Saturday, 19 January 2013

US vs. UK: Slated Covers

US // UK

Now I know these covers aren't drastically different but they're different enough to have peaked my interest. I've been sat here for a good ten minutes or so trying to decide which I prefer, and I'm still none the wiser. What I do like about both these covers is the model used. She looks how I imagined the character, and she looks real. As if you could easily pass her walking down the road. I like that. I also like how both covers kept the same font with the line running through it, covering part of her face. It's a nice touch and can relate to the story.

The skyline is a good addition to the US cover, though I'm not sure whether it takes too much away from the title. For me the image of the skyline is the first thing I see, and I think that's because it stands out so much due to the brightness of the colours. The UK cover is very dark and murky round the main image, and I think that works well. But, like I said, I'm undecided!

Can you make up your mind?


Michelle (intoyourlungs) said...

I personally prefer the simplicity of the UK cover. :) But I don't dislike the US cover either!

caroline.taylor078 said...

This is one of those where I just can't make up my mind, I do like the skyline on the US cover but I really like the overall foreboding feeling of the UK one.I have to just add I thought the book was amazing, can't wait for Fractured.

Critica said...

Tough call. I'm afraid I'm not sure which one I prefer either, but I suppose if I had to pick, it'd be the US one.

Inklings Booklings said...

I like both covers, but the UK version is a little better. As you already said, the skyline is too distracting.
And the girl has such beautiful eyes!


Jesse Owen said...

I'm the same - I like both covers and can't really decide between them - I do like the sky on the US one though :)

Clover said...

No contest for me, I much prefer the UK cover. I really like the shading of it too.