Thursday 24 May 2012

Book Trailer & Cover Comparison: Dark Inside - Jeyn Roberts

Last year I read Jeyn Roberts' debut novel Dark Inside and thoroughly enjoyed it. This is a dark and disturbing dystopian novel that made for gripping reading! If you haven't read this one yet you can read my full review here but I'd highly recommend the book for anyone who likes a good zombie story.

Have a look at the trailer if you still can't make up your mind:

Dark Inside was first published as a hardback last year and today Macmillan release the paperback version with a brand new cover so I thought it would be fun to compare the different versions.

Hardback Cover:

Paperback Cover:

What do you think? Do you have a favourite? I actually find it really hard to choose between them because I like them both in different ways. I think the black and white cover stands out really well, I love the crack down the middle which symbolises the earthquakes that play such a major part in the story. I also love the way the faces have been added and the way they are almost an optical illusion so you don't quite spot them when you just glance at the cover. The bright red number four stands for the way the story is told from four different perspectives.

Then we have the new paperback cover. The deep red would really jump out at me from the shelves when I'm looking around a book store. I actually think this cover looks a lot like a movie poster and considering I'd love to see this book made into a film that is a great bonus. The hand is really creepy (but not quite as creepy as the actual zombies in the book!) and I like the fact that you still have the faces of the four main characters.

I still can't make up my mind which I like best but I think they are both fantastic covers and I'd definitely be drawn to either of them in the book shop. I can't wait to see what the cover for the sequel Rage Within looks like when it comes out this August. That is a book I can't wait to get my hands on!

Have you read Dark Inside? What did you think of it? Has it been added to your wish list? Which cover do you like best? Who else is dying to get their hands on a copy of Rage Within?

Hardback / Paperback / Kindle:


  1. I loved Dark Inside and I am really really really excited to read Rage Within.
    I prefer the white cover to the new red one and would be more likely to pick up the white one rather than the red one.
    The new cover for Rage Within is on goodreads, its green and now the new cover for Dark Inside is being released I can see why the theme changed.

  2. Hi Michelle, I can't wait for Rage Within! I didn't realise the cover was up on Goodreads so I'll have to go and check it out. The cover I have for Dark Inside is the white one but I do really like the new one too. I always hate it when they change the covers on a series though because I like my covers to match lol

  3. Well, I'm not really liking either one a whole lot but if I had to choose, I would go with the first cover.



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