Saturday, 5 February 2011

US Vs. UK: Darkness Becomes Her Covers

US // UK

It's no contest for me this week: the UK cover wins! I'm not a fan of the US one at all - I don't like the darkness or the title font. It just doesn't grab me. I like that both editions have the same tagline, though I think the UK one is better placed.

The UK cover is so eye-catching, with the purple and the snake-like swirls. Oh, and how creepy are the girl's eyes?! When I first saw the UK cover, I immediately thought of Medusa. Apparently people think the model looks like Katie Price. I don't see it myself!

Which cover do you prefer?

24 comments:

Cicely said...

The UK cover is amazing! It kind of freaks me out though. I agree about the US cover. I don't like it at all. UK cover wins! :D

The Slowest Bookworm said...

I do like those Gothic spooky looking gates on the US cover and I think with a different font and better background than just a shadowy tree it could have looked awesome. I have to agree with you that the UK wins hands down.

Zoƫ Marriott said...

I think the US cover is trying a bit too hard to look like Beautiful Darkness! UK all the way.

Holz said...

UK most definately! The US cover just isnt as eye catching.

Mrs. DeRaps said...

UK. Definitely.

CarlyB said...

Ha my first thought was Katie Price! But I completely agree with the Medusa look as well. Definitely prefer the UK cover.x

elfarmy17 said...

UK, for sure!

Splendibird said...

I actually thought that WAS Katie Price on the cover when I first looked at it. I have to say because of that, and also because I don't often like models on covers anyway, I'd have to go with the US this time.

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

I like the US one so much better. It's creepy and mysterious.

Khadija said...

I like the US cover more. Usually i like the UK covers for paranormal books because their darker, but in this case the eyes completly turn me off. The US cover is subtle but i like it :)

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Anonymous said...

UK is by far the better cover!!!!!

Liz. R said...

Ah, I'm going to have to disagree! Being the pathetic scaredy cat I am, the UK cover freaks me out too much - I would not be able to have that on my bookshelf without having nightmares :p. So I'm going with the more simplistic US cover.

Becky said...

I don't like either. Maybe I am just in a grouchy mood. I do see the Katie Price thing though.

Michelle said...

Hehe the purple girl is actually making me chuckle. I'm not really a huge fan of either to be honest. :/ But I guess I pick the North American cover just because the purple girl is not sitting well with me lol.

La Coccinelle said...

I prefer the US cover.

BooksforCompany said...

OMG!!
First time l have seen this cover. WOWWW! I LOVEEE the UK cover!!!

BooksforCompany said...

P.S - I don't like she looks anything like Katie Price lol

Laura said...

I don't think she looks like Katie Price either. But the UK cover is beautiful!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

The UK cover is gorgeous! I love it!

Critica said...

Personally, I prefer the US cover. In fact, I don't like the UK one at all (I know many disagree). I'm just not into the direction its going.

Helena said...

I prefer the US cover for this one. The purple shade of the girl's face just puts me off.

Jesse Owen said...

UK cover wins for me - love the purple colours :D

Janice Robertson said...

I don't like the purple face at all. It makes me think she's having a temper tantrum and holding her breath! Makes me laugh instead of making me interested in the book.

girlsinthestacks.com said...

US!! I am not a big fan of faces on covers, and I really dig the New Oreleans architecture.