Thursday, 19 May 2011

US Vs. UK: The 13 Curses Covers

US // UK

Michelle Harrison's 13 Curses is published in the US in a couple of weeks (I hope you're all excited!) and look at the lovely cover they've given it. Now, while I really do like it (I do, I think it's beautiful), I don't think it can beat the UK edition. This one is my favourite of all the UK covers, and it looks even better in person. It has lots of shiny bits dotted around the amazingly designed '13', making it look magical and fit for even the most royal of fairies.

The US edition is definitely darker than I expected it to be, but I don't think that's a bad thing. The books get darker as they go on (13 Secrets is the darkest of them all, but oh so good!), and I think it will look fantastic in person. I'm hoping it's as shiny as the US 13 Treasures, as that one really stood out to me (and I prefer it to the UK cover).

So what do you guys think? I wouldn't care if these books came bundled in a black plastic bag - they'd still have pride of place on my shelf. They're amazing, and their various covers do the job of adding to that.

11 comments:

Kelly Moran said...

i haven't read it, but i think both covers kick ass. really awesome. i think i prefer the first.
xo

LinWash said...

I agree with Kelly. I'd never heard of this book. But after I read the premise, I put it on my wish list. I'd love to read it!

SusanKMann said...

This book sounds great. Love the US cover. x

Cat @ Beyond Books said...

Ooo, both are amazing! I can't choose because I like both for different reasons.

I should reread these books over the summer. I miss them!

Cliona said...

I honestly can't choose. These have to be two of my favourite covers ever. The UK is so exquisite and so beautiful, but the US one is really magical and pretty!

P.S. I have a cover-compare suggestion! I hope that's OK,! Anyway, it's Birth of a Killer by Darren Shan. Thanks!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

UK all the way!

Raimy-rawr said...

I love the first of this series, I got this one out of my library about a month back but I had to return it before I got round to reading! I want to own them though as they are beautiful!
Looking at the US cover I think its perhaps one that I'd want to own both countries versions! lol I love them both! x

Becky said...

The US is fab. Definitely reflective of the story. I have always thought that this UK one is the weakest of the series. It doesn't stand out as well as the others on the library shelf.

BooksforCompany said...

UK one definitely! l think the US one makes it look a bit childish.

Lauren said...

I liked the UK one the best. It stands out really well, and I love all the extra details around 13.

Jesse Owen said...

I really need to read this series, but cover wise the UK one wins for me :D