I do however think that the tracking of the text on the back cover is slightly too tight.
I like both but 'design wise' I prefer the first one. Saying that, the second one may be more fitting to the novel? I do however think that the tracking of the text on the back cover is slightly too tight.
And the leading too, it's much too tight. I'd look into adding a little more hierarchy to the type on the back too, the Malcolm Gladwell quote could do with being separated a little more from the blurb I think.
^ I typed tracking but was thinking leading lol.
I like them both.
But the cover on the first one is difficult to read due to the "O" looking like a "C"