Monday, 30 April 2012

The Cover Wars: White Cat

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 covers of White Cat by Holly Black.

US Cover                                                UK Cover

Rea says: There’s no contest again here. The US cover is ok, I guess, but the UK one wins hands down. Do I even need to explain why? The crumpled paper look, the cartoon cat, the fun font. Seen side by side, I’d not even spare the US cover a second glance. UK for me.

Tara says: The US one has the main character holding a white cat and that’s pretty much all I can say about that cover. The UK cover has a cartoon cat, a brilliant choice of font for the title and also a bit of the cover looks like it’s crumpled up – but this is just an optical effect, it hasn’t really. With all of that together on the UK version I have to go with UK.


Week 15:     US: 2     UK: 8     Draw: 4
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. Mmm I think I like the US cover the most!

  2. @Lu If you're from the US then that means that the cover artists are doing their job! (We're both from the UK.)


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