Monday, 11 June 2012

The Cover Wars: The Gathering

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 The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong.

US cover                                                              UK cover

Rea says: I have to admit that in this case I’m not particularly fond of the UK cover with the girl inside the girl. I like the imagery of nature with the forest and the birds, but overall the cover doesn’t really work for me. In contrast, I find that I am rather fond of the US cover, though I couldn’t say why the girl’s lips are so red! US for me.

Tara Says:  They are both pretty in different ways. The US one has a pretty girl on it and great colours, which make me think the book will be mysterious and good. The UK one is green and different. The girl inside the girl is a good and strange idea but that strange idea has made me go for the UK one.


Week 21:     US: 2     UK: 11     Draw: 7

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. I love cover wars!! Today I choose the US. :-)

  2. I think my favorite is the US cover it's really nice! the color of the other one are less for me.


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