Thursday, 17 December 2009

US Vs. UK: Hearts at Stake/My Love Lies Bleeding Covers

US // UK

Here's another US/UK comparison that has both a different cover and a different title. I'm not sure why the titles have been changed, though as far as that goes, I prefer the UK one.

As for the covers, I think I like both equally. The US one is very eye-catching and, on a first glance, stands out more than the UK's darker tone. However, the UK covers is very nice in person, and I do like the heart of blood on the girl's neck. With it being a book about vampires, I'd obviously buy either cover -- I'm not fussy when it comes to the undead!

Which do you prefer?

21 comments:

Becky said...

Oooh no, I have to disagree with you here. For me the US one is trashy, I would not even look at that in a book shop. But the UK one, I love the title and the cover. Okay, I'm fickle when it comes to the way books look but I can't help it LOL.

Book Chick City said...

Usually the UK covers are better but this time I'm going with the US. I think it's fun. Both of the cry out YA and I agree the US one is more eye catching. They both are nice but US cover just wins out this time :)

Sasha said...

I have to say I prefer the UK cover. I do agree that it is much nicer in person :)

Thao said...

I like the UK cover better. The bluish color of the US one is kinda creepy to me.

La Coccinelle said...

US cover... UK title.

Chicklish said...

This is a really interesting one. I've seen the UK cover in person but not the US one. Hmm. I think I'm going with UK. I quite like the US one, though!
LOL about not being fussy when it comes to the undead! :)

The Book Bug said...

I think the US cover and title, because they suit the book better. The book is awesome.

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

It's the US one for me. It makes more of an impact and I prefer the title.

Emma Michaels said...

They are both so beautiful but when it comes down to it, I think I would buy 'My Love Lies Bleeding' but would not even take a second glance at the US title. Then again you reviewed it so now I would look for it either way but that is besides the point. -heart-

Sincerely,
Emma

Lauren said...

I think I'd go for the UK cover. I definitely prefer the UK title, although I'd probably pick up either. I'm surprised by how totally different they are though.

Hagelrat said...

Normally I come down on the UK cover, I think the publishers are pretty good at knowing what changes to make for diff countries. In this case though I think neither cover or title really hits the mark. The US one is more fun, the UK is a bit post twilight for me. The Titles, the US is silly and the UK makes me think of a flower.

I Want To Read That said...

I'm not sure I'm that keen on either but if I had to I'd choose the UK - there is something about the US one that doesn't appeal to me .

Steph Su said...

Hmm, so the US title is a little cheesy, while the UK title and cover are a little too melodramatic to appeal to me... I might have to go with the US one for this one! The bold colors on a snowy background, the girl's slight smile, are all different elements than ones usually found on YA vampire lit, whereas the UK one definitely evokes Twilight and L. J. Smith.

MichieBee said...

UK wins for me! :) I do like the US cover, the model's quite pretty, but I prefer the overall appearance of the UK cover.

Bookworm said...

I agree, the US cover looks kind of cheap/cheesy, but the UK cover looks too dark for me. Still, I like the simple design/font of the UK one better!

Nikki @ Bookizzle said...

I agree with La Coccinelle - US Cover/UK title

Book Snob said...

I like the UK cover and title much better. But it is about vampires so I'm going to read it either way I get it.

Kate said...

I like both. But if I had to pick, the US cover!

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Hm... I think both are good. My complaint after reading it was that I really don't know who's on the US coer, lol!

Anna ♥ said...

I like both of them, they each have their unique characteristics. I think with the huge wave of dark or black covers, the US one would catch my eye more in a bookstore. The smile is so pretty! While the neck usage in vampire books has been done to death, I love the bleeding heart tattoo, really intriguing.

Anonymous said...

The US cover is much more fun! I totally related to it.