Monday, 25 June 2012

The Cover Wars: Ash by Malinda Lo

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 Ash by Malinda Lo.

US cover                                                       UK cover

Rea says: The UK cover is really very pretty with the glass slippers being an obvious giveaway as to the book’s subject. The art really draws my eye. I find, however, that the gothic, lost look of the US covers draws my attention better. US for me.

Tara Says: They both look really stunning and beautiful as they both have the girl and something which just makes it special… But the UK one is brighter and colourful, which makes me want to read that the most, so UK for me.


Week 23:     US: 3     UK: 11     Draw: 8

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. Oooh... the UK cover looks pretty but a bit cartoonish so I think I actually prefer the US cover, classy all black with splash of white / read lettering.

  2. This time round I love the UK cover. So blue, and hinting at magic or mystery. :-)

  3. Apologies for the slowest reply ever! I'm now following you back! I havent had internet since May :(
    This one is a tough one, both covers make the book look like a different story. Obviously they give off the whole lost idea... but for some reason I like the darkness of the US cover. Yes it looks a bit more miserable but its got pizzazz! lol Also the US cover looks more commercial and the UK cover feels more Indie and artsy. I would more than likely pick up the US one on a shelf.

    Great choice!

  4. Mmm I'm going to go with the US cover!


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