Thursday, 25 November 2010

US Vs. UK: Demonglass/Raising Demons Covers

US // UK

Along with the cover designs, there's another interesting US/UK difference here: title changes! I quite like both so don't mind it, but I wonder why it was changed from Demonglass to Raising Demons in the UK? *ponders*

Anyway, back to the covers. I like both! The UK series is getting a makeover (I think), with Hex Hall due for a new cover too. I liked the original, but I can see what Simon & Schuster are doing here, and I think it works. I love all the shades of purple, and I'm more of a fan of this layout - Rachel's name is in a better place, and the model looks all mysterious and magic. I can totally imagine her walking through the doors of Hex Hall, can't you?

I also like the US cover, though as with the US Hex Hall, I find it a bit too busy with how it's been laid out. The mirror image effect is really cool though, and I'm sure it will do its job of attracting book buyers over the pond. I'm now quite intrigued as to what is going to happen in this book - I loved Hex Hall, and I remember the US cover of that was pretty story specific, so we'll see if Demonglass is the same!

What do you guys think? Has Lady Hawkins hit the cover jackpot?

15 comments:

SusanKMann said...

I love both of them. I like the US one better personally. I have the US one of Hex Hall. I did however love the UK cover of Hex Hall better. I wonder why they changed them and have a different name from the US one? I can't wait to read this. x

RK Charron said...

Hi :)
As much as I like the pond/mirror aspect of both US covers, I really like the purple & the face & font of the UK cover.
"RAISING DEMONS" is an allude to the fact that when Rachel goes to the UK for the Removal, she discovers her friends are demons, that someone is raising demons!
:)
All the best,
RKCharron

Jesse Owen said...

I love them both but the US one slightly edges it for me as I like the mirror effect :)

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

For one thing, I don't really like the US cover, and it made me not want to read the book... The UK cover makes it look more interesting for sure.

The Slowest Bookworm said...

I love the UK cover but I much prefer the name Demonglass. I only found out about this yesterday and couldn't understand why as the name Demonglass suites the book perfectly!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I love the UK one, but I don;t think there's really any need to change the style of the series covers. I want them to match!

kirsty at the overflowing library said...

i can't decide!!

I need to get a copy of this series and read it quite badly now

I Want To Read That said...

I love the UK one and am glad they have had a makeover - but there is just something quirky about the US ones that I really like. So almost a tie - but US just a tiny bit more.

Lauren said...

I like the US one best, actually. I think it's unusual and I like the colours. However, I haven't read the first book, so I have no idea which captures the mood of the books better.

Carla said...

omg dude i didnt even know they were giving the covers a new look let alone they were changing the title! BRITISH FAIL! I have sort of a love hate relationship with the US covers, because YAY they're so pretty and remind me so so much of gossip girl and thats just so not how I see Jenna. Hmmmm definitely UK this time!

SJH (A Dream of Books) said...

I really like them both but I think I prefer the US one more. It looks a little more striking.

caroline.taylor078 said...

I prefer the US covers to this series but the second Uk one is much better than the Hex hall cover with the 3 girls on, I didn't realise they were going to get a new look, I am all for it as the Raising Demons cover is cool but I hate it when my books don't look like the same series!

Helena said...

I prefer the US one as it is much more original. I find the UK cover more generic in the sense that it looks like loads of YA novels has done before it. The US cover to me is more appealing because of its originality.

Becky said...

Oh man...I need to get myself a copy of the first book. I still prefer the US cover but only because it is different from other covers out there. I do like the new UK cover. I love purple so ... you know... how could I not?

Carrie said...

I like the old cover myself and this new cover is gorgeous too but it confused me. I thought at first that it was book 3 and I almost bought it! I checked it out a bit further and thanks to your blog post it explains that it's the same book just a different cover. Thank you! I'm following your blog now too! Thanks again! LOL