Monday, 18 June 2012

The Cover Wars: Partials

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 Partials by Dan Wells.

US cover                                                       UK cover

Rea says: This is a case where the difference between the covers is really very small. It’s all about which shading you prefer. Personally, I prefer the more natural, yellowy-browns to the purples. US for me.

Tara Says:  The covers are really similar apart from a few differences. The UK one is darker than and doesn’t really stand out as much as the US one, which has brighter colours and the title stands out more, so US for me.


Week 22:     US: 3     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'm going to go with the UK cover :)

    1. That's the version I have! But I'm afraid the more natural colours appeal to me more.

  2. I like the light in the US one, so I would say this one.

    1. Yes! It looks much more natural and I feel it gives the world a different feel.

  3. I always say go for the gold. I love the US cover this round. :-)

    1. Hehe, good point! Definitely go for the gold! ;)


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