Thursday, 29 October 2009

Hush, Hush Week: US Vs. UK - Hush, Hush




US // UK

As part of my Hush, Hush week, this week's US Vs. UK post is a little bit different. There are pictures!...


Front cover:




My pick: US. The cover has a matte finish (Is that what I mean? I think it is.) and the image is easier to see. I do love the UK's shinyness, as well as the tagline ('A fallen angel... a forbidden love), but the US edition just looks slightly better.



Inside pages:




My pick: UK. They've gone for cool black feathered pages over here, and it looks amazing. Kudos to the design team: they've easily beaten the US on this one.



Back cover:




My pick: UK. It has feathers. And 'Falling for the fallen...'. I find the red on the US edition quite off-putting and, in my opinion, it doesn't fit with the grey background.



Spine:




My pick: Hmm.. I don't know. I like little Patch on the UK spine, but I also like the placing of Becca's name and the simplicity of the US one. This one's a tie -- I would happily look at either!

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What do you guys think? Which would you buy? And if you own both, which is your favourite?

22 comments:

LizSara said...

UK for me on all of them actually. much more yum

Ladybug said...

I own the US version, I think I actually agree with almost all of your comments(especially about the red on the back of the US cover!).

I like the US front cover best, the UK one is a little bit to dark, Patch doesn't show well enough.

Alessandra said...

I think I'd buy the UK version (well, not if it cost much more than the US book, but if the price was more or less the same, I would). The front cover looks better in the US eition, but the UK version wins on all the other fronts. Plus, I prefer the UK spelling.

Still, both editions are quite appealing. Only the red square thing on the back cover of the US version is not easy on the eyes at all... what were they thinking?

LovesSam said...

I would most definately vote for the UK version, when I saw it in Waterstones it was instant cover lust, I even stroked it a little, but I held back and didnt lick this one :-P

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

UK for me. I like shiny books (and the tagline)!

elnice said...

US cover for me, the red tint looks like blood. The UK version of the inside is snazzier, but if I don't like the cover, I usually don't even open the book (bad I know)

Jessica Kennedy said...

Great comparison!

I like the cover of the US, the inside and back of the UK, and the spine of the US. :)

Thao said...

Great post. Let me see, for me it is US UK UK and US. I'm so jealous you got two copies of Hush Hush btw :)

Andrea said...

Both looked great, I like the US cover better, but the UK for everything else.

Becca Fitzpatrick said...

I like the little Patch too :)

I Want To Read That said...

Front cover wise I like the US - UK for the rest especially Patch on the spine and the feathers inside. I wonder what Crescendo will look like?

Sassy CC said...

I like everything about the UK version- except I might like the US spine a little bit more.

Seahn

elaing8 said...

I like the UK version better

Brodie said...

Double the sexiness *swoon* I like the US front cover better, aswell as the spine (but I love the little Patch!). Then I prefer the back cover and inside pages for the UK. So it's a tie!

Becky said...

I'm all for the UK one but then I'm kinda bias and I haven't seen the US one in the flesh. This is my only shiny book so I love it!

Steph Su said...

Oh wow, this one's a fun one. I like the simplicity of the US spine as well, but there's something that just seems so much more...vivid and striking about the UK's shininess that attracts me. I have the US version but I secretly prefer the shininess of the ARC more =X

Kate said...

I prefer the US cover and spine. But I prefer the UK for everything else. I love them both for different reasons.

ToxRainbow said...

Hi,can you please tell me if Patch's image is printed on the actual cover or just on the cover's jacket for both the US & UK versions of the book?Thank you very much.

Anonymous said...

i likie all the outside of the us version the best. cover, back, and binding. but i love the inside of the uk version

Anonymous said...

i prefer the us one but i like the back of the uk one better

jedi145 said...

I love the US edition because that's the one I have and I fell in love with it when I saw it but the inside of the UK is really cool with the feathers and I like the back and the fact that's its shiny...I would buy the UK version too if I could. I like the patch on the spine. So I love both

Anonymous said...

I own the UK one as I am from the UK myself. Either way, they are practically the same but I think that the UK's version is better.

What I liked about this book was that the spine was what drew me in, or jumped out at me first. I was casually looking around the teenage fiction, looking for anything other than Twilight and I saw "Hush Hush" jump out at me with the little angel on the side. I automatically grabbed the book off the shelf and took a look. For some unknown reason I put it back on the shelf but days later I came back for it as I had to buy it as it wouldn't stop crossing my mind and I even got it for half the price! I am glad I bought it when I did (just after it had been released in December) as it is now my favourite book and I can read it over and over again and still find it exciting and shocking.