two in the Aus style.

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  46. I must say, the Aus one is looking mighty fine! I loved the reprint of the Study series with their covers like this one. So pretty~

    moleseyemma@googlemail.com

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  47. Definitely the Australian and New Zealand cover and no I am not being biased lol It also matches the rest of my collection love it.
    Can't wait not long though it will be here in time for xmas.
    My email addy is r_dimitrovski@hotmail.com
    Thanks Maria for putting it out there you rock :)

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  48. Wow ... That's really difficult. The Australian cover is beautiful, but the UK cover is kinda cool with the posion cup (I'm not sure if it's a posion cup, looks like one). I go for the UK cover. :-)
    Can't wait anymore.

    My email addy is maria-mayer@vr-web.de

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  49. I love the UK edition because of the colours and the title font :)
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  50. Love them all! And I can't wait to read it :) But if I must choose then it's UK cover ... but I all so like Australian cover :/
    Okey UK it is :D

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  51. I like the Australian/NZ cover the best. It stands out for me.

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  52. Love the UK cover!!! And the Aus/NZ cover is fantastic too.
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  53. My favourite would be the Australian cover as it matches the two I already have, and looks quite dramatic and interesting. It also allows you to picture the characters in your head.

    I'm so happy the release date is December 16th!

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  54. I'm with the Australian cover, though i'm trying to work out the connection to taste of darkness ^^

    Hope your excited too!
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  55. I think it's the Australian / New Zealand edition that's my favourite. I love how simple it is but it really draws my eye in and if I saw it on a shelf I'm want to go and read the synopsis.

    My e-mail - emington84@hotmail.com

    I just can't wait for this to come out. I loved the first 2 books and to eventually have it all wrapped up is so exciting as I want to know what they've been up to.

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  56. I am a fan of all of them, but alas I do have my favourite among them, and that one is (drum roll) the united kingdom edition! I like this one the best because it has just the right mystery feel to it, and still you get a feel of what the book might bring. I love, love, love the previous books, and I am jumping up and down in wait for the releas of this one. My e-mail: charlotte.u.p@hotmail.com (just in case I'm lucky) :)

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  57. I LOVE the UK cover! Although all of them sure are gorgeous :)

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      Thank you so much and I cannot wait for the third book... please, please don't let Kerrick die... :)

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  58. I like them all, but I think I'm going to have to go with US. I love that it has the lilies on it :D But I also like the from the UK cover so it was a hard choice! So excited for Taste of Darkness's release!!! That cliffhanger was evil... :)
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  59. I love the black cover with the burning rose! So dramatic!
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  60. Loveeee the Australian / New Zealand edition!! The flower is just elegant and so beautiful against the black background. The flames are extraordinary wonderful especially. Can't wait for the finale (and for Avry and Kerrick to get together again, I believe in it :P)

    Be sure to keep on writing, looking forward to more Yelena and Valek as well. Both couples are truly special and they bring a smile to my face whenever I reread their moments. AND those special quotes you integrated in both series are stuck with me for life 8D. Waiting and waiting for December to come soon, love all the way from Singapore :333

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  61. I really love the Australian / New Zealand edition. It is simple yet beautiful.
    Ifrah K
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  62. I really like the UK one, although the US one is snazzy too--can't really choose. (Since I know I'm going to have the US one, I think I'll go with that :-) )

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  63. I have to show some solidarity and say UK one + it will tie in with my other ones! I like Avry in this one the best anyways but I like that the US one had lilies on the front as it's a hint to the story inside!
    But they are all beautiful!
    Love,
    Paola
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  64. I think it's a tough choice between UK and Australia one for me. but if I'm going to have a complete series at some point, it's going to have to be UK. just because.
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  65. I personally like the fire in the Australian cover. Reminds me of a certain magician from a similar world of yours. But then again I also loved the name "Taste of Death" before it was changed. All of them are cool, but I'm much more excited for the content than the cover.

    Your Fan,
    Kyra

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  66. Wow.. normally the UK cover is ny favourite but I think the Australian is nt favourite this time -. But for my collection I would still like the UK one xD
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  67. The Australian / New Zealand edition is absolutely gorgeous! However, my vote must go to the US/ Canada version for the gorgeous backgrounds and the lily symbolism. I love that she is holding a lily, yet it almost looks like she is holding a cup (like the UK cover), touching on the aspect of "Taste" of Darkness.
    Thank you so much Maria! :D Loved the first chapter!
    Your California Fangirl,
    Jez
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  68. 9 weeks and 2 days!

    Not that I'm counting! My dad's already told me he is going to pre-order me it for my Christmas so I'll get it as soon as possible! YES!

    <3 Love them.

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  69. I always like the UK covers the best I think - for some reason they appeal to me more. But my vote goes to the US cover just because those are what I own :)
    Can't wait for this next book! It'll be one I immediately buy on the release date. Great contest!
    Ashlee
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  70. It's hard for me to pick between the US and UK covers this time, but I think the US wins out. It's perfect - really shows Avry's character - strong, feminine, totally BA. Love it!

    Ems
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  71. I like the UK cover. :D
    The colour pallet it's just stunning!

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  72. I love the Australian one. I do like the others as well though. I'm excited for Taste of Darkness! I can't wait! kare_slezak@hotmail.com

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  73. Each one is stunning, but the US wins out for me! I love the green and purple colors over the blue, even though blue is my favorite color! No matter, you have talented artists for your covers.

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  74. The Australian cover is definitely my favourite! Simple, yet elegant. Your eyes are drawn to the fiery rose, then rise up the flames and focus on the title "Taste of Darkness. As the ashes fall your gaze floats down to see "Maria V. Snyder"!! Love it.

    Can't wait till December, I know what will be on the top of my Christmas list!

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  75. Open to all - I'm in (from Europe)!! I love them all, and I especially love the Australian and Uk cover. I choose the UK cover, there's something about the UK cover I just love and then it will match the two first I have :)
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  76. I love the UK version!! It is just gorgeous! However, my other books are the US/Canada version so that one would match the other 2! But I just can't wait for the book to be released!

    dret999@yahoo.com

    *By the way, I am only posting as anonymous because my computer won't let me do my name. :/ Anywho, luck to all!!!

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  77. Definitely the first one, the burning rose it's reminiscent of the Ixia books, I finished fire study today and the climax was incredibly paced from when they return to the citadel, every answer to every question was great.

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  78. I'd have to choose the Australian / New Zealand cover. Like the rest of the Australian covers, its nice and simple, and yet manages to stand out amongst the others. It also gives free reign to the reader's imagination.

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  79. Im shocked! I always think USA covers are the best but this time I LOVE THE AUSTRILIAN COVER. A ros of fire, brillant!!!

    mgpanico@gmail.com
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  80. I like the UK one, closely followed by the US one!
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  81. I'm liking the Australian version best.
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  82. I would really have to say the Australian/NZ version. It's eye-catching and the other two just have too much going on at once. I really love the fire in the middle as well :)
    rinzyharris@gmail.com :)

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  83. I do really like them all but I think the UK one is my favourite, it's just really intriguing - in fact a bit too much so, I'm not sure how I'm going to wait for the book!!!

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  84. Still in love with the USA cover. Can`t wait for its release!
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  85. The Australian/NZ cover is my favorite, sweet and simple and yet still visually interesting.
    molly.hall@drake.edu

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  86. I love the Australian/NZ cover the most, because the other two seem a bit unrealistic (or not fantasy enough in this matter). The NZ cover however is simplistic but really catches the eye, with beautiful and bright colors :)

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  87. I think the united kingdom one is best.... I like having Avry on the cover but I think this Avry is better than the USA one :)
    Teenytorch from goodreads

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  88. I like the USA and Canada one the best! That's probably the copy I will read anyhow because I live in the US! Yay!

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  89. I love the American cover the most! The purple background with the lilies is very striking!

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  90. I love them all, but I have a preference for the UK edition ! I hope it will be the cover we have in France !
    Love you
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  91. They are all amazing, the Australian cover is simple, but strikingly beautiful. However, the Uk cover will be the one I see when passing through many bookstores wanting to buy everything in site.
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  92. I like the UK version the best, not only will it match my previous 2 books, but I like that it captures my imagination with a specific picture of trees and a person. The australian/nz version is too much like some of the specific country versions of study books (eg, UK 2013 reprint, italian version, french, australian) and the 2013 uk reprint of the glass series, where its a black background with one simple item on the picture.
    I love the UK contrast of colours too of the dark maroon (dried blood colour) background with avry's turquoise aqua clothes. Also like also seeing partially the face of avry, so allows me to identify myself as her rather than anyone else and also helps to have dark hair. :) would have liked the gold goblet though of the usa/canada version in the uk version and then it would be perfect. lol.
    gosh I would love to have a copy of this book already!! PLEASE! (pretty please) ;)
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  93. Why why why why ARE THE AUSTRALIAN ONES SO PRETTY!!!!!!!!!! WHY WOULD THEY DO THAT TO US!!!!!! So yeah that would have to be my favourite, but I mean WHY!!!! Though I really really like the UK ones as it matches all my other covers for your books which all tie in which is cool, but then they start making the Australian ones the UK ones too!!!! And then we get more study books :D but that means my covers won't match :( which is upsetting, why do the new ones have to be so undescribably (that's a word right?) pretty too which makes me jealous even though I adore the traditional fantasy look of the old UK and current Healer series UK covers!!!!! Eeeeek, on edge for Taste of Darkness, excited so much - it's caused me to ramble!!!!!!! :D
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  94. WOW! I really like the USA/Canada version. To me, it feels like it represents Avry the best with the light hair and the lilies on the cover. Its way too pretty. I can't wait to read it. I started reading this series and I immediately wanted to know what happens at the end!!!

    mabinogiaddict@yahoo.com

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  95. I love the UK cover!! (I've always been partial to the UK covers of this trilogy) But the US/Canada one is pretty awesome, too! XD I can't wait for this book, I'm just sad that it's coming out after Christmas.... But all good things come to those who wait, right?

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  96. I like both the US and UK versions. I do wish those versions came out at the same time as the Aussie version....

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  97. Im so excited for Dast of Darkness to come out!!! I love all of the covers but I prefer the Australian/ New Zealand one. It may be simple, but thats what makes it sweet and elegant. :)
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  98. I love the Australian cover - It reminds me of the rose from Beauty and the Beast - Very mysterious!
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  99. Maybe I'm lame, but I really like the USA/Canada version. I think the combination of purple and green is striking and I love the lilies! Tinaflp@hotmail.com

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  100. I love the burning rose picture. I like thinking up my own idea of what the heroine looks like from the writer's description and half the time the cover art does not match the writer's vision.
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  101. uk cover
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  102. The GB one - it looks the most kick-ass.
    The Aus one is cool, but a little uninspired because it looks really similar to the Study ones...and like Twilight.
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  103. The australian version! I love the flaming rose with the black background! Very striking and empowering!

    carrisa91@hotmail.com

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  104. I seriously love the Australian covers! I ever re-bought the Study series just for those covers but they're just so pretty I couldn't help it :)
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  105. I realize Im too late - but I like the first one. I don't like any book covers to have a photo/picture of a character because I prefer the version in my own head :)
    Penny :)

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  106. i love the usa and canada one it is awsome and i like the way the death and peace lilys loolk around Avery. : )

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