Thursday, 22 July 2010

US Vs. UK: Infinite Days Covers

US // UK

Here's another great example of how different countries have such different book covers. The UK has gone for a dark gothic look, while the US has gone for a simpler, more story specific image. I don't know about you, but after so many black covers cropping up over the last couple of years, I'd now go for a lighter colour scheme every time.

I'm also not keen on the model/image used on the UK cover. While I prefer the font and love the pattern around the cover edges, the girl really does put me off. I think the US one poses more questions, and hints to the vampire plot more successfully.

Which one would find its way on to your bookshelf?

35 comments:

Catherine (On The Nightstand) said...

If they continued the art-doodle trend on the UK cover instead of using a model, I'd be more inclined to pick it up. But since both have used models, I'm going with the US one this week. The extreme close-up is interesting, and the blue of the eyes plus the tear are eye-catching.

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

I actually much prefer the UK cover of this one. It has a gothic feel to it, and just seems to fit the vampire theme. When I first saw the US cover, I didn't like it at all - it doesn't give me any indication as to what the book is about, and I just thought it was a bit odd!

However, I've actually got a US copy of the book (from Bookmooch), so I guess I'll have to start liking it now...

Kellie (secondstarbooks) said...

Wow, the US cover is so much more eye-catching and has much more feeling.

Sunhi said...

I'm in love with the clean striking look of the US cover and it actually makes me want to read it. I don't think I would pick up the UK version to even read the back.

GloriousBooks said...

I agree with the majority so far; the US cover is far more eye-catching and more fitting. The girl in the UK cover puts me off too.

Ryan Woods said...

I prefer the US cover. Its more eye-catching and quite striking. I don't really like the font used on the UK one.

Meredith said...

Definitely the US cover! It's so much more captivating. The UK cover is just so boring in comparison.

lavenderlines said...

The US cover is definitely more eye catching. If I saw both in a bookstore I would be more drawn to the US cover. With that being said, I do like the lettering and drawings on the UK cover.

Midnight Bloom said...

Wow! They both looks so different! I like the US one better though. The UK version looks kind of faded while the light tones of the US one catch my eye much more...

La Coccinelle said...

Definitely the US cover. I don't like the UK cover at all.

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Wow, they are different. I prefer the US cover though. I'm with you on the too many dark covers. Maybe I'm biased, I saw the US cover first.

Jenny N. said...

I like the US one better. If I see that cover in the book store I would pick it up and read more about the book. The UK cover is generic and the dark cover is so over done anyways.

Faye said...

yeah the US cover. I really like the blue eyes. the UK would be pretty if there was so much black/gray in it.

brandileigh2003 said...

UK

Alison said...

I like the UK cover better. The US cover is more striking but the UK cover fits the plot better.

Raíla said...

I think I have already seen this girl from the UK cover around... Somewhere, lol. I prefer the US one, though. Beautiful cover!

Kelly Peres said...

I totally agree I love me a Gothic cover but in this case I would have to say the UK cover has a lot going for it but the model does nothing for the rest like the Typography and the some what filigree. US cover wins for me its simple yet mysterious cover has you guessing, but its also well put together.

Jess (The Cozy Reader) said...

I LOVE the US cover for this book. While the UK one does shout spooky I love the crispness of the US one and how vulnerable you feel for the character already w/o having read one word.

The Book Owl said...

I'm really in the mood, and will be for a long time, for lighter covers. So I love the US one. UK is cool with the title font, but that's about it.

Lauren said...

I actually like both of these. I also have a preference for lighter covers right now (black cover overload recently) but they're both really eyecatching. The US one looks a little bit futuristic to me though.

Jesse Owen said...

I prefer the US cover, much brighter and would brighten up my bookcase :)

Becky said...

Hmmm... I want to say I like the UK one but I only like bits of it. I do like the US one but I'm not sure that it fits the story. I guess I need to read it to find out. I am not keen on slate greyness of the UK one.

Michelle said...

I agree with Catherine. Had they kept on with the doodle and omitted the model (maybe used another picture instead, something that's not a face)I think it would look more appealing. I prefer the US cover.

Lori said...

I think I like the US one better. After reading the book (which was incredible BTW) I think it fits the story well.

asamum said...

The US cover for me this week. The eyes are so compelling and really stand out. I dont think I would notice the UK cover as much when it is in the shop :D

Sandy said...

The UK cover hints more at a vampire story than the US cover does for me but I prefer the light colours of the US cover and I love the effects of the eyes where they actually look like the sky with the sun in the center. The UK cover would go unnoticed for me.

Bee said...

I love the US one so much..it's summary and different (well, it needs to be since the immortal vampire here is starting to live as a human, so..)

Andrea said...

US for me. I like the colors and the tear.

Kay (Dead Book Darling) said...

Honestly? I think the UK cover is terrible. It's just so... Photoshop 101. Er, no.

Blueicegal ♥ said...

ok i just have to say this the US cover for sure.

Sasha said...

US for sure! US covers are deffinitely improving and I love how its so bright and has a gorgeous cover image. It's so different from the usual black/white/red off other fanged fiction. :)

I Want To Read That said...

US US US US!!! I LOVE the US cover:) SO yeah I'm going with the US:)

girlsinthestacks.com said...

US...it's the eyes.

Kris (Voracious YAppetite) said...

The US cover for sure. I'm not a fan of a model's full face on book covers. I'll take a face-less or at least a partial-face cover every time.

gabrywrites said...

For me, US cover for sure, although I would've liked the UK more if the model wasn't used or was different.