Thursday, 13 August 2009

US Vs. UK: Shiver Covers

US // UK

It's a really difficult choice this week - I honestly don't know which cover I prefer! I know the only huge difference is the colour scheme (and UK tagline), but wow, what a difference it makes! I personally think the UK one could have done without the dripping text, but besides that, I love it. It makes it look like it's a dark, dangerous story, which is sure to generate brilliant sales.

I really like the light tones of the US cover, with the red dotting the I. There's something almost haunting about it. By all accounts, whichever cover you choose, Shiver just looks like an awesome book!

18 comments:

Amy said...

I love the UK cover it is really pretty and I think the dripping writing is really cool.

Thao said...

US cover for sure since it really makes me shiver.

Catherine (On The Nightstand) said...

I love the colour scheme for the US one - so many covers are black and white with a splash of red it's starting to get really old. Meanwhile the white and blue are very cold colours, and work really well with the title and the base premise of the story better than the UK one does.

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I love them both but the UK one really stands out.

Tynga said...

I prefer the US cover!

Sab H. said...

US! but the UK one is really nice too!

Faith said...

I just finished this last night. And wow, just wow. It was that good. I'm digging the "hopeful" look of the US cover. But the UK cover is just so much ... darker and seems a bit more in tune with the story.

...MY NAME IS ELENI AND I AM A BOOKAHOLIC... said...

This one is a toughie, I love the US color choice of baby blue but the UK cover looks dark and I like me some dark....so I'd sayyyy the UK one!

Sarbear said...

I think the UK cover is more dramatic looking but the US cover wins bc it has cold, "shiver" colors.

Lauren said...

I'd have to go with the US cover. They're both gorgeous, but the blue-and-white is much more unusual these days.

MichieBee said...

I think I prefer the US cover because of the color scheme. It's blue and cold, which makes it fit the title better in my opinion. :) The UK cover is really cool looking too though!

I want to read that said...

I think I'd go for the UK one but they are both really gorgeous! I'm really looking forward to read this one!

Bookworm said...

The US one is so pretty, simple, and eye-catching! The UK is creepy. Don't like it, sorry! I can't wait to read this book!

Zombie Girrrl said...

I think I like the US cover more, the bloody dot above the I adds just the right amount of creepiness. Although they're very similar so I might just like it better because I saw it first.

The Compulsive Reader said...

The UK cover looks too creepy! Like it's supoosed to be a horror novel or something! The US cover makes you shiver, but not in a totally creepy, there-will-be-blood type of way.

Jenna said...

I think I prefer The UK version better. They always seem to have better covers than the US. which really sucks, but it's really interesting to see. x.
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jedi145 said...

I like the wolf on the US ed.

Anonymous said...

the UK one is waaaayyyy creepy! i like the US way better!!