Thursday, November 17, 2011

Uh oh. Someone's got some 'splainin' to do!

I was looking at the Publisher's Weekly list of books that Robison Wells' Variant is a part of, and I noticed this little gem just a few books down from it.

Yeah, looks like someone's art department wasn't feeling particularly creative that day. It's not as terrible a copy as some of the others out there. The trees are green and Wynne-Jones' name is in red. Still, Blink and Caution by Tim Wynne-Jones is pretty much a bullet-hole-filled Variant. But, after more careful examination, it seems that Blink and Caution came out first, by about seven months. I'm not surprised, since YA novels often try VERY hard to imitate other covers for whatever reason, but I just had to point it out because it made me chuckle.