Thursday, 24 June 2010

US Vs. UK: Blood Feud Covers

US // UK

Apologies to fans of the US cover, but I really don't like it. I don't find the chosen models visually appealing in any way, and though I like the green eyes, I just don't think the overall effect works. I do prefer the title font, though - it's edgier and possibly more suited to a story about vampires.

The UK cover is simple and eye-catching, and uses my favourite single image design. For some reason I find this really effective, as the covers never seem cluttered or like they're trying too hard. The title font isn't my favourite, but I think it compliments the striking image well.

Which would you rather have on your shelves?

25 comments:

Catherine (On The Nightstand) said...

Definitely the UK cover. The models do nothing for me, and I like the bound-together hands of the UK one.

I much prefer the UK covers for this series, especially the title of the first book.

Jami said...

The UK wins big time on this one. It is simple, but somehow makes such a big impact on you. And purple is the best color ever . . . LOVE it!

A Simple Love of Reading said...

Yup...the UK cover does it for me too!

The Paperback Princess said...

I like the UK one WAYYYYY better....I agree....the cover models for US aren't really interesting to look at. :/ And on the UK cover, I love the multicolor look of the ribbon- the pinkish purple-it's really pretty!

Erika Lynn said...

I much prefer the UK cover. There really is no contest here!

Kay (Dead Book Darling) said...

Even though I think the UK cover is about 100x nicer, the US cover feels more like the cover to a Harvey novel. Her first book was so light-hearted and fun (as I am sure the second novel will be) and the US cover reflected that... the UK ones just scream SUPER SERIOUS to me which isn't at all in the spirit of the book!

*sighs* I've obviously thought about this way too much.

Kate Evangelista said...

The UK cover is so much better!

Khy said...

I don't necessarily love the UK cover, but I hate the US one. The girl looks weird from that angle. xD

brandileigh2003 said...

The US here

Splendibird said...

Couldn't agree more... I felt the same about the first book in this series, I would never have picked it up if it had been the US cover and title. I've been meaning to say for ages how much I like these jacket posts you do!

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

UK cover wins for me here!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I really love the UK covers for this series. They're much better than the US.

Dot said...

I got this the other day and I too really like the simplicity of the image, I enjoyed the first book too so hopefully this one will be as good!

jenny wilson said...

I like them both

thebookfairyhaven said...

Am with you on the UK cover, but I do love the font on the US cover.

Carla said...

I much prefer the UK one, I think our cover designers are just so so talented! Love the single image, makes it look fresh as a daisy! huzzah

asamum said...

Defo the UK cover this week. It is so gorgeous. If everyone has missed it my fave colour is purple and I heart the Drake Chronicles :D

I Want To Read That said...

UK! I'm not keen on the US covers:(

Bookworm said...

I really don't like either, but the US covers come off as cheap and trashy, although I liked BLOOD FEUD's better than HEARTS AT STAKE.

Iffath♥Ahmed said...

Definitely UK! The models just aren't what I see when I think about Blood Feud..

Vanessa Di Gregorio said...

I'm with you on the UK one! The US looks so... lame. I agree with you on the models; they don;t work. i think it makes the book look very juvenile. The UK is gorgeous and simple!

Lauren said...

I'm having to opt for the UK cover on this one. Although the UK one is a little too standard-YA-cover for my liking, the US one just looks... tacky somehow. The UK one has more style, I think.

girlsinthestacks.com said...

UK all the way. Most of the time I dont like to see the characters on the cover, I want to be able to picture them for my seld.

Ladybug said...

Without a doubt the UK cover. I'm not a huge fan of faces on the cover, they almost never fits the way I see a character in my mind and that just irritates me.

Lisa R said...

Definitely UK