Thursday, 9 July 2009

US Vs. UK: The Forest of Hands and Teeth Covers

US // UK

I'm going for the UK cover this week. I don't mind the US one, I just think the UK one looks nicer. I'm not quite sure what the image is, but I like the black and red colour scheme (popular these days, isn't it?), and the tagline at the top. I'd buy either, though our UK cover would probably catch my eye more.

16 comments:

Catherine (On The Nightstand) said...

Hah, so much for me doing this as my next planned comparison.

Me? I prefer the German one of both. Wow, I love that one.

But if I had to pick, UK one.

Chicklish said...

I don't know, I'm getting a bit sick of every book cover being black and featuring some kind of plant life. ;)

I'm going to say US, even though I completely respect your opinion as always. :)

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I like ours too. I really want to know what that red thing is!

Juju said...

UK! I've seen the US one and it has me on the fence about reading the book. Now the UK one would definitely sell me.

Ink Mage said...

I definitely like the UK one best, too. It's a lot more compelling. I'm thinking the red thing is an opening flower, and--very weird, I know--it actually reminds me of a squash blossom (different photo on each word).

robin_titan said...

The UK one of course!! :)

Thao said...

Both look great, I'd buy both if I had enough money haha. I like the US cover a little bit more though.

Sab H. said...

I like the US one better. I don't get the other one. I like black covers so I would buy both. But my vote is for US.

Andrea said...

I like the UK one, but I usually prefer covers without people on them.

a flight of minds said...

I prefer the US cover. I like covers with people on them (or just pictures and images of people in general) over objects. I can't actually tell what the thing is on the UK cover... Both aren't really my favourite covers ever though.

- Alex

Mishel said...

I don't really have a preference between the two. While I do agree with your observations about the UK version. I just don't think either really calls to me. I'd pick up either one since I really want to read it =)

Bookworm said...

US. The UK is weird and creepy--shivers!

Steph Su said...

Haha, and I was just about to ask you what in the world is on the UK cover.

You've been noticing the "color"-on-black covers recently also? There are so many of them, and all so beautiful: The Dark Divine, The Body Finder, Maggie Stiefvater's faerie books...

21 said...

I think it's a curled up leaf or flower, something botanical.
I actually like the US cover more. The UK cover will be more enduring because it doesn't have a person on it, but the US cover is more... eerie? The girl looks haunted, and the misty woods are very ominous.

Kate said...

I like both. The US cover intrigues me because I can actually see the forest. However, I also love the simplicity of the UK cover. Can't I have both?

Emelie said...

I'd pick the UK cover, because I don't really get the girl on the US cover.. The picture's not that exciting, but the UK's not that interesting either? What is that, I don't get it.. but I'd still pick it over the US.
But, I like the US covers of "The Dead-Tossed Waves" and "The Dark and Hollow Places" so much that I'm actually considering buying all three of the books with US covers.
Heck, I don't know, are they any good?