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Five UK vs USA Covers from 2021 Releases I’ve Read | #TopTenTuesday 306

Today is a freebie for Top Ten Tuesday (as always hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) and I’ve decided to go with a familiair prompt. Between the UK and the USA there is always the battle of the covers going on. Often both countries will have a different cover for a book that is being released in both countries. It is always interesting to see how different those covers can be and what we prefer!

So lets just jump right in.

UK (Walker Books) VS USA (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers)

My Choice: USA

Honestly my choice is just based on what I think is prettier. The illustration of the UK works much better for the acutal book but the way the text takes away from it is so ugly I can’t actually stand it. I figured that USA would be coming with an illustration considering they also did that with the Lockwood books. It’s okay. I think I would have liked it better if the background had been more a sunset as with the UK cover. I don’t know.

UK (Harper Voyager UK) VS USA (Harper Teen)

My Choice: USA

I do like how the girl looks straight at the camera on the UK cover but otherwise I think it looks a little cheap. Which is a shame because Kingdom of Souls looked awesome. So I’m choosing USA which continues with the lovely ornament kind of style.

UK (Egmont Books) vs USA (Balzer + Bray)

My Choice: UK

Honestly both of these look awesome. And I like the look of the girl on the USA cover more because she is darker skinned as is the main character. But the UK cover draws my eye more with the text and the overall layout.

UK (Del Rey ) VS USA (John Joseph Adams)

My Choice: UK

This was a hard choice to make. They are both very different but I like both so much too. But looking at the book then the UK version fits better with the story. As I’ve heard a lot of complaints that the USA cover was making people think it was a very different book.

UK (Solaris) VS USA (Tor Books)

My Choice: UK

Final Score:
UK 3 vs USA 2

USA was off to a good start there but UK made a comeback.
Do you agree with my choices?

49 thoughts on “Five UK vs USA Covers from 2021 Releases I’ve Read | #TopTenTuesday 306

  1. Ooh I like cover face-offs. Agree with you about the Stroud one especially. Same for the last one and The Conductors too. I think I picked all the same ones you did… 🙂

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  2. Good selections. I typically like the UK covers better across the board…they are more interesting and less market-y, if that makes sense.

    My list is here—https://fiftytwo.blog/2021/09/28/ttt-favorite-book-quotes/

    Happy TTT!

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  3. This is a fun post, I always love looking at all the different types of covers. I haven’t read any of these yet, but based purely on the covers I actually agree with all of your choices (though there are some where I do love both).

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  4. Ik ben helemaal fan van je nieuwe lay-out. Die waarschijnlijk pas een pak nadat deze blogpost verscheen online kwam maar ik loop – voor de afwisseling – weer eens achter met mijn blogfeed. Wel fascinerend om de contrasten in coverdesigns te zien. De inhoud primeert uiteraard maar die cover zorgt er wel voor dat je een boek sneller uit het rek zal nemen om de flaptekst te lezen. Bij het eerste boek zou ik dat bijvoorbeeld niet of veel minder snel doen bij de UK cover.

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