Saturday, 16 April 2011

US Vs. UK: Amy & Roger's Epic Detour Covers

US // UK

This is another one of those weeks where I just can't choose between covers. I love that they both fit the book so well, and both show elements from the story. I think the UK one does so that better, what with all the little pictures relating to Amy and Roger's road trip. It reminds me of Sarah Dessen's UK covers, and how they have objects and clues within the cover illustrations. I love it.

Both also look incredibly summery, which is perfect for the contemporary genre. I haven't actually seen the UK cover in person yet, but I'm sure it will look just as nice as the US one does. I like that there are no models on the cover of our edition, as there's no unfortunate head-chopping and we can all imagine what Roger's arms look like for ourselves ;)

So, yeah. I haven't a clue which one to pick. I think I'll end up owning and keeping them both - I could never part with my US hardcover, but I just know I'm going to get the shiny happy UK version. Yay for Amy and Roger!

16 comments:

Becky said...

I like them both too. How funny is this... the UK covers says to me US! Kind of shouts out go on an American road trip. Whereas the US one could be a road trip anywhere. At least that is how I interpret it...

Zoë.Bestel said...

Wow. I agree, I like them both.
I haven't read the book so I don't know which one fits, but if I had to pick one...I would probably go for the UK version.
Great post! :)

Lori said...

Oh! I love them both! But I might have to stick with the US one. I love its warm colors and endless Summer feel!

Natalie said...

I love them both! Normally, I don't like cartoony looking covers but I really like the UK cover! Hmm, can't choose..

Phanee said...

I like both of them too! They're lovely in different ways! The US one has lovely colours and it does look very summer-y indeed! The UK one has all the signs that I would connect with a US road trip! Those big neon flashing signs, the little Route 50 sign you can see at the back...
I don't think I'd mind owning either one of them, to be honest!

Blueicegal ♥ said...

I have always been a fan of the US cover, but now I love the UK one too. Both are fantastic in my opinion, okay so maybe the US just a little bit more :)

Jenni @ Juniper's Jungle said...

Both are great but I absolutely love the US cover. It would definitely be the one I chose.

Pisinat said...

Both covers are cute, but I think I like the US one a little more :)

Liz. R said...

I am so torn. I love them both! But, if I was forced to pick (say, if someone threatened to burn my Harry Potter collection if I didn't) then I'd go for the US cover, purely because it's the one I have :P.

Cialina at Muggle-Born.net said...

I like both covers in their own way. I really don't have a preference of one over the other.

I Want To Read That said...

Usually I'm more of a fan of photographic covers but in this case although I really like the US one I love the UK one. So an easy choice for me this time:)

Cliona said...

I can't choose either! They're both gorgeous!

Tegan said...

I love them both! I want both! I think I might order both! its such a great book!

I think I may like the UK one a little bit better. because I cant see Amy wearing that Short of Shorts

Lauren said...

I actually tend to prefer covers that have people on them. Even those head-chopped-off type of covers, for some reason. I would buy either in a bookstore, though. They're both lovely.

Jesse Owen said...

I like them both but slightly prefer the fun and colour of the UK one :)

miss fifi said...

the UK seems fun but I prefer the US cover :3