Saturday, May 21, 2011

Cover vs. Cover [1]

A couple days ago, I was browsing Goodreads and comparing different covers of the same book on the editions page. I wanted to talk about my comparisons, and thought of writing a blog post. Then I thought...why not create a meme? Hence, Cover vs. Cover.

Cover vs. Cover is a weekly meme, hosted here, where I compare different covers of the same book. If you want to participate too, it would make my day! Just leave your post link in the comments (if this meme becomes popular, I will add a Mr. Linky). I compare the US and UK covers, but you can compare any two covers you want, as long as they're of the same book.

This week's competing covers are:

             The US Cover                                        The UK Cover

Both of these covers are gorgeous, I love the dress Ash is wearing (in both). But my favorite is the UK cover. The color scheme is so pretty, and Ash walking through the forest looks better than Ash curled in a fetal position.

And luckily, the contents of this book were just as beautiful as the cover(s)!


  1. Great idea! You never know which cover will be better -US or UK. I wonder who is the artist for UK cover? It reminds me of work of Dan Dos Santos - he does Patricia Briggs and Lucy Snyder's book covers.

  2. I like the UK cover best. I didn't know that the first cover was Ash curled up in the fetal position. Maybe it's because my attention was drawn to the title and not the overall picture.

  3. I'm glad you agree Alexis!

    kara-karina, I can't find the name of the UK designer, but I know that Alison Impey designed the US cover.

  4. Neat idea. I actually like both of the covers you picture, but in different ways. It would be hard for me to say which one was "better" without knowing anything about the story itself.

  5. I like them both, although the first one is more sinister looking, and the UK one reminds me a little of Alice in Wonderland.

    I like your post, and hey.



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