Thursday, 5 February 2009

US Vs. UK: The Hunger Games Cover

US // UK

This is a difficult one for me. I prefer the US style (and it's hardcover!), but the UK layout is really nice, and kind of needs to be seen to be appreciated. If you want to see pictures of the fold-out UK cover, click here and here.

I own both, and I still can't reach a decision! Which would you choose? Do you like what they've done with the UK cover?

23 comments:

sharonanne said...

I'm really in love with the UK version.

Taylor said...

Oh WOW! The UK edition is cool, it looks like your typical YA novel. But there is something about the simple yet powerful cover of the US edition that I think fits the book better.

-Taylor

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I really like our UK version. Do you know what the UK Catching Fire cover is like or when it is released?

prophecygirl said...

No I have no idea on either! We got THG three months after the US, so it might be a similar time frame to that.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I really like the simplicity of the US one, but I DO love the UK cover. It's hard to pick. I'd say that the way The Hunger Games is written on the UK one is my favorite.

-Lauren

Steph Su said...

Hmm. A difficult decision, but I think I prefer the US version. Not that I have something against the UK version: I think it's lovely that they have the girl's head actually fully in the picture (can you imagine if the cover had done one of those stereotypical YA-cover eyes-chopped-off thing? Ick!). But I agree with Taylor that I like the simplicity of the US cover.

H said...

I couldn't decide between these two either but in the end I've got to go with the UK version. I love the style the figures have been drawn in - I think it really suits the book

Anonymous said...

i love the uk version but i own the us version i want both but dont know how to get the uk version they both suit the book perfectly and i dont really care what the cover looks like because either way i am in love with this bppk and the main boy character PEETA

bec_fitzpatrick said...

Hard call! I almost think I like the UK one better because it gives a better idea what the story is about. It just looks...tough :)

Christy Raedeke said...

Tough call, but I'm leaning toward the US cover even though the UK cover offers more info.

I love your pick for cover of the week!

The Pre-Teens Guide to the Book World said...

I think the UK version is rather messy... while the US version is nice and neat. I liked the UK cover but after seeing them both together, the UK one doesn't appeal to me.

Anonymous said...

Uk is way better. Mockinjay is out soon

Anonymous said...

I think the US version is nicer but I like the German version more

Anonymous said...

The version I read was the UK cover (Ireland) it was really cool but my friends book so sadly I had to give it back...-cries-

Ying said...

In Australia we get the UK cover, but I think the US cover really highlights the Mockingjay pin, which has more and more meaning as the series goes on. I didn't actually realize the significance of the pin until I read the second book.

Lucia said...

In Czech we have US version, but in paperback :)

Ginger said...

I like the US cover myself. I think it's more dynamic and really fits the story. Also the drawings aren't quite how I imagined Katniss and Peeta looking. I'm a fan of very clean, precise fonts so that might be another reason. I do like the tag line from the UK one though. :)

Jaana said...

i defenetly love the US ones.

Anonymous said...

We have both the US and UK editions here in the Philippines. I must have spent an entire hour scratching my head and staring at the shelf. I couldn't decide which one to pick. I had to go with the US version in the end. It just looks more striking.

FallenAngel said...

I LOVE Hunger Games so much! I can't wait to see who they cast as Finnick. I like both covers, but I think the US one is slightly better.

Emily said...

US hands down. The UK cover honestly just kinda turns me off. I like to imagine the characters myself and the UK cover just looks like a typical cover for a typical book, which sucks because THG is anything but typical. I love how the US cover is kind of mysterious because all they show us is just this golden bird pin with this black and foreboding background. Not to mention that the pin is this huge symbol in the book and the cover is able to portray its importance well. Just my thoughts though.

miranda said...

the uk cover is good because you get to see Katniss however the mockingjay pin is wrong :-( Rather the American pin is wrong because the uk one is how it is described in the book. i do much prefer the us one. Has anyone else noticed that the uk pin is used on the frount cover for mockingjay?

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