Thursday, 27 May 2010

US Vs. UK: Revolution Covers

US // UK

It's no contest for me this week: I LOVE the UK cover. In my opinion, the US one doesn't look YA enough, and it just isn't making me want to read the book. I like how it's trying to illustrate the historical element of the story, but I don't think it works.

Now the UK cover is one I would rush out and buy. The image is clean and incredibly eye-catching, and the title/author name font go together so well with the black and red colour contrast. It conveys history and time, but uses a much more subtle approach. It's one of my favourite covers of the year so far!

30 comments:

MariaSweet said...

Agreed I do prefer the UK cover much much better too! And keys like that on covers are always a win win for me dunno just go mad for them maybe I'm just odd though.... lol :P

Susie Day said...

Agreed! The US one made me have to sort of stand on my head to figure out the image - whereas the UK one is just beautiful to look at.

Charchelar said...

I like the UK cover better. If I saw them in a store next to each other, I would totally buy the UK version.

Julie said...

Definitely like the UK version more. May have to order this one online so I can get it.

Adriana said...

I love the US cover. I think it fits perfectly with what the book is about.

Kelly said...

I agree, the UK cover is so much more eye catching :)

Kate Evangelista said...

The UK one is soo much better!

Sara said...

I'll definitely be buying the UK cover! Hurrah for BookDepository! :)

Eliz S. said...

Totally agree. Hands down, the U.K one is the best- so eye-catching and what a beautiful old-fashioned key!In comparison, the U.S one is boring.

Kay (Dead Book Darling) said...

Totally agree with you. The UK cover is much nicer!

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

150% the UK cover! Love it!!!!

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

Definitely UK. It's gorgeous!

Thao said...

US cover. The models look so gorgeous in it ^^

Carla said...

UK all the way! Plus it has a treble clef on it too, and you know how I love those squiqly music notes

Sabrina (about happy books) said...

UK cover all the way. It's just great and grabs your interest.

YA Vampire Books said...

Definitely UK cover for me as well! The left half of the US cover is OK, but not the right half :P

asamum said...

The beautiful UK cover all the way, eye-catching & gorgeous

Jesse Owen said...

I agree 100%, I wouldn't even consider buying with the US cover but love the UK one!

Andrea said...

UK definitely. I love the key!

Sandy said...

The UK wins it for me here, I think the detailing on the key is beautiful and overall design conveys the history as you say :). The US cover didn't pull if off in this one, I think the faces clutter and detract from the book.

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I love the UK version. Very eye-catching!

Laina said...

I like the UK one better, too. Actually, I would quite like that key on a necklace.

I Want To Read That said...

UK - I love it!

Lauren said...

It's interesting how you've said that the US one doesn't look YA enough. Because although I can't quite define what makes the UK one totally appropriate for YA, it is. However, I do think the US one has been thought out well in relation to the summary I've seen. I do prefer the UK one though.

Marianna said...

I like the the UK version. I don't really like the US version. Probably because of the contrast photo to painting. Just doesn't look right to me.

Sarah said...

I too love the UK cover way more than the US version. The UK has it 100% right!

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

I don't really like either one to be honest. Neither of those scream YA for me. But the US one grabs my attention a bit more than the UK.

Josette said...

Yes, I like the UK cover better too! It's a beautiful key. :)

NotNessie said...

The UK cover is 100% better.

Vanessa Di Gregorio said...

Definitely the UK cover!