In Volume 1 of this series, I highlighted similarly themed books with eye-catchingly similar covers.  As we learned, two books with similar covers can have similar themes.  Today, we explore books with similar covers but disparate plots.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the UniverseAristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz versus The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke




Aristotle and Dante (one of our favorite books of 2015) is a contemporary YA about two boys coming to terms with themselves, each other and their place in the universe. Contrast that premise with The Assassin’s Curse, which is a fantasy adventure full of pirates, thieves, secret societies and magic.


The Wish Granter by CJ Redwide versus The Muse by Jessie Burton



Two books, one an adult historical fiction (The Muse) and the other a YA fantasy based on the Rumplestilskin fairy tale (The Wish Granter) don’t share more than the look and feel of their whimsical, embroidered covers.


Lucky Few by Kathryn Ormsbee versus The Deep End by Julie Mulhern



The Deep End is an adult murder mystery.  Lucky Few is delightfully quirky, contemporary YA.  Both share large bodies of water with bodies floating in them on the cover.  Death may be the only theme that ties these books together, but not in the way you may expect.


What’s a Girl Gotta Do? by Holly Bourne versus Joe Gould’s Teeth by Jill Lepore



What’s a feminist revolution have in common with a historical memoir?  Apparently, a mouth full of teeth is all that ties them together.


Now that I started looking for cover doubles, I see them everywhere. What cover dupes have you seen?