Thursday, 26 August 2010

US Vs. UK: My Soul to Take Covers

US // UK

I love both of these covers for Rachel Vincent's My Soul to Take, though I think I just prefer the UK one a little bit more. I've got a bit of a thing for white/lighter covers recently, so this one fits right in with my current preference. Also, I think it seems more plot specific, seeing as the story is about banshees.

I own the US edition, and it's really nice in person, with raised font and very rich, dark colours. I'm not the biggest fan of the title font, though - I think the UK has done that better. The swirly reds on the US jacket make it look more paranormal, I think, while the wispy UK design would make me think horror.

Which would you prefer to own?

15 comments:

John The Bookworm said...

I am US biased, but I just reviewed MSTT today, and I definitely love the US cover more. The UK cover has her look like she's half yawning and breathing in white smoke. O.o

The US version is also banshee - though it's playing on the more tragically romantic image of them in long, flowing gowns at a funeral...which explains the deeper colors of the books and how everything kind of blends in. The book is definitely more paranormal than horror, so I think the US fits it better.

Sunhi said...

I prefer the UK, but I wish the girl's lips weren't so read. Also, the Twilight comparison kind of annoyed me though it is obvious why this is done.

Becky said...

I prefer the US one. I like how the girl looks almost acrobatic. I agree with John about the girl on the UK one looking like she is yawning. I haven't read any of this series. I bought a couple of Rachel Vincent's Werecat series the other day. I am looking forward to giving them a try.

Magemanda said...

Definitely prefer the US version - the UK version looks like she's yawning!

Jesse Owen said...

I'm with you on wanting lighter covers - my bookself is filled with mostly dark covers and want covers to brighten it up a bit - The Princess Diaires is one ray of hope in a black mist.

So with this in mind I actually prefer the UK cover!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I love the UK one. The title font swung it for me!

Ladybug said...

I loved the UK one! It's the first time I've seen that version.

Lucie said...

The UK one! Especially since the US one is just too red so the title doesn't seem to stand out at all!

Liz. R said...

I'm torn. I like both and I agree with you on the lighter book covers thing, but the only thing putting me off the UK one is her mouth. I don't know, it just doesn't look right to me. So I'm gonna have to go with the US one :P.

Lauren said...

I probably wouldn't pick up the US one, but the UK cover really interests me. I like that white with red colour scheme too... I think it's about to take over from black-and-red as the 'in' thing.

Karen said...

The UK one reminds me of the mentos adverts before Vampire Diaries and also is similar to the True Blood series reprints.

I Want To Read That said...

I have the US one and really like it but I love the UK ones.

girlsinthestacks.com said...

Hmmm, I would pass on both. The US one looks like the girl on the cover is doing her rhymthmic gymnastic routine, and the UK cover is freaky with the bright red lips.

Kelly Peres said...

The US is nice!! But I really liked the UK cover even if she somewhat looks like shes yawning!! I dunno its very eye catching!!!

A.M Bells said...

UK better. It really takes you to the idea of Screaming.