Thursday, 1 July 2010

US Vs. UK: The Replacement Covers

US // UK

It's a difficult one this week - I'm not sure which I prefer! At a first glance, the US cover looks like a horror story, while the UK one wouldn't look out of place in a supermarket's paranormal YA section. I'm quite surprised by how different the two covers are, and the fact that neither really gives the fey plotline away.

If I was forced to choose, I'd probably go with the US cover, just because it looks a little less cluttered and more eerie. Though, I must admit, the guy on our UK cover looks pretty interesting! ;)

Which would you go for: scissors and knives, or a hot blonde boy? Decisions, decisions...

45 comments:

Kay (Dead Book Darling) said...

Even though I am not so keen on the UK cover - it definitely wins, in my book. The US cover just seriously disturbs me. I mean, I know that it is aesthetically brilliant - but... eek!

SarwatC said...

US cover. By far.

Nomes said...

This is the first time I've seen the UK. And I've always loved the US one, but side by side, I really can't choose. the US one really does stand out... but the Uk one is very atmospheric...

cant decide!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

As much as I really love hot blonde boys, I'm going with US. It's very creepy and eye-catching.

I Want To Read That said...

I really like both. As you said the US one feels more like a horror story (looks like it could be a bit scary) and the UK one looks more like paranormal romance. I think probably UK. Be very interested to see what I think once I've read it:)

Ladybug said...

I didn't like the UK cover at all, sorry :( But I think the US one is fascinating, so I would definitely go for that one.

Lori said...

I like the US one! But I would pick up either in the bookstore. They are both eye catching.

lanna-lovely said...

I like the US one better, I don't like the UK one... meaning when it's out, I'll probably end up paying extra shipping to get the US cover. =P

AtenRa said...

No comparison, IMO.US cover is awesome!

leanne_luce said...

Although the guy on the UK cover is kinda cute, I have to go for the US cover - Much more the kinda book I'd go for I think (if I was buying just for the cover, which of course I would never do *whistles*)

Hannah said...

It's very rare that I go US but in this instance I'm going to have to. I LOVE that jacket.

katie dale said...

US cover definitely - though it may give me nightmares!!

Claire said...

even though the US cover is very cool!
I simply cannot say no to a hot blonde guy ;)

Carla said...

This post is made of nightmares, because how am I supposed to choose between a scary eeries creepy and downright amazing cover to one that features a hot blond boy. I think these covers were designed to mock me with their beauty, and for this reason, I am unable to decide. Book Cover Desingers, i salut you, and will say we have reached an impasse. You happy now?!

Colleen said...

When I first saw the US cover, I got chills and immediately wanted to find out more about the book. The UK cover? Didn't interest me at all. I would have chalked it up as another romance disguised as urban fantasy.

Jesse Owen said...

I like them both but if I was forced to choose this time I'd go for the US one.

Life After Jane said...

The US cover completely fits the story- It's scary and the book is scary and even gory in places.

Glen Akin said...

When I see the US cover, I think of horror, a good horror. When I see the UK cover (and I live in the UK) I think of emo male paranormal dudes, love triangles and girl protagonist who can't make up her mind about which paranormal dude to choose. And I generally don't buy books like that.

Thank God I already knew the Replacement was sometihng different, a horror novel, or else I wouldn't be touching this

aprilnichole.com said...

Hands down the us cover. It is more eerie and mysterious, and disturbing.

Andrea said...

I like the US cover. It seems to fit the tone of the book better and the weapons over the buggy is creepy.

Lyndsey said...

I cant resist the hot boy...UK cover for me.

Jami said...

US all the way. Because it's so different from what is out there. And it's just a beautiful cover (in a creepy way). But I have to admit, I'm lovin the hottie on the UK cover. ;)

Keren David said...

UK..but very curious about the plot..

Kate at Read This Book! said...

The UK cover! HOT HOT HOT! :)

Zia said...

I like both. But I think I would still choose the US version. I love the creepiness of it!

Lauren said...

Definitely the US one! It's so unique and eerie.

Dwayne said...

US wins this one. I think you're right, the UK cover will fit perfectly in a YA shelf, but I do think it's overcrowded with all those quotes!

YA reader said...

US wins I think (although I will be buying the UK!)

Jess (The Cozy Reader) said...

I <3 the US cover. I'm reading this right now. :)

Rhiana said...

I'm not totally against the UK cover, it's pretty pleasing on the eye BUT the second I saw the US cover I wanted to read it. I mean it's disturbing but in a way that would make me pick this book up out of a thousand others. US wins for me (although I can understand why the publishers in the UK might have decided to not go with it).

Jo said...

The Hot Blonde Boy everytime! The US cover gives me the creeps, I'd be more intrigued by the UK cover. I would pick up UK cover over US.

Nina said...

I would go for the US one, the horror screams of it. :P But the blonde guy is pretty cute..

jenny wilson said...

again the US one

Sab H. said...

Definitely US! :D

Kate Evangelista said...

This time around, I'd go for the US cover. Creepier. :-)

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

No fair, that guy's pretty nice to look at....but I gotta go US. It makes me more curious ;)

gabrywrites said...

I'm one for a bit of horror, not completely all because I'm squeamish so my answer is the US cover.

Catherine (On The Nightstand) said...

I much prefer the US cover. It looks very much like a changeling book, especially with all the iron hanging above the pram.

Splendibird said...

I'm with you on this one. I love the US cover. The boy is hot, though. However, I prefer to come up with an image of the character on my own so am not a huge fan of models on covers... Doesn't mean I wouldn't happily stare at this one for a while.

thebookfairyhaven said...

Have to admit that I'd have to go with the US too. The atmosphere the book conveys through that cover is far more creepier than the UK one - even though the guy is hot!

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

US owns this one. The UK one just looks like every other cover lately. Doesn't stand out at all but the US one makes me go what the heck is that about!?

Book Chick City said...

I really like both of these covers, but I'd say the UK one had a more YA feel to it - I think the US is quite creepy and a lot more mature with all the knives. Both are intriguing and I would buy either, they both make want to read the book!

jedi145 said...

I love the US cover. and when I first saw it online, it made want to go out and read it, ( when it comes out) but I really like the guy on the uk cover
I would buy either

Rosie said...

I'd seen the US cover and thought 'that looks interesting, I should read that'. I think it's beautiful, and looks like it's about something (or someone) interesting.

Seeing the UK cover is actively putting me off reading the book!

Standard Supposedly Hot Guy in Standard Paranormal Colours against Standard Murky Background. It's not intriguing at all, the font's boring compared to the US and the quotes make it look cluttered. It all makes me think it's another stupid paranormal romance trying too hard to jump on the bandwagon, rather than a book that's actually about something.

Anonymous said...

Sorry UK... but i really love the US one. It looks so mysterious and different I would pick it up in a heart beat! Shame they'll sell the UK one over here in Ireland aswell :(