Thursday, 16 July 2009

US Vs. UK: Faery Rebels/Knife Covers

US // UK

Yep... same book, different title! (Oh, and while I'm comparing things, I prefer the UK title of Knife). As for the covers, I'm not really drawn to one in particular. I think they both look like they're aimed at younger readers, although both have very cool artwork.

If I had to choose, I'd probably go for the UK one, because it's shiny and foiled. I've never seen the US one - does that have the same effect?

20 comments:

Catherine (On The Nightstand) said...

I am going for the UK one, because the art was done by Brian (freaking!!!) Froud!

Chicklish said...

I love the UK one! I love the colours.

H said...

I would go for the UK cover, but I find her white hair in the US cover really eye-catching for some reason. What do you think of the names? I think Faery Rebels sounds cooler but Knife probably suits the book better.

Windowpane Memoirs said...

Both covers are pretty but the USA cover is extraordinary.


Peace
Michelle

Kristen said...

I'm going UK on this one. The detail is cool in the US, but I think the UK is more eye catching.

Juju said...

I think I like the US cover. It makes me want to know more.

Cat said...

UK cover and title! Which is why I ordered from the UK and didn't just walk across the street and buy the Canadian one. ;) heh. I believe it's supposed to be a Young Reader book (9-12)? But they were trying to market to older YS as well.

Huzzah for Canadian authors! :)

21 said...

UK all the way! Cooler title, snappier artwork, and I like that it's monochromatic.
Brilliant idea, Canadian Cat! I might try ordering books from abroad to get the best artwork, especially for Demon's Lexicon. The US cover looks like Tom Welling.

Jo said...

I prefer the UK cover! The US looks like it's for children rather than teens. I so want this book!

Sab H. said...

It does not have that effect. I haven't seen the UK one, but from here I like the US better, but you're right about the title, "Knife" is way better!
I wonder why they have different titles?

PolishOutlander said...

My vote is definitely for the UK cover. As Tyra would say, it looks "fierce!"

Thao said...

I think the UK one suits the story more but the US cover looks great too. Hard to make a choice.

Amy said...

I like the UK cover better (I have that one) and the title fits better.

Steph Su said...

I like both equally, but I own the US, and it wins for me because it's purple on the spine and back, and bright green on the inside, actual hardcover part! Amazing!

La Coccinelle said...

I prefer the UK cover. The US cover looks too Disney to me (Tinkerbell, anyone?).

MichieBee said...

I actually really like both quite a bit, though I agree they look like they're for younger readers (at the store I work at, it's actually shelved in the 9-12 section even.) Unfortunately, the US cover doesn't have the same shiny, foily effect as the UK one, which is a little disappointing.

If I HAD to choose, I think I'd pick the UK cover.

Kate said...

I have the UK cover of this. I prefer it to the US cover. Shiny!

Bookworm said...

US!! The UK cover is a bit creepy.

Laina said...

I'm with you on both parts. I like Knife and its cover.

jedi145 said...

US is too childish for me , I really like the UK version.... I haven't seen the US one in stores and I live in the US ....but I have the UK version ,
I like the title "Knife" better too