Thursday, 21 January 2010

US Vs. UK: The 13 Treasures Covers

US // UK


I think I should apologise to Simon & Schuster UK because, this week, my vote is going to the US cover. I absolutely LOVE it. For me, it really captures the magic of Michelle's story, and I think the swirly font, unusual artwork and array of bright colours is responsible for that.

I do like the UK cover, mostly because the bracelet shown is a huge part of the story. The red makes it stand out, and always makes me think of the character Red, who is an important part of the series. I have to have the upcoming US cover, so I've pre-ordered a copy. I think it's going to look great on my bookshelf!

26 comments:

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I'm UK all the way today! It's so beautiful and the US one just doesn't do it for me.

Becky said...

I like the US one. I actually wouldn't even look at the UK one if I saw it in a book store. I would now though obviousoly because I have read some great reviews of this from you and Lauren.

Luisa at Chicklish said...

Oh wow, I prefer the UK one! Is this the first time I've ever disagreed with you on a cover? :) (Maybe not, though!)
I absolutely love the charm bracelet and the red.

Nina said...

I'll go with the US cover. I like that one, just because it got more feeling to it. :)

Ladybug said...

I like them both but the US cover was kind of magical =)

1inseveralbillion said...

Both look amazing but I have something for colourful things so US is the one I like better ^^

LovesSam said...

DUDE!!!!! 500 FRICKIN FOLLOWERS BABY!!!

Sooo anyways, I am undecided on this one, the UK cover is so so cool, but the US one is kind of magical.....i'm torn

500 FOLLOWERS MON PIP!!!!!!

Cat Clarke said...

I'm going to go with UK on this one - love the red!

Jami said...

I likve both covers, but I have to agree the US one is the best. It just seems to promise to take you to a new world when you read it. But the UK one is pretty too. :)

Kat said...

Jenny, I'm taking away your S&S fanclub badge for this :)

Shweta said...

US cover no doubt. It's more inviting. I would instinctively pick this one .

Cat said...

I'm a UK cover fan. I find the US one too busy, although I do find it really eye catching. I prefer the simplicity of the UK version and I loved going back and looking for each of the charms while I was reading it.

Lucy Christopher said...

The US one is SO much better! I'm with you Jen

Sasha said...

I don't really like either. I think the yellow writing on the US one looks out of place but I would never pick up th UK one. I think I would have more chance picking up the US on so I agree :)

Jessica Kennedy said...

I actually like them both! Love the bracelet on the UK but I love all the colors on the US. :)

Lauren said...

The way they look on a computer screen, I would go with the US one. However, I have the UK copy and I actually really like the cover close up.

Oh, and congratulations on 500 followers. You're a blogging superstar!

Natalie said...

I prefer the UK version, simply because the colour red looks really good, and it doesn't scream 'fairytale' like the US cover. But like a lot of people, I would probably be more inclined to buy the book if it had the US cover.

Katie said...

Me and my co-workers vote UK actually -- much cleaner and very striking. Alas, we'll have to wait for the US release date...

Liz said...

zomg, am utterly torn. I love the UK cover because it's well, the UK cover and it has the charm bracelet on it which I love love love. As I'm a nutter for charms and bracelets.

But then I do also love how pretty the US cover is. I think I may have to have a copy of that too.

Jean (Tuning Into YA Books) said...

I have to agree with you. The US cover is so pretty and aesthetically appealing!

GFDesignz said...

I am torn again because they both appeal to me. Like mentioned above the US cover appears a bit more magical but the UK cover I LOVE the red and bracelet! If I absolutely had to choose I think I am leaning towards the UK one though. :)

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

This is a tough one. I like things about both of them, but I think I lean towards the US one. Tough choice tho.

ninefly said...

I like the UK one, it looks more mature, and of course the red is gorgeous combined w/ the silver =D

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

I haven't heard of this one yet! The UK cover makes it seem more of an older read so to say then the US one, but my vote is for the US! It just looks so enchanting and magical type and makes me go OoOOooo I wonder what that's about?!

Bookworm said...

US for sure!

Kate said...

It was a hard choice but I'm going to pick the US cover!