Thursday, 19 March 2009

US Vs. UK: Glass Houses Covers

US // UK

I don't know which cover to choose this week. The Morganville Vampires covers are strange, I don't think they represent the story as well as they could. Book five, Lord of Misrule, is probably the best of all of them so far.

The UK covers glow in the dark, which is cool, but not something you can see from a picture. I like that there's a larger image of the house, and the Buffy font that has been used. The blue of the US cover is a bit too much, though the model is exactly how I would imagine the character of Eve. I'm undecided... help!

19 comments:

Just Listen said...

I think that I'm undecided as well. The covers are both kind of bad, but kind of cool at the same time. I like the text arrangment and fonts (yess, it kills me that I like the one without the Buffy font better) better in the U.S one, but I like the pictures better in the U.K one. Maybe they should mesh the two together.

Really undecided. I'm no help at all. XD

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Hmm, this one is hard! Maybe, the UK one because I like the top she's wearing!

Chicklish said...

I prefer the image of the girl in the US cover and the overall look of the UK cover. (Plus glowing in the dark has to be a good thing!) So I'd go for meshing the two together too!

Amy said...

hands down, the uk version is so much cooler. and it's got a little motto:)"peer pressure sucks. so do vampires"

Katie said...

I like the house better in the UK version. But the girl better on the US cover.
I'm always a bit confused about the covers of these (I've only seen the US covers). I guess because the people on the covers don't look like how I envision the characters to look.

Ana said...

I like the UK cover better because I think that actually looks like Claire. I've always been confused by the US cover because it looks like Eve -- who is a Goth, while Claire is not. Since the story is told from Claire's perspective, the UK cover makes more sense.

Steph Su said...

Hmm, I guess I don't like either (although I haven't read the books, so that's no help!). I'm not really a fan of the UK model's shirt, although I see what you mean by the US cover being too... blue. Haha.

cupcakewitch said...

I'm just shocked at the total style difference of the two girls! woah!

Thao said...

I cannot choose, if there's a combination of both covers I think it'll turn out really great. I love the colour of the US one and the model's pose but I don't like the clothes. For UK version I like the background but I don't think the model quite fits it.

Jessica Kennedy said...

I like the top one. Unless of course the character doesn't ever wear something like that but the house is glowing and I think that's cool. The other house is just drab. Ick.

Brooke Reviews said...

If I could put the model from the US cover on the background/fonts of the UK cover, I think that would be perfect. I think the UK cover is more eerie, but the model doesn't add up.

Lenore said...

Glow in the dark is cool! We have a calendar like that and I love to turn off the light.

Bookworm said...

I don't know. I'm not a big fan of both, but I'd go with UK, most likely.

Ladytink_534 said...

I'm a bit biased as I read the US cover but I think its the better one as you get to form your own idea of what the characters look like.

Laina said...

I love the US cover. This is one of the few series whose covers I'm in love with.

Jo said...

I prefer the UK cover because it seems a little darker. I have UK editions for Glass Houses and The Dead Girl's Dance, and the rest in US editions. I much prefer the UK covers, I don't think the US covers give off that much of a mood.

Amber Louise. said...

Love this series! Definitely the US cover. The UK doesn't have the feel i get when reading Morganville

Anonymous said...

Tottaly Uk. The blue and the top of the model in the U.S. one is more than a bit over the top.

Anonymous said...

I love the UK cover. It looks much better than the other one. The US cover is too blue. :))