Tuesday, 22 March 2011

UK Cover Love: From Hardcover to Paperback (1)

There are lots of 2010 UK hardback releases coming to paperback over the next few months, and I think most (if not all) of them are better than the originals. I've selected some to post here, though I'm sure there are many more, along with some still to be finalised/released. Can't wait to see what else our UK cover gods have in store for us!


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Trash by Andy Mulligan

I don't like this cover as much as the hardback, but I still think it's great. It encompasses everything that Trash is about, and shows it as a hopeful story, which is what it is!




Noah Barleywater Runs Away by John Boyne

What can I say about this cover except WOW?! The blue is amazing, and I must own it when it comes out. I've decided. Yet another one of John Boyne's books I'll have multiple copies of!




The Dead of Winter by Chris Priestley

How creepy is this cover?! The original was brilliant and very eye-catching/shiny, but this just takes the biscuit. Boys, you need to check this one out if you haven't already. It's spooky!




The Legacy by Gemma Malley


I am in love with this cover. I didn't think Bloomsbury could top the hardback, but they have. I'm actually really excited about getting this paperback, as I have the rest of the series in that format. That one singular image says a lot... none of which I'll tell you for fear of spoiling an unbelievably good series!




Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel

Here's another cover that I think is miles better than the original. It's dark, gothic and uses my favourite colour scheme: red and black. Love it.




Reckless
by Cornelia Funke


I still can't decide whether I like this better than the original silver/grey cover. The black and red (again) is swaying me, but we'll see. Hopefully I'll have made a decision soon...


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What's your first impression of these covers? Do you prefer them to the hardbacks?

17 comments:

Phil Earle said...

I'm with you on the John Boyne. Love that blue...
Think I prefer the Trash pb cover as well. Having the boy on the front gives it more of a human focus than the the hb....bit more obviously 'slumdog'..
love the post mate...

Caroline said...

I *love* the Infinite Days one! I already thought the HB was gorgeous but this one is simply stunning!

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

I read The Dead of Winter last year, and really enjoyed it. I love that new cover!

I also like the Infinite Days cover a lot. It's my fave of all the covers I've seen for that book! :)

leanne_luce : YA FOREVER said...

Infinite days new cover is stunning! The original was very cool, but thats just awesome!!!

I've not read the Gemma Malley books - I take it, they are good?

And Reckless I actually have the PB, so I can say it does look awesome in person!

kirsty at the overflowing library said...

awesome post - i agree they are all gorgeous

Cliona said...

I prefer the other cove of Reckless and or the John Boyne book...I'm 50/50. The blue is gorgeous, but I don't think it fits in with the rest of the cover. Great post.

prophecygirl said...

Leanne - The Gemma Malley books are amazing. My favourite dystopian trilogy!

Sab H. said...

Wow love that THE LEGACY cover too! I need to read that and the rest, I've only read (and loved) The Declaration ;)

Sorilla said...

Take a look how I matched them together in a collage:
http://sorillareads.blogspot.com/2011/03/paperbacks-are-coming-out.html
TRASH looks soooooo intriging to me...
Cheers,
Sorilla

leanne_luce : YA FOREVER said...

Ooooh good to now - I shall amazon them :D Thanks x

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

I love the new Reckless and Infinate Days!!! Much better in my opinion!

sesana said...

I like the Infinite Days paperback cover more than I liked the UK hardcover. But neither are as good as the US hardcover. I think the US version is breathtaking, and unique.

I also prefer the original Reckless cover, and again because it was unique. The paperback cover I could swear I've seen before. It just doesn't stand out.

Jesse Owen said...

I love the new trash cover and the blue on the Noah cover just looking stunning :D

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