Thursday, 7 January 2010

US Vs. UK: Hex Hall Covers

US // UK


I like both these covers for Hex Hall, though I think I just prefer the UK one. It reminds me of the poster/DVD cover of teen horror flick The Craft, and I love that the shadows represent the supernatural sides of the girls.

That's not to say I don't like the US cover, because I do. It also plays on reflections and dual images, and I think it works well. When I look at it, I can't help thinking of Salem the cat from Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

Which is your favourite?

37 comments:

Luisa at Chicklish said...

I can't do this one! I think I love them both equally.

Cat Clarke said...

I think I'll go for the UK one. Love how it's The Craft-esque.

Anna Moore said...

I def like the UK one, I'm not sure if I thought of The Craft the first time I saw it but I do see the resemblence. The only reason I don't like the US one is, shallow enough, the girl looks funny. If you look at a larger photo of it, the look on her face is wacky.

Manga Maniac said...

I like the US cover better, but only because of the contrasts in color. The UK one, though the picture is better, just don't pop out and grab my attention.

Book Crazy Jenn said...

I agree, it does look like or remind me of the Craft's DVD cover! :) I am thinking I like the 2nd one too, though I have not read it so not sure which one "fits" best :D

Jessy said...

I definitely like the US cover better. I feel like the UK cover has been done so many times before. I do like the shadows on the girls, though it doesn't pop out enough for me to want to pick the book up.

I Want To Read That said...

It's the US cover for me - hands down - I don't know what it is about the UK cover that doesn't sppeal to me though.

LovesSam said...

I love the UK cover so so cool!! reminds me of the craft and maybe st trinians....the girl on the US cover reminds me a little bit of Blair Waldorf in a good way

PolishOutlander said...

I have to agree with you on both counts of The Craft and Salem the cat! :)

Jo said...

I prefer the UK cover! It's pretty!

Becky said...

I like the US one. The UK one doesn't appeal to me at all. I know I've said this a hundred times but it reminds me of St. Trinians. For some people that would be a good thing but for me that is a NO.

Andrea said...

I agree about the UK cover. It is a little more badass. I didn't notice the shadows at first. That is a cool touch.

brandileigh2003 said...

US

The Book Bug said...

Boht of them are pretty cool. The US onedoesnt look quite as photoshopped as the Uk one, the Uk one definately reminds me of st trinnians.

Cat said...

*snicker* The reflection of the green dress totally made me think of Sabrina the Teenage Witch and then I read your comment about the cat and just laughed!

I am not sure which I like best. I do like the US one, though that green dress reflection nags at me. However the UK version reminds me too much of the cover of the movie The Craft (which I LOVE btw) as you mentioned. But I like the shadow of the cat head behind them.

Torn on the cover preference, but I know I am buying this book the second it comes out!

MichieBee said...

I'm honestly torn for this one. Can't decide!

Sab H. said...

I like the UK one best!!!

Hagelrat said...

The UK one is very The Craft which is an awesome film. Love the cover. Reckon I will have ot seek this out.

Rachel Hawkins said...

Ah! Loving everyone's comments! Felt like maybe I should weigh in, too. ;-)

I told Jenny this earlier on Twitter, but it is IMPOSSIBLE for me to pick my favorite. Each one captures a a different aspect of the book, and I ADORE that. On the one hand, the US cover has the whole funny+spooky thing, and I think I need that green dress (plus that model looks SO much like the Sophie in My Head). But then the UK one SCREAMS "We are awesome girls! Get out of our way!" (Or, as my husband likes to say, "We're about to do some magic, mofos!")

So it's too hard for me to choose! Again, thanks so much for all the FABULOUS comments about Hex Hall! So appreciated!!

Lea said...

US just pops more, so I'd be more likely to pick it up over the UK one.

Mundie Moms said...

Normally the UK covers are better in my opinion, but this time I'm all for the US cover!!

Mireyah Wolfe said...

I'd have to say I'd pick the UK version for the same reason you gave--it reminds me of The Craft, which is one of my favorite movies. :-)

GMR said...

Although both are nice, I prefer the US one, myself. =0)

...MY NAME IS ELENI AND I AM A BOOKAHOLIC... said...

I prefer the UK one, I like the bitchy attitude look lol

Lauren said...

*So* can't choose. I mean, the US one is kind of mysterious, and I would definitely pick it up. The UK one looks like its aimed at younger teens (like a lot of UK covers, I think) *but* it does have that cool 'The Craft' vibe. I would so buy either.

GFDesignz said...

I cant wait to read this! But as far as covers it's so hard to choose they are both awesome! I will go with the US Cover because I love the reflection on the water and black kitty.

Lauren said...

Even though I like both a lot (especially the green dress on the US version), I'm going to have to say I like the U.K. one better. Since, it just gives this feeling that shouts "Pick me up! Pick me up!".

Violet said...

Can't wait to read Hex Hall! I prefer the US cover. The image on the UK cover seems too cliquish, like Gossip Girl meets Hogwarts. I find the US cover with the single schoolgirl & her confidently posed reflection more likable.

Book Monster said...

I like the USA one, it stands out more in my opinion

Thao said...

I like both since they look quite alike : D

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I really like the US one. I'd probably pick that one up at the store. The UK one is cool with the shadows but the three girls might throw me off at first. Too similar to a whole gossip girl thing.

-Lauren

Lynsey Newton said...

Oh this is difficult! I like the UK one because of the references to "The Craft" however I like the US one because it stands out for me so....I'm going to go with the US one...*feels like a traitor now*

Nevey Berry said...

I love the US cover better :) .

Francheska Padilla said...

I love both covers, but personally I like the most the US version.

Anonymous said...

I like the UK, probably cos its the one I have but also because I like the sparkles on it and on the US one the girl looks.... well funny.

Marie727 said...

US one. But the UK one would totally look cool for the movie if there's one made. It just looks more like a movie cover than a book cover. But they're both super pretty (:

Autumn said...

US! The UK cover I dont like simply because the cover reminds me of a teen high school drama book when it is not like that at all. Also the fact that the girls on the cover are meant to represent the 3 coven girls when they look nothing like they are described. I think the US cover shows more of who 'Sophie' is and gives you a good mental picture of how she looks.