AU // UK
If I knew nothing about this book and had to choose which edition to own, I wouldn't even think twice before picking the UK cover on the right. It's bright, vibrant, eye-catching, and it looks like a good action read for both boys and girls. I like the title placement, the font is bold and the actual cover images remind me of an episode of 24. Fire, skyscrapers, helicopters... surely Jack Bauer isn't far away?!
If I'm honest, I don't think I'd look at the Australian cover twice. Though, saying that, I do like the title font and the faint images of the man and woman that I can just about make out. Everything's in place for a great cover - the author's name stands out, there's a strapline that obviously works because the UK cover has also used it, but I personally don't think the mustard colour does anything for it. It's a shame really as the cover concept is a good one - maybe it looks better in real life? I've never seen it. but I'm sure there are some Aussies out there who have!
What do you think? Which cover would you choose? My vote is firmly with the UK this week!