Monday, 6 February 2012

US vs UK (#39)


Welcome to Book Passion for Life's 39th 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.

US vs UK Round 39

Chocker by Elizabeth Woods

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Jess says: Oooh tough one! I do like both a lot, I'm not sure. I like the way the UK has put 'Choker' around the girls neck to represent the meaning of the word, but I love the design and simplicity of the US. Argh this is hard. I can't choose! So I pick both! 

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Donna says:  Ummmm.....I'm going to pick the US! I love the whole design...I love the colours and the white around as a border. Now I do like the UK cover but just not as much.

The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams

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Jess says: Another hard one for me. I really like both. But if I had to choose I'd go the UK on this one. There just seems to be more about it. 

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Donna says:  There's no contest for me, the UK wins hands down. I love it. I love all the different colours and how it looks like fog is around the girl standing on the bridge. And I love the lightening peeking through behind her and the girls looks quite pretty too and her dress is gorgeous. Where as the US compared just looks a little bland. So UK for me! :)

Which do you prefer?
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Okay guys, this weeks US vs UK goes to.........UK

Come back next week for more US vs UK! :)

10 comments:

TG said...

The UK cover is my favourite for both. I love when that happens! As I'm from the UK, it makes me feel like our publishers know what they're doing by appealing to me. Like Jess says, I like the way 'Choker' goes around that girl's neck and The Alchemy of Forever cover looks like a Penguin Modern Classics cover - it makes it look like a classy, important novel.

Erin W. said...

The UK covers for both. Love them much more! It seems to suit the book . . . compared to the US ones.

Sam said...

I think I prefer the US cover, though they are both quite striking. I just think the simplicity of the US cover wins out over the clever way the word choker has been placed round the models neck in the UK version. But I wouldn't mind owning both versions! ;)

Bella said...

I like the US cover for Choker better - the pink with the white edges and black writing is gorgeous, though I do like the UK one too :) And I don't really like the US cover for The Alchemy of Forever, I much prefer the UK one! It's much more interesting, and I agree, the lightning and the dress are awesome! I hadn't noticed them really, until you pointed them out ;)

Sherry Gammon YA Author said...

Uk for the first, Tie for the second. I love the words around the neck on the UK cover simulating a Choker. Clever. And the Alchemy cover a tie. US cover has Great colors, vibrant, but the UK cover is very intriguing.

Sherry Gammon YA Author said...

P.S. havn't been to your site since you changed the layout..LOVE it! Who did your header???!!

Book Passion for Life said...

Hey Sherry! So glad you like the new layout. It was all done by Vicky at Sweet Dreams Designs http://www.sweetdreams-design.blogspot.com/

She also runs a blog called Books, Biscuits and Tea.

~Jess

Mierke said...

Chocker - I think this is the first time I don't really like either of them! The US seems a bit too generic and I really don't like the coloring of the UK one. If I really had to chose, I'd say I have a slight preference for the US one.

The alchemy of forever - I like both, but I prefer the US one. It looks so mysterious and I love the way her face returns.

haley hagen said...

Ahh I think I like the US more for both of these! But I'm not sure, the UK ones are pretty too! (:

Jodie Lane said...

The US for both of them for me! I like the UK one of Choker but it's just not that unique.