Saturday, 4 June 2011

US Vs. UK: Fury Covers

US // UK

Okay guys, how cool is the UK cover for Fury?! I love the US cover too - I really do, I think it's awesome and feisty - but the UK one is so fresh and unusual. In fact, the only other cover it reminds me of is the UK jacket for the new James Bond novel, Carte Blanche, and even then it's not *that* similar. Do you see what I mean, or am I just talking rubbish? Anyway, back to Fury...

So, the US cover. I love the model's hair. It pretty much rocks, and it's clever how it merges with the fire. Very pretty title font too. The tagline, 'Sometimes sorry isn't enough' is cool too, but I prefer 'Mistakes are deadly and revenge is sweet' from the UK one. I'm tempted to buy this edition for the shiny cover, but I'm slightly more in awe of the UK one, so I'll be having that one instead.

I'll admit I'm not the biggest fan of the cover model used on the UK cover, but she looks a lot better than she originally did (her neck was longer to begin with). What I love about this one is the ridiculously clever design. I know it might not look like nothing out of the ordinary, but I honestly think it is. So many paranormal books these days are black and feature a mopey teenager with her head down and looking like she'd rather be anywhere than on that book cover. Simon & Schuster have done something different here and, while I'll admit I'm biased because I LOVE THEM, I would appreciate this cover no matter which publisher/designer had come up with it. It's a breath of fresh air, and I think it could pave the way for new, cleaner paranormal YA covers. Ace title font too. Swirls = yippee! Both covers win when it comes to that.

I think I've rambled enough now. What do YOU think?

17 comments:

Ellie said...

I agree with your point about all the black covers. I find it really off-putting if something looks like a Twilight wannabe. I'd be more likely to pick up the UK version.

Hannah Mariska said...

I think they both look good, but I just love the colour of the model's hair and the fire, on the US version. iT just so vibrant it immediately caught my eye.

Want I want to know is what is the difference between US and UK readers that merits such different covers - not just this one, but for every book...?

Cliona said...

To be honest, I'm not a huge fan of either. I think the UK one is slightly weird. Sorry! And the US model sort of...creeps me out...

Elleira said...

I also prefer the UK one.

Cat @ Beyond Books said...

I don't know which one I like better, they are both pretty different and pretty. Hmm. I do know that I can't wait to read the book though!

Roberta said...

I prefer the US one

My keeper shelf said...

I like the US one its very striking. The UK one isn't very standoutish. In saying that I can't wait to read it.

Raimy-rawr said...

I like them both but I think if i was in a shop looking at them I'd actually prefer the American cover!!

Holly said...

I liked the US one a lot UNTIL I saw the UK cover. White as a background color? What a novel idea. Love the font and the smoky red figure as well.

Anonymous said...

I like the US cover. The hair changing in to smoke, but put it next to everything else in the bookshop and it just vanishes. It's nothing new. I have a million like it already. The UK at least take a chance, and will stand out in my bookshop and I love the way she comes out of the red smoke. Nice font too! So UK cover all the way for me.

Liza said...

I like both covers, but I like the US cover better. Something about the model and her hair blending with the fire is just so beatiful.

Helena said...

The US version of the cover is definitely more eye-catching for me what with the hair mixed into the flames. I'm actually not sure I would give the UK cover the time of day.

Cialina at Muggle-Born.net said...

I LOVE the hair on the US cover so for me, it wins hands down.

Jesse Owen said...

I slightly prefer the US one, though I can see why you like the UK one.

I Want To Read That said...

I'm slightly scared to say this but I love the US one *hides*

The UK one is great too though:)

I'm fascinated by how different they are - now you've read it which suits the book better?

BooksforCompany said...

l agree, the UK one is definitely unique and l think it stands out!

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

I actually don't really care for the UK cover at all. Rather bland for me. But I do love the US one. One I'd definitely grab off the shelf going: oOOOo what's this about?!