Thursday, 5 November 2009

US Vs. UK: Pretty Little Liars Covers

US // UK

This is another series that is inexplicably aimed at different markets in the US and UK. In the US, it's rightfully YA, but over here in the UK, it's published as an adult series. The covers definitely reflect this, and I don't think the UK one does the book any favours.

I love all the US covers for this series. They're fun, colourful and eye-catching, and I'm so glad I bought those editions. I would most likely walk right past the UK cover, and wouldn't even give it a second glance. It amazes me how the same book can look so different!

18 comments:

Chicklish said...

Wow, I had no idea it was published as an adult series in the UK! No wonder I couldn't find it in the bookshop. (I rarely venture out of the YA section!) Interesting!

Alessandra said...

I would've never imagined that Pretty Little Liars could be published as an adult series! I can't think of a book that screams "YA" more, in this moment. Anyway, I like the UK cover best - I think it reflects more the tone of the book. I find the covers with the little Barbie-like dolls slightly irritating and I would've never picked this book up based on the US cover alone. I guess it's a matter of tastes, really.

Thao said...

If I pass these two in a bookstores I'll definitely pick the US version. It looks more refreshing and interesting.

brandileigh2003 said...

UK

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I love both covers, though - this is going to sound weird - the US ones feel really funny unlike the UK ones so I sway towards UK.

elnice said...

Interesting that it was published under different genres. I like the UK cover better
Elie (Ellz Readz)

Jessica Kennedy said...

The UK makes much more sense.

Andrea said...

I like the US because the front has the doll but the back has the girl who looks exactly like the doll! Freaky but cool.

Sasha said...

I like the Uk cover best :)

I Want To Read That said...

I like both :)

Dani. said...

I agree with you 100% :)
US

Lauren said...

Definitely the US for me. I have the first two books in the US version, and there'd be no chance at all of me purchasing UK copies of the rest. I like the back of the US ones too.

Bookworm said...

US, definitely! I love the dolls against the bright colors. Perfect!

Just Blinded Book Reviews said...

I think the US cover works better because it fits the series better. The UK actually looks like an adult book so I most likely wouldn't pick it up because of that.

The Book Owl said...

Definitely US. Why on earth is it being publsihed as adult fiction in the UK?

Kate said...

I have to pick US. The eye-catching colours and the picture of the doll look really good. The UK cover just doesn't appeal to me.

Melissa Walker said...

Love this feature! I agree--the US ones have such a wicked sense of fun.

Anonymous said...

i think the Us is better because the book is kind of about girls being barbies! THe colors throughout the whole series is just amazing anyways!