SO. MANY. COPIES.
(no, I’m not keeping them all for myself, tempting as it is. Watch this space for imminent info on how to get your hands on one…)
The copy on the far right is my last remaining ARC. As you can see, the final retail version has a much bolder title on the spine! It’s also a bit of a deeper, more saturated red, which you probably can’t see because I was taking this photo with my husband’s enormous and quite terrifying SLR camera, which I have no idea how to colour-balance.
By the way, Fang Girl’s shelved next to a book by one of my favourite writers, Dan Abnett. BECAUSE I CAN.
(Abnett writes grim-and-gritty far-future military SF. It is quite possibly as far away from Fang Girl as it is possible to get while still being a book.)
The other difference from the ARC version is that the red on the spine extends slightly onto the front cover. I like it!
And if the pretty covers have made you curious to see what’s inside them… you can read the first SEVEN chapters online for free over at the HarperTeen website. Yes, that’s about 20% of the whole book, available for your reading pleasure. Go! Read!