Saturday, 18 December 2010

US Vs. UK: Rot and Ruin Covers

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US // UK

The UK cover is my favourite here, thanks to the colours used and, in my opinion, better placing of the title. I like the dark red more than the black and grey, though I would buy either if I saw them on a shelf. I think the UK's title font also looks better, and the larger author name fits in well with the cover design.

The US cover seems too broken up thanks to the title placement, and doesn't come across as creepy as the UK one. Both use the theme of scared-looking eyes, though, which suggests this book won't be a fluffy zombie story but rather a nasty, decaying one.

What do you guys think? Do you have a preference?

18 comments:

Lori said...

I definitely like the UK one better too!

Lisa_sps said...

I prefer the Us one! I love the green eye!

ladystorm said...

I prefer the US one! :)

Mrs. DeRaps said...

Definitely the US cover for me. I haven't read this yet, but it's on my TBR pile!

Janice Gable Bashman said...

I prefer the US version. Having already read the book, the covers convey different meanings to me: the US version reminds me of the humanity in the book and the UK version brings forth images of zombies, blood, and death.

jonathanmaberry said...

For me it's like asking a parent to pick between two children. I love them both.

kirsty at the overflowing library said...

the UK one is quite freaky. I would be scared of it if I had it on my bookshelf

jonathanmaberry said...

There's an error on this post. It has 'UK' under the US cover; and vice versa. The Red cover is the UK version and the green/gray one is the US version.

Mezzowriter said...

Thanks for clearing that up.

I love the US version. It's what made me wish list it months ago. :)

Steph Su said...

It should be the picture on the right is the US one, and the one on the left is UK, right?

The UK one reminds me more of an adult horror/thriller, which is still pretty cool, but I do prefer the US more. That, combined with the zombie green of the rest of the book jacket, is creepy in the best way!

Kay (Dead Book Darling) said...

The UK cover wins for me - hands down. It is just soooo creepy! The US had potential, but it is just all over the place.

prophecygirl said...

Eek, yes, I posted the covers in the wrong order. I couldn't change it till I just got home from work!

Sorry all - it's now right ;)

Rochelle (Books Like Stars) said...

I also prefer the US cover.

mary kate said...

I love the US cover. Freaks me out more.

Goon said...

Well, I live in Canada so I own the US cover. I like the text more in UK cover, but the US cover is more interesting, and what caught my attention about it was actually the spine of the book on the US one.

I'm just about to read this book actually, I hope it's as good as everybody is saying.

Katie said...

I agree with you about the font, but I really like the image the US one uses...creepy! Great post by the way (I always look forward these)

I Want To Read That said...

UK the eye on the US one is a little bit too icky for me!

efflorescentwings said...

Go look at the Handling the Undead cover.
it looks really similar to the US cover. just saying.