Monday, 12 March 2012

The Cover Wars: Divergent

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 our book is one that took the market by storm about a year ago. It's one of those books that, in my opinion, completely deserves all the hype surrounding it.

US cover                                                                UK cover

Rea says: I’m not sure why the UK felt the need to even design a new cover for the paperback release of this book. The US cover is simply stunning! I love the blues of it, the fire symbol that dominates it and the Chicago skyline in the background. Gorgeous. The crows on the UK cover are not as eye-catching as the fiery symbol, the dusky pinks make it look duller, and… I don’t know. It’s just nowhere near as eye-catching and it just doesn’t appeal to me as much. US for me.

Tara says: I didn't even know there was a UK cover because on GR I have only come across the US version. The UK version seems too pink and bland. It looks like it will appeal to female readers more than to men. There's nothing in the UK version which stands out to me... nothing at all. The US version is brighter, it’s blue, it has that yellow/orange fire symbol, and well basically it’s amazing. So US for me. 


Week 8:     US: 2     UK: 3     Draw: 2

Do you want to join in too? Here’s how:
Step 1: Copy and paste the Cover Wars image.
Step 2: Copy and paste our intro or write your own but it must link back to both of our blogs.
Step 3: Copy and paste the US and UK cover images.
Step 4: Compare the two.
Step 5: Either use our score or keep your own score.
Step 6: Post it and share it!
Thanks and have fun!


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