U.S. versus U.K. Book Covers: Part 2

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I figured it’s been a while since I did a post like this and my original part 1 has been getting a lot of traffic for some reason. So here’s part 2 and I do have several others to discuss so please let me know if you’d like to see a part 3!

You can check out part one here!

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Lost Boy by Christina Henry

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Winner: U.K. Cover

I actually love the U.K. covers for all of Henry’s books better, they’re a lot more detailed and just overall prettier. I also like that Peter is shown in this cover as well.

LifeL1k3 by Jay Kristoff

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Winner: U.S. Cover

I like the color scheme a lot better on the U.S. cover as well as the typography, the U.K. cover with the giant eye kind of freaks me out!

Circe by Madeline Miller

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Winner: U.K. Cover

While I do enjoy the U.S. cover as well I like the design on the U.K. cover a lot more, this may also have to do with the fact that I normally don’t really like faces on my covers either.

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

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Winner: U.S. Cover

They are both very pretty but I like the U.S. cover a lot more, it’s got that pretty opalescent shine as well as the tree branches.

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

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Winner: U.S. Cover

Normally I think I would pick the U.K. cover on this one but I like the colors and font on the U.S. cover ten times more. It makes it have that fairy tale feel!

The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green

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Winner: U.S. Cover

I do like the pastel watercolor on the U.K. Cover but overall I love that purple and gold color scheme on the U.S. cover as well as the pawn/chess pieces.

Everless by Sara Holland

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Winner: U.S. Cover

The U.S. cover is much more detailed and I like the black and orange a lot better than the red and white.

Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian

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Winner: U.S. Cover

Once again I think the U.S. cover is a lot more detailed, I like the gritty looking crown and darker colors than the bright blue and orange on the U.K. cover.

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

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Winner: U.K. Cover

I do enjoy both covers but I adore the more hot pink cover in the U.K. and I like the fist with the stars and all of the typography better too.

Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

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Winner: U.K. Cover

Both covers are very similar but I like the falling cards and font a bit better than the house of cards and font on the U.S. cover.

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Which covers are your favorite?
Do you prefer any of these US or UK covers over the other?
Have you read any of these books? What did you think?
Let me know in the comments!

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16 thoughts on “U.S. versus U.K. Book Covers: Part 2

  1. (Danielle) Books, Vertigo and Tea July 18, 2018 / 8:24 am

    I actually prefer the UK cover on all of these accept Spinning Silver and Ace of Shades. I have always been envious of the UK covers for the Christina Henry books though. The US ones are hideous haha. Although I love her work πŸ–€

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek July 25, 2018 / 9:39 am

      Same! I’m actually kind of mad I don’t have the UK copies of Henry’s books they’re quite literally 10x more beautiful, I still love her books as well though! πŸ™‚

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  2. Mara July 18, 2018 / 10:05 am

    I actually prefer the UK covers for Spinning Silver and The Wicked Deep, but I agree with all the rest! I generally think the US has better covers but I’m so thankful they did an amazing job with the UK cover of Circe because it’s one of my most anticipated releases of the year πŸ˜€

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek July 25, 2018 / 9:41 am

      It’s a real toss up sometimes but I agree the US covers tend to be better but there’s always quite a few exceptions! I agree the Circe UK cover is STUNNING, I might have to double up on copies just to have it haha! πŸ™‚


  3. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious July 18, 2018 / 12:03 pm

    I tend to prefer UK covers most of the time, which solidifies my reasoning that I was born in the wrong freaking country! Barring Ace of Shades and Wicked Deep, UK won all for me in this post.

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek July 25, 2018 / 9:44 am

      I actually love having two choices for covers sometimes because I can always order the prettier one, haha, even if I’m envious of some of the covers the UK gets! πŸ™‚

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      • Kaleena @ Reader Voracious July 26, 2018 / 9:27 am

        That is actually so true!!! Although I am still not as well versed on how to get those special UK covers yet. Having the options is really cool.

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      • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek July 26, 2018 / 10:12 am

        You should check out Book Depository they have free worldwide shipping and thats how I get my UK covers! It’s a nice option! πŸ˜„

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      • Kaleena @ Reader Voracious July 26, 2018 / 10:29 am

        Oh sweet I didn’t know it had them frequently! I ordered my UK cover for Legendary on there but that’s the only one so far I’ve looked for and the author linked to the page on Twitter. Thank you!

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  4. CJR The Brit July 18, 2018 / 2:15 pm

    This is great. I’m UK and it always frustrates me that there are different covers, I want them all!!!! I wonder why they do it?…..

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek July 25, 2018 / 9:45 am

      I’m not sure, other than to infuriate us with pretty cover choices (haha)! I definitely know what you mean though but the bright side is if you think one cover isn’t as gorgeous you can always order the other! Book Depository is great for that because free worldwide shipping! πŸ™‚


      • CJR The Brit July 25, 2018 / 2:17 pm

        Someone told me about that wondrous place so I am going to check it out!

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  5. Destiny @ Howling Libraries July 19, 2018 / 1:50 am

    I love these posts haha! I agree with you on every single one except Ace of Shades, and that’s only because I love both cover options equally for that book!

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek July 25, 2018 / 9:52 am

      This just solidifies my thinking that we are twin souls, haha! I agree that the Ace of Shades covers are both great because they’re so similar, which makes choosing all the more infuriating! πŸ™‚

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