Thursday, 4 November 2010

US Vs. UK: Ghost Town Covers

US // UK

So here we have the 9th book in the Morganville Vampires series, complete with two very different covers. I can say right now that even though the US one might not look as interesting, it is much better than the UK one - I personally don't like our cover at all.

The design of the UK books is cool, with the patterns and red blood spatter-type blotches, but I don't like the image used this time. The girl looks like a dead porcelain doll! The US cover is better: it has some attitude and a nice colour scheme. I also prefer the title font used, though the UK is an improvement on the original editions we had.

Overall, I think Ghost Town is the worst UK cover we've had so far. But that's just me. What are your thoughts?

14 comments:

Catherine (On The Nightstand) said...

I like the image of the UK one, but it's on the wrong book. If someone wrote YA novel that was, idk, a toned-down version of something Emilie Autumn might write if she went into YA fiction, it would work there. But not right for this cover, this series.

Cem said...

The UK one is certainly one of the worst UK Morganville covers, but I've never liked any of the US ones, so for me this time it's bad/bad, but the US one a little less so this time. Not a big fan of many of the UK ones either, but this is particularly bad.

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I love our covers for this series, though this one isn't my favourite. I think Carpe Corpus is my favourite.

Yan said...

I kinda actually like the UK cover xD

Caitlin said...

Agreed, this is my least favorite UK cover for the series. if you look up the book She Smells The Dead you'll see that the same girl is used on the covers. but I've read the book and the girl fits the cover for that book way for then this one.

Nikki-ann said...

I like both covers, but design-wise, I actually think the US one is more eye-catching.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if the UK cover fits with the series since I haven't read any of the books but I love the cover. I actually think both the US and the UK cover are beautiful, great contrast between the red and the green in the US cover, definitely makes the colours pop out but I immediately loved the UK cover and would definitely pick that up in a store if I saw it.

lanna-lovely said...

I agree with you. US is definitely better - I don't particularly like either of them though (I definitely don't like how cluttered the UK one is, they've made it too complicated with the picture and all of the white/red design too and the font being weird instead of something simple and it doesn't really... mesh well)

Leigh said...

I think the US one is way better. The colours are so vivid, it's just beautiful.

Lauren said...

I love the UK one, actually. The way the girl's eyes are red underneath is really striking and odd.

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Anna said...

My thing about the Morganville Vamps covers is that I can't stop staring at them, thinking: "Is that supposed to be Eve? Or Claire?" Haha, seriously, it drives me nuts every time!

Book Chick City said...

Personally I really like the overall design of the UK edition - the font, swirls and red spots etc, but I don't like the very heavy make-up on the girl. The US edition is nice, but not amazing. It doesn't really stand out to me...

worldofcovers said...

Haha would it be strange to say this is my favourite cover in the UK series? If you see some of the other covers, you might decide it's not the worst after all. I mean, the model on the UK edition of Bite Club has red hair... wonder what's that all about? Not to do a blogger peeve, but here is the cover comparison I did for Morganville if you want to see for yourself :P