Tara of Basically Books and I decided to get together to do a weekly meme where we would compare covers of the UK editions of books with those of the US editions.
The aim of this is to just have a bit of fun. We put ourselves in the position where we see both of these books side by side in the bookstore. Which would we choose? Why that one and not the other?
This week, we will be comparing the UK and US covers of Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi because I’m completely obsessed with this book right now and have ordered everyone I know to go read it asap, so it felt fitting to start with this particular book!
Rea says: I’ve read this book now (obviously!), so that may make me somewhat partial. The US cover is the first one I saw and I was definitely drawn to it. When I saw the UK one later I suspect I was drawn to how it’s white and pink – one of my favourite colour combos. However, now that I’ve read it, Perry (the guy) doesn’t seem right to me. Also, if you see the US one close up, the words “Never Sky” actually look like they have little stars on them, which is pretty cool! The US version also instils a sense of drama and adventure. I’m going with US this week.
Tara says: I first saw both of these covers at around the same time without actually knowing anything about the book and I didn't really know which one looked better. Afterwards I read description and then looked at them both again. I feel the US version is very captivating and bold. When I see it all I see is a girl and the title in a beautiful way. With the UK version, it's very pink and I feel that this may put off male readers. Also, it isn't as bold as the US version and there are a lot of books out there with the boy and the girl on the front cover. I love a change so I am going with the US version.
Week 1: US: 1 UK: 0 Draw: 0