Welcome to Book Passion for Life's 14th US vs UK book cover battle. We've seen this posted on a few other blogs, and thought we'd jump on the band wagon!
The idea of this battle is once a week we'll post 2 sets of books of our choice, one US cover and one UK cover, and we'll just give our opinion on which one we love the most. Which cover captures the story, which one would catch our eye if we saw it on the shelf in a shop. The US cover will be on the left, and the UK cover will be on the right.
The Scores so far are:
US: 3 UK: 5 Draw: 5
US vs UK Round 14
Mercy by Rebecca Lim
Jess says: Ooo. I like both of these covers. I haven't read the book yet so I'm not sure which one represents the story better. But I will say that I think I prefer the US on this one. Its beautifully dark and cryptic. The UK seems a little whimsical to me. So I give this one to the US.
Donna says: To start with I really liked the UK cover but the more I see the US cover, the more I find I like that more. So I'm going with the US. I've read the book and the covers slightly relate to the story but the reason I like the US cover more is because I find it a lot more attractive. I'm not usually a fan of dark covers but I like this one.
Which do you prefer?
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
Jess Says: Ah one of my favourite trilogies. I haven't read this one yet but I will soon I hope. As for the covers, well I love them both. I love that the US has kept with their original designs and kept them matching with one looking at the other. I truly do like the US cover. But I have to say I think I prefer the UK cover. It's also kept it matching with the other three, and I love the grayness against the black, with the red rose being the center of attraction. It's just slightly more beautiful than the US. So I give this one to the UK.
Donna Says: Wow! This is a major hard one for me. I love both of them. I love the colours of red on the US one and I really love that Grace as a wolf is on there watching Sam. But then I go to the UK cover an even though its just mainly tree's, I love the colours. The silver and black is so nice. Erm.....I can't choose! Yes I can....I'm going with the US.
Which do you prefer?
Okay guys, this weeks US vs UK goes to...US with 3 votes.