Friday, 29 April 2011

US vs UK (#3)

Welcome to Book Passion for Life's third 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 3

Unearthly (Unearthly #1) by Cynthia Hand


Jess says:  Okay, as soon as the UK cover was revealed I came to the conclusion of which one I preferred. And it goes to the US this time. Its just beautiful, purple is my favourite colour so thats one reason. Secondly it just has a more angel feel about it. I find the UK cover too ghostly for me. I love that the UK title is bold and out there, but I love the intricacy of the US cover and also the feather underneath, I guess symbolising the fallen angel. Its just more beautiful to me.
Donna says: I'll be honest when I say I've never really like the US cover for this book. 
I just don't like the tree's in the back ground and I think its a dull colour of blue. But, when I saw the UK cover, I was completely drawn to it. It mainly because of the women on the front, I love the white, its so bright. A great cover for the UK.

Which do you prefer?

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1) by Suzanne Collins


Jess says: Okay this book was my first Dystopian book that I read, and I loved it. Anyway I prefer the US cover of this book. I like that the UK have used Katniss on the front so you get an idea of what she looks like, but the US have used her Mockingjay pin that plays a part in most of the trilogy. I just like that its simple on the outside, which a completely different contrast to the actual dealings of the story itself. I give this one to the US. 
Donna says: I agree with Jess. I don't like the UK cover at all. The US cover is simple and still makes you interested about the book. Although I haven't read this series, I do plan on reading it at some point. US for this one. 

Which do you prefer?

Okay guys, this weeks US vs UK goes to.......Neither! Its a draw. Two weeks in a row! 

Tune in next week for more :) 


Bella said...

I like the UK cover of Unearthly the best, I love the blues and the whites, and the girl looks like she's 'in action' :L Haven't read the book though so I don't know if it fits... :L
I prefer the US cover of The Hunger Games, though I like the UK one too. I like the simplicity of the US one, but I think that the UK one shows the story better. :D Happy reading!

Amanda P said...

I like the girl and colors better on the UK cover for the first one but I like the script a lot better on the US cover, so for me it's kind of a draw.

The 2nd the UK cover is better it's more interesting. I havent read the series but I think the boring US covers have held me back to a certain degree, but so many people love them I'll probably check them out.

New follower here I appreciate the follow at my blog, I'm returning the favor. =)

-Amanda P
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Book Passion for Life said...

Thanks Ladies!

Bella- I'm due to read this book next week so I'll let you know what I think :) I've heard so many great things about it though.

Amanda - Thanks for stopping by! Loved your blog.

Donna x x

Jadey! said...

I prefer the UK for both, maybe its because I only see the UK covers though!

Jade @ Ink Scratchers

I Eat Words said...

I'm a new follower! Great blog. The Hunger Games was the first dystopian book/s I read, too! I absolutely love them :)

BooksforCompany said...

l like both the Unearthly covers but l always think which one you see first is usually the one you like the most.

I do love purple!

Steph from said...

In Unearthly I prefer the UK cover. It is more delicate and real somehow.

mendy said...

I like the UK covers for Unearthly. I love the blue and silver combo. Its simply amazing.