Here’s a double take that is of the same exact stock photo but with different color effects.
The Girl with the Mermaid Hair by Delia Ephron will be published by HarperTeen in early January 2010. This is the image from the ARC, so there’s a chance it may not be the final cover choice.
The Mark by Jen Nadol will actually be released in late January 2010 — a couple weeks after Girl with the Mermaid Hair. It’s being published by Bloomsbury USA. Again, this is from the advanced copy, so it’s not necessarily the final cover.
So which do you like better?
Personally, I dig the second one better. It’s more haunting and memorable. The top looks a little too washed out for my taste, though I think that the image and cover are more fitting for the title than the one for The Mark. It’ll be interesting to see if these are final covers in January, too.