Monday, 16 July 2012

The Cover Wars: Immortal Beloved

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 Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan.

US cover                                       UK cover

Rea says: There is absolutely no contest here. I suppose that the US cover is pretty enough in its own right, though I’m not sure it’d ever really attract my attention. The UK cover, though, is absolutely gorgeous. When I saw this book in the store, I bought it without even looking at the blurb because I just wanted this amazing cover on my shelves (luckily the story is just as good as the cover!). UK for me.

Tara’s Says:  I like both covers. They both have their unique thing about them which makes me want to buy them. The US one has a girl and then the title is sideways, whereas on the UK one there are flowers the title is the right way up - where it should be. They are both so pretty, but I will go with UK just because the title is easier to read; I don’t have to tilt my head.  So UK wins!


Week 26:     US: 4     UK: 13     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. I like both too, the first one looks like a magazine cover and the secod is like truly gorgeous like you said.

  2. I love both! Going for the UK cover tho :)

  3. I strongly believe that the US cover is horrible. Therefore, Uk for me, kthx.


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