Monday, 19 March 2012

The Cover Wars: Gone

Rea of Rea's Reading and Reviews 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 UK and US covers of Gone by Michael Grant, I read this about over a year ago, and it was I think the thickest book I read at that time. It was a really good book to read and I loved all the characters.

The First book is the US version and the Second one is the UK

Tara says: I have read this and being in the UK means I read the UK version. The UK version is simple but bold. If I were to catch sight of it suddenly in a bookstore I would be drawn to it. The US version is of two of the characters, which is so boring sometimes. If I’m honest, it doesn't capture my attention as much as the UK version. I am going to go with the UK version.

Rea says: Again, one where there is very little competition. The UK cover stands out. It catches my eye and it makes me want to delve into it. The US one looks generic and it has nothing to set it apart from the norm. If I saw them side by side in the store, I’d go for the UK one every time.


Week 9:    US: 2   UK: 4    Draw: 2

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 agree with you guys, if I saw them side by side in a bookshop, I'd definitely go with the UK cover. :) In fact, that's the reason why I ordered this one a few months ago. It looks fab!

    Books, Biscuits, and Tea

  2. I have to agree, too. The yellow font on the black cover sticks out more, and grabs my attention quickly. The US version is just so boring. It's a cover you've seen a thousand times already.

  3. Thanks guys :D

    Haha :) So glad you ordered it :)

    Haha yeah thats what i though Robyn :P

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  6. The UK version is definatley better! It's unusual though, usually the US covers are prettier which is annoying when you live in the UK :')

  7. I find it is unusual.. but recently doing the cover wars, I have found more brilliant UK covers. :)

    Haha yeah UK still rules though :P


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