Thursday, 30 September 2010

US Vs. UK: Candor Covers

US // UK

I am firmly on the UK side this week - I love this cover! Okay so I'm not a huge fan of stingy wasps (who is?!), but I can live with it. The cover image looks symbolic, the title font rocks and the orange on white completely stands out against the black backdrop of YA shop displays. I bet everyone who's seen it has picked it up in search of more info.

That's not to say I don't like the US cover, because I do. Hot blonde boy + strange little houses = a very intrigued Jenny. I actually haven't read Candor yet, but I'm looking forward to it - it sounds like an interesting read.

So, what will it be: wasps or blonde boys?

19 comments:

Kulsuma said...

I like the UK cover. It stands out much more to me.

Cem said...

I'd be just as likely to pick up either to learn more about the book. But I totally love the US one over the UK one. I am afraid of wasps pretty badly. Totally sexy guy over scary wasp? No question at all! I also love that with the guy, you don't see his whole face, the partial shot works really well there I think.

Susie Day said...

Much as like the little monopoly houses, the UK one wins it for me: awesome clean space and a really potent, memorable image.

That said, I'm really confused by them keeping the same title, as the 'symbolic name of town' pun doesn't translate. Looks good though!

Nomes said...

oh - the UK cover completely stands out to me. but both are brilliant.

i think if i was to buy one - i'd maybe like to own the US one though?

not sure what one Australian publishers will go for?

Jenny N. said...

I havent read this one yet but seeing the UK cover, its one that would have me picking up the book to get a better look at it.

Janice Robertson said...

I despise the wasp cover and had I seen it first, I probably still wouldn't have read Candor. Totally prefer the guy over the insect cover.

A.J. said...

I've read this book, and I don't really know what the UK cover has to do with anything. US defintely fits the story.
Anyway, as for which cover I like, it's the US one. Guy looks good with the headphones, and I also like the graffiti-like font of the title. I actually read this book because of the cover. :) Don't believe I would have done the same with the UK cover.

girlsinthestacks.com said...

I definitively can say...I like BOTH!

BTW, I love the US vs UK feature.

Mezzowriter said...

I'm with A.J.
I've read the book, and I also don't get the references made on the UK cover. It's lost on me. The US cover definitely is a better fit to the story. Plus, the tag line on the US cover is much better. IMHO. :)

Really...I just don't get the wasp/lollipop thing. *scratches head*

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I love this book, and both the covers. I can see how they both fit the story.

Catherine (On The Nightstand) said...

@Nomes: The Australian/New Zealand cover (it came out in April here in NZ) is a bit more like the US one, with the one orange house thing, although more of a pattern than a 3D image.

http://is.gd/fBKDG

Splendibird said...

Wasps definitely - I actually think that it is one of the best covers of 2010. I've read it and it's an interesting and slightly disturbing book, so the cover suits it perfectly.

Jesse Owen said...

Has to be the UK cover - it stands out more and if I saw it in a shop I would almost certainly pick it up to find out what it was about. I like the US cover but to me it's not as striking.

kirsty at the overflowing library said...

wasps are freaky but I still prefer the UK one!

Lauren said...

UK, no doubt about it. I love the lollipop, and the wasp gives it a truly sinister edge. I have a copy of this and I'm looking forward to it!

Sarah said...

I actually really like the US cover on this. And you need to read it! It's quite good.

Clover said...

It has to be the wasp. It just stands out so much more than the blonde boy!

Blueicegal ♥ said...

i can't stand wasps, i actually really want to read this book, only thing? i saw it in the book store the other day and the wasp pic literally makes me cringe and for that reason i can't bring myself to buy the book prefer the us cover

Becky said...

I am all about the UK cover. I have discovered that I love covers with only one thing on them. You know I never noticed the houses on the US one until you mentioned it. Weird.