Anyway, today I am going to feature another US vs UK Book Cover Battle and it is going to be.... Uprooted by Naomi Novik.
I've heard so many AMAZING things about this book and I am dying to read it but why haven't I? Well, take a second to look at these covers:
US on the left, UK on the right
“Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley. We hear them sometimes, from travelers passing through. They talk as though we were doing human sacrifice, and he were a real dragon. Of course that’s not true: he may be a wizard and immortal, but he’s still a man, and our fathers would band together and kill him if he wanted to eat one of us every ten years. He protects us against the Wood, and we’re grateful, but not that grateful.”
It's a fantasy book with magical elements. It was shelved as a fairy tale on Goodreads. So personally, I think the US cover fits that story better. The first time I saw it I was like, I want that book. I want whatever world that book is going to bring me in.
Then I started hearing raves about the gorgeous UK cover. And get this: it is also available IN HARDCOVER which looks like this in person:
This isn't my picture. I saw this on http://liveotherwise.co.uk/
It's metallic. And gold. So shiny. If I have to choose only one hardcover to buy, it's gonna be the UK edition. But no one's making me so I'm going to buy BOTH. But not at the same time because, guess what, they're freaking expensive.
Cover: Definitely US for me. Hardcover? BOTH.
What about you? US or UK?