I saw the UK cover (released by MacMillian Children's Books) in my local bookstore and fell on it. The rest, they say, is history. I thoroughly enjoyed it (three stars, if I recall) Two of my daughters are obsessed with the series. So much so that I had to buy them each copies for their separate bookshelves. Share one book? What!?! Mom, you just don't understand the problem . . .
The US book is published by Harper Teen. The cover is definitely pretty, but it doesn't really grab me. I mean, what's with her nose sticking off the edge of the page? And it looks like the story's about her flowing robes - which I don't even recall that she wore in the book.
So, for me the UK Cover is lightyears ahead of the US. But that doesn't mean to say I like the next UK cover much though.
Even though I own two copies of the UK version of Dreamless (see point above about teenage daughters), I say a resounding no thank you to MacMillian. Your cover is just horrible. Honestly, that ugly guy cannot possibly be Orion. Or can it? Words don't even begin to describe . . .
Anyway, I guess this cover still beats the UK offering of the ugly simian-like creature looming over Helen.
Then we have
Okay, I must admit, I adore the colours used on the US cover (Harper Teen). They are just my thing. Hell, I even recently dyed a chunk of my hair purple and turquoise with a dash of pink to lighten the mix. But still, as book covers go, it doesn't tell me much about the story.
Whereas, the UK version by MacMillian does. . .
But As much as I love the UK cover, I loved it first on Across The Universe by Beth Revis (Goodreads).
Now there's a great series. But I digress . . .
Don't you think the UK cover is similar to this? Or is that just me being pedantic? That said, I would be very happy to own two copies of the UK version of Goddess. Not having read it yet though, I have to wonder if it's Lucas or Orion on the cover. Personally I hope it's Orion . . . or maybe Lucas. Oh, the curse of indecision!
So what do you think? Which covers are best, the US or the UK? I would love to know your thoughts.
Until next time cheers