Monday, 19 March 2012

The Cover Wars: Gone

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're comparing the covers of Gone by Michael Grant.

US cover                                                   UK cover

Rea says: Again, one where there is very little competition. The UK cover stands out. It catches my eye and it makes me want to delve into it. The US one looks generic and it has nothing to set it apart from the norm. If I saw them side by side in the store, I’d go for the UK one every time.

Tara says: I have read this and being in the UK means I read the UK version. The UK version is simple but bold. If I were to catch sight of it suddenly in a bookstore I would be drawn to it. The US version is of two of the characters, which is so boring sometimes. If I’m honest, it doesn't capture my attention as much as the UK version. I am going to go with the UK version. 


Week 9:     US: 2     UK: 4     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!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and giving me some comment love! I have to say that I like people on covers so I like the US cover the best you are right about it looking generic, and there is something to be said about the clean UK cover that is nice! Love this meme :)


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