Saturday, 21 July 2012

US Vs. UK: Throne of Glass Covers



US // UK


Check out that UK cover! WOW! Now if ever there was a cover that would immediately make me want to read a book, this is it. Talk about eye-catching. The whole thing is amazing, from the title font to the image used to the icey blue background colour. Just brilliant. Does she look badass or what?!

I'm underwhelmed by the US cover - it seems generic and like so many other covers I've seen recently. The font is nice though and I like the emphasis on the dagger strapped to her arm. I think the UK cover has completely clouded my judgement when it comes to the US one. Well done, Bloomsbury!

So, which edition would you buy?

12 comments:

Christina (BookTasty) said...

I actually prefer the US version. I like it a lot! I see the girl and it takes me a little to actually register the knife on her arm! She looks unassuming and them
Bam! Assassin! The UK cover is a little too animae and intense for my tastes, but then again we all have different opinions don't we? :)

Cat @ Beyond Books said...

Ha! Did you read my blog post on this book? I wrote at the end that as soon as I finished the book and looked it up the UK cover blew me away - so I bought a copy. I'll now have the US ARC and the UK finished edition. ;) The US one is signed from BEA though.

I think you'll enjoy this one a lot. It was VERY good!

(Also my problem with the US edition is that the author's photo looks suspiciously identical to the cover model... it threw me off and made me feel like it was a Mary-Sue type story.)

S.F. Robertson said...

UK all the way! The US cover is just too tame for me.

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

UK definitely! It's such an amazing book as well.

Becky said...

Well the UK one seems brave and like it would appeal to computer gamers. It feels "graphic". The US one is pretty standard. Everyone has this book except me. I definitely want to read this!

Catnip said...

Love love love the UK cover. Exciting, different, eye catching. Inspires the feeling that I'm going to read about a girl who'd hold her own in a graphic novel battle. The US is very safe.

Jess (The Cozy Reader) said...

Wow. That UK version is awesome! And spot on too!

Cialina at Muggle-Born.net said...

I so agree. The UK cover looks SO badass.

Critica said...

I LOVE the UK one! It's so gorgeous and badass at the same time! :D

Ryan said...

Definitely without a doubt the UK cover. Simply amazing.

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Charlett Goretzka said...

UK for the win, especially that the US version looks like the author...was that on purpose? Not that it's a problem because I think the author is beautiful, but I just love kick ass fantasy art :)