Monday, 25 June 2012

US vs UK - Special 50th Edition Giveaway! (Int)


Welcome to Book Passion for Life's 50th US vs UK book cover battle. 

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: 13  UK: 16  Draw: 20

US vs UK Round 50

 The Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin

Masque of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death, #1)VS  Masque of the Red Death

Jess says: Ooh a book I want to read! I love both of these covers. The US is beautiful but I think I'm going with the UK just because it's matched the cover with the title of the book, having the mask there with blood splatter it's super cool.


Donna says:  I really want to read this book - which I have but haven't gotten around to it yet. Cover wise though, I'd have to pick the US. It's stunning! I do like the UK one but the US really tops it. 


Add it to your Goodreads TBR list:


Clarity by Kim Harrington

Clarity (Clarity, #1) VS  Clarity (Clarity, #1)

Jess says: Both pretty covers, but I think I'm going with the UK. I like it a lot more. Something about it just attracts.


Donna says: Oohh the UK wins this one. I love the different colours of blue in the back ground and you can see the girl on the cover a little better. The US one is pretty but it almost hurts my eyes to look at it because it's so bright.   


Add it to your Goodreads TBR list:


Which do you prefer? Leave us your comments below!! =) 
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Okay guys, this weeks US vs UK goes to........UK!

Special 50th Edition! 
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Since starting the blog back in March 2011, US vs UK is the longest running weekly meme on our blog, so to celebrate our 50th battle, we're doing a giveaway. We've looked back through the old battles and found the top 5 battles with the MOST comments from you guys, so the books from the battle will be the books used for the giveaway. 
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So ONE lucky winner can pick ONE book from the list below. 
Some of the books are pre-orders, so it maybe a few weeks before you actually receive it. AND you can pick between the US and UK edition (Providing we can order them in the UK)  So if you want to enter then as normal, fill out the rafflecopter form below.
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Abandon (Abandon Trilogy #1) Angel Fire (Angel, #2) A Million Suns (Across the Universe, #2) Stolen Night (Vampire Queen, #2)
Hemlock (Hemlock, #1) Seraphina Pushing the Limits
Graffiti Moon Insurgent (Divergent, #2) Fated (Soul Seekers, #1)

Giveaway will run until the 30th July 2012
It's International - PROVIDING The Book Depo ships to you.
There are tons of extra entries. Of course, they're not required to win but it will help your chances. 
So what are you waiting for? GO ENTER NOW and don't forget to come back next week for more US vs UK! 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

155 comments:

alice priday said...

my fave cover this week is hemlock, i just love it, and its the whole reason i bought the book, well the storyline sounds good too but it was total cover love lol

Chrystina Williams said...

I really liked the cover for Skies of Steel by Zoe Archer :) Thanks for the great giveaway!

Crystal Burns said...

I definitely think the UK wins this one!

I love this U.S vs U.K cover battle.I've only had my blog for two weeks and this has to be the best thing I've discovered! 

nat cleary said...

I have to say For Masque Of The Red Death it has to be the US, its just so eye catching. Ive read it and loved it :) As for Clarity, another awesome book, I have to go with the UK. 

kennedycrazidraw said...

Oh my, I really like the cover for Abandon By Meg Cabot, it looks amazing.

Birgit Lehner said...

Ok that's a touch one because I like both covers for different reasons, though I think that I actually do prefer the US cover of "Clarity" a tiny little bit.

serifinaxxx said...

My favourite this week is the UK Masque one. It's simplest and prettiest.  Clarity's UK cover is a bit more fitting to the book and nicer to look at too.
Yay for getting to 50!

Angie F said...

I love the UK cover of Masque of the Red Death! Well, I love both, but I prefer the UK. :D

Krazzyme said...

I like the US cover of Masque of Red Death

Patricia McKelvy said...

My fav for this week has to be STOLEN NIGHT! But ABANDON comes in very close to second.

Tyler-Rose Neath said...

I think that the UK cover from both books win this week. In this first battle, the cover matches the title! And in the second one... the US book, a bit like Donna, hurts my eyes... 

Patrick Castro said...

Love Hemlock! Eepp! :)

Yuko86 said...

Definitely US, much better!

Marla Jamelle Calalo said...

I like the US version of Clarity.

dian said...

i would prefer  The Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin US version..very excotic,,thanks for the giveaway ^^

Pam Mandigo said...

Clarity the UK wins for me and on 
Masque Of The Red Death it would be the US one.

Victoria Sloboda said...

Of the above covers I think I like ABANDON the most.

Mel S said...

I like the UK cover of Masque of the Red Death - but that might be because I love Phantom of Opera and teh marque has a similar feel to it! :-)

Suzan Lacey said...

For Masque of the red death it's the US one but for clarity I think it's harder to choose and I'm really indecisive about which I like more!

Braiden Asciak said...

I say US for both MotRD and Clarity. 

Len D. said...

The UK of the Masque of the Red Death appeals to me.  Reminds me of The Phantom of the Opera. :D

miki said...

i love the uk version of clarity

Noely Jeleen Balmeo said...

I think the US cover of Masque of the Red Death is really striking and eye-catching.
Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Evie T said...

I prefer the US version for both covers.Thanks a lot! and Congrats :)

gossip_angel_94 said...

I like the UK version of The Masque of The Read Death.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Miss Sigh...anide in the Word Emporium said...

UK Masque of the Red Death is definitely my favourite because it conveys the title rather than being a completely unrelated image, and it's pretty!

slightly_foxed said...

I'm on the fence with the Clarity covers, but I like both of the covers for MOTHRD.. the UK covers looks a bit more grown up, doesn't have a YA feel about it, I love the red colour in that one. The US cover, I like, but I don't think it tells the story as well as the UK cover.

slightly_foxed said...

I'm on the fence with the Clarity covers, but I like both of the covers for MOTHRD.. the UK covers looks a bit more grown up, doesn't have a YA feel about it, I love the red colour in that one. The US cover, I like, but I don't think it tells the story as well as the UK cover.

Lisa 'Li-li' Harwood said...

The cover for Hemlock is really nice =)

Sam @ Realm of Fiction said...

I think the UK cover for Masque of the Red Death is my favourite. I do like them both but the blood-splattered mask looks very cool. ;) The US cover if my favourite for Clarity though. I don't actually like the UK cover very much for that one. :P

ninfa8 said...

I love The masque of the red death, US cover!

annabelle.hammond said...

UK versions of both!

Lorena Mérida Reina said...

Ok, I'm going with The masque of the red death, US cover. I think it is really beautiful!

Suzanne @ Paranormal Book Fan said...

For Masque of the Red Death, I think, its a hard one, but I think, I prefer the US cover. For Clarity it's definitely the UK one. Thanks for the great giveaway guys. I can't get into your GFC at the moment but I think I'm already following :) I'll check back later

Kelsey said...

I think The US for both covers this week. The Masque of the red death & for Clairty too. I love the cover for Hemlock. Great post guys!

Carly Chambers said...

I like the US one for The Masque of the Red Death and the UK one for ClarityThanks for sharing & for such an awesome giveaway ladies! I think I would pick Hemlock if I were lucky enough to win!

PS: I have no idea why my writing went all underlined, I couldn't make it go away lol :)

Carly Chambers said...

 lol now I sound mental because the writing didn't post underlined! :)

Natalie Lee said...

I prefer the UK version of the Masque of the red death, More eye catching to me

Sarah Ellis said...

I love the US cover of Masque - it just seems like it would fit better. I might thing the UK cover is Phantom of the Opera related and never pick up the book. The US cover is definitely very striking.

I love the UK cover of Clarity. The US cover is weird...the UK cover seems to fit really well.

Jennifer Kalman said...

I totally prefer both US covers. It could partially be that those are the covers i know, have seen forever, and already like. But I really think i would prefer the US covers even if this was my first time seeing them.

For Masque of the Red Death i just find the cover so pretty. Love that woman.  And for Clarity I've always loved that US cover. What the heck with the UK one? Who is that on the cover? Clare the main character is a teenager with freckles and pretty red hair who is sweet and lovely. That UK cover does not depict her at all!

Amanda said...

The UK Masque of Red Death, and Graffiti Moon. :)

Erin Taylor said...

I prefer the UK's cover of Clarity but prefer the US edition of Masque of The Red Death, for me it just far more interesting.

nynj nynj said...

Insurgent! I fell in love with it the first time I saw it ^^

Erin W. said...

I prefer the US covers all the way for these books! As for my favourite cover this week, it would have to be . . . well, I just recently finished a book called Moonglow by Kristen Callihan which has such a beautiful cover much like the first book in the series, Firelight. Anyway, thanks so much for the giveaway!

Alex Shamrock :) said...

I love the Fated cover, it is beaut! :) and i also like Starters by Lissa Price! The cover is sooo futuristic :D Thanks for the giveaway!! :D xx <3

Heyxtara said...

Definitely US for Masque of the Red Death - I've always preferred that one!  And I prefer the UK for Clarity - it stands out more!

Rae said...

My favorite this week is UK cover of The Masque of the Red Death! 

raelena said...

For both books this week I prefer the US cover

trayche said...

I love the UK one for Masque Of The Red Death :) And, If I win can I pick ACROSS THE UNIVERSE? Coz I want A MILLION SUNS, but I haven't read the first book? :$ Thanks :)

leoni lees said...

I prefer the UK book covers for both books. I especially like the UK cover of The Masque of the Red Death.

Kristie Matheson said...

The Abandon cover is gorgeous!!!

Lovely jubily said...

thanks for the awesome giveaway!!:D

Aleksandra Nakova said...

For Masque of the Red Death, I love both editions, they're so pretty, but cause I have to choose. then I prefer the UK one, as for Clarity, I never liked the US cover, so once again the UK one ;)

Adriana C said...

For the Masque I prefer the US cover and for Clarity I prefer the UK cover.

Laura Backe said...

Love this feature on your blog! My faves though are the US covers for both; though the UK covers are appealing as well. This is a great giveaway, thanks so much for the opportunity!

Laura @ The Little Pink Book Boutique

Rebecca Hipworth said...

I love the cover of A Million Suns, it's really unique and colourful. :)

Arianne Cruz said...

I loooove the Golden Lily cover by Richelle Mead :D

sarabara081 @ Forever 17 Books said...

I love the US cover for Masque of the Red Death best. I am having a tough time deciding for Clarity. I do love the UK one with the colors a bit more, but for standing out for me to read it would be the US one. I am not sure why. LOL

Thanks for the giveaway!

Carina Olsen said...

US cover of Masque of the Red Death! I love the US cover. <3 Sigh. And the book was awesome ;) Also, I prefer the US cover of the second book too. :) It is a bit too bright, but I don't like the UK cover :p Heh. Also, thank you for this awesome giveaway. <3 Prettiest cover of the other covers is A Million Suns. <3 Sigh. :) 

Cheyenne Teska said...

US for Masque and UK for Clarity!  :D

Beth DeRenzis said...

For Masque of the Red Death, I'm definitely going US. I like the colors better and find it more eyecatching. 

For Clarity, I'd have to say UK. Again, the colors are more eyecatching, and for some reason, the US version just reminds me of Hatchet or some other book like that... Is that weird?

Susanna Pyatt said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I think I prefer the UK covers this time, though the one for Masque of the Red Death sort of looks like Phantom of the Opera.

Alexandra Garcia said...

I prefer both UK covers to be honest, especially Clarity... the color and the girl fit well together ;)

ashley.mckinsey said...

I love the US cover for Masque of the Red Death, its just so gorgeous! For Clarity, I think its a draw for me. I like aspects of both covers but don't completely love either.

Alaiel Kreuz said...

Both UK covers are fabulous so I have to choose them ^^

The Book to my Heart said...

The US cover of The Masque of the Red Death. It's the cover I think I'd be most attracted to.

caroline.taylor078 said...

For me its the US for both books this week, I was gutted the UK changed the cover of Masque Of The Red Death as I love the girl on the US one and I own the US copy of Clarity and I think the cover is stunning, love the brightness of it, really makes it stand out. Thanks for running the giveaway, if I won I would pick Fated.

Lea Krnjeta said...

 US cover of Masque of Red Death and Unravel me by Tahereh Mafi that was revealed this week.

Angie said...

I really love the colors of Clarity's UK cover. They're so vivid and luminous.

Ricki Marking-Camuto said...

I like the US Masque of the Red Death but the UK of Clarity

Leanne A. said...

For Masque of the Red Death: The US cover is shiny and beautiful and eye catching, but the UK cover edition is so much more relevant to the plot, theme, and title of the book. I do happen to like both, though. :)

For Clarity, I prefer the UK edition much more. The US cover is a tad too bright, the girl's face is partially concealed and the shine of light directed on her face is very distracting. I adore the strong background colour of the UK cover, however. :)

Thank you for the amazing giveaway! I really want to win Seraphina. :) I hope the odds will be ever in my favour... ;)

Cayce said...

I love the cover of Everbound. It's so gorgeous!
Thank you for the giveaway! 

Karina Diaz said...

I think US! :)

Kimberley S said...

Oddly enough, the covers I love most this week are the UK covers. And I usually prefer the US covers, so I'm surprised. I adore the UK covers of The Masque of the Red Death, Seraphina, Clarity and Stolen Night. I also alreay liked the UK cover for Fated and the US cover for Hemlock.

Krista Ritchie said...

Mind Games by Kiersten White! It's gorgeous!!! 

Leanne Goon said...

Definitely like the UK cover of The Masque of the Red Death better!  Out of the books to select from, I love the Abandon cover and the Hemlock cover!

Thanks,
Leanne

Jennifer Allen said...

I like the US cover of Masque and the UK cover of Clarity :)

Tayte Hunter said...

Hmm....favorite cover for this week? A Million Suns. I love the purple and blue and the stars. :D

bookwormjune1996 said...

My favorite cover for this is The US edition of Masque of the Red Death. It's so pretty =)

YearningtoRead said...

I definitely LOVE both of the covers for Masque of the Red Death...I would want BOTH copies on my shelf for different reasons...but if I was forced to pick I'd the UK version of Masque.  As for Clarity...well, I don't really like either.  So... :O

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :D

Sierra @ Yearning to Read

SenorSensible said...

I like the U.K. cover for Masque and the U.S. one for clarity. Thanks.

Veronica MostlyReviews said...

For both books I prefer the US covers. Especially for Clarity I just loved this cover when I first saw it.

Catherine S. said...

My favorite cover for the Masque of Red Death is the US version, and for Clarity, I'd go with the UK. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jenny Juckes said...

I had a book delivered from the Book Depository of This Is Not A Test, I thought the cover was amazing.  Very haunting!

Dalena said...

I think the cover of Stolen Night is so lovely!

Rebecca said...

The US version of Masque of the Red Dress is my favorite of them all. :)

nikki_donoghue said...

Is it bad that I like both versions of the covers, and would probably buy them both if I could? The US cover of A Million Suns is so much nicer than the UK version tho! 

Carissa St. Amand said...

I love both the US versions of Clarity and Masque of the Red Death. The UK ones are nice but I love the muted grey and red clouds in Masque and the bright beautiful sunlight-like cover in Clarity :)

Aline Tobing said...

 Hemlock! It's gorgeous! :)

Once A Paraholic said...

The US covers would be my pick. They're just a bit more eye catching than the UK covers in my eyes. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

treechanie said...

Probably the UK version of Clarity because I haven't seen it before and it just looks amazing!

Michelle Chew said...

Favourite cover for the week? The cover for Abandon. Nice!

Becki Weston said...

I have to say I prefer both UK edition covers. Though I think both of The Masque of the Red Death covers are brilliant, and would happily own either.

Alyssa_Susanna said...

Between the two you have up there, I like the UK cover of Clarity better. Usually I would pick the US cover, because usually they are a little better, but the UK cover's model has a better face for the cover and the cover's colors. The US cover model looks kind of bleached out. As for the giant list that we can choose from, A Million Suns. I bought this book, so I won't choose it if I win, but I love the cover. It's so much prettier if you have it in your hands, not just as a picture.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Alyssa Susanna

Jasprit said...

I definitely prefer the U.S cover of Masque of the Red Death and the U.K cover of Clarity! You've just reminded me, both books I still need to get too!  absolutely love this battle you ladies post! So congrats on the 50th edition! and thanks for the awesome giveaway! :)

Elodie RASO said...

I love both US covers for these two books :) !! 

kristina shields said...

i like abandon by meg cabot

DOMNIKI CHATZAKI said...

I love the US cover for the 
Masque Of The Red Death! You immediately stop and want to learn more about the book!!

Levina G. said...

I would say This is Not a Test is a great, creepy cover! =)

dilillot said...

I really like the cover for Abandon by Meg Cabot- it is just so so pretty 

Laura Hartley said...

US wins both times for me this week! :)

Lexie Hogan said...

I have to go with the US on both of these books. I love covers!!!

Fara Nani said...

US for Masque of Red Death and UK for Clarity. It's a tie for me! :D

Arantza said...

I love both US covers.
(Entered my entries as Spav).

nurmawati djuhawan said...

my favourite is SERAPHINA...what a beautiful cover...
thx u so much for this giveaway :)

chikojubilee at gmail dot com
GFC : nurmawati djuhawan

Book Angel Emma said...

Tough Choice Hemlock OR Stolen Night

Kristia Miltiadou said...

I really love the Stolen Night cover! thank you for the international giveaway.

sallycrofts said...

Congratulations on your 50th Cover wars post! Love all the covers this week, but in both cases I think the US wins.
I don't know what Clarity is about, the US cover makes it look like a contemporary, and the UK cover makes it look paranormal. Both very pretty though.

Sally@ Always Lost in Stories
Twitter: @SallyAlwaysLost

Mariam Mayet said...

I like the US covers better this week :)

Mist_BookaholicsBookClub said...

Uh, the UK cover of masque of the red death is horrid! The US one is gorgeous. UK for clarity, both are nice but that ones better lol

Sarah E. Cruz said...

I love the UK versions of both books:) Thanks for the giveaway!

Yvonne Leacy said...

It's a tie for me with Masque of the Red Death. They are both amazing. Don't really like either cover for Clarity but if I had to pick I would lean a bit more towards the UK one.

Melissa said...

The UK covers for me. The one for Clarity didn't really step back and look. They shortened her skull too much.

As for the other covers, I like Fated (the yellow one you have shown) and Seraphina.

alicia marie said...

i think i like the uk cover of masque of the red death the best this week. i like the us one too, but for some reason the uk one just seems like it fits better.

brunettesarah said...

I love UK cover for both :)
Congrats on 50 US v UK posts and thanks for the giveaway! :D

Sezzy said...

 I love both UK covers :)
Congrats on 50 US v UK, and thanks for the giveaway! :D

Becky Johnson said...

The US for The Masque of the Red Death by Bethany GriffinandThe UK for Clarity by Kim HarringtonThanks for the giveaway :)

Tiffany said...

I have to go with Abandon, love it!!! I can't help but book a book cover addict, I just want to have them all!!!

Becky Lewis said...

The UK cover of The Masque of the Red Death is definitly my favourite. I cannot pick between the two for Clarity. I like them both.


GFC name: Becky Ls

kimberlylim_00 said...

For me that would be Masque of the Red Death... and i would so go for US because the UK cover looks like the book for Phantom of the Opera

Johanna R said...

I like the US cover for The Masque of Red Death best

Hannah Taylor said...

It's a total UK week! I really have to agree with your choices for book covers. As for this week....I don't know what my favorite cover would have to be. Honestly. Haha but I LOVE the UK Clarity cover!!

Hannah Taylor said...

I LOVE UK covers. They are so gorgeous! Great picks! Out of this week I can't pick a favorite but out of yours I LOVE the Clarity one!

Beth Kenneh said...

alyson noel, loved her last series that was out, i like the creativity of it

denita95 said...

I agree with Kennedycrazidraw . The cover for Abandon is so so so nice. Perfect is also The Masque of the red death. I cant choose, cause a like both.

Kat Vela said...

My fav cover is A Million Suns! 

Delilah Vela said...

A Million Suns

Sarah Kalaitzidis said...

The UK one of Clarity diffently wins for me but as for the Masqure of the red Death, the US one wins diffidently!

gaby891 said...

I loved The Selection it is just bautiful and I also love the Where It Began cover :)

teressa oliver said...

Masque of Red Death UK

Sky **Gymnast** said...

I love all the covers! 

Anita Ferencz said...

Stolen Night is beautiful!

Jessica Ramos said...

the abandon cover is really nice! i love it. thanks for the giveaway

Tabby Hart said...

The cover I like best has got be the the US  version of  The Masque of the Red Death.

Hollow May said...

I love the US covers!! My fave cover is the Masque Of The Red Death US cover!!

miki (づ ̄ ³ ̄)づ said...

US for The Masque of The Red Death. I like both covers for Clarity - can't choose!

April Hunter said...

I would say Angle Fire. The cover is just so pretty ! Thanks for the giveaway !

Tasnim Sheikh said...

I love the 'Stolen Night' cover, really stands out!!

yasmika kumar said...

my favourite cover this week would definitely be abandon

Lynn said...

US for both. I really like the hazy look that's going on for Masque of the Red Death. As for Clarity, I feel that the US one as well because it sort of screams 'CLARITY' to me? xD

Kaitlyn said...

I think the cover of Abandon by Meg cabot is gorgeous! Deff. my favorite!

Lesley's Reviews said...

I usually prefer US covers but on this occasion I like the UK ones better.

Andrea B said...

My favorite cover this week is the US Masque of the Red Death! 

thanks for the giveaway! :D

aliasgirl said...

I think I'll go with the Uk for Masque of the Red Death...creepy and scary, just the way I like it, but I choose US for Clarity. It really gives me a better vibe!

Sam S. said...

I really love the cover for Asunder by Jodi Meadows!

Sally Hur said...

i think the us cover wins for both..

zahra elbenni said...

I would say Abandon

claireja17 said...

I think my favorite one shown is the Masque of Red Death US cover... so pretty!

Natasa said...

My favorite cover is probably UK! I always thought the US one looked a bit *too* strange, though it was eyecatching. Thank you for doing this giveaway :)

Rebecca Hipworth said...

I really love the US cover of Days of Blood and Starlight, it's beautiful. :)

Tanja - Tanychy said...

I like this UK cover of 
 The Masque of the Red Death :)

Millie said...

I'd have to go with the U.K. for both of them.

Lili said...

Definitely Hemlock! It has my favorite colors in it and has a place as one of my favorite covers ever!

Jessie Hay said...

Sorry, I'm new here so not sure about what I'm supposed to be commenting on (especially since readin other's comments and that they have commented differently)
I prefer the UK cover of Masque of the Red Death
but I prefer the US cover of Clarity
and from the books above I love the cover of Abandon
Lol pretty sure I covered everything!

emily thorn said...

The UK wins this one!