Monday 16 July 2012

US vs UK (#51)

Welcome to Book Passion for Life's 51st 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: 18 Draw: 20

US vs UK Round 51

As Jess is on holiday fora week, out guest reviewer Melanie will be helping today! 

 The  Forsaken by Lisa Stasse

The Forsaken (The Forsaken, #1)VS  The Forsaken (The Forsaken, #1)

Melanie says: I like the US one because it’s abstract – it makes me think it has a scientific feel to it with the satellite, geometric structure and hints of a hidden base. The UK one has a ‘Hunger games’ feel to it, again this implies seclusion within a forest and the barbed wire gives a trapped/enclosed hint. Both book covers fit the bill well although in different areas – The US one focussing more on the government/scientific area of it whereas the UK one emphasises the escape aspect of the plot. Both are fitting and both would make me take a second look so I think for this I will have to go for both.

Donna says:  I think Melanie raises some good points but personally me, I prefer the US cover. I'm not really a fan of covers where it look like a comic and that's how I see the UK cover. The US cover makes me want to pick it up and if I was to pick on to sit on my shelf, it would be the US one.

Add it to your Goodreads TBR list:

Hysteria by Megan Miranda

Hysteria  VS  Hysteria

Melanie says: The US one gives the impression that some-one is a blank canvas or is missing something from them-selves mentally and that’s about all I’m getting from that. The UK cover is more interesting, the girls’ eyes draw you in making you think she is on edge, vigilant, secretive and has a plan in motion plus the blood spatter on the sides gives it a more dangerous feel maybe deadly.  If I saw these in a book shop I would probably ignore the US cover all together and take a further look at the UK so we have a winner – UK wins this this round.

Donna says: This is an easy on on for me because not matter how much a cover looks interesting, I'll always pick a pretty one, so yes, US gets my vote. Not that I don't like the UK one but it looks kinda creepy, where as the US one, looks interesting and beautiful at the same time. The blood on the UK cover kind of creeps me out too. So US for me. 

Add it to your Goodreads TBR list:

Which do you prefer? Leave us your comments below!! =) 

Okay guys, this weeks US vs UK goes to........US with 3 votes!


Carly Chambers said...

Oooh, I love the US cover for Forsaken, this is the first I have seen it! UK win for Hysteria, the girls eyes really draw you in! Thanks for sharing :) 

Erin W. said...

I love both of the US covers for these two books. It draws me in more.

Suzanne @ Paranormal Book Fan said...

I'm not really crazy about either of The Forsaken covers so its a draw for them. I prefer the UK cover Hysteria.

Zoe @ Bookhi said...

The US cover of Forsaken looks amazing, it's so detailed and unique. But I love the UK one of Hysteria, it's really eye-catching. Thanks for sharing, I've never seen these covers before :) x

keren kiesslinger said...

I would say US for Forsaken (as that is the one I am going to buy - or get for my birthday-) And the UK one for Hysteria - I will be buying that one when it's out too. 
I prefer the whole feel of the US Forsaken- the UK one is a little 'Hunger Games' ish and as I don't want to read those books, it puts me off.
The Missing head thing on US Hysteria, hmm I just don't like it I'm afraid. However, I love the pull I feel from her eyes on UK _ I am drawn to it instantly.

Addie R. said...

I aggre with what Melanie said for Forsaken's US cover. And for Hysteria, definitley the UK.

Lesley's Reviews said...

US I think and wow Mel you're super good at deciphering covers!

nat cleary said...

I love the UK one for Forsaken. As for Hysteria it has to be UK again. Its so much creepier and I would definitely pick it up if I saw it.

miki said...

uk for forsaken

Rachelanbig said...

 I was just telling Sam that I like the UK cover for Forsaken better than the US one, so UK for that one.

I have to go with Donna on Hysteria.  I like the US cover better, the pretty red dress and stormy background is more to my liking.  I like this idea for a post, ladies! :)

Rebecca (Kindle Fever) said...

I'm voting a mix this week! I love the US cover of The Forsaken! It's gorgeous and captivating, while the UK one is a bit more... bland. It looks like a lot of covers out there already. Hysteria, UK wins without a doubt! It draws me in a whole lot, making me feel like the title plays a part in the story, while the US one looks like a comedy in a way. o: Great edition!

Melanie H said...

Haha, it's my first go so I made an effort ;)

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