Is it fair to call two covers that appear similar a controversy? Probably not. Liar? Magic Under Glass? Mysterious Benedict Society? Now those are some legitimate cover controversies. What I put forth today is more of a gentle Cover Curio. Let’s take a look…

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher.

Hot off the presses! This book (which has been garnering a good amount of buzz, as evidenced by this Publishers Weekly article) was just released in the U.S. this week. Now, the counterpart:

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld.

Side by side:

While the covers don’t have many elements that exactly match up (other than the gears), there is a similar mood struck here, don’t you think?

In case you’re interested, here’s the UK cover of Incarceron: