Saturday, 8 January 2011

US Vs. UK: The Demon Trappers Covers

US // UK

I am in love with the UK cover for this book. Not only does the girl look like the kick-ass Rachelle Lefevre (Victoria in Twilight and New Moon), but the overall design, colours and font make me want to stare at it for hours (I did the same with Entangled by Cat Clarke. I think I have a problem or something). Oh, and the finished copy is made of that weird velvety stuff, like the US edition of Fallen. Know what I mean? I don't know what the right term for it is, but I like it.

I'm not sure why the titles were changed for this one, but I think I prefer the UK's take on things. Forsaken reminds me of vampires and Brendan Fehr of Roswell fame (does anyone else like that movie?), while The Demon Trapper's Daughter kind of sounds like Brothers & Sisters if they decided to stop the Walker arguments and raise some hell.

That's not to say I don't like the US cover, because I do. Red is my favourite colour, and the strange orange orb is rather intriguing. I'm not a fan of the tartan-looking trousers and missing face, but I'll get over it. I just think the UK cover looks much, much cooler.

Whose side are you on this week?

20 comments:

elfarmy17 said...

Um...U.K. Again. Why am I always in favor of the UK ones?

John The Bookworm said...

I like the US one, actually. I think the red is very striking, and I like the color scheme of the cover model. I'm getting tired of the MAJOR BLACKNESS of the YA covers, so I like that the red on the US one is bright and awesome.

I do have to give props to the UK cover for having a cool insignia.

My name is Patricia said...

I like both covers, but I think I will have to go with you on this one: the UK cover. I have noticed I tend to like a lot of their covers better, i.e. Unholy Ghosts. Great choice!

Ginger said...

I don't know - I like both of them for different reasons, but I'm not sure which I would say I like better.

I like the city street image with the insignia on the UK cover, but I don't like the girl's face. She creeps me out a bit. I do also like the splash of red and orange at the bottom that looks like fire engulfing the city - intriguing.

I like the lighter colors on the US cover as well as the the skyline image, but I'm not to keen on the girl. There's something about her that throws me off. I do like the use of that insignia image at the bottom though. The title for the US one is a bit lighter too. It seems like the US cover portrays a more light fantasy vibe while the UK one isn't afraid to be more dark and scary.

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

I really agree with you here.. I LOVE the UK cover. I don't think the US cover even looks all that professionally done...

Sandy said...

I love them both I can't choose. The UK cover I saw first and just had to feature it on my blog right away and had to add it to those goodreads lists for best YA cover of 2011 I love it so much and then the US cover came out and I loved that too except for the orb. I don't like the title for the US cover its too long and wordy but the font fits the cover very well. I want both books for my shelves ^_^

Midnight Bloom said...

I really like the US one! The colours are pretty and the orb-thing that the girl is holding in her hands looks so cool! Plus, I like what the girl's wearing... casual black that still says she can kick some butt! :)

Vicki said...

Uk for me...loving the sound of the velvetty feeling cover!

asamum said...

Defo the UK this week. I actually bought it in Asda yesterday because I had to have that cover :D I love me a pretty cover :D

Ladybug said...

The UK cover for sure :) The US cover reminded me very much of the cover for The Demon Lexicon series.

RK Charron said...

UK!
The US cover is too... bleh.

The Slowest Bookworm said...

Definitely UK cover, AND I have this on order :)))

♥Iffath said...

I think the UK one is just gorgeous! loved it instantly from the first time I saw it! And don't worry, I think I kinda know what you mean about the feel of the book, very nice :)

But I do love the whole bottom half of the US one, that colour is very pretty and I really like what they've done with the font.

A. Knight said...

I completely agree on that note. When I did Waiting on Wednesday one week, I intentionally used the UK cover because it's just so beautiful. And Forsaken sounds darker, more intriguing versus The Demon Trapper's Daughter. I'd still read it either way, and I'd probably buy both covers, but if it were a contest, it's clear which one would win.

Asher K.

YA Vampire Books said...

I definitely prefer the UK cover as well! those eyes! I would have liked the US cover better if the girl's head was in the picture!

Nina said...

I like both of these covers. :)

Yan said...

The "strange orange orb" is actually an important part of the book lol

MINOR SPOILER: it's the weapon of choice when battling demons. END SPOILER

That being said, I'm judging the US cover based on my ARC and I do quite like it until I saw the grey blob of a hand.It's hard to tell on screen and it's even harder to tell on the physical copy of the hand.

My vote's for the UK edition. But that left eye....

Cem said...

I really like both covers, but I do prefer the UK one this time around. I also prefer the UK title. Need to read this book!! It's on my shelf, hopefully I'll manage it this week.

Kreag the Book Loving Writer said...

I definetly like the UK cover a whole lot more. The US cover just looks... boring. I saw the UK cover on Goodreads before I saw the US one and I got all confused before I figured out that I would have to get the boring copy here in the US. And I also prefer Forsaken as the title also!

I Want To Read That said...

I love the film Forsaken - Brendan Fehr and Kerr Smith and Vampires!

Cover wise I can't decide. I really like both but the velvety feel does add points to the UK one.