Thursday, 3 September 2009

US Vs. UK: Gone Covers

US // UK

Eh... I'm not really a big fan of either of these covers, though I own them both. As much as I love the actual book (my name's in it, i'm pathetic -- enough said), the UK cover is pretty dull, even in person. I think there's too much black. The US one makes me think of a TV show or movie, though it is marginally better.

So, I'm in the middle this week, with a slight lean to the US side. How about you?

21 comments:

Andrea said...

I think US. I wouldn't pick up the UK cover.

Keren David said...

The UK one is dull and in the US one there's something really strange about the girl's chest. I'm like you - marginally prefer the US one.

Yan said...

Ew usually the UK cover rocks my socks but this time it's bad :/

· Alba · said...

First thing I've thought about UK cover: UGGGHHHH xD

· Alba · said...

OMG, Keren is right xD!
What's up with girl's chest??

Keren David said...

It looks like she's got a weirdly long neck OR very low-slung boobs.

I want to read that said...

Nope, I don't like either that much but if I had to choose I'd go with the US one.

MichieBee said...

The UK one is so bland. DD: I'd pick the US cover.

Jody Sparks said...

I completely dig the UK cover! Odd man out, I suppose. It's kind of X-Files-ish.

Lauren said...

Definitely the US cover for me. Although, at the back of my mind, I've always kind of thought that girl on the US cover looks pregnant... and yet, I don't think she's meant to be. Slightly odd photo. I get the impression that the UK one is trying to appeal specifically to boys.

Bookgeek said...

don't like either of them and wonder why they had such a hard time finding a cover that fit such a great book

Thao said...

I'm with Bookgeek. This book sounds great but the covers are so so.

Steph Su said...

I'm pretty sure that the UK cover is pretty close to the ARC cover of the US version. Different colors, but the layout is the same. That being said, GONE was one of those rare books that I knew nothing about and yet picked up... although I'm pretty sure that was because of its bulk (I like big YA books, what can I say? hehe). The US versions lack any connection to the plot or characters, although the different color schemes (HUNGER is orange-y) are pretty cool.

Carla said...

I've seen this book so many times in Waterstones and Borders, but that cover puts me off, its a shame really. Maybe i should be kind and give it a shot : )

Bookworm said...

Yikes--both are pretty bad! The UK one is so boring--how disappointing. So I guess I'd say US, because it makes me wonder what's gonna happen...

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I actually prefer the UK one this time! I like it's simplicity and the neon green on the black looks great.

Ladytink_534 said...

I also don't like either one but the US cover characters look a bit plastic to me...

STACKGirl Stacy said...

UK without a doubt, the US ones seems like teens from the early 90's.

rebrecker said...

UK definitely! It looks dark and mysterious. The US one seems like one of those books that gets a film adaptation cover (cheesy!). I'd not look at the US cover twice. I want to image the characters' appearances for myself too.

Anonymous said...

UK! I'm sure loads more people would have chose it too if they saw the side of the books, where the pages are the same colour as the title, I think they really stand out and they're so nice! but the US versions look fake and tacky.

Anonymous said...

UK its a lot more interesting