Hi dear friends,
I did not plan to write a second post today but stumbling upon Kingdom of Ashes cover reveal (SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE) made me ponder about the differences in covers.
When I was last in London in February I visited Waterstone Piccadilly (some book fan that I met at Starbuck told me Sarah J Maas was signing there so I rushed but …too late) and bought The Girl in the Tower. The UK cover was completely different from the US cover that is generally featured on Goodreads or Amazon.
I had a chat with the cashier who NEVER had realized there were different covers for books. It was all funny and passionate discussion from one book lover to the other. She even called her colleague when I googled the US cover.
When I wondered why the covers were so different she told me that American were “bolder” and that English people were more “contained”.
Now your opinion matters to me!
Do you think this is the correct and only explanation or do you have another theory about this VERY IMPORTANT matter? 😉
Please let me know in the comments!
Second part of this post: here are quite a few of variations. Which ones do you prefer? The US is always on the left and UK on the right (no political hidden meaning here!)
1. Sarah J Maas Kingdom of Ashes (US vs UK) (I ordered…I don’t know yet. Faerycrate special)
2. A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir (US vs UK) (I ordered the UK)
3.The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden (US vs UK) (I bought the UK)
4. Bright we Burn by Kiersten White (US vs UK) (I ordered the US)
5. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang (US vs UK) (I ordered the UK on Book Depository)
6. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (US vs UK vs Owl Crate) (I got the UK in Fairyloot but would love to get the Owl Crate special!)
7.Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh (US vs UK) (I own the UK)
8. The Name they Gave Us by Emery Lord (US vs UK) (I got the UK)
Thanks for reading!