Thursday, 23 September 2010

US Vs. UK: Willow/Scarred Covers

US // UK

I know I've talked about the Scarred cover before, but I've never actually compared both together. Willow must be one of the few US titles to get a title change for the UK, and I'm still not too sure why they did it. Does anyone know why Willow wouldn't have worked over here?

Anyway, back to the covers. I'm quite a fan of both -- I like the subtlety of the US one, though I think the UK one stands out more because of the eye-catching yellow dress. I prefer the UK title font, along with the placing of the text on the US. The UK cover also has an added tagline, saying 'It's hard to keep a secret when it's written all over your body'. I like that, but don't think it would have worked well on the US cover.

What do you guys think?

14 comments:

Sab H. said...

I like the UK one better, and the title is definitely more fitting. I havent seen the UK one live, but the US one has an awesome back-cover with a picture of two hands holding on, which was actually what made me want to read it because I love what it says: "It's hard to keep a secret when it's written all over your body" :P

Caroline said...

I actually prefer the US one, but we do understand the subject of the book better with the UK one (the tagline is ace)!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I love the UK one. It makes me wonder why on earth I haven't read this yet! :)

Jesse Owen said...

I think the US one slightly wins it for me. The UK one makes me go eek!

Cem said...

I prefer the font used for the UK version, but otherwise I prefer the US one, just a little. But I like both overall.

brandileigh2003 said...

I like US, I doubt I would pick up UK based on cover alone.

Fi-chan (Bookish-Escape) said...

I think I prefer the US one, for the unique-ness. It really does look quite like the cover is teared up :( and if I've never seen the US cover before and then I saw it in a bookstore, I would definitely pick it up to check if the cover is really teared up LOL.

Steph Su said...

This is one in which I love both equally. The US's impact is a little more subtle: my favorite is how the "cuts" show up on an otherwise theoretically cheerful or at least just evocative picture. But I love the contrast of colors in the UK version, and how tangible her pain is in that picture. *happy sigh*

Lauren said...

I like the UK one best I think, although I prefer the US title. Maybe they changed it because it wasn't clear enough what it was about? Mind you, the tag line would've given a major hint. They're both excellent though.

Lucie said...

I prefer the UK cover, although I prefer the US title!

girlsinthestacks.com said...

I prefer the US cover, and like the UK font better.

Carla said...

I love both of these covers equally, I love how the scars are all jagged and kind of discrete on the US cover, but her pain is still tangible from the way shes posed. BUT I just love the colours and the tag line on the UK cover. I LOVE this book too!! which makes for triple WIN!

Bee said...

I like both as well. The UK cover photograph and the slashes on the US one are eyecatching.

Michelle said...

I like both but I prefer the US.