Thursday, 27 August 2009

US Vs. UK: Life As We Knew It Covers

US // UK

I really like both of these covers, but I think the UK one just beats the US. I prefer the image of empty land to the girl walking, though I like the UK's title font more. I'm also a fan of taglines, so I love the 'Our world ends tonight' text -- I think it fits the cover well.

I wonder why they abbreviated the author's name on the UK edition? Very strange!

20 comments:

Luisa said...

Hmm, normally they use an author's initials when they think a woman's name will put off male readers, don't they?

I agree with you - I think I just about prefer the UK cover!

Book Chick City said...

I've heard about this book and I really want to read it. I like both covers but I think the UK one is slightly ahead in my book ;)

Yan said...

UK!

Amy said...

I like the Uk one better.

Amy said...

uk is much more alive, but I still like the us one, Ich Weiss nicht (idk) why...Practicing my german :-D
It's more formidable...
-AMY

Jessica Secret said...

I guess I am the odd one out here because I like the US better. I think it's darker and more mysterious. And I don't really like the font or the effect of the moon coming towards the earth in the UK one.

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Kate said...

I actually kinda like the US one better. The only thing I would take from the UK cover is the font. I really like that.

Lauren said...

I love the UK one. The image of the girl walking along with the moon looming unnaturally over her is one that I really like. I have a UK copy, but I'm pretty sure it says 'Susan Pfeffer' rather than Susan Beth or SB Pfeffer.

The Book Owl said...

I really like the US one. I just love the setting. I wish it had the tagline, however.

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I like the UK one, too. I loved this book and can't wait for the third one.

I want to read that said...

Hmmm - I'll torn as I really like both of them - I think if I had to choose I'd go for the US one - I like the simplicity/isolated feel of it. I also prefer the US cover for The Dead and the Gone. Have you seen the cover for the new book? - looks really good and I can't wait!(http://susanbethpfeffer.blogspot.com/2009/07/we-have-cover.html)

Allison said...

Hm... I think I like the US one more! I like the moon off to the side rather than in the center.

Zombie Girrrl said...

I LOVE the title font of the UK book! It is so cool looking! I like the US cover image more though.

La Coccinelle said...

They're both quite similar, but I think I agree with you. I like the UK cover just a little bit more.

Bookworm said...

Both are amazing, but I like the UK cover best and how it has the girl on it. But the coloring on the US cover is very pretty.

Kay said...

Love the UK cover this time - text is gorgeous!

As for the name - it is rather typical for publishers to use initials for women writers. After all, what boy wants to be caught with something *gasp* feminine.

*rolls eyes*

Jenna said...

Yes I have to agree that i like the UK version better, and the text is nicer. x.
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Karen said...

I've just reserved it!

Sab H. said...

I'm on the UK side again!!

C.K. said...

I prefer the U.S. one - the moon's looming so large with nothing to distract you from it. I love her moon books! Can't wait to read the next one.

As for the initial, thing, it is strange that they're using them in the UK but not the US with this book. I use mine but it wasn't the publisher's idea at all. I've just wanted to be C.K. since the Cary Grant character C.K. Dexter Haven in The Philadelphia Story and realized I actually have the right initials for it :)