Thursday, 21 October 2010

US Vs. UK: The Ring of Solomon Covers

US // UK

While I do like both of these covers, I'm going to have to be honest and say that the UK one is my favourite. It's dark, gothic, eye-catching, and it screams fantasy. I love the art work and the placement of everything (the text, tagline etc.) on the cover, and it's the kind of thing I'd have on my wall.

The US cover is cool too, though I'm not overly keen on the abundance of orange. This cover actually reminds me of the Inheritance series, which is a pretty big compliment as I love those covers too! If I had a choice of these two, I'd definitely for for the UK - it's more intriguing, and come on, how cool does he look perched there looking out over that landscape?! Me likey!

11 comments:

Ryan Woods said...

I too adore the UK cover. It's so beautiful actually in the flesh. Such a cool cover. And yes, the US does have an Inheritance feel! I kind of like that about it though, but the UK one is just mega! :D

Jessi E. (The Elliott Review) said...

Wow... I'd never seen the UK cover until this post. I loved the Bartimaeus trilogy and really need to get my butt in gear and read this one... Maybe I should get the UK version from The Book Depository or something... :)

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

No question about it, the UK cover is amazing! I definitely prefer it to the US one :)

Rhys said...

The US one actually reminds me of The Order of the Phoenix Cover...very awesome except I don't like the border and text on the US one.

Jesse Owen said...

Ooh! I haven't heard of this book before, cover wise the UK one is gorgeous and wins hands down for me.

I'd probably pick it up based on the cover alone :D

Sandy said...

Oh my gosh how am I just finding out about this book NOW? And it comes out next month??! I love this series I am so excited now and I'd be dancing now if I wasn't at work!

I love both of these covers and they are so startling different its so hard to choose between the two.

I think the US cover might be my favourite here, simple but I love the orange colour! It just catches my eye and I can't help but look at it and I love the illustration.

I do love the darkness of the UK cover too though and they did a great job with the text. Oh its such a tough choice it might be a draw for me this time.

La Coccinelle said...

The UK cover is awesome.

Lauren said...

UK, for sure. I just read this and I think the UK one really captures what I liked about it. There's even a kind of mischievious to the figure in the foreground too.

Becky said...

I agree with Lauren. The UK cover really fits the book and the setting for the story. The US one goes with the phoenix theme... I understand why but it doesn't have such a subversive feel of the UK one. Great book by the way :-)

Goon said...

WOW! I've only just finished the second book in this series and I love it, I live in Canada so I get the US covers.
Can't wait until I can read this!

Lynossa (Deranged Book Lovers) said...

I have the US version and I bought it before I know about UK version. I should've asked for UK version T_T