I recently ordered a book from the US, it's called LEOPARD MOON by Jeanette Battista. I love the cover for it. However, I looked at reviews and someone asked why on earth Jeanette would use the girl she used. They were comparing it to FALLEN by Lauren Kate. Now, I had forgotten momentarily what the cover for Fallen looked like. So I set about comparing the two to see what they were on about. Here they are side by side for you to see:
Okay so now you can see them both. My question to you is this: Do you see a problem in the similarities? The fact is, stock images are pretty much available for anyone to use. We can't all have the resources or the money to do a cover shoot with something 'unique'.
I also came across another example of this. It's Indie Author vs Published Author.
Now, I came across Preordained when I was browsing other things on Amazon. I thought it was a short story by Michelle Zink because of the cover. I was so excited. Imagine my disappointment when I realised it was nothing of the sort.
So... I want to know what you think. Are you a fan of Michelle Zink? Will you read Preordained regardless of the similarities? Or like those on Goodreads, will you not pick it up because it is a (and I quote) "rip-off of the cover".....
As always, your comments are much appreciated. I don't want to start an all out row. So I would appreciate a modicum of decorum. Please. Consider others feelings as you comment, but be honest. What is YOUR opinion?