Thursday, 23 May 2013

US vs. UK: Allegiant Covers



US // UK


I'll be honest and admit that I've never been a fan of the new UK covers for this series, not since the very first Divergent cover that was the same as the US one. The re-releases have never caught my eye and I don't think they capture the essence or excitement of the series, which the US covers manage do so well. So already my vote goes with the US cover - sorry, UK!

I much prefer everything about the US cover for Allegiant, especially the title font, main image and bright colours. Even the tagline is better, though it's good to see that the UK cover actually has one as often that's something left off our covers. I do like the blue of the UK cover, though I think the feathers look out of place and like they've just been plonked there using Photoshop. Our UK covers have always disappointed me and I'm not entirely sure why the decision was made to re-release them and deviate from the US jackets. It's a shame!

So, which do you prefer? Do you agree with me about the UK covers?

7 comments:

eimearryan said...

I love the blues of the UK cover, and think it's the best of the UK covers so far - which isn't saying much, admittedly. The fiery orange of the US version hurts my eyes a little, but yeah, conceptually the US covers are more interesting and true to the books.

Jesse Owen said...

I'm with you, I loved the original cover of Divergent but the re-released covers and the remaining UK one's don't do it for me. I much prefer the US covers for this series!

Cat @ Beyond Books said...

You know me and my love of UK editions of books - but this series? Nope. I'm a huge fan of the US ones (for once the US did something right with their covers!) and I agree with those random feathers on the UK ed... what the heck? They do look like they were plunked there, as an afterthought with "Oh, we have this blank space, what should be do? I know! FEATHERS!" *poof*

This series and the House of Secrets MG novel by Vizzini and Columbus have better covers for the US editions. And it take a lot for me to not lust after a UK edition. ha!

Dina @ All The Stacks said...

I have to agree that the US cover is much better. The feather on the UK one is odd and does seem out of place.

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I think the UK cover is fine, but in comparison with the US, it really falls flat. I think you're right that it doesn't capture the action and excitement of the series.

caroline.taylor078 said...

The US covers win for me in this series as a whole and I like this cover the best from all 3 books, very annoyingly I have the US edition of Divergent and the UK edition of Insurgent so my covers don't match at all,

starlightbookreviews.com said...

Agreed. I love the US covers for this series. The UK covers don't really say anything about the series and aren't really graphically special. HOWEVER, the UK covers for Kristin Cashore's Graceling series are exponentially better than the US covers, so you win there. :)