Sunday, 6 January 2013

US vs. UK: Zom-B Covers



US // UK


Wow, where do I start with these covers?! The UK one is definitely my favourite, purely because I love zombies and I like nothing more than seeing one in all its gory goodness on the front of a YA book. I mean, look at his nails! And his decaying face! Amazing!

Saying that, I like the US one too because of its subtlety. There's still a zombie there and, if you look close enough, I think it looks even more menacing than the UK one. Still, the overall design of ths US cover doesn't catch my eye as much as the UK cover, but I prefer the US font over the UK one. If I could mash both of these covers together, I think it would end up being one of my all-time favourites.

So, it's UK for me, but who wins for you?

8 comments:

Amber (Books of Amber) said...

I definitely prefer the UK cover! The US one just looks like any old cover at first glance, whereas the UK one jumps out at you.

Lynn said...

I prefer the UK one on this occasion. Just more dramatic.
Lynn :D

Katy Moran said...

How interesting! At first sight, I would have said that the cover with the actual zombie on the front was the US version. US covers tend to be more literal than their UK counterparts, or at least they always used to be when I was an editor at Scholastic and compared so many different ones. I wonder if Zom B is a one off, or part of a trend that has changed since I stopped being an editor in 2007?

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

The US ones look like they're aimed at a slightly older audience and I like them, but I love the straightforward gore of our ones!

Zac said...

Definitely the UK covers because they're freaky and they catch your eye. The US covers are pretty boring really. I can't see teens picking them off the shelf.

TheBookGazer.Blogspot.com said...

Aha Cover Wars! I do something like this on my site too! The US cover btw looks mch better in person btw.
BUT I VOTE UK COVER!!!!

Chrystal said...

I think I like the UK version better. Jumps out at you more than the US. :)

I Want To Read That said...

UK!!!