Thursday, 29 April 2010

US Vs. UK: The Named Covers

US // UK

Natasa suggested I compare The Named by Marianne Curley, because of the lovely new cover due for release in the UK soon (and in the US, according to Amazon.com). I *think* the one on the left is the old US one, though I did have some trouble finding it, so let me know if it's wrong!

I really just want to get your thoughts on the new cover, because it's a departure from previous cover designs for this book. I really like it, and it's lovely in person, but my main concern is that it's yet another black cover. As far as black covers go, I don't think this one will have any trouble standing out, because of the silver foil and the eye-catching image.

I don't mind the US cover either, and am wondering if that too is nicer in person, maybe with a foiled title or something cool like that. I think it makes the book seem mysterious and a bit haunting, which it kind of is. It's a great book!

Anyway, new UK wins for me this week. How about you?

26 comments:

Kate Evangelista said...

I like the US cover, even if it's the old one. Looks more haunting.

SusanKMann said...

The UK one by far looks so much better. I don't like the US one at all. UK looks mysterious and classy, US on just looks bleh.

Keren David said...

The Us one is boring beyong believe. The UK one is pretty unoriginal - a black cover with a flower! - and at first glance I thought the orchid was a little frog. Which would have been different. But I still prefer the UK one.

Keren David said...

Argh...bad typing! beyond belief is what I meant. Duh.

LovesSam said...

The US one looks all hanuting and a bit eerie, but the UK cover just pops like "POP" and catches your eye, so, as usual I am on the UK side of the fence, though the grass does look green on the US side, its far greener here :-)

Nina said...

I like the UK cover, but there are way too much black covers.. But still if i was buying the book I probably would pick up the UK copy.

LadyViolet said...

I like the UK one cos the title font is so curly-wurly that I'd probably try and trace the letters with my finger if I saw it in a bookshop. The US cover is rather creepy with the emptiness of the forest but I like the flower on the UK cover more.
Now I need to find out what the heck the book is about.

Pagecrawler said...

Thanks very much for this - I thought I had this book somewhere but didn't recogise the new cover The other cover is the one I have. Now, if I could just remember where I put it....

Oh, and I think I prefer the new UK one too

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I have to say that I LOVE the UK one. I'm quite fond of the black covers!

Shweta said...

I like black on covers so I am going to cast my vote for the UK cover.Very eye catching:)

Book ♥ Soulmates said...

The US cover is definitely more haunting and has a certain creepy factor to it. However, I like the elegance and simplicity of the UK cover.

The UK cover grabbed my attention before the US one so I'm giving my vote to UK.

♥Isalys

I Want To Read That said...

I like the new UK covers - just appeals to me more:)

Lauren said...

I think the US cover is the one I've got. I also think it's pretty dull. Definitely the new / UK one for me - I really like the lettering.

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

Isn't it funny how our opinions differ! I love the US one, but not the UK one at all.

Bookworm said...

Both are so so, but I like the US is different and kinda spooky.

girlsinthestacks.com said...

I prefer the US cover, but the colors seem washed out. Though I suppose that was the intent. The UK one is okay. Overall, I really don't like either.

brandileigh2003 said...

UK

Ashley said...

I definitely like the US version.

Kelly Peres said...

i have to say UK its so tempting!!

Splendibird said...

I much prefer the UK cover. I recently finished Old Magic by the same author and thought it was excellent. Must invest in this trilogy too. Honestly, my wish list is getting out of control!

Thao said...

I'm not fond of either but if I have to choose, the Uk one : D

Dot said...

I got this in the post and I really like the cover, I know it's black but I think it is far more eye-catching than the US cover.

Natasa said...

Thanks for reading my suggestion! :D

I go by what I said before... definitely UK ^_^

Dwayne said...

UK for me. The US one I find so odd!

Laina said...

The cover I read was this one:

http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1179019439m/866151.jpg

(It's brighter and nicer looking in real life!)

Vanessa Di Gregorio said...

The US all the way! It's gorgeous and haunting. I feel like we see covers like the UK one everywhere, and I hate the font they used. The US one even has nicer font!